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Valorant system requirements

You won't need a powerhouse PC to run Valorant in 2024, but using a newer GPU will help boost fps in Riot's free to play hero shooter.

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What are Valorant system requirements? You won’t need a powerhouse rig to run the free-to-play competitive team-based shooter, but sticking with minimum specs could come with performance caveats like increased frame rates. However, if you’d rather boost fps and graphical fidelity to help your Valorant agent reach their true potential, you’ll want to make sure your build is up to date.

As we enter a brand new year for Valorant, we’re keen to see what Riot has planned for the hero shooter. A graphical update is very unlikely, so you can rest easy knowing the system requirements are unlikely to change any time soon and you won’t need one of the best graphics cards to get the game moving.

Here are the Valorant system requirements in 2024:

OS Windows 7 64-bit Windows 10 64-bit Windows 10 64-bit
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
AMD Athlon 200GE
Intel Core i3 4150
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
Intel Core i5 9400F
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
GPU AMD Radeon R5 200
Intel HD 4000
Nvidia GeForce GT 730
AMD Radeon R7 240
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
AMD Radeon R7 370
Storage 30GB 30GB 30GB

To meet Valorant minimum requirements, you technically don’t need a graphics card at all, at least not a dedicated one. Riot says you’ll be able to hit 30fps using an integrated GPU like the AMD Radeon R5 200, Intel HD 400, or anything with 1GB memory. Pair that with at least 4GB VRAM and you’re good to go, but performance will feel on par with that of a PlayStation 3, and is that what you want?

If you’re looking to achieve 60fps gameplay, you’ll have to aim for the Valorant recommended specs. The good news is you still won’t need a pricey GPU. Riot states you can hit the frame rate sweet spot using either an Nvidia GeForce GT 730 or AMD Radeon R7 240, and you’ll still only need 1GB VRAM.

That’s not to say you shouldn’t pick up one of our best graphics card picks, however, you’ll only be able to use Nvidia Reflex if you have a GTX 900 series GPU or newer. Using something like the GTX 1050 Ti won’t just help experience Valorant’s high-end setting, which includes 144fps gameplay, but it’ll also provide you with access to Nvidia Reflex – a GeForce feature that’ll kick hardware-related latency to the curb. In any competitive shooter, frames win games, so this should be what you’re focusing on when it comes to Valorant’s performance.

Sadly, Nvidia DLSS and AMD FSR upscaling support isn’t a thing in Valorant. So, If you need an fps boost, we’d suggest checking out the best Valorant settings to dial in the perfect options to suit your rig.

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As for storage, you’ll need at least 30GB to meet Valorant size requirements, a 10GB increase since the game first launched. Riot doesn’t specify whether using solid-state will make a difference, but picking up the best SSD for gaming will benefit your rig in the long run.

Take our Valorant system requirements PC benchmark test to answer the question… Can I run Valorant?