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Can my desktop PC or laptop run Elden Ring? Here’s how to find out:

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To play Elden Ring smoothly without any stuttering, your gaming PC or a laptop must meet or exceed the official system requirements.

If you have no idea what hardware is in your PC or laptop and want to know whether it can run Elden Ring, here are a few easy steps to check it out. If your existing gaming laptop doesn’t meet the requirements and you need a new one, feel free to check on our guide about the best laptops for Elden Ring. Or if you prefer desktop gaming, we also cover the best gaming PCs for Elder Ring.

Elden Ring System Requirements

The bad news is that it may put a strain on lower-end or older PCs by requiring 12GB of RAM. But on the other hand, it isn’t as demanding on graphics hardware as other games.

Minimum

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-8400 or AMD RYZEN 3 3300X
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060, 3 GB or AMD Radeon RX 580, 4 GB
  • DirectX: Version 12 (Feature Level 12.0)
  • Storage: 60 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Windows-Compatible Audio device

Recommended

  • OS: Windows 11/10
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070, 8 GB or AMD Radeon RX VEGA 56, 8 GB
  • DirectX: Version 12 (Feature Level 12.0)
  • Storage: 60 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Windows-Compatible Audio device

How to verify your desktop PC or laptop meets Elden Ring system requirements?

With these few easy steps, you can check whether your gaming PC or laptop can run Elden Ring. The three key requirements are the CPU, GPU, and system memory. Here’s how to check out what you have in your Windows 10 or 11 machine.

  1. Open System Information

    Click Start, type in System Information and press Enter.

  2. Check CPU and RAM

    System Summary - CPU

    On the top left corner, click on System Summary to view and review your operating system, type of processor (CPU), and amount of memory. Make sure these meet or exceed the minimum requirements.

    Elden Ring requires a minimum of Intel Core i5-8400 or AMD RYZEN 3 3300X, and the system information file shows an Intel Core i7-9750H. Meaning it meets (and exceeds) the minimum system requirements. For more info about CPU performances and the benchmarks, check out this website so you can compare your CPU with the required one.

    The same goes for the amount of system memory available. In this example, the system info shows 15.8 GB, which is above the minimum of 12GB.

  3. Open Display under System Information

    Next to Components, click the + sign to expand the list and click on Display to check your graphics card (GPU).

  4. Check GPU

    System Summary - Display

    Check your video card(s) whether it meets the minimum requirements.

    Elden Ring requires at least an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070, 8 GB or AMD Radeon RX VEGA 56, 8 GB, so an Nvidia Geforce RTX 2070 Max-Q meets and exceeds the minimum system requirements. Note that if your laptop or a PC has only one GPU, only one would be listed.

    For more info about GPU performances and the benchmarks, check out this website so you can compare your graphics card with the required one.

Conclusion

If you laptop or PC meets and exceeds at least the minimum system requirements, you are good to go to run Elden Ring.

Have fun.
Cheers. 🙂

Valente pixel

Biaggio Valente

Founder / CEO
Information engineer, gaming enthusiast, forklift driver. He’s an expert in computer hardware, and no PC or laptop can handle the strain of his rigorous testings.

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