Canthem or Can'them your PC run Anthem?


We got specs, hot and fresh out the kitchen

BioWare’s long-awaited Anthemreleases in just under two months’ time. As these things go, there are ample opportunities to play it ahead of the official February 22 launch. For instance, there’s an open demo from February 1 through February 3.

As such, it’s time to PC users to find out if, you know, they’re actually capable of running Anthem. EA and BioWare have released Anthem‘s official PC specs alongside the above-embedded 4K trailer from CES. Here’s the minimum rig needed to run BioWare’s latest:

  • OS:Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • CPU:Intel Core i5-3570 or AMD FX-6350
  • RAM:8GB
  • GPU:Nvidia GTX 760, AMD Radeon 7970 / R9280X
  • VRAM:2GB Video Memory
  • HDD:At least 50GB of free space
  • DirectX:DirectX 11

Of course, the recommended specs look a bit beefier:

  • OS:Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • CPU:Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz or AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5 GHz
  • RAM:16GB
  • GPU:Nvidia GTX 1060 / RTX 2060, AMD RX 480
  • VRAM:4GB
  • HDD:At least 50GB of free space
  • DirectX:DirectX 11

Nothing too alarming here, as this is about what we can expect nowadays for a giant triple-A game. It’s interesting that the Nvidia RTX 20-series gets a shoutout in the recommended specs, though — especially when the 1060 is seemingly also recommended when it’s $100 cheaper. Although, Anthemhas been intertwined with Nvidia for a while now; that trailer up top was uploaded to the Nvidia GeForce YouTube channel. Recommending the RTX 20-series is probably a marketing ploy for now, but, eventually, they’ll actually become necessary for suggested specs.

Anthem Game Official PC System Requirements [EA]