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With the official release of Season 20 nearly upon us, we’re walking through Apex Legends system requirements so you can have your PC up to scratch ahead of the launch. Want to have the best gaming experience possible? Check out our recommendations for best graphics settings for Apex Legends.
Apex Legends system requirements – minimum settings
The minimum system requirements are less recommendations for PC components to use, and more the absolute basics you would need just to be able to download and turn on the game. So if you are running on an older, outdated PC and hardware but want to run modern titles, the following is what you would need at minimum.
In terms of OS, Apex states you will need at least Windows 10 (64-bit) to be able to run this game. You’ll need at least 22GB of available storage, and a GPU with 1GB of VRAMFor the CPU, the minimum you’ll need is either an Intel Core i3-6300 (3.8GHz) or an AMD FX-4350 (4.2GHz), or later processors. For graphics, the minimum GPU you will need is a Nvidia GeForce GT 640 or an AMD Radeon HD 7730. Pretty humble by today’s standards for sure.
Apex Legends system requirements – recommended settings
The recommended system requirements for Apex Legends are set to meet the ‘medium’ graphics settings which are typically 1080p at 60fps. EA recommends a GPU of Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or an AMD Radeon R9 290, though we would recommend slightly more updated hardware such as an AMD Radeon RX 6800 for best performances at 1080p or an RTX 4080 for best performances at 1440p. In terms of processors, Apex recommends at least a Ryzen 5 or an Intel Core i5-3570K. You’re still going to need 22GB of available storage space but it is recommended you have a GPU RAM of 8GB or higher. It is also recommended you use an OS of Windows 10 or later.
ASUS TUF Gaming Radeon RX 6800 XT OC 16GB
320 x 140 x 58 mm
Apex Legends system requirements – ultra settings
For the highest quality gaming experience in Apex Legends, we recommend you update your PC to Windows 11, to ensure your computer isn’t struggling in need of an update. While EA recommends 8GB of RAM minimum, we suggest having at least 16GB if you can. In terms of meeting the highest graphics settings, we recommend a robust and powerful GPU capable of withstanding 4K Ultra settings in a game as demanding as this title.
Out of our best GPU for Apex Legends, we picked the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 for best performance in 4K, if you don’t mind the apex price tag. For the best performance with a strong GPU like the 4090, you’re going to want the best CPU for RTX 4090, and we recommend the Intel Core i9-13900K or the AMD Ryzen 9 7900X, depending on whether you prefer Intel or AMD. Both are processors capable of high speed performances even at 4K.
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 4090
24 GB GDDR6X
358 x 149 x 70 mm
Do you need a good PC to run Apex Legends?
For the best possible graphics experience, you’ll want to be using ‘heavy-duty’ hardware capable of running higher graphics without throttling. That being said, you can still run Apex on its absolute minimum system requirements, it just may not be the optimal gaming experience you would otherwise have with modern PC components.
Can Apex Legends run on 4GB RAM?
Yes, Apex Legends should run on more humble hardware running 4GB of GDDR5 and GDDR6 VRAM. The game can technically run on 1GB at its lowest settings, but we recommend at least 8GB for 1440p and above.