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Days Gone PC minimum and recommended specs: Former PS4 exclusive requires surprisingly modest PC hardware

Days Gone on PC will feature minor improvements to visuals as well as ultra-wide resolution support (Image source: Bend Studio)
Days Gone on PC will feature minor improvements to visuals as well as ultra-wide resolution support (Image source: Bend Studio)
Sony announced that Days Gone would be leading the charge as a number of PlayStation exclusives are set to arrive on PC later in the year. Days Gone min specs were revealed and the game requires surprisingly reasonable GPU and CPU configs: The GeForce GTX 1060 and Ryzen 5 1500X are recommended, with the min spec calling for the R9 290 or GTX 780.

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Sony recently announced that a raft of former PlayStation exclusives will be making their way over to PC, following the success of both Death Stranding and Horizon: Zero Dawn. First up is Days Gone, a post-apocalyptic adventure that didn't exactly get stellar reviews on launch day. 

Whether or not Days Gone is a good game to play, the system requirements Sony recently revealed indicate that PC gamers will only need modest setups to run it at playable framerates. The min spec for Days Gone calls for a GeForce GTX 780 or Radeon R9 290, along with a Sandy Bridge i5 or the AMD FX-6300. The i5-2500K is legendary, but it's still remarkable to see a decade-old processor listed as the minimum requirement for a PC game in 2021. As far as recommended specs are concerned, we're looking at either a GeForce GTX 1060 or the Radeon RX 580.

It's interesting to note that there isn't a massive performance difference between any of the cards listed here (barring, perhaps the GeForce GTX 780). However, it's notable that these are the exact CPUs and GPUs Guerilla recommended for Horizon: Zero Dawn.

While that game runs reasonably well now, after extensive post-launch patching, it's still intensive at the high end: you'll need a GeForce RTX 3080 to consistently hit 60 FPS. Since they're both PlayStation 4 exclusives, we expect Days Gone to have a similar performance profile - it should run reasonably on a wide range of hardware. Whether it's worth getting is, however, an entirely different question. 

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Arjun Krishna Lal
Arjun Krishna Lal - Tech Writer - 465 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2019
I've had a passion for PC gaming since 1996, when I watched my dad score frags in Quake as a 1 year-old. I've gone on to become a Penguin-published author and tech journalist. Apart from working as an editor at Notebookcheck, I write for outlets including TechSpot and Gamingbolt. I’m the Director of Content at Flying V Group, one of the top 5 digital marketing agencies in Orange County. When I'm not traveling the world, gathering stories for my next book, you can find me tinkering with my PC.
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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2021-02-24 (Update: 2021-02-24)