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Monster Hunter World on PC is Exaggeratedly Demanding, Here’s Why

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Monster Hunter: World, Capcom’s latest RPG adventure and the fifth instalment in the Monster Hunter main series, is due for PC on 9th August. The system requirements are out and MHW has successfully entered the list of demanding PC games of the decade.

Capcom USA’s Vice President, Mr William Yagi-Bacon explained why Monster Hunter: World demands a fair amount of CPU power on the PC port.

“To eliminate interstitial loading during active gameplay, MHW loads the entire level into memory. In addition to managing assets loaded into memory, it keeps track of monster interactions, health status, environment/object changes, manages LOD & object culling, calculates collision detection and physics simulation, and tons of other background telemetry stuff that you don’t see yet requires CPU cycle. This is in addition to supporting any GPU rendering tasks.”

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“While the MT Framework engine has been around for ages, it does a good job in distributing CPU cycles and load-balancing tasks across all available cores and threads. The engine itself is optimized for x86 CPU instruction set, is highly scalable, and loosely speaking, is platform agnostic regardless of PC or console platform so as long as it conforms to the x86 instruction set.”

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Here are the complete system requirements for Capcom’s Monster Hunter: World –

MINIMUM

  • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64 bit required)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4460, 3.20GHz, or AMD FX-6300 above
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760, or AMD Radeon R7 260x (2GB VRAM and above)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 20GB available space
  • Soundcard: DirectSound compatible ( DirectX 9.0c or higher)
  • Additional notes: Mouse, keyboard and gamepads (both DirectInput and XInput) are supported. 30FPS at 1080p on LOW graphics settings.

RECOMMENDED

  • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64-bit required)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 3770 3.4GHz or Intel Core i3 8350 4GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (3GB VRAM), or AMD Radeon RX 570X (4GB VRAM)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 20GB available space
  • Soundcard: DirectSound compatible ( DirectX 9.0c or higher)
  • Additional notes: Mouse, keyboard and game pads (both DirectInput and XInput) are supported. 30FPS at 1080p on HIGH graphics settings.
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