Runs nice with Radeon VII … The Epic Games Store with its aggressive developer earnings program is drilling away at Steam’s already-installed hegemony as the PC gaming platform of choice. A mere 12% royalty for the storefront means much more money goes back to the developers, and the more copies are sold of a given game, the bigger the profit will become. This is why some games have already even left Steam’s shores to find a home on the Epic Games Store, and now, a AAA title in The Division 2 will be skipping Steam entirely. With launches on Ubisoft’s own store and an 88% cut on the Epic store, Ubisoft will be looking to maximize their profits.
That part of the story is done; Ubisoft has also outed the system requirements for the PC version of The Division 2, which, for a minimum of 30 FPS at 1080p, will require either an AMD FX-6350 or Intel Core I5-2500K CPU, 8 GB of RAM, and 2 GB of video RAM on an AMD Radeon R9 270 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 670.
For High settings and 1440p resolution at 60 FPS, the recommended specs take quite a bump: an AMD Ryzen 7 1700/Intel Core I7-6700K CPU paired with 16 GB of RAM and 8GB of video memory on an AMD RX Vega 56 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070. If you’re rocking a 144 Hz screen with that particular resolution, you’ll likely need NVIDIA’s top of the line RTX 2080 Ti or the upcoming AMD Radeon VII – we’ll make sure to try and see whether that is true or not come the games’ release.
For 4K resolution and 60 FPS gameplay, you’ll need the best hardware money can buy, naturally: CPUs see a bump to an AMD Ryzen 7 2700X or Intel Core I9-7900X paired with 16 GB of system RAM and a whopping 11 GB of VRAM, paired with the processing chops of either an AMD Radeon VII or Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 TI. I’d say that there’s a story here in the making: does Ubisoft know something we don’t with these GPU recommendations for 4K gaming? Can Radeon VII really offer a comparable gameplay experience to NVIDIA’s RTX 2080 Ti at that resolution, or is the required VRAM memory the only metric that means the Radeon VII is the only actual AMD graphics card that even qualifies for this resolution?