Capcom recommends R3000 plus GPU for Street Fighter V

It’s no secret that Street Fighter V looks fantastic, and we don’t just mean aesthetically.

Capcom has always been able to conjure up evocative designs and themes for their Street Fighter series, particularly of late – Street Fighter IV and its many incarnations looked fantastic.

Just some of the character artwork for Street Fighter V alone will show you exactly what we mean:

Aesthetically appealing as Street Fighter IV has been and Street Fighter V promises to be, this latest iteration in the series also promises to be a graphical treat.

A simple perusal of some recent screenshots shows off the detail of each environment and character, and there’s an awful lot of particle effects and post-processing going on too.

Each strike, blow and throw whips up an assortment of visual effects, all of which amalgamate into one impressive looking fighter.

Street Fighter V

Street Fighter V

Street Fighter V

Street Fighter V

Street Fighter V

Street Fighter V

Street Fighter V

As a result of Capcom’s foray into visually demanding fighters, the recommended requirements for the PC version of Street Fighter V are nothing to sneeze at – neither are some of the minimum requirements for that matter.


  • Minimum: Intel Core i3-4160 @ 3.60GHz
  • Recommended: Intel Core i5-4690K @3.50GHz


  • Minimum: 6 GB DDR3
  • Recommended: 8 GB DDR3


  • Minimum: Nvidia GTX 480 (or higher)
    • Nvidia GTX 570 (or higher)
    • Nvidia GTX 670 (or higher)
    • Recommended: GTX 960

We’d just like to point out that 6GB of memory as a minimum requirement is a rather iffy prospect. That tells us that Capcom hasn’t quite optimised the game like we’d like them to – it’s a little too high for a fighter.

There’s not enough going on in the background of the game to justify 6GB of RAM as a minimum requirement. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt asks for 6GB and Dragon Age: Inquisition, a far more complex game by comparison, only asks for 4GB as a minimum requirement.

And just to clarify things a little, the AMD equivalent of the GTX 960, the R9 380, should work just fine for Street Fighter V. After all, it’s a slightly faster card and the consoles use a very similar graphical architecture to the R9 380.

You can grab a Radeon R9 380 for R3, 473 at Wootware and R3, 573 at RebelTech.

The recommended GTX 960 will set you back R3, 337 if purchased at RebelTech and R3, 299 at Wootware.

Let us make ourselves clear Capcom, you had better not drop the ball with another PC port. If Street Fighter V runs poorly on PC, you’re likely to take a shoryuken to the face.

Source: Capcom Unity

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