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.
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.
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.