PC Requirements for Achieving 60FPS at 4K Resolution on Atomic Heart

Mundfish, the development team behind the much-anticipated FPS Atomic Heart, has revealed the entire list of hardware that is necessary to run the game in a range of settings, including 4K/60 FPS. It’s not unexpected that this title, which has been used to demonstrate some of Nvidia’s most powerful visual effects via RTX-ready showcases, would need some serious hardware power to run properly when all of the settings are maxed out.

Mundfish’s Atomic Heart runs on Unreal Engine 4, which gives it an advantage in terms of scalability across a range of hardware configurations. This has been endorsed by the developer’s hardware requirements announcement, and a new interview has revealed important details about their choice of the game engine.

It is unclear whether the developer’s assertion that DLSS will make up for Denuvo in Atomic Heart is true. However, the system requirements table released by the studio implies that the title should be playable on most PCs. According to the data, running Atomic Heart at maximum settings and 4K resolution on either an Nvidia RTX 3080 or AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT can generate a steady 60 FPS. Notably, the table does not expressly mention raytracing, though it is likely that includes this feature.

Witnessing Atomic Heart with raytracing may be awe-inspiring, but some may know that many Unreal Engine 4 games have intense shader stuttering with no way to resolve the dilemma. Mundfish recently gave an interview to WCCF Tech, which revealed that there will be an option to preload shaders as soon as the game is launched, which should improve the performance of the game significantly.

Mundfish has guaranteed that they can attain a steady 60 FPS on Xbox Series S while playing Atomic Heart at 1080P. This seems to be in agreement with the hardware table they presented, so it looks like they have everything sorted out regarding the system requirements. Skeptics can check out how the game performs on the console to verify this.

Although the full official launch of Atomic Heart won’t be until February 21, pre-load is already available now so that people can get everything ready for the launch date. Those who are worried about how the game will perform will be able to wait and see what the first people to get it to think about the developer’s technical skill. There is still a possibility that there could be some issues when the game is first released.

Atomic Heart will be available on February 21 for PC, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One, and the Xbox Series X/S.

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