Icarus PC system requirements revealed with some seriously demanding recommended specs

Written by Chad Norton on Mon, Nov 22, 2021 3:43 PM
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The upcoming and highly anticipated survival game by developer RocketWerkz is nearly here after a brief delay and several Betas. Now that is coming out soon, the official Icarus PC system requirements have been revealed with some seriously demanding recommended specs...

Notably, the recommended specs ask for an RTX 3060 Ti and 32GB of RAM. That's pretty damn high, but the developers said that they're essentially punching above their weight in order to future proof the game: "Maybe we aimed a bit too high, but we didn't want to disappoint anyone either," said the developers. "Icarus is an open-world game with multiplayer so extra RAM helps, but the game has been optimized to work without it."

"Many people 'massage' their recommended specs. Our worlds are huge, and supporting high settings allows PC gamers to play with all the hardware they have. We picked recommended specs that work well, not recommended specs that sell the game, like publishers often do."

So don't be put off by those recommended requirements straight away, this is essentially just for future proofing. The only other game we can recall ever needing 32GB of system memory is microsoft flight simulator, so does this mean we're slowly moving towards 32GB as a normal requirement? Or are we still a long way off from that? And do you like how they've done the requirements here? Let us know what you think!

But with that said, let's take a look at the official Icarus system requirements...

Icarus minimum system requirements

*Official specs listed only Intel and Nvidia branded hardware. So we picked out the closest matching AMD equivalent specs based on the hardware descriptions provided. Let us know if you think other hardware would work better in their place!

Icarus recommended system requirements

*Official specs listed only Intel and Nvidia branded hardware. So we picked out the closest matching AMD equivalent specs based on the hardware descriptions provided. Let us know if you think other hardware would work better in their place!

You will need a Core i7-9700 or Ryzen 5 3500X processor coupled with either an RTX 3060 Ti or RX 6700 XT graphics card in order to run the Icarus recommended system requirements. Pairing these with 32GB of RAM should then help deliver 60fps performance on High graphics settings at 1080p resolution.

Icarus will need a GPU that is at least as powerful as a GTX 1060 or RX 580 to meet the minimum requirements. This should then be paired with either a Core i5-8400 or a Ryzen 5 3400G CPU. System memory required for minimum specs is 16GB. This setup should then deliver 30fps performance on Low graphics settings at 1080p.

Overall, looking at the specs above, we suggest using a 1 year old PC in order to play Icarus at its best.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Icarus System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarks and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Icarus GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Icarus Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.

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22:19 Nov-22-2021

I played during the beta and had 40-50 fps on medium settings. The game is not optimised at all.

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17:10 Nov-22-2021

Rust 2 seems pretty demanding

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16:19 Nov-22-2021

Why are they inflating things so quickly, say frankly that these requirements are for people who want dlss and Ray Tracing, stop amplifying them, they don't want to bother developing this is the shortcut, however I know they will make a lot of mistakes, and the game will work with much less requirements, take the gta trilogy Just as an example

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