In an attempt to help us all figure out how close/far we are from reaching 60FPS nirvana before release, I’d like to get an idea of what’s required to make the game barely playable, required to make it totally playable, and required to make it beastly.
Post your specs here and how well your computer ran the beta. KEEP YOUR SPECS GENERALIZED Limit it to CPU, Motherboard, RAM, and Graphics Card.
Capcom’s minimum and recommended specs: http://www.capcom-unity.com/haunts/blog/2015/09/22/street-fighter-v-pc-spec-recommendations
EDIT: a great reddit thread here with a compilation of systems and performances https://www.reddit.com/r/StreetFighter/comments/3pxcjk/for_pc_beta_sf_v_users_what_is_your_pc_specs_and/
I have two rigs I tried the beta on. The first is my gaming rig
CPU: Intel i5-3570K
Motherboard: Intel Z77 Chipset with PCIe 3.0
RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
Performance: I ran this game flawlessly on max settings in-game. I even flexed and bumped up all the settings in the Nvidia control panel. I couldn’t even make the game stutter.
Then there was my ancient gaming rig which I now use as a media center.
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 8400 Wolfdale
Motherboard: P5N-D Nvidia 750 Chipset PCIe 2.0
RAM: 4GB DDR2 1066
Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 650
Performance: With rock bottom settings, I can achieve 60 FPS in the training room–until I hit a button. It’s unplayable. I even threw in my other graphics card (limited to running in PCIe 2.0) and barely saw a performance bump.
Somebody in the reddit thread noticed they ran slower on lowest settings than higher ones. This gave me the idea to use the auto settings and, lo and behold, the game became playable. Not like, let’s go online and play playable, but not a slideshow at all any more.
Conclusion: It’s the Unreal engine. You don’t need the specs Capcom is recommending. My processor and graphics card are below recommended (hundreds of dollars below) but I couldn’t even make it slow down. I can’t speak to Capcom’s recommended RAM but I wouldn’t be surprised if 8GB is inflated as well. I’m interested to see if any of you ran this game fine with some i3 processors, <8 GB RAM, or with weaker graphics cards. With Black Friday deals coming up this might be good for everybody to know.