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Does my computer meet the minimum requirements to run Elite Dangerous?

Updated: Tuesday 12th February 2019

System Requirements

Below you can find the minimum and recommended system requirements for Elite Dangerous as well as Elite Dangerous: Horizons on Windows.

The system requirements for Elite Dangerous in VR can be found here.

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
  • Processor: Quad Core CPU (4 x 2GHz)
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 470 or AMD R7 240 (Direct X 11 functionality required)
  • Network: Broadband Internet Connection
  • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K Quad Core CPU or AMD FX 4350 Quad Core CPU
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 770 / AMD Radeon R9 280X or better
  • Network: Broadband Internet Connection
  • Hard Drive: 25 GB available space
Recommended minimum graphics driver:
  • Nvidia: 358.50
  • AMD: 15.11.1 Update

Expected Performance

Our minimum requirements aim to produce a minimum of 30 frames-per-second at 720p (1280x720).

Our recommended requirements aim to produce an average of 60 frames-per-second at 1080p (1920x1080). This may fluctuate in more intensive areas and on planets (Horizons-only)



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