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Can my system run Unreal Engine 4?

Hello everyone!

I hope this is in the right section.

I was thinking about buying Unreal Engine 4 and learning it, but I am very uncertain if it will run properly on my current PC.

I don't intend to buy a new one yet, so maybe someone with a similar (or the same) setup can tell me, how it runs in the various demos or overall. I have seen the recommended requirements, but unfortunately I could not find the minimum requirements.

My system is:

Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1

AMD Athlon II X4 360, 3GHz

ATI Radeon HD 5770


I have read a similar question by another user who had the same amount of RAM and the same graphics card and he got roughly 20 frames per second, although he had a different processor.

I'm just wondering if it is worth it right now or if I should just wait until I can afford a proper new PC (which might take some time).

Thanks in advance!

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asked May 10 '14 at 01:04 AM in Installation & Setup

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I have a similar setup (same video card, comparable processor, and same amount of RAM).

The video card struggles on Epic quality, but putting the quality settings down to medium or low works well (I generally get 30-60 fps on that machine, depending on the scene).

If you're dealing with C++, turning off intellisense is pretty much necessary with that amount of ram, but again, it works perfectly fine once that's done.

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answered May 10 '14 at 01:47 AM

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avatar image Sly. May 10 '14 at 04:12 AM

Thanks a lot for the answer!

Unfortunately, I noticed this just now: I forgot to ask something else in my original question (and can't find the edit button anymore - not sure how to directly reply to your response either, don't see a reply button below your response), but do you happen to know how a resolution of 1280x1024 affects the performance? My screen has this resolution, so it's actually quite old - if not obsolete - and most people use (full) HD screens nowadays, which I don't have.

Theoretically it should boost the performance a bit as it is below modern standards in resolution, right?

avatar image Grogger May 10 '14 at 04:23 AM

It certainly shouldn't hurt the performance to have lower resolution. I generally run the game at that resolution when doing standalone testing, it works great.

It doesn't give you much room to play with though, I certainly would recommend getting a larger monitor (dual monitor would be even better while debugging Blueprints) for your own sanity.

If I were to upgrade your system incrementally, I would start with the monitor, followed by the Ram, then the cpu, then the video card. I think that would be an optimal use to improve your experience with UE4.

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