What are the minimum / recommended specs for Grounded on PC?

Grounded Xbox One
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What are the minimum / recommended specs for Grounded on PC?

Best answer: For your computer to safely handle Grounded, at least in its Early Access or Game Preview, you'll need at least a third-generation Intel Core i3, 4GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA GTX 650 Ti. However, those who want more reliable performance during their open-world adventure, and with better visuals, will want to upgrade their computer to enjoy the latest from Obsidian Entertainment.The latest test: Grounded (opens in new tab) ($30 at Microsoft)

The bare minimum

Obsidian Entertainment is bringing Grounded to Early Access and Game Preview, so we now have at least the minimum required specifications to run Grounded on your gaming PC safely. Grounded's new survival game certainly isn't a demanding title at its base. Still, players will have to make some concessions to get Grounded to run reliably with this system, notably to things like resolution, frame rate, and draw distance (how far away you can see things).

According to Grounded's Steam page, the minimum required specs include:

  • An Intel Core i3-3225 or AMD equivalent
  • An NVIDIA GTX 650 Ti or AMD equivalent
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 8GB of available storage
  • A 64-bit version of Windows 10, 8, or 7 (SP1).

Grounded at its greatest

You may not need the most powerful rig to run Grounded, but players who want to capture all the wonderful detail that Obsidian Entertainment has poured into their newest passion project, or ensure they're always able to react quickly to emerging threats, will want to put a few upgrades into their computer first. You still won't need a supercomputer, but the system outlined below is a capable machine that can run many modern games well, including Grounded.

To upgrade your computer to get the best out of Grounded, we recommend:

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