Apex Legends is the talk of the town, looking to dethrone Fortnite as everyone's favorite battle royale. With mouse and keyboard being the best way to play, you'll want to make sure your PC can run Electronic Arts' latest hit as well as possible. There's a quick way to check these specs and cross-reference them with those suggested by EA.

How to check your PC specs: the easiest way

Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Hit the Windows Key + R to open up the Run command window.
  2. Type in "dxdiag.exe" and hit OK to open up the "DirectX Diagnostic Tool".

  3. View the System and Display tabs to check your specs.

Another way to check your PC specs

  1. Hit the Windows Key + E to open up the File Explorer.
  2. Right click on This PC over on the left sidebar.

  3. Select Properties.

    A new window will open up listing all of your computer's specs. If any information is missing or isn't listed, like what kind of graphics card you have, you'll need to go through a few extra steps.

  4. In that same window that opened up, select Control Panel Home in the top left corner.

  5. Select either Display or Hardware and Sound if Display is not shown. (Hardware and Sound should then show you your integrated graphics if you do not have a separate graphics card.)

  6. In Display, select the Advanced settings to view your dedicated graphics card information. (If you do not see Advanced settings, select Adjust resolution, which should now show you an option for Advanced settings.)

  7. Select Advanced settings, and a window will pop up with your graphics card information.

Once you know your system's specs, you'll need to check out EA's recommended and minimum PC requirements for Apex Legends, which are listed below.

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Apex Legends minimum PC requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-6300 3.8GHz / AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • RAM: 6GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 / Radeon HD 7730
  • GPU RAM: 1 GB
  • HARD DRIVE: Minimum 22 GB of free space

Apex Legends recommended PC requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7
  • CPU: Intel i5 3570K or equivalent
  • RAM: 8GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290
  • GPU RAM: 8GB
  • HARD DRIVE: Minimum 22GB of free space

Once in the game, if you have a good enough PC, Apex Legends also offers a heap of additional features and options that allow you to customize your experiences like remappable key bindings, volumetric lighting, different aspect ratios, adaptive frame-rate targets, and a lot more. If you need to upgrade your GPU, be sure to have a look at our collection of the best graphics cards.

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