Alan Wake even runs on older GPUs, but at just 15 FPS

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Remedy Entertainment has already revealed that there is a limit to the hardware it supports Alan Wake 2, as mesh shaders are needed to play smoothly. However, a YouTuber carried out tests with a GeForce GTX 1070 and managed to run the game, but with only 15 FPS on average.

YouTuber Daniel Owen ran a series of tests based on the minimum and high settings recommended by Remedy to Alan Wake 2. But he went further and also carried out tests with the GTX 1070, which is officially not supported by the game. As soon as you start the game, a warning message appears, informing you that the hardware is unable to play the game due to the lack of mesh shaders, but if you ignore the warning, it continues normally.

An average of 15 FPS was achieved during the game, with Full HD (1080p) resolution settings and “Low” preset. With the change of rendering to lower resolutions, 20 FPS was achieved — but it is not a very pleasant experience, especially for those who suffer from motion sickness.

At the minimum recommended specifications for Alan Wake 2the game ran on a GeForce RTX 2060 at a stable 30 FPS, with a more fluid and acceptable gaming experience for those with an entry-level PC.

Requirements to play Alan Wake 2

Alan Wake 2 It has a very high hardware requirement for those who want to enjoy it at high resolutions with ray tracing, but those looking to play in Full HD or 1440p can count on a more intermediate PC. See below the minimum recommendations for each quality and resolution.

Requirements to play Alan Wake 2
Minimum 1440p 4K RT Low Average RT RT Alto
Processor Core i5 7600K ou e/s* Ryzen 7 3700X ou e/s* Ryzen 7 3700X ou e/s* Ryzen 7 3700X ou e/s* Ryzen 7 3700X ou e/s* Ryzen 7 3700X ou e/s*
Video card RTX 2060 or RX 6600 RTX 3060 or RX 6600 XT RTX 4070 or RX 7800 XT RTX 3070 or RX 6800 XT RTX 4070 RTX 4080
VRAM 6 GB 8 GB 12 GB 8 GB 12 GB 16 GB
RAM memory 16 GB 16 GB 16 GB 16 GB 16 GB 16 GB
* e/s = equivalent or higher

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