No support for older GPUs, GTX 1070 reaches 15 FPS in Alan Wake 2

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Remedy Entertainment has previously revealed that there is a hardware limit that 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 carried out a series of tests based on the minimum, recommended and high settings that Remedy defined for Alan Wake 2, but he also carried out tests with the GTX 1070, which is not supported. 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.

The tests extended to high-end video cards, which performed as well as expected, but the minimum requirement of a GeForce RTX 2060 managed to stabilize the game at 30 FPS, a more fluid sensation with an acceptable gaming experience for those who has an input PC.

Requirements for each quality

Alan Wake 2 has a very high hardware requirement for those who want to enjoy 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.

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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