DARK SOULS II System Requirements

DARK SOULS II System Requirements - full specs, system checker and the gaming PC setup you need.

DARK SOULS II minimum requirements

  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5870
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
  • File Size: 12 GB
  • OS: Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8

DARK SOULS II recommended specs

  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6870
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-2100
  • File Size: 15 GB
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8

Can you run it? Test your computer against DARK SOULS II system requirements.


The cheapest graphics card you can play it on is an ATI Radeon HD 5870. Furthermore, an AMD Radeon HD 6870 is recommended in order to run DARK SOULS™ II with the highest settings. To play DARK SOULS™ II you will need a minimum CPU equivalent to an Intel Core 2 Duo E8500. However, the developers recommend a CPU greater or equal to an Intel Core i3-2100 to play the game. DARK SOULS™ II system requirements state that you will need at least 2 GB of RAM. Additionally, the game developers recommend somewhere around 4 GB of RAM in your system. You will need at least 12 GB of free disk space to install DARK SOULS™ II. By contrast, the game developers recommend somewhere around 15 GB of free disk space on your system drive.

For more FromSoftware games, check the Elden Ring PC requirements.

DARK SOULS II will run on PC system with Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8 and upwards.

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DARK SOULS II FPS - what frame rate can you expect?

How many FPS will I get on DARK SOULS II? We reference thousands of reports from PCGameBenchmark users running our FPS tracking app to tell you exactly how DARK SOULS II performs across a range of different settings and resolutions on the most popular PC gaming setups.

What frame rate does DARK SOULS II run at?

46 Intel Core i3-8145U Intel UHD Graphics 620 12 GB
44 Intel Core i5-5200U NVIDIA GeForce 820M 8 GB
43 Intel Core i5-6300U Intel HD 520 8 GB
43 Intel Core i5-7300HQ NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 8 GB
42 Intel Core i5-8265U Intel UHD Graphics 620 8 GB

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   Player Count 234 Players (Last 24 Hours)
   Review Score 91 / 100
   Download Via Steam
   Developer FromSoftware, Inc
   Publishers BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment FromSoftware, Inc
   Categories Action RPG FPS
   DARK SOULS II Release Date 25th of April 2014
   DARK SOULS II PC price today $39.99

Developed by FROM SOFTWARE, DARK SOULS™ II is the highly anticipated sequel to the gruelling 2011 breakout hit Dark Souls. The unique old-school action RPG experience captivated imaginations of gamers worldwide with incredible challenge and intense emotional reward.