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War Thunder System Requirements

Take to the skies in a juddery, jerky mess. Is it your plane or is it your PC? Let's find out.

Reviewed By: Kevin Pocock

Last Updated on December 1, 2023
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Hugely popular multi-player flight sim War Thunder can tax your PC in ways you wouldn’t have thought imaginable. Let’s take a look at what you need to be packing in order to take to the skies in your historic warplanes.

War Thunder Mininmum System Requirements

  • CPU: 2.2 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB 
  • HDD: 9 GB
  • GPU: Intel HD Graphics 4000 or AMD Radeon 46XX or NVIDIA GeForce GT 520
  • OS: Windows 7, Vista, 8 or 10
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Screen Resolution: 720p
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • CPU: Intel Core i5
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 22 GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or higher, AMD R9 280 or higher 
  • OS: Windows 7 64bit, Vista 64bit, 8 64 bit or 10 64 bit
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Screen Resolution: 1080p
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480. …
  • CPU: At least an Intel Core i5-4590 or AMD FX 8350.
  • Memory: At least 4 GB of RAM.
  • Video output: An HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2 or more recent.
  • USB ports: 1x USB 2.0 or better.
  • Supported OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or later, Windows 10.

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