Half-Life: Alyx System Requirements

Can I Run Half-Life: Alyx

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Here are the Half-Life: Alyx System Requirements (Minimum)

  • CPU: Core i5-7500 / Ryzen 5 1600
  • CPU SPEED: Info
  • RAM: 12 GB
  • OS: Windows 10
  • VIDEO CARD: GeForce GTX 1060 / Radeon RX 580 - 6GB VRAM
  • PIXEL SHADER: 5.1
  • VERTEX SHADER: 5.1
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 6 GB
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Can my computer run Half-Life: Alyx when it releases in March?

By Cliff Henjum November 20, 2019:

The mad lads over at Valve have finally done it! No, there still is no word on Half-Life 3, but it’s the next best thing! They have made another Half-Life game called Half-Life: Alyx, and it is set to come out in March of 2020. At least at launch, this title is being developed specifically for Virtual Reality so the system requirements are actually quite high. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last two decades, Half-Life was originally developed by Valve and helped launch the entity that we are all so familiar with, the Steam Store. They are responsible for other iconic titles like Left 4 Dead 2 and Portal 2. Half-Life: Alyx takes place between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2. If you’ve been waiting years and years for more Half-Life, then you will need a very nice and high-end computer to pass the crazy high system requirements test that Valve has issued.

In order to take on the Combine, you’ll take on the role of Alyx Vance in an amazing new VR-only experience. The one trailer that exists right now shows a game filled with rich and detailed environments that makes excellent use of the VR tools at hand, but this comes at a small cost: the minimum (and only) system requirements are much higher than your average VR game. For your GPU, you’re going to need at least a GeForce GTX 1060 or a Radeon RX 580 in your computer. In comparison, Superhot VR only requires a GeForce GTX 970 or a Radeon R9 290 but that game uses a very simple graphics style. The CPU requirement is where you see the biggest difference when looking at different VR games - normally the minimum requirement is around the Core i5-4590 or AMD FX-8350, but for Half-Life: Alyx, your PC will want at least a Core i5-7500 or a Ryzen 5 1600. If your computer passes all of those requirements, then all you need after that is a VR headset, and you’ll be well on your way to having headcrabs jump at your actual head. A terrifying thought.