Batman: Arkham Knight System Requirements Have Changed, AMD Problems Confirmed

Warner Bros. just announced some last-minute changes to the system requirements for Batman: Arkham Knight on PC. They also noted that some players may experience technical issues depending on their video card.

Here are the new minimum requirements for the game, posted on their forums on Sunday:

  • OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.4 GHz
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 (2 GB Memory Minimum) | AMD Radeon HD 7950 (3 GB Memory Minimum)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection required
  • Hard Drive: 45 GB available space

The only change from the previously announced minimum specs is the video card. Previously, WB said that you could run the game with a AMD Radeon HD 7870 or other card with 2 GB of memory.

While revealing these new specs, Warner Bros. admitted that AMD users may experience some problems while running Arkham Knight.

There are some known issues with the performance of Batman: Arkham Knight for PC owners using AMD graphics cards. We are working closely with AMD to rectify these issues as quickly as possible and will provide updates here as they become available. We thank you for your patience in this matter.

WB partnered with rival video card manufacturer NVIDIA for Arkham Knight. The game is bundled for free with select NVIDIA cards. Furthermore, the game utilizes NVIDIA GameWorks middleware to optimize its visuals. Here are some of the enhancements NVIDIA is promising:

GameWorks has been the focus of some controversy, though. AMD has alleged in the past that the code actually prevents their own video cards from running games properly. AMD's chief gaming scientist Richard Huddy went so far as to say that NVIDIA "sabotaged" AMD cards' performance for The Witcher 3:

We've been working with CD Projeckt Red from the beginning. We've been giving them detailed feedback all the way through. Around two months before release, or thereabouts, the GameWorks code arrived with HairWorks, and it completely sabotaged our performance as far as we're concerned. We were running well before's wrecked our performance, almost as if it was put in to achieve that goal.

Here's hoping that AMD users can properly run Arkham Knight when it debuts tomorrow.

Pete Haas

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.