Mortal Kombat X System Requirements Revealed

After dropping some massive details on the available collector editions, NetherRealm Studios updated gamers on the Mortal Kombat X system requirements for the PC version of the game. You won't need much on the minimum requirement front but you will need a decent graphics card.

DSO Gaming spotted the news that was updated on the Mortal Kombat X page on Steam.

You can check out the minimum requirements below.

OS: Windows 7/8/Vista 64-bit


Processor: Intel Core i5-750 2.67GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4GHz

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 5850

Hard Drive: 25GB of free space

DirectX: version 11

Broadband Internet connection.

That's actually kind not that bad... and yet at the same time, the GTX 460 and AMD HD 5850 kind of puts it just outside the range of gamers who are rocking computers from slightly below the mid-range level. This means anyone with a mid-range computer from maybe 2009 or 2010 will likely have to upgrade. The 3GB of RAM isn't too bad and the 25GB of hard drive space is fairly nominal. The CPU is also standard-fare but yeah... if you haven't upgraded from anything just below a GTX 460 or a 5850, you're going to have to go a step higher to hit the minimum requirements for Mortal Kombat X.

The recommended specs go a lot higher and denote a serious amount of horsepower required to play Mortal Kombat X the way it was meant to be played.

OS: Windows 7/8 64-bit


Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7950

Hard Drive: 40GB of available space

DirectX: version 11

Broadband Internet connection.

Yeah, you're going to need to really beef up to make the most out of the upgraded graphics and frame-rate that Mortal Kombat X is sporting.

One thing that doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me is why the minimum specs had to get a boost when technically shouldn't the minimum settings be no higher than the recommended settings for Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition since Mortal Kombat X is still going to be released on the Xbox 360 and PS3? I mean, it's not like the seventh-gen consoles got a hardware upgrade, so why would that threshold change on the PC side? Wouldn't allowing PC gamers to have the game look like the PS3 or Xbox 360 version mean that the minimum requirements for Mortal Kombat X shouldn't be any higher than what was required for Mortal Kombat 9?

Anyway, maybe the minimum requirements had to be raised to accommodate for all that delicious DLC and those exclusive collector's edition goodies. In case you missed it, there are a handful of different editions available, some that reach and exceed the $100 mark. You can check out the catalog of collector editions right here.

Mortal Kombat X is scheduled to go live for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 and for PC on April 14th, later this year.

Need to learn more? Check out the game's official website.

Will Usher

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.