The Witcher Sets Demanding System Requirements


PC gamers were taken aback when the system requirements for Stranglehold came out. The figures were extraordinary, and made buying a console version of the game very appealing.

The minimum and recommended system requirements for CDProjekt’s The Witcher RPG are up and they are also quite high. This is a game that I’ve been looking forward to for a while now, but it looks like I will have to upgrade my CPU to run it well. With everything I’ve seen about this game, those upgrades will be well worthwhile. It just goes to show that Stranglehold was just the first of many with Crysis soon to come.

Here are the Statistics:

Minimum requirements:

  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Service Pack 2, Vista (Operating System must be up to date with the latest fixes)
  • Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz or AMD Athlon 64 +2800
  • 1 GB RAM for Microsoft® Windows® XP / 1536 MB for Microsoft® Windows® Vista
  • 128 MB Video RAM or greater with DirectX9 Vertex Shader/ Pixel Shader 2.0 support (NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or ATI Radeon 9800 or better)
  • 8.5 GB available hard drive space
  • DirectX 9.0c compliant soundcard, plus speakers or headphones
  • DVD-Rom

Recommended requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2, Vista (Operating System must be up to date with the latest fixes)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 2.13 GHz or AMD X2 5600+
  • 2 GB RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX or ATI Radeon X1950 PRO
  • 8.5 GB available hard drive space
  • DirectX 9.0c compliant soundcard, plus speakers or headphones
  • DVD-Rom

via The Witcher Official Website

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33 Comments on The Witcher Sets Demanding System Requirements


On September 26, 2007 at 10:42 am

I dont see how thats so bad.


On September 26, 2007 at 12:32 pm

That’s not bad at all, my former (just upgraded) 3 and a half year old PC would’ve run that smoothly at medium detail easily. There are already several games that have been released for some time now which require significantly more powerful PCs than that. Try Neverwinter Nights 2 (fully patched even), Supreme Commander or World in Conflict – now those games are reason to upgrade.

The recently released Crysis minimum specs (which were still higher than is anticipated for the final release) were far from hefty. Much milder than Neverwinter Nights 2 in any case. In that light it’s very hard indeed to see The Witchers’ specs as anything but ‘mild’, far from demanding in any case.


On October 14, 2007 at 1:40 pm

My PC will run it smoothly, but what the hell r u on about? Crysis’ specs r the highest in 2007, how are they far from hefty?

Shawn Sines

On October 15, 2007 at 9:49 am

I think the key here is understanding that the Minimum specs are what most of us are used to seeing as Recommended specs on other games. Crysis is even more in this vein.

Granted most “hardcore” gamers will have rigs that don’t burp at the minimum specs but not all of us have 2GB of RAM or a Core 2 Duo on our gaming systems. Games and time march on and this highlights one of the downsides of being a PC gamer – the ever evolving money suck that is technology. Then again it also is one of the strengths.


On October 15, 2007 at 9:52 am

Well put Shawn

Ron Whitaker

On October 15, 2007 at 10:19 am

Shawn’s right, but I wanted to mention something else here.

In the past, PC games running at medium detail were still a lot better looking than console games. This is no longer the case. As such, games are trying to push the graphics envelope even further. Unfortunately, the cost of this is that PC users are locked into a much faster upgrade cycle than our wallets are comfortable with.

When a PC gamer has to make the choice of spending $500-$1000 to upgrade their PC to play the newest game out, or pay $60 to play it on console, economics sometimes governs that choice.

I’m glad that so few games are pushing the specs really high, as that would only further shrink the number of gamers available to play them.


On October 30, 2007 at 7:27 am

I’ll never go console.

PC forever for me whatever the $ spent.



On October 30, 2007 at 9:44 am


your last name isnt hitler, by any chance??


On November 4, 2007 at 7:35 pm

Nooooooooooo =( :cry:

Carl Pain

On November 10, 2007 at 2:33 pm

How the hell am I supposed to play this on my 933Mhz Celerom? I just upgraded to 1gb rams but I dont think my grafix will take this kind of beating? (FX5900 ultra)



On November 10, 2007 at 3:55 pm

Yaay, I love my pc


On November 14, 2007 at 11:20 pm

:mrgreen: lol ok 1st of all its all abut what that you want out of the game if you play the game just to play the game then you dont need all much but if your like me and you need to run all your games at 1600×1200 and max evrything well then you need just a bit more lol i have bin playing the hard where game for some time now and ill tell you what with games and hard where time is your friend if you give it a yr or so you can go out and get an ok video card for the time and max the game out its like hl2 or doom 3 you can go out and get a 9800xt or a 6800 fx and max them out the wow there only 80$ new when i got my 9800xt it was 480$ lol now i cant even sell it for 50$ lol so what im saying is that just what alitle bit and get the older good stuff and make the game look good

i have now amdx2 5200 4gb of ram 2 10,000 rpm drives in raid with 2 x1950xtx in crosfire and my bord is overclocked to hell and back and i still need to upgrade for crysis

Holden McGroyn

On December 6, 2007 at 8:42 am

i have now amdx2 5200 4gb of ram 2 10,000 rpm drives in raid with 2 x1950xtx in crosfire and my bord is overclocked to hell and back and i still need to upgrade for crysis

realy? are you using a monitor or an IMAX cinema? oh and
theres a ‘a’ in boArd btw :lol:


On December 9, 2007 at 5:10 am

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On December 19, 2007 at 8:20 am

Maybe I can run the game at my Quad core???


On January 24, 2008 at 2:35 pm

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On June 2, 2008 at 9:05 pm

I am gettting an error when i try to run the game. “Minimim System requirements not me” The processor I have is a:

AMD Anthlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor tk-57 1.90 ghz

32 bit operating system

Whats the problem?


On August 29, 2008 at 6:10 am

i cant get the witcher to work to :cry: and i relly want to play it


On August 29, 2008 at 6:11 am

:cry :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:


On August 29, 2008 at 6:12 am

:cry: whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


On August 29, 2008 at 6:15 am

SOME ON REPLY :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:


On August 29, 2008 at 6:32 am

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On August 29, 2008 at 6:33 am

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On August 30, 2008 at 6:21 am

Seeing you need an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.13 GHz, which is nothing tbh, try an Intel Core 2 duo E7200, it runs @ 2,5GHZ which is more, and it only costs about 100 euros. You could go a bit more expensive and buy a quad core (Q6600) @ 170 euros. The 2gb ram is nothing; 35 euros. And since the geforce 7 series sucked balls, buy an 8600, 70 euros. You can get a 250 GB HDD for 45 euros, which is enough. My brother recently bought a comp with this stuff, and it was only 250 euros. Thats a far better price then 500-1000. Gg.


On September 3, 2008 at 5:05 pm

i have intel core 2duo CPU T7100 1.8ghz
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600
Plz can anybody tell me if i have the requirements to play THE WITCHER without having any problems?? i dont know about grafic cards :roll:


On September 7, 2008 at 11:14 am

how do u upgrade cause i need help

Sad monkey

On October 4, 2008 at 12:08 pm

Damn i want this game. too bad my graphics card is too low. All i got it 128 MB DirectX 9 video card with Vertex & Pixel Shader 2.0 support. :(


On October 22, 2008 at 7:33 am

I just got The Witcher game and I installed it but when I click Launch Game it says minimum system requirments not met?? I don’t know much about computers so please HELP!!!


On May 10, 2011 at 9:45 am

first one sorry for my english. i was reading this blog and like the latest anybody answer our question: i have the system requires(i3 4 gb ram and a nvidia with 1gb dedicated) and the game didn’t hurts.. i think it is because i have the windows seven; can tell me someone how can i make it works? thanks a lot


On May 10, 2011 at 9:47 am

*sorry i won’t to say hurts i mean works


On May 30, 2011 at 7:57 am


It is not windows 7 that is the problem, it works fine for me and I am on windows 7. First step is to make sure it is patched to the latest version.


On July 16, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Can the alienware aurora run this idk the specs exactly though?


On October 27, 2011 at 3:38 pm

I have a 3.4GHz HT processor, 2gb of ram and a 1gig HD radeon Gpu will this game run?