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The undead curse continues to spread across the kingdom of Drangleic with DARK SOULS™ II: Scholar of the First Sin, available on April 3rd 2015, across Europe, Middle-East and Australasia for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC/STEAM. Developed by renowned Japanese video game development studio FROMSOFTWARE and published by BANDAI NAMCO Games Europe S.A.S, DARK SOULS™ II: Scholar of the First Sin is the ultimate Dark Souls II experience, adding to the 2014’s critically acclaimed title, DARK SOULS™ II not only its three DLC chapters; Crown Of The Sunken King, Crown Of The Old Iron King, and Crown Of The Ivory King but as well an array of all-new content. DARK SOULS™ II: Scholar of the First Sin will add brand new game content including an expanded story featuring additional in-game events and NPC character along with new deadlier enemies and gameplay improvements. It will also take advantage of the power of the PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One, and DirectX11 capable PCs to provide enhanced graphics for those specific platforms on top of several additional exclusive enhancements.
Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin System Requirements
8 Apr 2015 - Specs reviewed

Official Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64bit, Windows 8,1 64bit
  • Processor: AMD® A8 3870 3,6 Ghz or Intel® Core ™ i3 2100 3.1Ghz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 465, ATI Radeon™ HD 6870
  • DirectX: DX11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 23 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 11 sound device
  • Additional Notes: Controller support: Microsoft Xbox 360® Controller for Windows® (or equivalent) recommended
 

Official Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64bit, Windows8.1 64bit
  • Processor: AMD® FX 8150 3.6 GHz or Intel® Core™ i7 2600 3.4 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 750, ATI Radeon™ HD 7850
  • DirectX: DX11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 23 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 11 sound device
  • Additional Notes: Controller support: Microsoft Xbox 360® Controller for Windows® (or equivalent) recommended
PC System Analysis For Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin Requirements
Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin requires a Radeon HD 7850 graphics card with a Core i7-2600 4-Core 3.40GHz or FX-8150 processor to reach the recommended specs, achieving high graphics setting on 1080p. Minimum RAM requirements are 4 GB system memory. To summarise, Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin needs around a 7 year old PC to play at recommended settings.
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Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin PC Release Date:

2 Apr 2015

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I can confirm that this game is playable in the lowest settings on the following specs:


Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series
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I can confirm that this game is playable in the lowest settings on the following specs:


Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series
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Guys with my system (Nvidia gt630 2gb, Intel2 e6700 2.66ghz 4gb ram) i played and finished this game on mid to high graphic with fps at all time around 30.

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I voted no because… You can run regular Dark Souls 2 on low settings, but not SotFS

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Can I run Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin at 30FPS on low at 1080p?
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are you make a joke right?

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Can I run Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin at 60FPS on low at 1080p?
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This site say that i cant play it even in medium
Running it at 1080p max settings whitout any oc
60 fps in most of scenes, whit drops to 45 in zones whit tooo many enemys.

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no one can check cuz you have a desktop cpu and a mobile gpu. plus given the very weak nature of your mobile gpu (the m in the name is a huge giveaway) you arent running this at max since the recommended doesnt max it out.


now if you want to try and prove me otherwise, validate your rig and show what your components are.

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Can I run Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin at 60FPS on high at 1080p?
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I voted yes because…i checked your system.a mixture of medium to high to keep above 60fps.

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Can I run Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin at 30FPS on low at 720p?
Xeon Processor E5450
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It's a Dual CPU (it has two Xeon E5450 processors, not really a gaming PC, but it was cheap), will that make any difference from a single CPU?

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I voted yes because… That procesors sucks a lot, the gtx 1050 going to by limited
but, well they are two so……
Probably will run

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I voted yes because…No it can run with a 1050 lol. Nothing there is really a bottleneck. Are you all trolling?

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i think so since a 1050 will stomp a 750 let alone a 750m but they think a 750m will max this game out while a 1050 is weak and will limit the game.

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Can I run Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin on medium?
Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz
GeForce GTX 275
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Can I run it though my graphic card only supports DX10?
I really wanna play this game, even on low

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