Overwatch Anniversary Edition: NVIDIA Graphics Card Recommendations For A Great Experience
Overwatch, Blizzard's incredibly popular first-person team-based shooter, has just celebrated its first anniversary. If you've yet to enter battle, we're here to help with GPU recommendations based on extensive benchmarking across our complete range of graphics cards.
Officially, the following systems are recommended by Blizzard, informing you of the hardware required to play at around 30 frames per second at 1280x720, at the lowest detail levels. And at 1920x1080 at 60 FPS, with Medium settings.
Overwatch Minimum System Requirements
- OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
- Processor: Intel Core i3 or equivalent
- Memory: 4GB RAM
- Hard Drive: 5GB space on a 7,200 RPM drive, or better
- Graphics: GeForce GTX 460
Overwatch Recommended System Requirements
- Processor: Intel Core i5 or equivalent
- Memory: 6GB RAM
- Graphics: GeForce GTX 660 with 2GB VRAM
However, these previous-generation GPUs are no longer available to purchase, so if you’re looking to build a system for Overwatch today, or to upgrade an older rig, what GPUs should you be targeting for a smooth 60 FPS at 1920x1080 and above?
Based on our in-depth testing, the $109 MSRP GeForce GTX 1050 is the GPU of choice for 1920x1080 gameplay in the Anniversary edition of Overwatch, running at a solid 60 FPS at the game's highest settings. At 2560x1440, stepping up to the GeForce GTX 1060 is recommended, and at 3840x2160 (4K), you'll want the power of the GeForce GTX 1080 to pump out all those pixels at a consistent 60 FPS.
Each GeForce GTX 10-Series GPU supports all of our latest technologies, such as Dynamic Super Resolution, Multi-Frame Sampled Anti-Aliasing, HBAO+, PhysX, TXAA, and G-SYNC. Of these, G-SYNC is particularly beneficial in Overwatch, giving you a smoother, more responsive experience thanks to innovations that changed the inner-workings of computer monitors. Learn the specifics of how G-SYNC can enhance your Overwatch experience on our G-SYNC technology page.
With a NVIDIA-recommended GPU, your Overwatch gameplay will be smoother, faster, more responsive, and more detailed, giving you the best possible experience when playing online against others.