Resident Evil PC Technical Review



Company: Capcom Entertainment, Inc.
Author: Sean Ridgeley
Editor: Sean Ridgeley
Date: January 16th, 2015

Introduction, setup, requirements

The original Resident Evil popularized the horror game genre when it launched on PlayStation in 1996. The series eventually went the action route, but fans of the first and those who missed it can get in on it now with a remastered version of the remake, which released in 2002 on Gamecube, and in 2008 on Wii.

This version sports all kinds of enhancements. If you're curious on which, and how the game fares in terms of PC performance and controls, read on for a light technical analysis.

Test Setup

  • OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz (Stock)
  • Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3-1600 (Stock)
  • Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 3.5" 7200RPM / OCZ Agility 3 6Gb/s (Cache)
  • Video Card: Sapphire Tri-X R9 290X 4GB (Stock)
  • Driver: Catalyst 14.12 Omega
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Input: Logitech G400 mouse @ 1900dpi, Leopold Tenkeyless Linear Touch Mechanical Keyboard

System Requirements

Note: these are not finalized.

  • Minimum
    • OS: Windows® 7 SP1 / Windows® 8.1
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 2.4 GHz, AMD Athlon™ X2 2.8 GHz, or better
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Storage: 20GB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX260, ATI Radeon HD 6790, or better
  • Recommended
    • OS: Windows® 7 SP1 / Windows® 8.1
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Quad 2.7 GHz, AMD Phenom™ II X4 3.0 GHz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB
    • Storage: 20GB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 560, ATI Radeon HD 6950, or better