(Updated) Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart PC Specs Revealed, GPU Decompression Detailed

Published: July 13, 2023 10:13 AM /


Ratchet facing off against a massive monster with a gun in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Update: The Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart PC specs have now been officially announced.

They appeared via the PlayStation Blog earlier today, confirming that the details of the deleted Steam post are entirely correct. Original story follows below, unedited.

Original story: The Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart PC specs appear to have been announced, and you might be surprised at the range of support the game is getting. Amusingly enough, at the lowest end of the spectrum, you won't even need an SSD to run Rift Apart, although all the ray-traced bells and whistles will obviously require a more powerful machine.

Rift Apart was revealed to be coming to PC last month, and now, a ResetEra user by the name of "jon bones" has posted what looks to be a pretty darn legit PC spec sheet for the game, after a post on the official Steam Rift Apart page was apparently taken down earlier today.

There are five different spec presets: Minimum, Recommended, High, Amazing Ray Tracing, and Ultimate Ray Tracing. As you'd imagine, you'll need more and more powerful components depending on just how pretty you want Rift Apart to look.

The Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart PC specs as posted by a ResetEra user by the name of jon bones

Here's a rundown of the specs as listed by the ResetEra post. All of these spec presets require a 64-bit version of Windows 10 at version 1909 or higher, and they all need at least 75GB of storage space, with only the lowest not requiring an SSD.

Minimum (720p, 30fps, Very Low graphics)

  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon RX 470
  • Intel Core i3-8100 or AMD Ryzen 3 3100
  • 8GB RAM

Recommended (1080p, 60fps, Medium graphics)

  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 or AMD Radeon RX 5700
  • Intel Core i5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • 16GB RAM

High (1440p, 60fps or 4K, 30fps, High graphics)

  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 6800
  • Intel Core i5-11400 or AMD Ryzen 5 5600
  • 16GB RAM

Amazing Ray Tracing (1440p, 60fps or 4K, 30fps, High graphics, Ray Tracing High)

  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 or AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
  • Intel Core i5-11600K or AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
  • 16GB RAM

Ultimate Ray Tracing (4K, 60fps, High graphics, Ray Tracing Very High)

  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 or AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
  • Intel Core i7-12700K or AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
  • 32GB of RAM

It's also worth noting that Rift Apart will be the first DirectStorage 1.2 game to support GPU decompression.

According to WCCFTech, the original Steam post includes a quote from senior lead programmer Richard van der Laan, in which he says DirectStorage ensures "quick loading times" for the game and that GPU decompression "is used at high settings to stream assets in the background while playing".

Programmer Alex Bartholomeus elaborated that Rift Apart has adaptive streaming "based on live measurement of the available hardware bandwidth". This enables PC porting studio Nixxes to "tailor the texture streaming strategy" for best texture streaming results on "any configuration".

So there you have it. While you're going to need pretty cutting-edge equipment to make Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart look super-gorgeous on PC, you can still run it on a fairly old machine and have it work, although it's not going to look its best. 

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is the latest installment of the long-running Ratchet & Clank series of platformers. It follows Ratchet as he hops his way through dimensions to stop an imminent collapse, and it also tells the story of Rivet, another Lombax who comes into contact with Ratchet and his buddy.

You'll be able to play Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart on PC (assuming you meet the minimum specs, of course) later this month on July 26th. In his review of the game, Chris Penwell awarded it a score of 9 out of 10 on PS5, praising its "jaw-dropping graphics" and "heartwarming story". Let's hope for a seamless PC transition, eh?


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Insomniac Games
PlayStation 5
Release Date
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