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Valorant System Requirements: Minimum, Recommended and 4K Settings

Abhimannu Das
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  • Valorant's sytem requirements might not be steep but if you want to run the game at high FPS, you will need good hardware.
  • We take a look at the recommended hardware for all popular resolutions including 2K and 4K at various graphical options.
  • It is recommended to have at least a GTX 1650 if you want to run the game at 4K.

Valorant system requirements are not very demanding compared to other popular FPS titles out there. Riot Games took a conscious decision to make the game as optimized as possible, and you can run it at 30fps on any hardware. But if you are looking for Valorant system requirements for 2K or 4K displays, you have come to the right place. We will take a look at all the Valorant system requirements for all popular resolution options and the recommended specs for each of them. We will also go through the best video settings that you should use if you want to get the right mix of visuals and performance. 

Valorant System Requirements: Low/Minimum (768p)

  • CPU: Intel i3-370M
  • CPU SPEED: Info
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
  • VIDEO CARD: Intel HD 3000
  • PIXEL SHADER: 3.0
  • VERTEX SHADER: 3.0

Valorant System Requirements: Recommended (1080p)

  • CPU: Core i5-4460
  • CPU SPEED:
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
  • VIDEO CARD: GTX 1050 Ti
  • PIXEL SHADER: 5.1
  • VERTEX SHADER: 5.1
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 4096 MB

Valorant System Requirements: 4K @ 60 FPS

  • CPU: Core i5-4460
  • CPU SPEED:
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
  • VIDEO CARD: GTX 1650 Super
  • PIXEL SHADER: 5.1
  • VERTEX SHADER: 5.1
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 4096 MB

Valorant System Requirements: 4K @ 144 FPS

  • CPU: Core i5-4460
  • CPU SPEED:
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
  • VIDEO CARD: RTX 2070
  • PIXEL SHADER: 5.1
  • VERTEX SHADER: 5.1
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 4096 MB

How to Optimize Valorant Video Settings

If you meet the Valorant recommended settings, you can squeeze out even more performance if you tweak a few settings for your system. These are the recommended settings for all system configurations. Use MSAA at 4x and Anisotropic Filtering at 8x if you have an RTX 2060 or better or stick to MSAA at 2x and Anisotropic Filtering at 4x if you have a weaker graphics card. 

  • Display Mode: Fullscreen
  • Resolution: Select your Native resolution.
  • Frame Rate Limit: Unlimited
  • Material Quality: High/Medium
  • Texture Quality: High/Medium
  • Detail Quality: High
  • UI Quality: Low
  • Vignette: Off
  • VSync: Off
  • Anti-Aliasing: MSAA 4x/2x
  • Anisotropic Filtering: 8x/4x
  • Improve Clarity: Off
  • Bloom: Off
  • Distortion: Off
  • First Person Shadows: Off

How to Reduce Input Lag 

If you have a stable internet connection connected via LAN and high-quality peripherals, input lag will be at a minimum but network lag can cause input lag which you have might not have any control over. 1-way network lag is based on game server locations, your (and your opponents) geographic locations, and Riot Direct routing paths. Riot is targeting <17.5ms for 70% of the player population but that is not possible globally at the moment. 

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Abhimannu is a part of the content team at AFK Gaming and a lifelong obsessive gamer. He currently covers esports titles like VALORANT, CS: GO, Call of Duty, Fortnite, PUBG and more. He also writes opinion pieces, cover stories and conducts interviews with esports professionals.

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