Gearbox reveals Borderlands 3 PC specs

Borderlands 3 is only two weeks away and in the spirit of helping you prepare, Gearbox has revealed the Borderlands 3 PC specs; minimum and recommended. Gearbox is also promising that players will have the ability to tinker with an enormous number of settings to tailor their Borderlands 3 PC experience to their rig.

Below we’ve included an image detailing the Borderlands 3 PC specs — both minimum and recommended — which was released alongside a message from Gearbox reading;

If you want to get the most out of your machine and maintain smooth framerates with tons of graphics settings turned up, here’s a handy list of recommended specs, featuring AMD Ryzen and AMD Radeon hardware

Borderlands 3 PC Specs

Gearbox has also provided a complete list of the in-game visual options available on PC. This gives PC players a chance to pre-plan and make sure they get the absolute best from their machine.


  • Graphics API: DirectX 11, DirectX 12
  • Display: (varies by setup)
  • Display Mode: Full Screen, Windowed Borderless, Windowed
  • Resolution: (varies by setup)
  • Vertical Sync: Off, On
  • Resolution Scale: 50% – 200% in 25% increments
  • Limit Frame Rate: Smooth 22-62 FPS, Capped 30 FPS, Capped 50 FPS, Capped 60 FPS, Capped 72 FPS, Capped 120 FPS, Unlimited, Custom
  • Custom FPS Limit: default 90, minimum 15, maximum 300
  • Calibrate Display: Brightness and HDR 
  • Calibrate Safe Area: Adjust the boundary of the UI
  • Field of View: default 90, minimum 70, maximum 110
  • Vehicle Field of View: default 90, minimum 70, maximum 110
  • HUD Scale: default 1, minimum 0.6, maximum 1.3


  • Display Stats: Off, FPS, All (FPS, CPU, GPU)
  • Anti Aliasing: None, FXAA, Temporal
  • FidelityFX Sharpening: Off, On
  • Camera Motion Blur: Off, On
  • Object Motion Blur: Off, On


  • Graphics Quality: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Texture Streaming: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Anisotropic Filtering: 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x
  • Material Quality: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Shadows: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Draw Distance: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Environment Texture Detail: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Environment Detail: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Terrain Detail: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Foliage Detail: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Character Texture Detail: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Character Detail: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Ambient Occlusion: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Volumetric Fog: Off, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Screen Space Reflections: Off, Medium, High, Ultra

In addition to pre-planning visual and performance settings for Borderlands 3, Gearbox is also giving players the chance to explore each Vault Hunters’ Skill Trees and start figuring out how they’ll build their chosen character. You can check these out at the following links; Amara the SirenFL4K the BeastmasterMoze the Gunner, and Zane the Operative.

Here are the Borderlands 3 PC Specs in text form too.

  • MINIMUM SPECS 1080p Gaming
    • OS – Windows 7/8/10 (latest service pack)
    • Processor – AMD FX-8350 (Intel i5-3570)
    • Memory – 6GB RAM
    • Graphics card – AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB)
    • HDD – 75 GB
    • OS – Windows 7/8/10 (latest service pack)
    • Processor – AMD Ryzen™ 5 2600 (Intel i7-4770)
    • Memory – 16GB RAM
    • Graphics card – AMD Radeon™ RX 590 (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB)
    • HDD – 75 GB

Borderlands 3 launches for PC, PS4 and Xbox One on September 13.

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