Resident Evil Village PC Performance


Resident Evil Village is out this week for consoles and PC. Capcom is one of the few AAA publishers with a stellar track record regarding its PC releases and if you read our Resident Evil Village review, you’d know it’s more of the same. However unlike past PC games, the company appears to have gone above and beyond with Resident Evil Village.

Resident Evil Village PC Minimum Requirements

If you’ve got a PC which is far from cutting edge, you’ll be just fine playing Resident Evil Village according to the game’s requirements. Older Intel Core i5 and AMD Ryzen 3 processors with 8GB RAM and 4GB VRAM GPUs can expect around 60fps at 1080p when using the Prioritise Performance setting Capcom estimates.

  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit) 
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 / Intel Core i5-7500
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 560 with 4GB VRAM / Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 12

Resident Evil Village PC Recommended Requirements

If your PC meets Resident Evil Village’s recommended requirements that include a more recent AMD Ryzen 5 or Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM and a GPU with 8GB VRAM, Capcom estimates 60fps at 1080p with additional features like ray tracing enabled, assuming you were lucky enough to buy a GPU that supports it.

  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 / Intel Core i7 8700
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 5700 / Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070
  • DirectX: Version 12

Resident Evil Village PC Graphics Options

What makes Resident Evil Village on PC a treat to play are the options on offer. The Display section of its menu shows off indicators for Graphics Memory, Processing Load, Image Quality, Model Quality, Lighting Quality, and Graphical Effects Quality. All of these are helpful indicators how your PC would cope with your selected settings.

In addition to this you can choose between different rendering modes such as interlaced or normal, change the resolution scaling factor from 0.5 to 2x which would allow you to play at 4K on a 1080p display. There are other options to choose from such as Variable Rate Shading, Mesh Quality, Texture Filter Quality, Anti-aliasing, and more.

There are a host of options for ray tracing as well assuming your GPU supports it. These include setting Global Illumination and Reflection, Ambient Occlusion, Screen Space Reflections, and Volumetric Lighting Quality.

Resident Evil Village Resolution and Frame Rate

The presence of options aplenty made it easy to run Resident Evil Village just as we liked. Outside of one small sequence at the very beginning of the game that saw our frames dip under 20fps we were able to run Resident Evil Village with every visual feature maxed out, including ray tracing, at 1080p and 60fps. This is on our Alienware Aurora R9 desktop PC. Specs include Intel Core i9 9900K processor, 32GB RAM, 256GB SSD, and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super.

That said, we tried our luck at 4K using the game’s built-in resolution scaling option, performance was under 30fps in most instances, making it borderline unplayable. Setting the resolution scaler to 1.5x resulted in around 40 to 45fps. Turning off ray tracing however, made playing at 4K easier. While we preferred keeping it on and at 1080p, the flexibility on offer is welcome if you prefer a sharper image over improved effects.

Should You Play Resident Evil Village on PC?

From our time with the PC port: yes. Though the Rs. 3,499 price tag is perplexing as it completely ignores Valve’s regional pricing guidelines, it’s a welcome step up over every other version of the game including PS5 and Xbox Series X. Though we won’t be surprised to see the gap between PC and console narrow given Capcom’s penchant for supporting its Resident Evil games with updates when needed.