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Homeworld 3 PC Demands the Ryzen 9 7950X3D/i9-14900K and 32GB of Total Memory for 4K RT Ultra

The PC requirements for Homeworld 3 are out. Like most strategy games, it has lofty CPU requirements with ray tracing increasing the GPU and CPU needs to ridiculous levels. For the basic experience lacking ray tracing, the hardware requirements are modest. For 1080p “low,” you’ll need an Intel Core i5-8600K or an AMD Ryzen 5 3600X alongside the GTX 1060 or an R9 480. Additionally, 12GB of DRAM and 6GB of VRAM are also needed.

Minimum PC Specs (1080p Low)

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-8600K or AMD Ryzen 5 3600X.
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB or Intel Arc A380.
  • RAM: 12 GB.
  • VRAM: 6 GB.

Scaling the settings to medium increases the CPU requirement to a Core i7-11700K or a Ryzen 5 5600X. The GPU side goes up to a GeForce RTX 2070 or a Radeon RX 5700 with 16GB of DRAM and 8GB of VRAM.

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-11700K or AMD Ryzen 5 5600X.
  • RAM: 16 GB.
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2070 or AMD Radeon RX 5700 or Intel Arc A580.
  • VRAM: 6 GB.

Going up to 1440p “High” pushes the CPU requirements up to a Core i7-12700K or the Ryzen 7 5800X. On the GPU side, you’ll need a GeForce RTX 2070 Super or a Radeon RX 6600 XT.

High PC Specs (1440p High)

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-12700K or AMD Ryzen 7 5800X.
  • RAM: 16 GB.
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER or AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT or Intel Arc A770.
  • VRAM: 8 GB.

For the 4K “Epic” quality preset, you’ll need a Core i7-13700K or a Ryzen 9 7900X alongside the RTX 3060 or the RX 6900 XT. The memory requirements grow to 16GB (DRAM) and 12GB (VRAM).

Ultra PC Specs (2160p Epic)

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-13700K or AMD Ryzen 9 7900X.
  • RAM: 16 GB.
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 or AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.
  • VRAM: 12 GB.

Enabling ray tracing increases the hardware requirements to as high as they can go. For 4K Ultra with RT, you’ll need a Ryzen 9 7950X3D or a Core i9-14900K. I’m guessing this game is heavily threaded otherwise the 7800X3D would have sufficed. The GPU requirements jump to the GeForce RTX 4080 or the Radeon RX 7900 XTX. You’ll need 32GB of combined memory (DRAM and VRAM) for this preset!

Ray Tracing Ultra (2160p RT Ultra Quality)

  • CPU: Intel Core i9-14900K or AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D.
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 4080 or AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX.
  • RAM: 16 GB.
  • VRAM: 16 GB.

Areej Syed

Processors, PC gaming, and the past. I have been writing about computer hardware for over seven years with more than 5000 published articles. Started off during engineering college and haven't stopped since. Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Divinity, Torment, Baldur's Gate and so much more... Contact: areejs12@hardwaretimes.com.
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