Overwatch beta requires GTX 650 or HD 7950 to hit 60FPS on medium

Blizzard requires a GeForce GTX 650 or AMD Radeon HD 7950 to play Overwatch at 60FPS on medium settings for the beta.

@anthony256
Published Fri, Nov 20 2015 2:48 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:03 PM CST

Blizzard kicked off a closed beta of Overwatch a few weeks ago, but there'll be an open beta for select players between November 20 at 9AM PST and November 23 at 9AM PST.

Overwatch beta requires GTX 650 or HD 7950 to hit 60FPS on medium | TweakTown.com

The Overwatch beta is an invitation-only event, with Blizzard saying it would invite "a lot more players in North America and Europe". The developer has also published the minimum and recommended requirements for the Overwatch beta, with some strong GPU requirements at 60FPS on medium details.

Minimum (targeting 30fps):

  • Operating system: Windows Vista/7/ 8/10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 or AMD Phenom X3 865
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, ATI Radeon HD 4850, or Intel HD Graphics 4400
  • Memory: 768 MB VRAM, 4 GB System RAM
  • Storage: 7200 RPM with 5 GB available HD space

Recommended (targeting 60fps on Medium settings):

  • Operating system: Windows Vista/7/ 8/10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or AMD Phenom II X3, 2.8 GHz
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or ATI Radeon HD 7950
  • Memory: 2 GB VRAM, 6 GB System RAM
  • Storage: 7200 RPM with 5 GB available HD space
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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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