Spurious system requirements – your gaming PC will hum

Wandering system requirements won’t stop you from exploring futuristic alleys as an adorable cat, but you might want to double-check your rig before diving in. Luckily, while the game’s neon-lit cityscapes are remarkable, you won’t need an Nvidia RTX graphics card to get your hands dirty in this cyberpunk adventure.

According to BlueTwelve Studio System requirements, you can run the game on an Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti, a GPU that’s almost ten years old. Naturally, you’ll need something a bit newer to play with higher settings enabled, but the developer recommends a GTX 780, so you still won’t need to splurge on the best graphics card.

In terms of RAM, you’ll need a gaming PC with at least 8GB to run like a cat. While the game’s memory requirements aren’t unreasonable, you may need to revamp your rig if it’s a slightly older version. You’ll also only need 10GB of space to install Stray, which means you won’t necessarily need the best SSD for gaming.

Stray is now available for purchase at Steam, and the game is even verified by Steam Deck. That means it’ll work well with Valve’s portable powerhouse, which you might expect given its PC controller support and forgiving specs.

Minimum Recommended
SE Windows 10 64 bit Windows 10 64 bit
CPU Intel Core i5 2550K
AMDFX 8350
Intel Core i5 8400
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
RAM 8 GB 8 GB
GPUs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650Ti
AMD Radeon R7 360
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
AMD Radeon R9 290X
VRAM 2 GB 3 GB
Storage 10 GB 10 GB

Again, it won’t take much to play this cat hug, but if you’re looking to get as much performance as possible, check out our Best Stray settings for PC and Steam Deck.

Take the Stray system requirements test on PCGameBenchmark to answer the question… Can I run Stray?

Robert P. Miller