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The Last of Us Part 1 PC Specs: Minimum To Ultra, File Size & More

Find out if your gaming rig is up to the task of running The Last of Us (TLOU) Part 1 with the full PC system requirements (specs) from minimum to Ultra.
The Last of Us Part 1 PC Specs: Minimum To Ultra, File Size & More

The Last of Us Part 1's PC version has arrived on Steam and the Epic Games Store, with developer Naughty Dog adding a bunch of awesome, pc-centric TLOU Part 1 features, such as Ultrawide support, DLSS, and more. Therefore, some gamers might be wondering if their PC meets the game's system requirements.

This article explains the exact PC system requirements (specs) for The Last of Us Part 1, from the minimum all the way to the 4K Ultra specs, alongside the game's actual file size on your gaming rig.

The Last of Us PC Minimum To 4K Ultra Requirements

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TLOU Part 1 on PC can look incredible if you have a gaming rig that lives up to the task. (Picture: Naughty Dog)

First and foremost, it is important to note that no matter if you want to play TLOU Part 1 on Steam or Epic Games Store, you will need Windows 10 (64-bit) version 1909 or later to run the game. There's also a minimum of 16 GB RAM and a graphics card with at least 4 GB of video memory.

Naughty Dog has outlined the minimum, recommended, performance, and Ultra requirements for TLOU Part 1 on PC, alongside the graphics settings and expected frames-per-second (fps).

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The official PC system requirements for TLOU Part 1. (Picture: Naughty Dog)

In case the image above isn't clear enough, we've listed all TLOU Part 1 PC requirement options below.

TLOU Part 1 Minimum PC Specs:

  • Performance: 30 fps @ 720p. 
  • Graphic settings: Low
  • GPU: AMD Radeon 470 (4 GB), AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT (4 GB), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (4 GB) or NVIDIA GeForce 1050 Ti (4 GB), 
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or Intel Core i7-4770K
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit (version 1909 or newer)
  • Storage: 100 GB  SSD

TLOU Part 1 Recommended PC Specs:

  • Avg. performance: 60fps @ 1080p
  • Graphic settings: High
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (8GB), AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT (8 GB), NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (8 GB) or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (8 GB)
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X or Intel Core i7-8700
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit (version 1909 or newer)
  • Storage: 100 GB SSD

TLOU Part 1 Performance PC Specs:

  • Avg. performance: 60 fps @ 1440p
  • Graphic settings: High
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT, AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X or Intel i7-9700K
  • RAM: 32 GB
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit (version 1909 or newer)
  • Storage: 100 GB SSD

TLOU Part 1 Ultra PC Specs

  • Avg. performance: 60 fps @ 4K
  • Graphic settings: Ultra
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X or Intel i5-12600K
  • RAM: 32 GB
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit (version 1909 or newer)
  • Storage: 100 GB SSD

Yes, you will need an incredibly beefy system to play The Last of Us Part 1 on PC with everything maxed, and the minimum requirement of 16 GB RAM is a bit high, but not exactly unexpected.

The Last of Us Part 1 PC File Size

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The file size might be a tall order to download for some PC gamers. (Picture: Naughty Dog)

While the PC specs for TLOU Part 1 list 100 GB of free SSD storage space, the actual file size seems to be a bit lower. We have confirmed via preloading on Steam that the download size is 75 GB.

Keep in mind that the free SSD storage space requirement might be considering the installation process. It is always a good practice to have some additional free space available, after all.

Learn more about the PC-exclusive features in The Last of Us Part 1 with the video from Naughty Dog below.

So there you have all the PC specs for TLOU on Steam and Epic Games Store, released on 28 March 2023, from the minimum system requirements all the way up to Ultra. Enjoy!