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Genshin Impact specs - can my PC, PlayStation, or mobile run Genshin Impact?

Genshin Impact's required hardware.

Genshin Impact ain't a small game. It's actually pretty darn chunky, and your device might struggle with it if it's an older one. We've put together a quick rundown of the recommended and required specs for the game. Can your PC or Mobile run Genshin Impact?


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Required specs for Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact is easy to get into, being free. Still though, it's a waste of time to download the whole thing only for it to not work on your device. Here's an easy list of all the Genshin Impact required specs for PC and Mobile, as well as running it on PS4.


Can my PC run Genshin Impact?

Here are the required specs for Genshin Impact to run on PC:

Recommended configuration:

  • OS - Windows 7 SP1 64 bit, Windows 8.1 64 bit, or Windows 10 64 bit
  • Processor - Intel Core i7 equivalent (AMD Ryzen 7) or better
  • Memory - 16GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB and better
  • DirectX Version 11
  • Storage - 30GB hard drive space

Minimum Configuration

  • OS - Windows 7 SP1 64 bit, Windows 8.1 64 bit, or Windows 10 64 bit
  • Processor - Intel Core i5 equivalent (AMD Ryzen 5) or better
  • Memory - 8GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 and better
  • DirectX Version 11
  • Storage - 30GB hard drive space

Can my Android run Genshin Impact?

Here are the required specs for Genshin Impact to run on Android mobile devices:

Recommended configuration:

  • CPU - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Kirin 810 and better
  • Memory - 4GB RAM
  • OS - Android 8.1 and above
  • Storage - 8GB space

Minimum Configuration

  • Compatibility requirements - Arm v8a 64 bit
  • Memory - 3GB RAM
  • OS - Android 7.0 and above
  • Storage - 8GB space

Can my iPhone or iPad run Genshin Impact?

Apple devices are much simpler to figure out whether or not they're compatible with Genshin Impact. Here's the specific devices that'll be able to run the game:

  • iPhone 8+
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE (2nd Generation)
  • iPad Air (3rd Generation)
  • iPad mini (5th Generation)
  • iPad Pro (2nd Generation) 12.9 inches
  • iPad Pro (2nd Generation) 10.5 inches
  • iPad Pro (3rd Generation) 11 inches
  • iPad Pro (3rd Generation) 12.9 inches
  • iPad Pro (4th Generation) 11 inches
  • iPad Pro (4th Generation) 12.9 inches

Some less powerful iPhones will still be able to run Genshin Impact, but they won't be as reliable as these. You'll also need iOS 9.0 and above, as well as 8GB of storage space.


Can my PS4 or PS5 run Genshin Impact?

According to Genshin Impact's site, all versions of the PS4 can run Genshin Impact as long as they reserve 30GB of storage space. However, I and many other PS4 players have encountered a lot of slowdown and frame rate drops on the base PS4, so keep this in mind when deciding to delete games to make storage space.

Genshin Impact is also available on PS5, and if you're lucky enough to own one it's recommended that you install Genshin Impact on that rather than on your PS4. The game loads much faster and plays more smoothly on PS5 than on a last-gen console, with the experience being comparable to running the game on a high-end PC. You can also easily transfer a Genshin Impact save over from a PS4 to a PS5 if and when you choose to upgrade.


That's all for our Genshin Impact specs page! Of course, feel free to check out more guides on the game, including how to get more Wishes in Genshin Impact, as well as which pulls are the best with our Genshin Impact character tier list.

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James was part of Rock Paper Shotgun's guides team from 2020-2021, bringing his expert knowledge about FPS games, Hearthstone, Path Of Exile and more from his time at Metabomb. He's also a dab hand at Hitman 3, and making his own jam - things which may or may not be related to one another.

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