Rainbow Six Extraction doesn’t require completely powerful hardware. The RTX 3080 is only required for UHD, including mid-range or even entry-level devices. There are no high demands on the other ingredients either.
According to Ubisoft, the entry-level computer only needs a Haswell-generation Core i5 or Ryzen 3 1200. Both have only four computer cores that are no longer particularly powerful. A Radeon RX 560 or GeForce GTX 960, Nvidia’s mid-range GPU from 2015, with four gigabytes of graphics memory is required for this. Eight GB of RAM will again be the minimum for Rainbow Six in 2021, but it’s already built into every better desktop.
For all other configurations, the developers double the amount of RAM. Core i7, which also comes from Haswell generation, or Ryzen 5 1600 and either GeForce GTX 1660 or Radeon RX 580, mid-range GPUs of the last (earlier) series, sums up Ubisoft in the second configuration. Like the first, it aims to play the game in 1080p, but is referred to as “high”. Whether this means detailed settings or frame rates is unclear from information received from Ubisoft.
For 1440p resolution, the required CPU performance increases slightly. The Ryzen 5 2600X is slightly faster than the previous Ryzen 5 1600, and the same is true for the Intel Core i5-8400, which is slightly faster than the i7-4790 in the benchmark range. Only graphics performance can take a bigger leap: the Radeon RX 5600 XT and GeForce RTX 2060 are right at home in the current mid-range league. Again, the fact that processors with eight computing cores are required to run at a resolution of 2160p seems unbelievable. On the other hand, the increasing demands on the GPU make sense: the Radeon RX 6800XT and RTX 3080 are roughly the best current performance.
Other features of the game include multi-screen support, Vulkan API, DLSS, and Nvidia’s Reflex. You can play from January 20, 2022 either with purchase or as part of Ubisoft+ or Microsoft Game Pass.
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