PC System Requirements for The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Recommends 32 GB of Memory to Play the Game at Its Highest Settings in 1440p

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The PC system requirements for The Lord of the Rings Gollum have been revealed (via Steam) showing that the upcoming game has a voracious appetite for memory. Those wanting to experience the game using the highest presets at 1440p are recommended to have no less than 32 GB of system memory. One might wonder how a game that also lists an install size of only 45 GB would need so much ram and folks are already posting in forums this could signal yet another unoptimized release for PC but perhaps the game will prove itself.

The minimum system requirements are quite modest and most PC users are likely to already have hardware capable of meeting them. These requirements target a 1080p resolution using the medium preset with ray tracing effects turned off.


  • Requires: 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10/11
  • Processor: Intel i7-4770 AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GTX 1080/RTX 2060
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 45 GB available space

Moving up to the recommended specs is where the game shows significantly greater hardware needs. For starters, these recommended requirements are only for playing in 1440p with the highest preset so one can only wonder what the game is demanding for a 4K 60 FPS experience. In order to use ray tracing users are advised to have at least a GeForce RTX 3080 while using the DLSS quality setting. Next of course is the aforementioned system RAM recommendation of 32 GB. Processor-wise the game doesn’t seem to need much. There’s been no mention if the game’s developers will be supporting any direct memory transfer technology such as NVIDIA’s Resizable Bar or AMD’s Smart Access Memory but considering these RAM/GPU recommendations, perhaps they should.


  • Requires: 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10/11
  • Processor: Intel i3-6100 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • Memory: 32 GB RAM
  • Graphics: RTX 3080 (with DLSS Quality)
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 45 GB available space

Standard and Precious Editions

Pre-orders are now up and a new trailer has been released to promote them. The standard edition goes for $49.99. A new “Precious Edition”, for $59.99, has also been announced that includes six items.

  • Base game
  • Art Exhibition
  • Emotes Pack
  • Lore Compendium
  • Original Soundtrack
  • Sindarin VO

The developers recently announced a May 25 release date along with providing a 38-minute gameplay video which can be seen here.

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Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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