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Sonic Mania PC requirements revealed on Steam

Steam published the official PC system requirements for Sonic Mania Thursday. If you bought your desktop/laptop between 2001 and now, you should be able to play Mania without any technical difficulties as long the hardware contains the following specs.


OS: Windows 7
Processor: Pentium 4 1.6GHz
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compliant video card 32MB
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Storage: 400MB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible


OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10
Processor: Core 2 Duo
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compliant video card 256MB
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Storage: 400 MB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible

For all you IT tech enthusiasts, the earliest Pentium 4 processors, codenamed Willamette, were clocked from 1.3 GHz to 2 GHz, and they were released on November 20, 2000, employing the Socket 423 system. The 1.6 and 1.8 GHz models came into the market in July 2001, followed by the release of 1.9 and 2.0 GHz chips by Intel. The production of the Pentium 4 chips ceased in 2008. The Core 2 Duo chips burst onto the scene in 2006, using the full second level cache of 2, 3, 4, or 6 MB available in the specific stepping of the chip.

If your hardware is 16 years old or younger, you won’t run into any glitches while playing Sonic Mania. Otherwise, it doesn’t hurt to get yourself the console version.

Cristina Alexander

Cristina Alexander has been an avid fan of Sonic the Hedgehog since 2003. Her favorites include "Sonic Adventure 2," "Sonic Heroes," "Sonic Advance 3," "Shadow the Hedgehog," "Sonic Riders," "Sonic Unleashed," and "Sonic Colors." Her favorite video game franchises outside of Sonic include Kingdom Hearts, Pokémon, and Just Dance. She's currently studying Multimedia Journalism at Florida Atlantic University.

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