Quake Champions vs its Minimum Requirements vs Super Low resolution

August 18, 2019 posted by

Back in the day, the old Quake was one of
the main examples of how fast, frenetic and purely intense shooters used to be. The shooter genre has taken some twists and
turns since then toward slower more cover based gameplay but now that we seem to be
falling in love again to fast and dynamic shooters, what better time to return to this
franchise? Quake Champions surprised me by recapturing
that old feeling while having very modest minimum requirements and now being FREEEEEEEE. Naturally, since this is the lowspecgamer,
wanted to test those requirement claims while checking if there is anything else can reduce
under what the developer intended. To start, I decided to start my Xiaomi Pro
laptop, equipped with an i5 8250U. Usually, games here are run on the integrated
MX150 but I for Quake Champions I have forced to run on the Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics
620, while the game asks for at least an Intel HD Graphics 530. It is difficult to compare exactly which of
two comes out on top overall but they seem to be close enough for this comparisons. First I dropped to 720p and reduced all the
settings the lowest and yes, that includes the extremely high default FOV and I can hear
people screaming at me in comments already but there is definitive performance impact
at such a high FOV. The let’s focus on the resolution scaler. This reduces the resolution of the 3D graphics
without affection the UI so, even if the lowest 16:9 resolution in the game seems to be 720
you can effectively go much lower using this. The game already allows you to go down to
an impressive 25% but if you go to the configuration file located on this folder, which you can
also find in the description you can put almost any arbitrary value. For example, at a value of 20%, you might
believe it is impossible to distinguish anything but: the levels are designed in a clear manner,
enemies, allies and pickups have clear glowing colours that make it easier to quickly distinguish
what are you looking at, even in this conditions. In terms of performance, I was alarmed when
the game was announced as targeting 120 fps of all numbers but this humble intelHD does
maintain a smooth 60 to 80 even on combat. Well done quake champions, it does make me
happy to see modern games with IntelHD in the requirements. Let’s go a bit further and try it on a humble
Intel Pentium G3620, a hashwell dual-core CPU with a 4th Generation Intel HD which is
definitively not as good as the integrated GPU I just tried. So I reduced internet resolution to 15% and
well… not as bad as you would expect right? You can still tell a lot of what is going
on, even tough if… more than once, I confused a red box with a distant enemy. Those of you who always look at stats first
probably noticed already that the GPU, in this case, is no longer the issue and the
dual-core CPU is the main limiting factor in performance. Even with a pretty bad CPU bottleneck the
game manages to forge on without stuttering and good performance that keeps it at least over 30 fps. Not bad at all. I know it won’t help in performance but…
is the game still playable at 10% internal resolution? Yeah, I… I do not think so. It is still pretty clear by moments but sometimes
you can not see enemies write in front of you. Still, if you are looking to enjoy really
fast retro-like shooting action. Why not try this game? The Quake series is in many ways a pioneer
and major contributor to the shooter genre. For example, the original Quake was one of
the main contributors to popularizing the WASD control scheme for shooters that is standard
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100 Replies to “Quake Champions vs its Minimum Requirements vs Super Low resolution”

  1. Blood Bath says:

    To any beginners looking to give Quake a try: Heavy Armor and Mega Health are your objective- this is an objective based game, make no mistake. Pick one up and you'll add 100 to your health/armor stack, count to 30, come back and get it again as it respawns. If you can control both major pickups you'll have it made, as long as you choose your fights wisely.

    In time you'll learn how to strafe jump, circle strafe, ledge clip, rocket jump, nail climb, nail jump, and navigate the map faster for better item control. In-game tutorials fail to teach the basics right now, and this is a hardcore series with 20 year veterans. Keep surviving one day at a time, and you might find a slipgate home.

  2. Francisco Guerrero Perez says:

    querido tio lowspecgamer has el de naruto shinobi striker
    note que cuando estaba en fase beta pedia un i7 y 8gb de ram como minimo
    ahora pide u i3 4 gb de ram

  3. NoriKami YT says:

    how to boost fps in horizon source pls man!!!!

  4. Peter Kapica says:

    finally, i requested this video months ago

  5. ReplaysRG says:

    The next video" We happy few" please

  6. mrogma rfreafgreg says:


  7. Actually Ash says:

    You definitely didn’t steal this series from anyone 🤦‍♂️

  8. Neoshaman Fulgurant says:

    Esdf is the superior mapping over wasd, support azerty keyboard too

  9. Neoshaman Fulgurant says:

    Have you considered being a lowspecdev? Like me?

  10. ClusterHunt says:

    Litterly bought this game last month fukk

  11. Weird Guy says:

    Can you update cs go or do ets 2 …¿

  12. EJDM says:

    Mafia 2 next please

  13. DEAD HUNTER says:

    Make for SCUM

  14. Hateful says:

    @LowSpecGamer creative destruction pls, i can´t play this gam Tk

  15. Firat Kara says:

    WHAT! You didn't even forced lower lodbias?¿ What happened to the old Low Spec Gamer. He used to tweak everything from grounds to the heavens. 😢😢😢

  16. Amin Ali says:

    Do max payne 3

  17. YOUNGBLOOD 17 says:

    Please upload a video on sleeping dogs please please urgently needed

  18. Renuka Chandekar says:

    bro please for house flipper also

  19. Parish says:


  20. Felipe Villalobos says:

    Dammm, Quake has an Atari version, Great!

  21. Sasha Pines / Nguyễn Hiền Hòa says:

    What anout the stalker series ?

  22. FrT Klor says:

    I have startup black screen, any fix? Steam version

  23. ChickenCharles says:

    you need to do SCUM

  24. YOUNGBLOOD 17 says:

    NFS most wanted 2012 please

  25. YOUNGBLOOD 17 says:

    Will you upload sleeping dogs low end please reply

  26. YOUNGBLOOD 17 says:

    Will you upload NFS most wanted low end please reply

  27. Mimeis plays says:

    Do more games with hialgo

  28. RaQ3 says:

    You only lower the resolution. I hoped to see some serious tweaks here. Im dissapointed.

  29. Nevel850 says:

    3:50 what's that game?

  30. b r o n says:

    I'm being deadass serious, I have 50 hours on this game and I run it on 1280×720 all low settings and it's still playable and fun as hell, channels like you show off these low settings and I may not go as low as you go with external methods but with in game settings most channels make fun of how bad it looks but I actually play like that lmao, I get like 90 fps so I could make a little bit higher though, this is a newer game but most people can run the game on low settings and still be able to have loads of fun, I definitely recommend this to ANYONE who is a first person shooter fan, it's one of the fastest most fun games out there (not sponsored btw xd)

  31. Darth Zhaloi says:

    Hope you do a video for SCUM for its recent release.

  32. Shibλ says:

    Please try to make ARK: Survival Evolved mobile on shi- bad phones. Thank you 😀

  33. Ruan Vieira says:

    Pls Hunt Showdown low spec

  34. Gede Yoga says:

    for just cause 3 please

  35. david dubem says:

    Please make a video about batman arkham knight.

  36. Light Mocha says:

    I watch your videos at 144p to get the full experience

  37. francisco quintanilla says:

    Please Lowspecgamer The walking dead Final season

  38. Shitpost Street says:

    Can you please do an episode of this series on Fallout 4 VR?

  39. International Space Station says:

    I have a suggestion. A game called Antichamber. It looks so simple, so minimalistic, but I find it makes my computer work almost as hard as playing portal does. But the thing is it's already so minimalistic. How far can you push it?

  40. Hard XIX says:

    Far cry primal, please men :c

  41. Trax says:

    I'm playing on a Radeon R5 M230 … and in the game is showing intel graphics … is there a bug or the game don't want to run on my dedicated gpu?

  42. Harry Cleary says:

    Hey buddy if you could do a vid on SCUM that’d be dopeee

  43. Jaroslav Deák says:

    7 days to die please

  44. 吸血鬼ちゃん says:

    Can you do SCUM?

  45. baobeo123 says:

    Make a vid on Earthfall pls :>

  46. The Gaming Bay : Skeletor says:


  47. weenie says:

    I don't know if this is where i ask this but can you do dragon quest 11?

  48. Packie says:

    I recently uninstalled hialgo boost but my games still without textures, anyone know how to help me?

  49. david collazos says:

    make a video for post scriptum!!!!

  50. MilleFalchiJUNIOR says:

    nope, my pc still can't handle it

  51. Nonetrix says:

    I still play quake 3

  52. Keyser94 says:

    I hate the W,A,D,S control scheme, it so freaking uncomfortable to use, and confusing, even to this day I continue to use the directional keys, and always configure my games so the my avatar move with the directional keys.

  53. Pasha_Crow says:

    UT 2003 at launch.
    Ez 320×240 on Pentium3 for fps boost.

  54. JTBSpartan says:

    That laptop's processor is better than the one I have in my custom PC…

  55. brandon smith says:

    can you do totally accurate battlegrounds?

  56. Team Bros says:

    Upload how to accelerate Naruto to Boruto Shinobi striker please

  57. HIMIK-MAN says:

    I dunno, i think i'll stick to older Quake games.

  58. RavenRing - Gameplays and more! says:

    I had Quake Champions on my Win7 ultimate and I'm free to say that this game is requirement hungry game
    Here's my specs: (I will also show my newer specs later)
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (will change to i5 8400)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 MSI 2GB
    4GB RAM DDR3 (will change to 16GB RAM DDR4)
    motherboard: MSI (will change to newer MSI/be quiet! with the coffee lake compatible one)
    fan: idk but I think that's then one compatible for Q6600 and will be changed after getting i5 8400 coffee lake
    case: silentiumpc

  59. Deadfish King says:

    Looks like early 3d game on old computer

  60. JHONNY DAD says:

    try hd 5500 with i3 cpu

  61. Ankay _ says:

    bf5 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 make video

  62. Luis G. says:

    Can you do Terra Tech pls?

    Though I still have some CPU power left, the game (I think its an engine issue) wont use it all. When you've been playing for +40 just having fun and destroying enemies instead of completing de missions you get to a point where you have too many particles at the same time, so…. GG CPU and I can't get more than 3FPS.

  63. Beast Mode Recordings says:

    Hahaha in games like this visibility is something you keep on default…

  64. EpicJohnCenaFan says:

    They really fucked up Quake Champions

  65. EpicJohnCenaFan says:

    Pro Quake Players used TFGH, because WASD wastes half the damn keyboard

  66. TMG Prasish says:

    Do DIRTY BOMB. Now when 1.0 is out.

  67. Joaquin Permuy says:

    if the cpu is the bottleneck, try upping the resolution, this ussually helps

  68. J.I.G says:

    Cool Quake champions at nintendo 3DS 😀

  69. saurabh belgaonkar says:

    Pls make a video on AC 4 my trash of cant run that thing.

  70. daryoush ramezanzadeh says:

    Pls low spec configuration for warthunder

  71. Levi Maycom says:

    LowSpecGamer Por favo mano faz um video de como tirar o lag totalmente do Rust v25? por favor eu te imploro por favor mano

  72. norbidrake says:

    Meh, not so much to tweaking. Damn Bethesda should allow people to at least remove shadows, they're not needed in a game like that and removing them would boost fps a lot.

  73. Acrossthestars12 Carrot says:

    Wow I can play Quake Champions on my laptop! It just looks very… well… 1990.

  74. Nucleusiron says:

    Ring Of Elysium please

  75. Paloma Q'lera says:

    lol i have 6 gb of ram an a gts 250 with a amd phenom ii x2 555
    im almost in minimum requeriments 😀
    I hope for OpenGL 3 support or a DX10 Support

  76. N3gat1ve Zer0 says:

    This guy is a motherfucking god.

  77. Fer0master says:

    elder scrolls online

  78. Darcy de Joux says:

    How do you force the game to use Intel graphics?

  79. Xsps says:

    I have a problem when i'm linching quake champions with my directx version

  80. Thanh Nguyễn says:

    #LowSpecGamer have u ever try 5% internal resolution

  81. DragonForce says:

    Ohh man, i've got an hp elitebook 8470p but even with 5% res scale it just can't load the maps, also got like no fps in the menu… Btw i followed your tutorial.

  82. Ferdy Almeida says:

    i think i had eye problems

  83. MikeMine2002 says:

    I hate to be the one guy but…
    The wasd setup wasn't popularized specifically because of quake but one of the best players in competitive quake (Dennis “Thresh” Fong is his name). In quake 2 there was a command that john carmack programmed so that if you input it it would turn your settings into Dennis' default controls. Sensitivity and all.

    (then you could do the argument that, "still, that was in quake was it not?" and yeah. But it became a thing because of that one (early) esports champion.

  84. Roy Petrie says:

    Looks terrible! Can't aim with these settings… Looks worse than Quake Live, Quake 3 arena and Quake 2 haha!

  85. Crazy says:

    What I like about Quake was the campaign.

  86. Eduardo Canelo says:

    You got to be Venezuelan, don't you?

  87. infntnub says:

    20% looks clean as hell with the enemy outlines… I may need to try this lol.

  88. Jasper says:

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4-945 / Intel Core 2 Quad 6600
    CPU SPEED: Info
    RAM: 8 GB
    OS: Windows 7 and later
    VIDEO CARD: AMD R7 240 GB / Nvidia GT 730 2GB / Intel HD 530

    ur cpu is way overkill for the listed specs, yet , it runs like pototo. they simply need to update these "requirements"

  89. المعلم تاكيشي El Mo3alim Takishi l says:

    thx 4 gb ram 40 fps 😀

  90. sim_ tastic vids says:

    Enjoy having fucked eyes playing at 720p with 20% resolution scale and serverly reduced visuals haha

  91. MrPerfect says:

    Am hi LowSpecGamer!I downloaded quake champions and a game send me an error:a game needs directx 11.Can you help me??

  92. TinTin says:

    144p for the best experience!

  93. TheThunderGuy S says:


  94. Caesar Kenji Prawira says:

    it's not unplayable
    it's unSEEable

  95. ronnie millsap says:

    Hello thank you for this advices!

    Quake had a few performance updates since then(ones they worked on for over 6 months to reduce fps drops etc). If you have time, please do an update. Or maybe not necessary on lowspec machine. ttyl

  96. TJ says:

    Please do State of Decay 1 & 2 next Pleeeeeease?

  97. der bender says:

    running it on 720p all low with no tinkering on internal configs at 30fps seems eligiable to me to say that it is easily playable on a budget machine rocking a a10-7850k with no gpu what so ever (except that internal one baked in the apu itself)

  98. SoyAll says:

    Nadie en español :'v


    i can't find the config folder, ols help 🙁

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