If you want to know if Elden Ring laptop gaming is feasible on your current machine, or want to buy a brand new gaming laptop to run it on but aren’t sure which would be the best, we’ve gathered all the information you need to know on this very page.
Elden Ring frame rate PC issues on laptop & desktop
Although console editions of the game have got great reviews, the PC version of Elden Ring has not been without its technical problems. FPS performance has been lackluster on both desktop and Windows laptop for many, due to various technical problems, though there are certain ways to correct these issues. Read our Elden Ring low FPS – How to fix Elden Ring performance issues page for more.
Elden Ring recommended specifications (desktop)
The below recommended system requirements for Elden Ring are for those looking to play the game at 1080p resolution on a desktop PC. Generally speaking, gaming laptop graphics cards are underpowered compared to their desktop components, and so if you’re looking to play the game on a laptop you’ll need to add a bit more on top. Higher resolutions will require more powerful components. See below for some of our suggestions. For more detail on the desktop requirements, read our Elden Ring system requirements page.
- OS: Windows 11/10
- CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 5 3500X
- Memory: 16GB
- GPU: Nvidia GeForce 1070, 7GB or AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB
- DirectX: 12 *Feature Level 12.0
- Storage: 60GB
- Sound Card: Windows compatible audio device
Best gaming laptop to run Elden Ring at 1080p
If you want to play Elden Ring on a laptop at 1080p on the highest settings then the ASUS ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition offers unbeatable value. This All AMD gaming laptop punches well above its weight in FPS terms compared to the other gaming laptops in its price range, and comes with a 1080p 300Hz display option.
ASUS ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition
Best gaming laptop to run Elden Ring at 1440p
If you’re looking to play Elden Ring at 1440p / QHD resolution, then you’ll need something that packs a bit more punch, assuming you’re looking to push the graphical settings to the max. We’d suggest opting for the Nvidia RTX 3070 specced version of the XMG Neo 15 E21 (in Europe) / Eluktronics MECH-15 G3 (in the US), which is one of the most powerful RTX 3070 gaming laptops available, competing with many RTX 3080 machines even, and has a 165Hz 1440p display.
XMG Neo 15 E21 / Eluktronics MECH-15 G3 (5900HX)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU
Nvidia RTX 3070 (125-140W) / 3080 (150-165W)
Max Refresh Rate
Best gaming laptop to run Elden Ring at 4K
Playing Elden Ring at 4K on high settings, as with any game at this resolution, will require a very powerful and pricey machine, particularly when it comes to buying a laptop. If you want to play Elden Ring at 4K on a laptop, our advice is to go for the ASUS Zephyrus S17 with RTX 3080. With a 120Hz 4K display, this is the best option for a 4K gaming laptop, and has the power and refresh rate to actually make gaming at such a high resolution worthwhile.
ASUS Zephyrus S17 (4K, 120Hz, RTX 3080)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 (100-140W)
We hope this guide has proven useful in helping you realize your Elden Ring laptop ambitions. If you’re interested in running Elden Ring on a desktop machine, check out our Will my PC run Elden Ring? page. Also, be sure to take a look at our various other Elden Ring guides and best gaming laptop article.