Attention: The following article provides guidance on building a PC and choosing settings for Mass Effect: Andromeda, but it may contain some out-of-date hardware information. For gaming PC hardware recommendations that are always kept completely up-to-date, you should check out our main build chart.


Mass Effect: Andromeda is a story-driven action game with a few additional multiplayer modes. It is the 4th entry in the Mass Effect series, with a story set apart from the original Mass Effect Trilogy. In the game, players are tasked with ensuring the survival of humanity by finding a new home in the Andromeda galaxy.

This guide takes a close look at Andromeda’s graphical settings and the impact they have on the game. We'll also give you a good idea of the kind of PC hardware you'll need to run Mass Effect: Andromeda to your own personal satisfaction. If you just want to know what to buy without all the in-depth analysis, you can skip to the Recommendations Section.

If you already have a PC but want to know what settings to use for best performance, check out the Graphical Settings section. 

Mass Effect: Andromeda is built on EA’s Frostbite 3 engine, the same engine used for Battlefield 1 and Star Wars: Battlefront. Considering how visually impressive the gameplay is, Andromeda runs very well on the average modern PC gaming setup.

To get started, let's take a look at what Logical Increments tiers are best for playing Mass Effect: Andromeda.

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