What are the best resources for checking games compatibility with PC?

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    #1Speccy

    Speccy
    Speccy gives you detailed information on every piece of hardware in your computer. Instead of manually going through your computer for stats, see everything laid out for you in one clean interface.
    Software

    Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Richard McDonald
    Written on May 3, 2017
    "Speccy is great for finding out all of my PC's specifications. I can easily find what I'm looking for whether it's regarding software and hardware versions, peripherals, or graphics. It's reliable and takes up hardly any space on my computer, so I find it to be a handy guide for many tasks, including checking the compatibility of games."
  2. 21

    #2Futuremark

    Futuremark
    A tool that lets you compare performance of graphics cards/processors and DirextX version of graphics cards against game requirements. Results are only directional and some detailed requirements are not verified.
    Websites

    Free

    Jeffrey Graham
    Written on April 28, 2017
    "Futuremark has a Game Requirements Check tool where you can you can compare performance of graphics cards/processors and DirextX version of graphics cards to see if they meet the requirements to run on your system. To do this you select your Processor and your Video Card and it will run an analysis . At the present time results are only directional and some detailed requirements are not verified. If you want more accurate information about the gaming ability of your PC, you can go to their the ir Game-o-Meter service. "
  3. 19

    #3Game Debate

    Game Debate
    Choose any game to see if your computer hardware meets the games system requirements. Game Debate will provide a comprehensive system requirement report for that PC title.
    Websites

    Free

    David Weber
    Written on March 20, 2017
    "It's so useful to have a tool like Game Debate because it can be hard to determine if certain games are on certain consoles. I was able to figure out if I could play a game I really wanted to on my PC--and though it turned out I couldn't, it was awesome to be able to check it so quickly and easily. "
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    #4Can You RUN It

    Can You RUN It
    It's a good resource when you what to check if you will be able to play any given game on a computer. You'll have to download the Detection App and when it completes the hardware scan, your results will display on the website.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Dylan Ryan
    Written on May 4, 2017
    "Have you ever wondered if your PC could run a game? Then Can You RUN it, is the program for you. You simply just type the name of the game and what type of PC you have and it will automatically tell you whether or not your machine can run the game."

Summary

Best What are the best resources for checking games compatibility with PC
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1SpeccySoftware 26 Free
2FuturemarkWebsites 21 Free
3Game DebateWebsites 19 Free
4Can You RUN ItSoftware 7 Free
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