Resident Evil 7 Biohazard update adds support for older generation CPUs

By: Madeleine Dean
2 minute read

Resident Evil 7 Biohazard recently received an important update, adding support for older generation CPUs. To be  exact, this title no longer requires an SSSE3 SIMD instruction set.

Two weeks ago, Capcom confirmed it started investigating issues affecting CPUs that didn’t support SSE4.1. Many players reported they couldn’t properly play Resident Evil 7 on computers equipped with this type of CPUs, and the company promised it would come up with a fix as quickly as possible.

Resident Evil 7 Biohazard  support old CPUs

Patch #2 Release Notes (Feb. 7th)
The following issue has been addressed in today’s update:
Added support for older generation CPUs. More specifically, the game no longer requires SSSE3 SIMD instruction set.

However, some players report this update hasn’t completely fixed this problem. After 10-20 minutes, RE 7 is affected by low FPS issues, severely limiting the gaming experience. The good new is that this type of issue is quite rare and most RE7 players confirmed they can now play the game on their computers without any problem.

Typical…just when I’ve just used the SDE emulation workaround the issue has now been fixed!!!
Thanks Capcom, this is a awesome game that now runs perfect on my Phenom XII 965 BE…was seriously considering buying an overpriced i5 6700K setup, now can wait till AMD Ryzen is released and upgrade at a reasonable price!

If you’re a VR fan, get ready because this game is coming to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive next year. Resident Evil 7 Biohazard is exclusive to PlayStation VR, but rumors suggest the exclusivity deal is only available for one year. This means that HTC Vive and Oculus Rift owners should be able to play RE 7 in VR starting from January 2018.


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