Below are listed the current requirements for Dual Universe's Alpha.
Please note that the following requirements might evolve due to potential development changes.
AMD A8-7600 / Intel core i3-7100 / intel core i5-4440
Nvidia Geforce GTX 960 / Radeon RX 550
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 / Intel Core i7-6700K
Nvidia Geforce GTX 970 / Radeon RX 580
No setup below our minimal requirements are supported. Therefore, we won't provide extensive assistance if you try to run the game on such configurations nonetheless.
WARNING: Windows 8 isn't compatible with Dual Universe. We are currently having problems with this OS which completely prevents the game to be launched on it.
While we can't advise you to upgrade to Windows 10, for we cannot legally shoulder the potential consequences, we unfortunately also have no solution to provide if you're sticking with 8.