Forza Horizon 5 Developer Reveals Minimum Specs in Blog Post

Published 09/30/2021, 2:52 PM EDT


Popular racing game Forza Horizon 5 developers Playground Games took to their blog to show off how the game looks. The blog addressed the hardware requirements it had for PC and other hardware gamers have. The blog also assured players that even players with low spec PCs can have a good time.

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“By introducing all-new, powerful graphical features, Forza Horizon 5 on PC renders every detail throughout the world with stunning realism, down to the tiniest features like the light that glows through each needle on a Cholla cactus. With extreme draw distances and robust levels of detail, experience sweeping panoramas from the summit of the Gran Caldera volcano – the highest point ever in a Forza Horizon game – and scan the distance ahead to prepare for your next expedition,” the blog stated.

Forza Motorsport released some benchmark specifications for PC. It further went on to breakdown the hardware required for different forms of gameplay.

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Minimum System Requirements

These specifications are for the gamers who run their games on barebones hardware and need to run the game.

  • OS: Windows 10 – November 2019 update
  • CPU (AMD): Ryzen 3 1200
  • CPU (NVIDIA): Intel i5-4460
  • GPU (AMD): Radeon RX 470
  • GPU (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GTX 970
  • VRAM: 4GB
  • RAM: 8GB
  • HDD: 110 GB

Recommended System Requirements

These specifications are for a balanced gameplay in terms of graphics and performance.

  • OS: Windows 10 – November 2019 update
  • CPU (AMD): Ryzen 5 1500X
  • CPU (NVIDIA): Intel i5-8400
  • GPU (AMD): Radeon RX 590
  • GPU (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GTX 1070
  • VRAM: 8GB
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 110 GB

Ideal System Requirements

These specifications are for the gamers out there who want to see what the game truly has to offer. If a person wishes to experience the fully immersive and photo-realistic graphics, their PC needs the following.

  • OS: Windows 10 – November 2019 update
  • CPU (AMD): Ryzen 7 3800XT
  • CPU (NVIDIA): Intel i7-10700K
  • GPU (AMD): Radeon RX 6800 XT
  • GPU (NVIDIA): NVIDIA RTX 3080
  • VRAM (AMD): 16GB
  • VRAM (NVIDIA): 10GB
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 110 GB

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The blog also talked about including ray tracing in the game alongside the car exploration mode, where the player could even open the doors and trunk of the vehicle and experience every small detail the game has to offer.

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Tanmay Gupta

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Tanmay is an e-sports writer at Essentially Sports. Pursuing his Bachelor’s in Journalism at Christ University Bangalore, he is passionate about video games and the stories they tell. He has a keen interest in analyzing video games and writing about them.

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