Forza Horizon 5’s low system requirements will make it easy to get behind the wheel

A promo image from Forza Horizon 5 featuring a red sports car and two SUVs in the Mexican backdrop

We’re due to land in Forza Horizon 5’s stunning recreation of Mexico come November 5 and we now know what your gaming PC needs to get you in the driver’s seat. Given that the game will also release on both the Xbox One and Xbox Series S|X, Forza Horizon 5’s system requirements are understandably low. Even so, those with the best graphics cards and best gaming CPUs will be able to push their pedals to the metal with beautiful levels of visual fidelity and blisteringly high frame rates.

There’s no news on PC-exclusive settings or features to help boost fps, such as Nvidia DLSS or AMD’s FSR, but the developer confirms that Forza Horizon 5 will feature ray tracing. However, the intensive graphical setting will only be used in the game’s ‘Forzavista’ model viewer and requires a compatible graphics card.

Like other new releases such as Far Cry 6, Playground Games recommends you install Forza Horizon 5 on a solid state drive. While this isn’t necessary, the best SSDs offer massively improved loading times when compared to HDDs. Whatever your storage solution, you’ll need a chonky 110GB of space available to accommodate Forza Horizon 5’s vast open-world.

All settings require you to run Windows 10’s November 19 update (1909).

Minimum Recommended Ideal
CPU AMD Ryzen 3 1200
Intel i5-4460
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
Intel i5-8400
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
Intel i7-10700K
Nvidia GTX 970
AMD RX 590
Nvidia GTX 1070
Nvidia RTX 3080
Storage 110GB 110GB 110GB SSD

While these system requirements don’t specify what their target resolution is or what kind of frame rates can be expected at particular graphical presets, it’s clear that Forza Horizon 5 will be an extremely scalable game that can accommodate a wide variety of system configurations.

Forza Horizon 5 will be available on Steam which should be good news to those who prefer not to purchase Xbox Game Studios titles via the Microsoft Store. In the meantime, check out our list of the best racing games for PC while you wait to hit the tarmac and dirt roads of Mexico.

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