4K is passé: Project CARS will have 12K support

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Project CARS developer Slightly Mad Studios is planning for the future. Or maybe they are from the future, a far away time where everyone is living it up, playing games at 12K resolution on their stupidly advanced monitors or flying around on their hoverboards. Whatever the reason, the racing sim will support 12K, and that’s a bit bonkers. 

I can barely conceive of playing games at 4K, having neither the appropriate monitor or PC specs. 60fps at 4K is a pipe dream, for me. And the same can probably be said for most of you lovely people, too. So 12K just seems like overkill.

The 12K support seems even more ludicrous given that there are no 12K monitors. To play a game at that resolution, you’d need three, three, 4K monitors. That’s three more 4K monitors than most people have.

If this makes you worry that Project CARS is only going to be for enthusiasts who throw vast sums of money at their rigs, don’t worry. The recommended and minimum requirements –which are subject to change –have been added to the FAQ, and they are nowhere near as high as you might fear.


  • CPU – 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400, 3.0 GHz AMD Phenom II X4 940
  • GPU – nVidia GTX 260, ATI Radeon HD 5770
  • RAM – 4Gb RAM, 1Gb VRAM


  • CPU – 3.5 GHz Intel Core i7 3700, 4.0 GHz AMD FX-8350
  • GPU – nVidia GT600 series, AMD Radeon HD7000 series
  • RAM – 8Gb RAM, 2Gb VRAM

Project CARS is due out the middle of next month, unless it gets delayed for… where are we up to now? Fifth time?