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Forza Horizon 5 system requirements have been confirmed

Forza Horizon 5 Cover Cars
(Image credit: Playground Games)

The Forza Horizon 5 PC requirements have been revealed ahead of the game’s release in November. 

Shared via the Forza Horizon official Twitter account, the tweet read: "You've asked us, what does it take to run #ForzaHorizon5 on PC? So today, we're sharing our PC specs as well as details on supported peripherals, graphics options, and much more." 

The PC requirements have been split up into three different categories: Minimum specs, recommended specs, and ideal specs. If you’re hoping to play Forza Horizon 5 in the best way possible you’re going to need the likes of a Radeon RX 6800 / NVIDIA GTX 3080 GPU, 16GB of RAM, and 110GB SSD space. You can see the full list of specs below.  

Minimum specs 

  • 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 
  • 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 specs 

  • 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 

Playground Games may have released the PC requirements for Forza Horizon 5 today, however, the game isn’t out until November 9, 2021. In this installment of the racing franchise, players are transported to vibrant Mexico where they’ll race through sandy beaches, iconic cities, and other historical landmarks.  

In a blog post accompanying the PC requirements, the game's developer gives a little more of an insight into the kind of things players can expect from the new Forza game. PC players will apparently be able to "unlock the framerate, crank up the visuals to 4K, enable HDR for more luminous lighting, or expand the field-of-view."

Haptic feedback on the Xbox Wireless controller is also supported by every version of Forza Horizon 5, including with Steam for the first time. Finally, the developer has pleased car fanatics everywhere by bringing raytracing into Forzavista, the car exploration mode. 

Looking for something to play before then? Take a look at our best Forza games list for inspiration.  

Hope Bellingham

After studying Film Studies and Creative Writing at University, I was lucky enough to land a job as an intern at Player Two PR where I helped to release a number of indie titles. I then got even luckier when I became GamesRadar's trainee news writer where I get to spread the word about the goings-on in the video game world. My expertise lies in Animal Crossing related topics after spending the last 15 years immersing myself in island life. I also know a thing or two about The Last of Us, and way too much about the Kingdom Hearts series.