Need for Speed: Shift System Requirements

12th August 2021 - Specs reviewed

Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP 32-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 1.8GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3600+
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon X1800 Series 256MB or NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • HDD: 6 GB
  • DirectX 9 Compatible Graphics Card
 

Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP 32-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 4670 512MB or NVIDIA GeForce GT 240
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • HDD: 6 GB
  • DirectX 9 Compatible Graphics Card
PC System Analysis For Need for Speed: Shift Requirements
Need for Speed: Shift will require Radeon HD 4670 512MB graphics card with a Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz or Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+ processor to reach the recommended specs, achieving high graphics setting on 1080p. 3 GB will also be needed to achieve the Need for Speed: Shift rec specs and get 60FPS. Don't try and play Need for Speed: Shift without 1 GB, which helps get the 30FPS Another thing to consider is the DirectX capability of your GPU. Need for Speed: Shift needs a GPU capable of running DirectX 9.00. We suggest a 13 year old PC to play smoothly.
FPS System Benchmark
200+ FPS
High
Graphics Card
8.19
How well optimised is Need for Speed: Shift for PC? 8.1
8.1
Where does Need for Speed: Shift rank in the list of the most demanding games?
Genres: Sim , Arcade , Racing
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Need for Speed: Shift System Requirements

Minimum
Recommended
Processor
Graphics Card
VRAM
RAM
1 GB
3 GB
OS
Windows XP 32-bit
Windows XP 32-bit
DirectX
9
9
HDD Space
6 GB
6 GB

Need for Speed: Shift PC Release Date:

18 Sep 2009

Alternative Game Tags: need4speed shift, need 4 speed shift, nfs shift, nfss, need for speed shift
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17:25 Jun-26-2017
Can I run Need for Speed: Shift?
Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0GHz Intel GMA 3100 4GB
100% of 3 people think this can run

Can I run this game, on what settings with ok fps? Thanks in advance! ;D

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05:12 May-25-2016

Can i run this on a good fps? If so at what settings?

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12:57 Jun-11-2017

Max settings.I think.

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13:28 Sep-29-2015

can I run it ?

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10:44 Mar-11-2016

Yes, you can

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01:58 Aug-07-2015

Can I play it at least 30-40 fps? Help please..

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10:46 Mar-11-2016

I'd recommend medium or low

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21:11 Dec-04-2014

Settings and fps? Please respond fast thx

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10:47 Mar-11-2016

Low at 40-50 fps

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04:16 Oct-22-2014

Can i run this game? What settings and fps for me?

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04:19 Oct-22-2014

Man, I think you can run this game. Low settings no aa at 1366x768 or lower resolutions. You can use fraps and msi afterburn for measuring fps[they are more accurate than anyone's guess].

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14:02 Sep-10-2014

contrary to many might say, i love this game, love everything about it, the visuals, the physics, and i can really feel the speed with them fast cars here.. maybe because it felt nostalgic, the visuals reminds me of gran turismo 2..

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22:02 Oct-16-2014

i can agree i automatically fell in love with this game the first time i played it.

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13:56 Apr-24-2015

I like it too.

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09:11 Sep-10-2014

can i max it on my res ???

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22:59 Sep-07-2014

Settings and fps for me? Thanks.

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17:43 Aug-28-2014

Settings and fps please?

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15:03 Aug-25-2014

Guys i've tried to run this game before, not sure about the settings, and it used to crash as soon as the first cutscene end. Can i run this at lowest settings with lowest possible resolution and what fps? :)

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21:24 Aug-06-2014

I don't know why, but often the frames go under 40 and it laggs...
Look at my specs... I can even play Crysis 2 with DirectX 11 patch and HD Textures on tweaked ultra... My CPU is 86% better than recommended and GPU 82%...


I tried even lowering from High on FullHD with 4xAA to all Medium on 1680x1050 without AA. No changes. Still framedrops...

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21:28 Aug-06-2014

I looked up the utilization of my PC with MSI Afterburner and RivaTuner:


GPU: max. 35%, normally 25-30%
GPU-Mem: -16% : -500MB of 3GB
CPU: max. 45%, normally 30-35% at only 4 from 8 cores, the others in Idle


So why the hell does this lag sometimes?? :(?

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18:54 Jul-02-2014

low settings 40+ fps ?

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19:26 Jul-10-2014

low setting 1204x768 27-38

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19:53 Jul-10-2014

ok thanks

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16:10 May-30-2014

settings and fps?

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15:27 Jun-05-2014

high, 60 + fps

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16:36 Mar-16-2014

Can my pc handle it on low settings I know my GPU is not 1 of the best GFX

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00:07 Mar-26-2014

you will get playable fps on low settings cant really tell you how much

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15:31 May-29-2014

i do everything high no AA and get 60fps you should get on medium-high 40-60fps..

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09:13 May-30-2014

sorry i was talking about NFS MW oops my fault :/

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23:16 Mar-09-2014

can my pc run it? and what fps?

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17:09 May-22-2014

Maybe Medium about 30 FPS Average. Have a nice day gaming

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23:26 Feb-13-2015

Dude.... He can run the game on Highest setting and get a good FPS.

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19:57 Mar-04-2014

its BS i have powerful pc and i get 30+ in most of races any ideas ?
I change the resolution to 1600/900 with low settings to get 60+ but game looks like s...t

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05:18 Mar-28-2014

did you check your Graphics Drivers? that's the main culprit of lower FPS than you should be able to get. you exceed recommended, so I would bet on your drivers being outdated.

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21:28 May-02-2014

I have the same problems with my rig. I play 1080p and get 25-35 fps on max with no AA. My drivers are up to date

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22:25 May-03-2014

that's weird. maybe your processor's being overworked, which I doubt, or your RAM's full, which I also doubt, my advice would be to do some routine tests to speed up your computer (Advanced System Care is a good free one, there's a pro alternative, but it doesn't do much more than the free version), and then see, I really don't know what to tell you.

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18:49 May-22-2014

Guys, all I know is that if you aren't using the 1.02 patch you'll get performance issues. Before i installed the patch I had the same issue, but with the patch I get steady 60 fps, 100% maxed out with vsync.

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22:08 Aug-07-2014

@Maxium: I installed the patch and it runs a bit smoother but the framedrops are still there... :(

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21:34 Aug-06-2014

@Lukaszmozer12319 @Barsbotond


Same problem for me... Maybe it's the FX? We have all an AMD FX as CPU...

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12:44 Feb-16-2014

What settings and FPS?

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14:15 Feb-16-2014

Hight man...:)

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14:15 Feb-16-2014

Hight man...:) 40 FPS...maybe more!

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14:47 Feb-16-2014

Thanks dude!

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03:20 Feb-28-2014

LOL you can play max settings with AA and everything and you will get 60 fps easy

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21:32 Aug-06-2014

Look at my comment... with an AMD card it's not that easy -.-

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13:23 Jan-31-2014

can i run it on max with 40+ fps if i get hd 6570 ? or gt 630 ?

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13:53 Jan-31-2014

high 40fps for sure but doubt Max

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13:57 Jan-31-2014

coz i am thinking of buying a gt 630 1 gb ddr 3 and my resolution is gonna be like 1152x862 soo what settings for me ?

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15:54 Jan-31-2014

On that res Max

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09:23 Feb-01-2014

i have a dell precision 390 with 375 i wanna use a 880- gt 512mb gpu with it so can i run a 8800gt on a 375 watts psu ? and 8800gt is better then gt 630 ?

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13:27 Feb-01-2014

it had to say cos the 8800gt is still a good gfx but due to new features go for the GT630

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15:31 Feb-01-2014

ok so i can go with gt 630 on my 375 watt psu right ? or what about the gts 450 ?

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15:55 Feb-01-2014

375 is pretty low though but I think 400 psu at least would do.

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16:15 Feb-01-2014

Yeah but i have a dell precision 390 and i want a power supply that can fit in that case http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad290/jmsandrsn/T3400Inside17.jpg

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04:38 Jan-29-2014

What settings can i run this at?

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14:16 Feb-16-2014

Medium settings 35+FPS!

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