Trials is a series unlike few out there, demanding the upmost in precision, oftentimes at breakneck speed. Trials Fusion looks to be no different, setting the standard for the next generation of bike-em-ups.
This time, RedLynx is adopting the old adage that bigger is better, packing in more than 60 tracks, 1000 parts in Trials Fusion's creator mode, doubling the wheel count to four thanks to ATVs, and throwing in a trick system to boot. So, the game is changing, but what about the system requirements. Well, the Trials Fusion system requirements are probably enough to make your eyes water...
Trials Fusion Minimum System Requirements
OS: Windows Vista 32-bit SP2
CPU: 3.2 GHz Dual Core Intel Core i3-550 or 2.6 GHz Quad-Core AMD Athlon II X4 620
RAM: 3GB System Memory
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 5850
DX: DirectX 10.1
HDD: 8 GB Free Hard Drive Space
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
Peripherals: Xbox 360 Controller recommended
Trials Fusion Recommended System Requirements
OS: Windows Vista 64-bit with Service Pack 2
CPU: 2.5 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5-2400S or 3.2 GHz Quad-Core AMD Phenom II X4 955
RAM: 4 GB System Memory
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti or AMD Radeon HD 7850
DX: Direct X 11
What's that I hear? Is that a roar of laughter? A gasp of shock? Yep, these are some pretty hefty system requirements, the bare minimum system requirements for Trials Fusion are probably enough to get a fair few gaming PCs running for their life.
First and foremost those GPU requirements. The GeForce GTX 460 and Radeon HD 5850 easily rank up there as one of the highest minimum system requirements we've ever had, hitting 8 out of 10 on the Game-Debate GPU Hardware Scale. To top it off you're going to be wanting a dual core i3-550 processor or a quad-core Athlon II X4 620 to supposedly get the game running at minmum. Still, at least the 3GB RAM requirement isn't too bad?
Moving on to the recommended requirements for Trials Fusion and it's the same tale again, this time asking for a whopping GeForce GTX 560 Ti or a Radeon HD 7850, and you'd best hope you're sporting a quad-core processor!
These requirements seem suspiciously high to us, particularly for a 2D-plane physics racing game. Developer RedLynx and the Trials series has a history of aiming for, and hitting, a solid 60 FPS. Trials HD managed a solid 60 FPS on 360, ditto with Trials Evolution. These Trials Fusion requirements may be artificially high to guarantee a smooth experience if you're hitting these brackets, but they're still pretty beastly.
Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Trials Fusion System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users.
Okay then, what do you think of these system requirements?
Were you expecting the system requirements for Trials Fusion to be anywhere near this high?
Let us know!