GRID Autosport came speeding over the horizon out of nowhere - announced last week for PC, and available to download come June 27th. It's not often we get such a rapid turnover from announcement to release, but it's already time to start revving your engines in preparation for Codemaster's latest.
Of course, a new game means new system requirements, so we've got you the specs you'll be needing to go from nought to sixty in record time. Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines, and come check out the official GRID Autosport system requirements...
GRID Autosport Minimum System Requirements
OS: Windows Vista 32-bit
CPU: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 or 2.8 GHz AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core 5400+
RAM: 2GB System Memory
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT or AMD Radeon HD 2600 XT
DX: DirectX 11.0
HDD: 15 GB Free Hard Drive Space
Audio: Direct X Compatible Sound Card
GRID Autosport Recommended System Requirements
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
CPU: 2.67 GHz Intel Core i7 920 Quad-Core or 3.6 GHz Quad-Core AMD Bulldozer FX-4100
RAM: 4 GB System Memory
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GT 640 or AMD Radeon HD 7570
GPU RAM: 1024MB VRAM
HDD: 20 GB Free Hard Drive Space
Well race fans, you're in luck. GRID Autosport comes packing almost identical system requirements to its predecessor GRID 2, and odds are if you could get that up and running then you're going to be fine with the GRID Autosport requirements.
Those looking to meet the minimum requirements for GRID Autosport will be pleased to know that they are exactly the same as last year's iteration, requiring a pretty modest processor and graphics card. There's not much here to prove an issue for most gaming PCs bought in the last decade, although the 15GB installation for SSD users is a bit on the hefty side.
For the recommended GRID 3 requirements, the requirements are actually lower than GRID Racedriver 2, requiring just a 600 series Nvidia GPU rather than the 740 last year, or a Radeon HD 7570 for AMD users.
Some of the requirements for recommended settings on GRID Autosport are fairly high, particularly the quad-core processors. The AMD FX-4100 is currently an 8 on the GD hardware scale while the Core i7 920 is a hefty 9. It's worth noting in terms of storage also that GRID Autosport can take up to 20GB space, 5GB more than the minimum, presumably for higher quality videos.
Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run GRID Autosport Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users.
What do you make of these GRID Autosport requirements?
Pleased that Codemaster's have managed to stick to last year's requirements, or would you have preferred a bit more progress?
Let us know!