The Crew System Requirements

Written by Jon Sutton on Sun, Jul 20, 2014 9:37 AM
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The next-generation of racing game is here and so is the next generation of racing game system requirements. Ubisoft's The Crew takes in the sights and sounds of hundreds upon hundreds of miles of American roads, stretching coast to coast of the good ol' US of A. 

The Crew's persistent online open world reportedly takes as much as two hours to drive across in your brand spanking new Maserati, during which you can take part in on-the-fly online matchmaking as you tear it past more than a 1000 iconic landmarks. To cruise over the Hoover Dam in the blink of an eye though you'll a gaming PC up to snuff, so before you lay down your pre-order be sure to check out The Crew system requirements...

The Crew Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.5 GHz or AMD Athlon II X4 620 2.6 GHz
  • RAM: 4GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 512MB Graphics Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or AMD Radeon HD 4870
  • DX: DirectX 10

The Crew Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64-bit
  • CPU: 2.66 GHz Quad Core Intel Core i5-750 or 3.0GHz AMD Phenom II X4 940
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 1 GB Graphics Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 or AMD Radeon HD 6870
  • DX: DirectX 11

Ubisoft claim that The Crew minimum system requirements are suitable for the lowest possible video settings and at 1280 x 720 resolution (720p). Meanwhile the recommended system requirements for The Crew are suitable for medium to graphics settings at 1920 x 1080 resolution (1080p).

As far as we are aware The Crew is the debut title to run on developer Ivory Tower's Babel engine, so unfortunately there is no precedent as to how well optimised this graphics engine may be. Previous poorly-optimised titles from the Ubisoft stable have typically ran on the Anvil or AnvilNext engines, so if this is a dedicated racing game engine that could prove a boost for PC gamers.

For now though it has to be said that The Crew system requirements are fairly high, although fairly similar in demands to EA's Need For Speed: Rivals. While every game can't be as well optimised as GRID Autosport's astoundingly low requirements, The Crew basically needs a DirectX 10-capable machine with a a 2.5GHz quad-core processor and a relatively modern graphics card. 4GB RAM is becoming a standard for minimum settings nowadays so this was to be expected, but it's definitely The Crew's CPU requirements that could prove a problem for many. Unfortunately The Crew's vast open world comes at a cost and as seen with titles like the Arma series this can prove to be hugely CPU intensive. 

The Crew's recommended system requirements are pretty high indeed, so if you want Ivory Tower's racer looking its best you'll a top-notch rig to do it. 8GB of system memory, a GeForce GTX 580 or Radeon HD 6870 GPU and quad-core i5 and Phenom processors make The Crew quite a demanding experience.

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the The Crew System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users.

Compare your graphics card to the The Crew benchmark chart.

What do you make of The Crew system requirements? Are these a little high for your tastes? Let us know!

Cheers Wolcan93 for the heads-up!

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09:45 Nov-01-2014

i5 3570k 8gb or 7870 hawk m i ready for maxed out this game?????????

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13:57 Oct-03-2014

Can I play this on the highest settings?

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15:43 Sep-14-2014

having played the beta... i always get 60 FPS on very high... when i tried ultra it dropped down to 25 making it feel very slow... i guess as its a beta, the game will be better optimized for pc gamers so that we can play on ultra

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10:20 Aug-16-2014

Hey guys, on what settings can I run The Crew and how much FPS then? Thanks in advance.

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11:39 Jul-21-2014

Ahhh....I'm getting used to those three red crosses :)

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03:35 Jul-21-2014

8 GB of RAM is more than I expected but I should be fine.

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21:12 Jul-20-2014

I have never even heard of this game before... I may have to start checking it out. :D

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19:23 Jul-20-2014

hmm well,, reminds me the time of NFS underground 2, most wanted and carbon, i have never seen racing games better than those titles till now, good ol days

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18:38 Jul-20-2014

to all the people asking about 6870 and gtx 580.
it's due to the reason that next gen consoles utilize AMD hardware. (atleast that's what i think)

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14:41 Jul-20-2014

LOL, COME ON! what, am i suppose to keep playing mario bros now?

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02:20 Jul-21-2014

Like it or hate it, it is next-gen...put up or pay up.

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06:23 Jul-21-2014

hate it, but we do have to pay up dont we?

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13:47 Jul-20-2014

athlon x4 620 and hd 4870 ? well...i'm done...

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13:31 Jul-20-2014

Im going for an Intel Core i7 3770k and 16 GB Ram , with my current GPU and monitor resolution in place .... how good is it going to run in my New Rig ? Ultra?

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13:55 Jul-20-2014

Yes, but isn't that resolution a little bit small? Mine's bigger, but I'm definitely getting a 1080p monitor.

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16:06 Jul-20-2014

tight on cash man ... will have to wait for 2 more years to get a 1080p monitor

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18:34 Jul-20-2014

i think it would be much better to get an i5 class processor and a 1080p monitor by splitting that i7 money. and go for a gpu uprade when you can.

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06:09 Jul-21-2014

which i5 processor do u recommend for LGA 1155 ?

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06:43 Jul-21-2014

you can use i5 - 3570k :)

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09:59 Jul-21-2014

Thanks ...
and please recommend at 1080p monitor also ...

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10:15 Jul-21-2014

I am using an AOC e2243Fw 1080p monitor. but you can choose any brands other than AOC :)

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13:16 Jul-21-2014

thanks a lot guys

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13:17 Jul-21-2014

yeah an i5 around the lines of mine will be more than enough for the job. i am not a monitor expert but there are many decent 1080p monitors that are cheap out there. pretty sure you could find a big variety in your local shop's website.

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13:29 Jul-20-2014

Recommended requirements at 1080p on medium? Does that mean there is ultra requirements for this like the one in watch dogs cuz that would be pretty lame.

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13:57 Jul-20-2014

Yeah, looks like Ubisoft doesn't care for PC gamers anymore, it's just a matter of time when they stop releasing games for PC. :-(

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13:24 Jul-20-2014

Did I read correctly? Recomended for medium settings?

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13:55 Jul-20-2014

Yep, at 1080p resolution.

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13:08 Jul-20-2014

Some one needs to tell Ubisoft three things:



  1. The minimum and recommended CPU requirements are not a big difference - something like 20% or so I think... May be 25% tops...

  2. GTX 580 and HD 6870...? Really...? HD 6870 is comparable to GTX 460 right...? So is this game ridiculously well optimized for Radeon GPUs...?

  3. DX 10 minimum and Windows Vista not supported... Reminds me of Halo 2 requiring DX 9 and was Windows Vista minimum... Ridiculous... Granted, few gamers are using Vista any more - but that requirement defies logic... BF4 which also required DX 10 minimum ran on Vista SP2... Even Crysis 3 which was DX 11 only ran on Vista SP2...

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13:22 Jul-20-2014

Agreed :)

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12:39 Jul-20-2014

well if its true that you can run it on medium 1080p smoothly with an HD 6870 then its safe to say that its pretty well optimised.

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13:56 Jul-20-2014

Hopefully it'll be well optimised. :-)

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12:18 Jul-20-2014

How can gpu recomended requirments be HD 6870 and GTX 580 if gtx 580 is like 25% better than HD 6870?Maybe it is HD 6970.

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10:54 Jul-20-2014

Wow, awesome graphics and open world racing game. Thumbs up for Ubi. Fellas, if you can't meet the rr(recommended requirement) just lower or disable the anti-aliasing with lower resolution. Thanks

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09:55 Jul-20-2014

Guess im ready for this..But too early to tell. Another Ubisoft game hope this one is well optimized to run on both Nvidia and AMD.

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12:18 Jul-20-2014

Another Bad optimized game :) 100% sure ^_^

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14:06 Jul-20-2014

you have that new IP bad aftertaste too? ^^

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01:17 Jul-27-2014

its not badly optimized actually :) , i ran the beta 40-60fps at ultra with 4x msaa
sure i had some problems especially with drifting at 60fps because it was locked at 30fps and i changed it from a file within the game

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09:45 Jul-20-2014

i can't wait to see if this game can run on Intel hd graphics 4000 :P

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Good luck with that. :-D

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I highly doubt it

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07:06 Jul-21-2014

well, yeah...but do you believe this system req? fifa 2015 have crazy system req. also, watch dogs can run on intel hd graphics 4000

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07:12 Jul-21-2014

If what you say is true it is probable that you could play it on 4000

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haha, but i didn't want play this(i can't play for sure)...i just hope someone play this game on Intel hd graphics 4000.

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Can They Run... |

| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz GeForce RTX 2080 EVGA XC Gaming 8GB 16GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Zotac Gaming 6GB 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-11400H 6-Core 2.20GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile 8GB
| 30FPS, 720p
Core i7-5500U 2-Core 2.4GHz GeForce 940M 2GB 8GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-3770 4-Core 3.4GHz GeForce GTX 1070 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
Core i5-6400 2.7GHz GeForce GTX 1050 8GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1440p
Core i5-9600K 6-Core 3.7GHz GeForce RTX 2060 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 6GB 32GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
FX-6300 GeForce GTX 760 24GB
| 30FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i5-11400H 6-Core 2.20GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile 8GB
| 30FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-11400H 6-Core 2.20GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile 8GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-11400H 6-Core 2.20GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile 8GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-11400H 6-Core 2.20GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile 8GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 720p
Athlon II X4 640 Radeon RX 470 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 4GB 8GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| 30FPS, Low, 720p
Core i7-4710MQ 4-Core 2.5GHz GeForce GTX 960M 2GB 16GB
| 30FPS, Low, 720p
Pentium G2030 3.0GHz Radeon HD 4650 1GB 4GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-6402P 2.8GHz GeForce GTX 1050 Ti MSI Gaming X 4GB 16GB
Ryzen 7 3800X 8-Core 3.9GHz GeForce RTX 2060 Gigabyte Gaming OC 6GB 32GB
Core i3-10105 4-Core 3.7GHz UHD Graphics 630 4GB
Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz GeForce GT 1030 8GB