Dirt Rally System Requirements

Written by Jon Sutton on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 2:24 PM
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Codemasters has sensationally not only announced the latest title in the Dirt series, but it's also released the game today. Dirt Rally is available to buy on PC right now via Early Access, and already comes packing 17 classic and current cars to race over 36 different stages from three locations around the world. 

With Dirt Rally, Codemasters claims it wants to take rally driving to a new level of realism, totally rebuilding the simulation and driving models of the Dirt series, ensuring each and every car feels unique when the pedal's to the metal. You can check out the first ever gameplay video right now on the game page, and if you're picking it up then make sure to check out the official Dirt Rally system requirements below. 

Dirt Rally Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5400+ 2.8 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB System Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GT 430, Radeon HD 5450 1GB, or Intel HD 4000
  • GPU RAM: 1GB Video Memory
  • HDD: 35GB Available Space
  • DX: DirectX 11

Dirt Rally Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz or AMD FX-8150 3.6GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 or AMD Radeon R9 290

As you can see there is an absolutely humongous disparity between the minimum and recommended Dirt Rally system requirements. In fact, about as large as you can get for DirectX 11 hardware. This tells us that Codemasters has much Dirt extremely scalable, much like GRID Autosport, enabling users to set extremely low settings to play the game, but also giving higher-end graphics cards a workout when all the settings are cranked up.

With recommended requirements of a GTX 780 or a R9 290, Dirt Rally is clearly capable of being quite a looker. Without a point of reference it's difficult to tell what resolution this is targeted at, although we suspect this is for maxing Dirt Rally out at 1080p with every graphics setting.  

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Dirt Rally System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Dirt Rally benchmark chart

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12:32 May-04-2015

I can play at a resolution of 1600x900 with my configuration and a 8800 GTS 640MB instead of the hof?

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14:19 May-12-2015

I dont think so dude.... Time to change your Graphics card :)

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11:38 Apr-28-2015

Rallying was the only reason I bought the Dirt games, so hopefully it's something like the old colin mcrae rally games ?

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13:04 Apr-28-2015

yep thats what it is according to the devs. with controls closer to a simulator game.

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19:10 Apr-27-2015

to be honest I'd love to see something more like DiRT:Showdown, rally is just boring :P

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19:54 Apr-27-2015

How about buying Dirt: Showdown xD
We should play sometime!

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20:45 Apr-27-2015

eh I haven't this game installed right now, actually I have only 3 games installed right now: Age Of Empires III, GTA:V and The Witcher (1) :P

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07:03 Apr-28-2015

That's ok, I have exams at the moment so I can't play either.

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07:55 Apr-28-2015

oh I almost forgot, biggest problem is I swapped out my GTX770 coz testing PCIex audio interface :))

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21:20 Apr-27-2015

How about Wreckfest?

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07:56 Apr-28-2015

early access? how'bout no :P

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17:04 Apr-28-2015

Its very promising, so eventually how bout yes.

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17:54 Apr-28-2015

perhaps I'll check it out then :))

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18:37 Apr-27-2015

OMG!! A 2015 PC Game with Radeon HD 5450 as minimum requirement! It's not just a 2015 game; its one of the best racing simulation rally game ever made. Some says HD 5450 is a garbage card. But believe me: it runs every games; but on lowest possible settings (and some terrible FPS for modern games). But this one is a whole another level of optimization..! Well guys, believe this: Codemasters proves once again that they are the BEST GAME DEVELOPER in regards to optimization.

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18:42 Apr-27-2015

its true, their games run great.

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19:12 Apr-27-2015

I think it's very fair, HD5450 is practically same as integrated Intel HD3000 which is what many people have in their laptops (SandyBridge Core-i series) :)

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22:46 Apr-27-2015

me...my intel hd graphics 3000 0% in minimum req :P

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17:48 Apr-27-2015

wow! a new diry game?? and a simulator-ish at that?? i cant wait to play this! the requirements look excellent. I love challenging racing games. oh and i stupid as it sounds i hope there is third person camera :P.

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15:12 Apr-28-2015

Is it actually DiRT 4? I mean the sequel or not?

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19:24 Apr-28-2015

I wouldnt call it a sequel since the previous dirt games werent simulation oriented. its going to be different. I bet I am going to love it though.

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17:37 Apr-27-2015

You guys are aware this is meant to be a simulator? The developers say it is incredibly hard and is not like any other of the dirt series.

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17:43 Apr-27-2015

I expected higher minimum requirements... That fact that they put Core 2 Duo, Athlon 64 X2 series and Intel HD 4000 in minimum is surprising in an era where we regularly see i5s or Phenom II X4s along with GTX 470/570/660 or HD 5870/6970/7870 in minimum......

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18:25 Apr-27-2015

Well, yup's, but im out of this one :( Sadly a beast for a DX10 but still, i can't afford a card now, but soon changing to a Asus GTX 560TI OC Accelero xTreme version ^_^

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18:31 Apr-27-2015

Upsurge, that might just mean it has good optimisation. But we will see.

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17:28 Apr-27-2015

I can play it... :)

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17:43 Apr-27-2015

You can play ANYTHING damn it... ANYTHING...!!!

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19:16 Apr-27-2015

HAHA thanks m8 :) I meant 4K and yeah finally a game that I can play in my resolution at 60fps :)

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19:34 Apr-27-2015

I know... I'm just messing with people that can't. :D

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01:52 Apr-28-2015

C'mon man there's so many guys like me which have weak rigs in GD! So, let the people like 'Us' ask which game runs or not. BTW If you wanna ask, then please wait for at least 5 years :P

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13:59 Apr-28-2015

Haha I know, just being mean :P I never asked, I said I can play it. I meant yaayy I can finally play a game in 4K at 60fps. :) I can't play everything at 4K, there are some games that are more demanding than what I have at 4K. :)

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15:10 Apr-28-2015

Yup, you're so lucky! Jealous on ya :D

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15:31 May-03-2015

You got rather weak cpu tho Deadplayer. I recommend you to get Intel one, since AMD is far behind in single core performace, which matters in games :)

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14:23 May-12-2015

yes true !!!!

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17:09 Apr-27-2015

Now these requirements are what I want to see! The ABSOLUTE minimum requirements necessary to be able to play. We need more of THIS!

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17:44 Apr-27-2015

You mean, logical system requirements that make some damn sense...

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15:34 Apr-27-2015

Those are some mammoth differences in the minimum and recommended specs... Scalability must be through the roof...

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15:00 Apr-27-2015

Finally a game, where R9 290 has the same performance as GTX 780

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15:19 Apr-27-2015

Dream on..

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12:15 Apr-28-2015

The r9 290 actually performs better than the gtx780 in many... many games and it is that powerful

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13:39 Apr-28-2015

The 270X even beats the GTX 760 in many games ;)

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14:39 Apr-27-2015

I think they should fix dirt 3 first

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15:40 Apr-27-2015

What's wrong with Dirt 3?

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16:26 Apr-27-2015

Lol, I just checked now, they did fix it. GFWL was required to run it but the complete edition is out now. My first comment was invalid.

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20:26 Apr-27-2015

Lol okay.

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14:26 Apr-27-2015

I find it hard to believe a racing game requires this much PC horsepower.

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14:31 Apr-27-2015

Not really, the minimum req is sooo low.

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14:33 Apr-27-2015

I meant for maxed settings.

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14:45 Apr-27-2015

Well, it isn't something new.. Most of new games require 770/780/R9 290/R9 290X kinda card to max it :/

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23:20 Apr-27-2015

Agree with Encorporeus...recommend req is too high for this game...but maybe for 4k res?

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14:37 Apr-27-2015

There's not really any relationship between genre and graphical demands. We're hoping to get hands on with it soon, but travelling at 160mph through dense woodland with graphical and weather effects could certainly be demanding.


Excited though, it feels like a return to Colin McRae-style racing :)

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15:33 Apr-27-2015

yeah

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22:52 Apr-27-2015

or it means , loudly 4K for recommended pc

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14:26 Apr-27-2015

Thats a huge gap between a gt 430 and a r9 290. I hope this means its greatly optimized.

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14:28 Apr-27-2015

All of their previous racing games have been really well optimized :)

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14:30 Apr-27-2015

I don't see the gap as a problem. I'd love every game to have low minimums and high recommended, it shows they're actually utilising the hardware properly.

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15:41 Apr-27-2015

Could it be for 4K res?

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Maybe, I'll hopefully get a look at it later today on the 750 Ti, if so I'll post benchmarks tomorrow.

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Core i7-11800H 8-Core 1.90GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Mobile 8GB
| 30FPS, Low, 720p
Core i5-6260U 1.8GHz UHD Graphics 620 12GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1070 Gigabyte Windforce OC 16GB
| 30FPS, Low, 1080p
Core i5-2500 3.3GHz GeForce GTX 750 8GB
| 30FPS, High, 1080p
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| 30FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB
Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB
| 30FPS, Low, 1080p
Core i7-3770 4-Core 3.4GHz GeForce GTX 1650 MSI Ventus XS OC 4GB 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i3-9100 4-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB 8GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-10300H 4-Core 2.50GHz GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i3-1005G1 2-Core 1.20GHz UHD Graphics 630 4GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 720p
Core i3-1005G1 2-Core 1.20GHz UHD Graphics 630 4GB