FIFA's back, and unlike PES we're not being left behind our console counterparts for this outing on PC. FIFA 17 moves the entire game over to the very same Frostbite engine used to power Battlefield 1, Mirror's Edge Catalyst and Mass Effect Andromeda, to name but a few. Dropping the Ignite engine, FIFA 17 promises to be the best looking version of FIFA yet. It comes at a cost though, with FIFA 17 raising the bar for the series' system requirements.

FIFA 17 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon R7 260
  • HDD: 50 GB available space
  • DX: DirectX 11

FIFA 17 Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-3550 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon R9 270
  • HDD: 50 GB available space

Compare these to the system requirements for last year's FIFA 16 and you can see these are a generational leap. Fortunately they still aren't anything major to worry about. Minimum CPU demands for FIFA 17 remain much the same, although we see a slightly bump up in terms of graphics cards.

The big changes down at the low-end are reserved for installation size and memory required however. FIFA 17 requires a massive 50GB hard drive space compared to 15GB for FIFA 16, while RAM shoots up to 8GB minimum from 4GB last year. Hopefully that signals the arrival of some much higher resolution textures in FIFA 17.

There's not a huge gulf between the minimum and recommended requirements for FIFA 17 either. Both the GTX 660 and the R9 270 are mid-range by today's standards, suggesting 2GB VRAM is optimal for maxing FIFA 17 out. The processors are a little on the high-end, but the glacial movement of CPU upgrades from both Intel and AMD means most PC gamers should have this covered.

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the FIFA 17 System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the FIFA 17 benchmark chart.