After eschewing PC in favour of some oddball mobile release last year, Farming Simulator 2017 is at long last coming home to roost on PC next month. Within a matter of weeks we'll be up to our eyes in turnips. Farming Simulator 2017 looks like quite the visual leap for the series; tractors have never looked so good. FS2017 allows would-be farmers to raise livestock, take part in forestry and grow crops. Before you get the keys to that brand new combine harvester though, cast your gaze over the Farming Simulator 2017 minimum system requirements to ensure your PC's up to the task.
Farming Simulator 2017 Minimum System Requirements
- OS: Windows 7 32-bit
- CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4600+ 2.4 GHz
- RAM: 2 GB System Memory
- GPU RAM: 1 GB Video Memory
- GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 or AMD Radeon HD 6670
- DX: DirectX 9
While this series may not be for everyone, it's undeniable it has a devout following and it seems fans will be pleased with another un-stressful set of system requirements not too much more taxing than the last Steam release of Farming Simulator 15.
We do take a few generational leaps forward, but for the most part this set of minimum system requirements for Farming Simulator 2017 are very reasonable. Required VRAM has doubled up to 1GB, but any GeForce 500 series and upwards should be fine on this front. Likewise and AMD Radeon graphics card from the last five or so years. CPU demands for FS2017 are even more lenient than the graphics card, while you'll need just 2GB RAM.
While we don't have any recommend specs for Farm Sim 2017 to go on, you will need slightly more powerful hardware to enable all the graphical bells and whistles. Something along the lines of a GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon R9 270 should be more than capable of hitting the higher settings at 1080p.
It's easy to see these aren’t going to be running many computers into the ground, so we’re sure that there will be many hours of crop growing, udder milking and rolling in the hay for all come Farming Simulator 2017's October 25th release.
Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Farming Simulator 2017 System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Farming Simulator 2017 GPU benchmark chart.