Micro Machines World Series System Requirements are Larger Than Life

Written by Jon Sutton on Wed, May 3, 2017 3:48 PM
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Back in 90's you couldn't move for impaling your foot on toy cars lurking in carpets. Micro Machines were everywhere. There was also a token mega-rich kid at every school who had the whole damn Micro Machines city which unfolded from a suitcase, like some sort of pre-pubescent Patrick Bateman. Then it all sort of... faded away, but it's back with a bang this summer thanks to Micro Machines World Series. Codemasters is updating the classic top-down racer for a new era,  with online play, battle arenas and, erm, Hungry Hippos. Should you want to bathe in its nostalgia, here's the official Micro Machines World Series PC system requirements.

Micro Machines World Series Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-2115C 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon II X3 455 3.3 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 1 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GT 440 or AMD Radeon HD 5570
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 5 GB available space

Micro Machines World Series Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5 GHz or AMD FX-8320 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290X
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 5 GB available space

Okay, so the elephant in the room has to be the recommend requirements. I know you've seen them, and I know you immediately thought 'my, hasn't Micro Machines changed since back in my day'. For a top down racer, those recommended system requirements are absolutely sky high. Considering the minimum specs, I have to guesstimate the recommended requirements for Micro Machines World Series are geared towards 4K gaming. There's no other real explanation, and this also fits in with the system requirements revealed for Codies other project, Dirt 4. The recommended specs for Dirt 4 are even higher, and the best bet is Codemasters treats recommended as the 4K requirements.

Fortunately this means the minimum specs for Micro Machines World Series are far, far lower. In fact, these are just about rock bottom. If you have a DirectX 11 capable graphics card with 1GB VRAM, you should be good to go.  The 4GB RAM requirement is also down at the low end, as are the minimum CPUs, both of which are about the decade old now. I can't see many people having any problem at all running Micro Machines 2017. 

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Micro Machines World Series System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Micro Machines World Series GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Micro Machines World Series Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.

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08:37 May-04-2017

I have a real question:
Why the resolution isnt called 2k but insted 4k?
Because when i see the resolution specs its 1920x1080 then it jumps right to 4k but in reality its showen as 3840x2160 When it should called 2k.
And if that is the case what is 2k resolution?
Just a little confused here

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09:36 May-04-2017

2560×1440 is 2k

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12:07 May-04-2017

But everybody else calling it 1440p not 2k...and if i know my math 1440 isnt double of 1080 but 2160 is and 2 isnt 4... Still confused. Is that marketing stand point and they did the confusion so it will be more attractive?

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16:18 May-04-2017

It's basically just a marketing nightmare. By the definition of 4K, 1080p is 2K (1920 pixels wide) vs the 3840 pixels of 4K. However actual 2K resolution is 2048 x 1080 (a largely unutilised resolution).


4K is used as a marketing term purely to indicate it is four times the resolution of standard HD. It doesn't make sense sadly, it just is.

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22:20 May-04-2017

Thank you Jon!

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19:03 May-03-2017

wow it just my pc xD

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21:36 May-03-2017

You can unlock a core tough

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18:40 May-03-2017

is 4k that common now that we are including it in system requirements, i guess i am still living in the past.

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16:50 May-03-2017

The recommended must be for 5k resolution...

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Can They Run... |

| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-10700 8-Core 2.90GHz GeForce RTX 2060 6GB 16GB
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Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II 2GB OC Edition 16GB
0% No [2 votes]
Pentium Dual Core B960 2.2GHz Radeon HD 6950M 4GB
0% No [2 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 720p
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