Forza Motorsport 7's PC System Requirements May Surprise You

Written by Jon Sutton on Wed, Jun 14, 2017 5:03 PM
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Microsoft used Forza Motorsport 7 to kick off its Xbox One X reveal for one very good reason - racing sims are one of the most accomplished methods of showing off how powerful the hardware is. Developers can wax lyrical about tyre treads, stitched leather seats and real-time rain and puddle effects. Forza Motorsport 7 didn't disappoint, and this time we're going to be able to see it all with the power of a gaming PC behind it. Brace yourself, here are the official Forza Motorsport 7 PC system requirements.

Forza Motorsport 7 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-750 2.66 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 970 3.5GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GT 740 or Radeon R7 250X
  • HDD: TBA
  • DX: DirectX 12

Forza Motorsport 7 Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2 GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or AMD Radeon R9 380X
  • HDD: TBA
  • DX: DirectX 12

Well, that's a turn up for the books. In a surprising twist on these usual shenanigans, Forza Motorsport 7 actually has lower system requirements than last year's Forza Horizon 3. When you begin to think about it though, it does begin to make sense. Forza Motorsport 7 is comparatively compact to Forza Horizon 3, with its huge, open-world and off-road racing. It's just you, the cars, and the track. There is no doubting FM7 looks every bit as good though, as we're getting a gorgeous racer with much less demanding system requirements to boot.

That, of course, isn't to say that you'll be running Forza Motorsport 7 on any old PC. You're still going to need a DirectX 12-capable video with at least 2GB VRAM, along with 8GB minimum RAM and a quad-core processor. Just about any quad-core CPU should do it; Intel's i5-750 is now eight years old so it's hardly a powerhouse in this day and age.

The jump up to recommended specs for Forza Motorsport 7 isn't horrendous either. It's worth bearing in mind these are likely the specs for 1080p, so if you want to go to 1440p or 4K, you are going to have to ramp up the hardware significantly. A GTX 1060 / 1070 should do for 1440p, while 4K will be the domain of the GeForce GTX 1070, 1080 and, presumably, Radeon RX Vega. The RAM requirements remain exactly the same, sticking to 8GB. This is half of Forza Horizon 3's 16GB. Once again a quad-core CPU is recommended for Forza Motorsport 7, although we're not talking at the top-end of the scale here. 

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Forza Motorsport 7 System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Forza Motorsport 7 GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Forza Motorsport 7 Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.

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11:56 Jun-16-2017

huh ? really ? i can play this game just fine ? i know my cpu is just a 2nd gen but its performance is just close to 4th gen ! i hope these requirements are true !

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16:38 Jun-15-2017

still great to see the i5-4460 pop up as the recommanded CPU once in a while. My gpu could use an upgrade though :p

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01:39 Jun-15-2017

then optimal requirements

we hope

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22:58 Jun-14-2017

Another Microsoft game that I would buy if it weren't only on the Microsoft store. I love racing games, but it seems like I will never be able to buy a forza game.

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01:30 Jun-15-2017

Yes it wld take a lot for me to ever actually buy a game from the windows store. I tried to play GoW4 last weekend for free and I cant even download the game. Gets stuck at 75gb

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15:22 Jun-15-2017

wow what a joke: free time trial of 1 weekend for GoW4! You just need 47 hours to download and then you can play it for 1 whole hour!

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08:06 Jun-15-2017

Thankfully there's a bunch of other racing games coming on Steam. Dirt 4, Project Cars 2, F1 2018, possibly even The Crew 2.

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20:19 Jun-14-2017

Of course Xbox One X will run this at 4K 60 when the requirements are so low, Xbox One X is overkill for this...

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20:14 Jun-14-2017

PCMasterRace!

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19:39 Jun-14-2017

Well, this is really surprising. Apex was more demanding than this!

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15:44 Jun-15-2017

It seems well optimised :)

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19:34 Jun-14-2017

I've only ever played Forza Horizon 3 Apex (or whatever was the free version) and I liked it. Perhaps I'll buy this. Let's just hope it's not 80€ like Horizon 3 Deluxe Edition

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19:12 Jun-14-2017

Well you didnt lie,Im suprised!

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19:07 Jun-14-2017

OS: Windows 10 64-bit


Not surprised :D

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00:20 Jun-15-2017

Haha good one!

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18:48 Jun-14-2017

Hope I'll be able to check this out with Windows 7. And that background music is atrocious :P

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20:17 Jun-14-2017

This game is a Windows 10 and Xbox One exclusive.

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18:27 Jun-14-2017

Well finally some good news from a Microsoft game,it looks promising and if it's properly done,I might get this a couple days after release.(I hate preorders)

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18:50 Jun-14-2017

publisher: Preorder NOW, and get exclusive content for free...
me: Don't care, I won't preorder!

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18:14 Jun-14-2017

there's a reason if this runs @4k 60 fps on xbox one x

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17:19 Jun-14-2017

Looks great! Can't wait to play it on my PC.

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17:52 Jun-14-2017

Your PC will completly destroy this game xD.

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Seconded

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