FIFA 18 System Requirements Kick Off the New Season

Written by Jon Sutton on Tue, Sep 12, 2017 10:06 AM
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The smell of freshly cut grass. The sound of £190 million being exchanged for the services of a single human being. It's football season. FIFA is back with FIFA 18, promising to be bigger and better than ever. The Journey follows the continuing career of young upstart Alex Hunter, while cover star Ronaldo lends his talents to overhauled animations. FIFA 18 on PC is the full-fat DX12, Frostbite version again this year, here are PC specs needed to run FIFA 18.

Things are a little bit different this time as we've got the minimum and recommended specifications for both DirectX 11 and DirectX 12 versions of FIFA 18.

DirectX 11

DirectX 12

FIFA 18 Minimum System Requirements - DirectX 11

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 1GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon R7 260
  • HDD: 50GB Available Hard Drive Space

FIFA 18 Minimum System Requirements - DirectX 12

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-6300T 3.3 GHz or AMD Athlon X4 870K 3.9 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon RX 460
  • HDD: 50GB Available Hard Drive Space

FIFA 18 Recommended System Requirements - DirectX 11

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-3550K 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon R9 270
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 50GB Available Hard Drive Space

FIFA 18 Recommended System Requirements - DirectX 12

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-6300T 3.3 GHz or AMD Athlon X4 870K 3.9 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 or AMD Radeon R9 270X
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 50GB Available Hard Drive Space

Despite the slightly confusing way EA Sports has delivered the system requirements, there isn't actually a great deal to split any of these specs. If you want a pure minimum vs recommended then just use the top left and bottom right set of system specifications for FIFA 18. 

For the most part, the system requirements for FIFA 18 remain roughly in line with FIFA 17, unsurprisingly. Those happy to play FIFA 18 on DirectX 11 mode will be able to run the game on older graphics cards, namely any GPU from the GTX 400 series or Radeon R7 260 onwards, provided it's got at least 1GB video memory. This just needs to be paired with a dual-core processor and you're golden. FIFA 18 shouldn't be a challenge to run on an average to low-end gaming PC.

FIFA 18's recommended specs are slightly higher than we've come to expect, probably down to a few minor graphical upgrades over FIFA 17. The pairing of the GeForce GTX 670 or Radeon R9 270X isn't likely to worry many though. Looking at more modern rigs, anything with a GeForce GTX 1050 or Radeon RX 460 and upwards should be capable of playing FIFA 18 on Ultra at 60 frames per second.

One final snag to look out for is the 8GB RAM requirement across all specs. This is double FIFA 17's minimum RAM and the main area which could cause performance problems for the sequel. If you have 4 or 6GB you may still be able to run FIFA 18 provided you closed as many running applications and processes as possible prior to launching FIFA 18.

In terms of the differences between DirectX 12 and DirectX 11, don't expect to see any of note. Microsoft's latest graphics API doesn't really offer any graphical advantages above and beyond DirectX 11. The slightly higher system requirements for DX12 may be explained away by more modern cards being better equipped to deal with some of its tech, which includes offloading CPU work to the GPU in order to improve performance for those with lower-end processors.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the FIFA 18 System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the FIFA 18 GPU benchmark chart and we also have a FIFA 18 Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.

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20:26 Sep-15-2017

hello
my system has
8 gige ram ddr4
cpu cori 7 6700
gpu geforce gtx 9600 4 gig
but run fifa 18 demo ultra gerafic setting with 60 fps have lag ?????!!!

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12:46 Sep-12-2017

So basically DX 11 requires a better CPU and a weaker GPU while DX 12 requires a weaker CPU and a beefier GPU.I dig that.

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12:57 Sep-12-2017

Well one of the improvements/goals M$ has with DX12 was to improve CPU and GPU "exchange of data methods" in simple words, resulting in reduced bottlenecks, so makes sense to me :P On the other hand the higher GPU requirements might mean higher graphical quality overall/extra effects which cannot really be verified until the game is out.

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13:16 Sep-13-2017

I played the demo and i experienced some bugs on DX 12.Some audio bits are not played in The Journey and whenever you start a match there is a black screen which you can fix by pausing and unpausing the game.It's really weird.

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11:50 Sep-12-2017

Lmao with dx 12 the game should have lower system requirements not the opposite gg konami

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12:49 Sep-12-2017

You do know EA makes FIFA right?

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13:21 Sep-12-2017

Yeah my bad, I thought this was PES

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16:29 Sep-12-2017

No probs mate

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10:58 Sep-12-2017

Does the game look better with DirectX12...? Or why does it need better components? What's the point of it then?

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11:54 Sep-12-2017

Apparently Konami has monkeys for programmers since dx12 is supposed to make games games run smoother. No one should play this piece o **** game anyway

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13:19 Sep-12-2017

oh my bad I didn't focus on the title. But still EA did mess up with those system requirements

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10:37 Sep-12-2017

i dont understand why directx 12 needs better specs? isnt it supposed to make games faster?

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10:26 Sep-12-2017

Is DX12 (rec)-60 frames possible for me?

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Yes, easily.

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