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Need For Speed's back and, in a name that seems increasingly self-referential to the 2015 reboot dud, this time it's payback. Need For Speed Payback is coming to PC on November 10th, taking more than a few cues from the Fast and Furious movies. EA and Ghost Games have also cosied up to Nvidia for this one, meaning performance optimisation for GeForce hardware. Here are the official Need For Speed Payback PC system requirements.

Need For Speed Payback Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-6300 3.8 GHz or AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeon R9 270
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 30GB Available Hard Drive Space

Need For Speed Payback Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5 GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 6GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB
  • DX: DirectX 12
  • HDD: 30GB Available Hard Drive Space

The last Need For Speed arrived with all the impact of a wet sponge so I don't too many of you have given it a go. Nevertheless, if you did, Need For Speed Payback's system requirements are roughly in the same ballpark, give or take a few percentage points. Whatever performance you could get out of Need For Speed 2016, you can probably achieve the same with Need For Speed Payback.

For the rest of you folks, NFS: Payback's system requirements cover a broad spectrum of machines, from the low-end GeForce GTX 750 Ti up to the mid to high range GeForce GTX 1060. This should ensure a great degree of scalibility, along with the usual tip-top performance we've now come to expect from DICE's Frostbite engine.

Need For Speed Payback's minimum system requirements are for 720p resolution, 30 frames per second on the low graphics preset. If you're reaching for a more modern equivalent, a GeForce GTX 1050 or Radeon RX 460 should do the trick.

Meanwhile, Need For Speed Payback's recommended PC specs are what you'll need to play on the High graphics preset at 1080p resolution, 60fps. Both of the recommended CPUs are very capable yet quite old now, so any modern Core or Ryzen CPU should be able to run NFS: Payback just fine.

Those looking to play Need For Speed Payback at 1440p resolution or above are recommended to have a GeForce GTX 1070, GTX 1080, GTX 1080 Ti, Radeon RX Vega 56, or RX Vega 64.

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