Forza Horizon 4 PC System Requirements Hit the Road

Written by Jon Sutton on Fri, Aug 31, 2018 11:09 AM
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In terms of open-world racing, no game does it quite like the Forza Horizon series these days. Playground Games is working on a different level, offering up a huge British sandbox for Forza Horizon 4, offering up to 72 players within a single instance of the world. Just as with 2016's FH3, we'll be driving on the correct side of the road. Whoop. But enough about the game, what PC specs will you need to run Forza Horizon 4? Here are the official Forza Horizon 4 system requirements.

Forza Horizon 4 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-4170 3.7 GHz or AMD FX-6120 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GT 740 or Radeon R7 250X
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: TBA (Around 60GB Expected)

Forza Horizon 4 Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1400 3.5GHz
  • RAM: 12 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB or AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB
  • DX: DirectX 12
  • HDD: TBA (Around 60GB Expected)

 

If you've played 2016's Forza Horizon 3, these specs are going to be pretty familiar to you. PlayGround Games is treading old ground here, meaning a set of Forza Horizon 4 system specs that are actually pretty lightweight.

Down at the low-end, a budget-priced four-year-old GPU such as the GeForce GT 740 or Radeon R7 250X is good to go at low resolutions such as 720p. A lot of visual sacrifices will have to be made but Playground has said these system requirements are targeted at hitting 60 frames per section. It'll need to be paired with a fairly solid dual-core processor and a now-standard 8GB RAM. Ah, and as a Windows Store exclusive you'll be needing a Windows 10 installation.

As for the recommended specs, no that's not a typo. The recommended video memory is 4GB while the recommended GPU is a GeForce GTX 3GB or a Radeon RX 470 4GB. We'll go out a limb and suggest 3GB VRAM is the actual recommended video memory.

Nevertheless, a GTX 1060 3GB or Radeon RX 470 are very reasonable requirements to achieve 60fps at 1080p. Performance in Forza Horizon 4 should be similar to Forza Horizon 3, albeit with a few performance optimisations and tweaks learned in the intervening years. Do keep an eye on the RAM requirements though, as the recommended specs jump to 12GB. If you can get away with 8GB on minimum requirements though, Forza Horizon 4 should, in theory, not actually need 12GB provided you close as many other running processes as possible.

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Forza Horizon 4 System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Forza Horizon 4 benchmark chart.

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04:52 Sep-01-2018

i hope they made this optimized like a charm

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04:08 Sep-01-2018

Requirements seems reasonable and accurate.

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21:56 Aug-31-2018

I hope it releases on somewhere other than Windows 10 Store

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08:31 Sep-02-2018

as much i would love that too, can not stand win store, it will not happen :(

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09:53 Sep-03-2018

But why?

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09:40 Sep-04-2018

The problem isn't with the store itself. I would love to welcome Windows 10 store services as much as Steam or GOG or Uplay or Origin. It's not what they do wrong, it's just that they don't do anything at all. No efforts to promote their store as a gaming platform and no services to entice gamers. Hence no audiences.

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20:38 Aug-31-2018

great I hope it will be optimized on pc.

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19:50 Aug-31-2018

GT 740 min? I doubt 100%

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15:22 Sep-01-2018

In Microsoft Store says Forza Motorsports 7 DEMO requires GT 740 as minimum, but the best result I had with my GTX 660 was 768p Low no AA for 50-60 FPS. Forza Horizon 3 requeires the same card, but I ran arround 20-30 FPS 768p Low, very crappy. I understand my card lacks the native DirectX 12 support, but they should put more accurate requeriments (GTX 960 as NVIDIA minimum would be fine).

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19:33 Aug-31-2018

Only to get DX12 capable card and i'm good to go.

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17:09 Aug-31-2018

Why is everyone pissing on the win10 store exclusive? Big deal!? I´m totally going for it again :) Great game

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15:01 Aug-31-2018

So are the recommended requirements for that "Above Ultra" graphics they were talking about?

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15:19 Aug-31-2018

"If you named your PC The Compensator - you're good to go :)"

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17:17 Aug-31-2018

No I'm guessing they've got some Ultra specs are their sleeves too, plus then more on top of that for the beyond Ultra graphics.

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18:49 Aug-31-2018

As far as I'm concerned there's nothing beyond "ultra". At some point we moved from "high" to "very high", then to "highest" then to "ultra". And the euphemistic language here does not matter - they all mean the same thing - max setting the game lets you select.

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22:21 Aug-31-2018

What you're not on board with the new "SUPER MEGA PLUS ULTRA 2x" Graphics standard they came up with?

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10:51 Sep-01-2018

I'd be more amused if they called the new setting "NASA" xD

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15:01 Aug-31-2018

Oh... Wanted to take a shot at this but it looks like my money is saved! - ''Windows Store exclusive''

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14:34 Aug-31-2018

"Windows store", ye say? Hard pass from me... I've got no store on my Win10 installs xD

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14:00 Aug-31-2018

Everyone hates windows 10 yet everyone uses it. rOFL.

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14:32 Aug-31-2018

I just hate the store and the UWP bit. Otherwise WIn10 runs very well.

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14:42 Aug-31-2018

why do you guys hate it? i didn't have any issues, but maybe I should keep my eye on the thing you will mention as your problems with it

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14:49 Aug-31-2018

Same here. Haven't had any problems with the OS. But, I completely stay away from the Store.

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14:56 Aug-31-2018

I hate Windows 10 and I only use it for Forza Horizon titles. Windows 7 still my daily driver for OS.

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15:00 Aug-31-2018

My missis "hates Win10", as she tells me every time if the conversation comes up. But she's used it for a couple of years now and she still can't tell me why or what particular features she hates. She "just" doesn't like it, which is what I find most people are like too xD
My genuine annoyances are the store and UWP. The rest is fine.

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15:19 Aug-31-2018

"Everyone" lol

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12:57 Aug-31-2018

heeheh that pun


and it sucks its only on windows store but one advantage of that is you can buy it on pc and play on xbox one or buy it on xbox one and play it on pc also i did that with halo wars 2 i got a good sale on xbox one and then got it on my pc to cause the microsoft account is the same so i own it on both platforms with 1 purchase

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12:45 Aug-31-2018

Me : Why You no Steam!?!
Windows : We gotta have DRM
Me : But you got cracked so easily!
Windows : We Don't like to lose our share to Valve.
Me : But you can sell so many it can covered your share lost on Steam!
Windows : ...
Me : ...

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12:57 Aug-31-2018

lol

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13:20 Aug-31-2018

That's too true... :D

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12:30 Aug-31-2018

Pretty sure you meant ryzen 3 1200 instead of 1100 and GT 740 instead of GTX 740.

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err yeah, click the wrong button lol

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11:31 Aug-31-2018

yeessssss

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11:29 Aug-31-2018

Not again with Windows 10 store crap

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12:22 Aug-31-2018

lmao my thoughts exactly xD

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14:31 Aug-31-2018

Same. I either run LTSB or Pro with the store and UWP crap uninstalled.

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18:55 Aug-31-2018

I even tried to manually install Store into LTSB, which worked, but the Store fails to operate anyway xD

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20:14 Aug-31-2018

I find this info satisfying xD

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14:59 Aug-31-2018

Time to dust off and update the ole Windows 10 SSD. Last time I used it was when Horizon 4 was released.

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You mean Horizon 3...

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I stand corrected

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