Horizon Zero Dawn PC system requirements revealed

Written by Chad Norton on Fri, Jul 3, 2020 5:42 PM
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It's official, the much anticipated PC port of the PlayStation 4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn has now got a release date. But more than that, the official PC system requirements for Horizon: Zero Dawn have also been revealed and they're not that bad. For those worried about porting over the Decima engine it looks like it won't be causing too much stress on our hardware.

So without waiting any longer let's jump right into the PC system specs for Horizon Zero Dawn...

Horizon Zero Dawn minimum system requirements

Horizon Zero Dawn Recommended System Requirements

You need a Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz or Ryzen R5 1500X processor coupled with a GeForce GTX 1060 to run Horizon: Zero Dawn system requirements at recommended. You can expect to get around 60FPS at 1080p screen resolution on High-Ultra graphics settings with this hardware, but it looks like it wants 16GB system memory as well to hit recommended specs.

Horizon: Zero Dawn needs a Radeon R9 290 graphics card with a Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz or FX-6300 processor to reach the minimum specs, achieving 60FPS on 1080p monitor resolution with Low graphics settings. System memory for minimum is 8GB.

Another thing to consider is the DirectX capability of your graphics card, as Horizon: Zero Dawn needs a GPU capable of running DirectX 12.

To summarise, Horizon: Zero Dawn will be needing around a 4 year old PC to play at recommended settings.

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

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09:23 Jul-29-2020

i think the minimum should be GTX 660. even hellblade senua was over minimum and i played it with high settings on gtx 660

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23:16 Jul-04-2020

4k 60FPS on PC will never look more glorious.

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20:59 Jul-04-2020

i mean my proc isnt even listed in the website yet but ya ill be fine lol looks fun played it a min on ps4 but stopped

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01:36 Jul-04-2020

I'm not saying anything until I play it my self....

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09:25 Jul-29-2020

i did. coz most games said minimum was over GTX 660 but i play most games with mid-ultra settings.

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21:53 Jul-03-2020

YES!!! Suck it friend to told me to buy a PS4! Hope it's optimized well and I might just preorder this one because I'm hyped.

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22:42 Jul-03-2020

Good things come to those who wait :)

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20:09 Jul-03-2020

I think you did a mistake in the article..


The recommended specs are for the original settings (like ps4) not the Favor Quality / Ultimate Quality options

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19:04 Jul-03-2020

I hope it's optimized and I can play it well
Not another RDR2

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19:13 Jul-03-2020

Actually, in the trailer you can see the performance on a RX 580 : 60fps on max settings at 1080p
This is quite good but very poor VRAM optimization ( 6.9Gb )

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20:01 Jul-03-2020

It also has many unrepeatable textures for some reason and they are super similar, but different, so it begs the question... why?

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22:41 Jul-03-2020

Even if a texture looks similar but "different" - it may just have been multi-layered or alpha-blended. In other words - repetition is now often hidden with decals and various blending techniques.

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23:02 Jul-03-2020

Oh yeah, you are right, I forgot about decals. :D

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20:08 Jul-03-2020

It was 60fps at the orignal preset, which equates to medium.

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22:30 Jul-03-2020

God, just read for once. It literally says System Spec and bellow RAM size and VRAM size. It's not utilization.

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18:45 Jul-03-2020

maybe i can run this.

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18:56 Jul-03-2020

Did you buy an expensive PC just to make this joke constantly?

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19:35 Jul-03-2020

Good one

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20:03 Jul-03-2020

yes

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02:35 Jul-04-2020

What’s ur target cost per comment? :)

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22:42 Jul-03-2020

I have my doubts too... O_O

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15:27 Jul-05-2020

You might get away with 720p at low.... maybe.

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18:30 Jul-03-2020

These system requirements are quite reasonable although the RAM for recommended is a bit high in my opinion. But its good to know most gamers will be able to enjoy this. Kudos to the devs for optimizing well.

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18:05 Jul-03-2020

typo minimum twice

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17:47 Jul-03-2020

i5 2500 hanging on. That thing is a beast.

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18:57 Jul-03-2020

Full respect to the 2500, just dropped my 2500K recently and it done me a service.

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20:02 Jul-03-2020

It's not that the i5 2500k is a beast, it's just that everything after it is a joke given all the time, resources and money they have had and been spending in the last 9 years. But hey the profit margins are huge and we got 16 core desktop 64 core enthusiast CPUs... Yay? -_-

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| 30FPS, Low,
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