Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered PC system requirements are not demanding at all

Written by Chad Norton on Mon, Oct 5, 2020 4:39 PM
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EA has just recently announced a brand new Need For Speed game, except its a remaster of a pretty good NFS game that I'm sure was not the first on everyone's list of Need For Speed remasters. However, the official system requirements for Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered are already out, but how demanding are they?

For a game that boasts updated visuals for today's hardware, and is announced shortly after and releasing shortly before next-gen consoles, you'd think Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered would include support for ray tracing. Sadly, this does not seem to be the case.

The system requirements themselves seem to be an improvement, but not by much compared to the original, which wasn't very demanding anyway. The only thing is that the official system requirements listed an i5-350K for the recommended CPU, which is a processor that doesn't exist, so we think this is a typo for the i5-3570K which has a similar performance to the AMD FX-8350.

Now let's jump into the official Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered PC system requirements...

Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered minimum system requirements

Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered recommended system requirements

(*The recommended CPU spec for Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered listed only an i5-350K, which we assume was just a typo for the i5-3570K, so we've listed that as the recommended CPU)

Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered will need a GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon R9 270X graphics card coupled with either a Core i3-7350K or FX-8350 processor in order to reach the recommended system requirements. NFS Hot Pursuit Remaster will also require 8GB of system memory. This setup should then achieve around 60fps performance on High graphics settings at 1080p resolution.

Looking over the minimum requirements for Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered you will need a GeForce GTS 450 or Radeon HD 5750 GPU in order to run at the lowest graphics settings at 1080p and 60fps performance. This graphics card should then be paired with either the Core i5-3570K or Phenom II X4 965 CPU and 8GB of RAM.

Make sure that your graphics card is capable of supporting DirectX11. Looking over the recommended specs you will need around an 8 year old PC in order to play.

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

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17:16 Oct-06-2020

i3-7350K ......

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13:03 Oct-06-2020

at this pace
im just gonna get a xbx
tired if this haha

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10:41 Oct-06-2020

Should call it Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit HDR

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09:37 Oct-06-2020

Are the recommended requirements for maximum settings?

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09:11 Oct-06-2020

I don't really see a sizeable difference honestly. I think they just needed a new NFS game and were like "People like remasters right?"

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10:31 Oct-06-2020

They had better options like Underground 1 and 2, Most Wanted 2005, Carbon

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11:26 Oct-06-2020

Yeah, but you can't CTRL+C and CTRL+V those games in 2020 and expect people to buy them under a "remaster" label... This one is new-enough to still look decent and fool some people thinking EA did something with it...

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15:48 Oct-06-2020

Oh of course they did, "slaps roof of Frostengine this bad boy can be recycled so many times".
They probably used some new shaders and other effects that they just had laying around, maybe some textures as well, but probably not, you can tell it's not much because of the requirements.

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15:52 Oct-06-2020

Underground 2 was a real banger, i think i played it like 2 years ago. I tried the new NFS Heat, after playing alot of Forza Horizon 4, and it honestly felt really bad. Customizations and cars were alright, i mean you can practically make the first car into the last car you drive, but the driving bit felt really bad. They really just cared about the style and looks, not the feel of the game.

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19:10 Oct-06-2020

NFSU2 is my all-time fave. Nissan 240SX is literally my first, only and last car in the game :D
(well, beside the Hummer H2, since you also need an SUV to pass the SUV events)
Though it's probably best left alone. I dread to think what EA would do to it if they decided to "remaster" it in 2020 onwards... Half the content would be missing, the music would suck, and the upgrades would probably come in the form of "card packs", which in and of itself is the most retarded concept for a racing game I've ever seen...

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07:05 Oct-06-2020

As another guy here said "Cash grab vibes.."

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06:00 Oct-06-2020

Glad this game isn't too demanding as my PC is kind of limited.

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23:52 Oct-05-2020

Cash grab vibes..

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20:16 Oct-05-2020

Never liked hot pursuit , im stil waiting for nfs u 1 nad 2 remaster as well a carbon

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02:06 Oct-06-2020

I actually played it a lot.
Loved the helicopter and the cops.

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18:09 Oct-05-2020

I expected very demanding system requirements, but at the same time i really didn't expect them to be this lower, like a GTX 660 for Recommended, are you guys for real :D. I'm disappointed. If Most Wanted 2012 is next on your "Remaster" list, please take full advantage of the 9th generation of consoles.

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17:45 Oct-05-2020

Some people have the game early already, and its like pc maxed out but they added some few extras like a new Custom Paint option, Crossplay, Wrap Editor, very lazy tbh

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08:08 Oct-06-2020

Wait they have Visual Customizing to the cars? for real? would you also happen to know if we can go beyond 60fps on pc? I would love to hit 144hz
I was honestly under the impression they simply Re-released the ORIGINAL PC version

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10:29 Oct-06-2020

By what iv seen online and on steam itself looks to be locked at 60fps, as for customizing yes i saw it on Gameriot channel on youtube

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13:58 Oct-06-2020

shame if only it went up to 120-144hz i would have purchased it when it was on sale. guess it now depends if they have added some more race events and if all the events can be driven in any car category. that would be a huge win from me.

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14:01 Oct-06-2020

any idea if it is compatible with the old game? like in if i have the old version and i gift my mates the new version will we be able to play together? that is somthing i am willing to buy more copies of the same game for. Plus multiplayer

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14:03 Oct-06-2020

Plus if they add somthing like Ai in multiplayer so that its not just 2-3 players in a race would be fun. i know some of the longer races my friends would get really salty if we leave em alone far behind for more than a couple mins

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15:16 Oct-06-2020

I really dont think the old original game would work with the new one, would be nice but its EA after all so they will want people to rebuy the game for the little extra's added but maybe miracle can happen and we could see a patch to upgrade the old version but again i doubt it

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15:19 Oct-06-2020

As for content, the pc should have the extra dlc content ,Super Sports Pack, Lamborghini Untamed Pack, Porsche Unleashed Pack, that added extra cars and events that were only on ps3 and xbox 360, there was a fan mod to add them to original but it was buggy

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17:34 Oct-05-2020

Why would they be? It doesn't even look that great. And we all know EA's formula for remasters or even new games in their sports franchise:


Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V

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17:05 Oct-05-2020

well so we are getting a re-release my only question is can it at least go over 60fps or is it still locked?

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17:01 Oct-05-2020

I'm with that chick that just rolled her eyes about this whole nonsense...


The game looks exactly the same and I wish EA would just stop it with the real-life "actors" for once...

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