Forza Horizon 5 minimum PC system requirements don't require a beefy PC in order to run

Written by Chad Norton on Mon, Jun 14, 2021 4:18 PM
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This weekend marked the start of the E3 2021 event, and with it has already brought some brand new and exciting game reveals. Yesterday's Xbox and Bethesda E3 2021 showcase was a big one, and one of the most anticipated reveals from that show was the next Forza Horizon.

Forza Horizon 5 will be launching on November 9th 2021, and thankfully Xbox Game Studios have revealed the initial minimum system requirements. Although it certainly looks like a very pretty game, the minimum specs reveal you won't need a beefy PC in order to play it.

So let's take a look at the official minimum Forza Horizon 5 PC system requirements...

Forza Horizon 5 minimum system requirements

*Specs listed only provided Intel CPU, so we listed the closest matching AMD processor based on the hardware description provided.

Forza Horizon 5 requires a GTX 650 Ti or R7 250X graphics card along with either a Core i3-4170 or FX-6120 processor in order to meet the minimum system requirements, which should achieve 60fps performance on Low graphics settings at 1080p. You will also need at least 8GB of RAM.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Forza Horizon 5 System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarks and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Forza Horizon 5 GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Forza Horizon 5 Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.

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11:56 Jun-17-2021

Since when do 600 series support DX12?

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18:31 Jun-16-2021

Other devs should take notes, especially Ubisoft. Valhalla was so terribly optimized that a GTX 750 Ti couldn't even run it. It looks like it can run FH5 at 1080p medium 40fps like FH4.

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12:38 Jun-15-2021

Minimum system requirements


2GB GPU Memory?


8GB System memory?


I don't care what the developer says, those are too low for the game.

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12:42 Jun-15-2021

Minimum should be 12GB system RAM and 4GB GPU RAM.

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13:18 Jun-15-2021

Have you tried FH4? The engine is great and the game is so optimized that you can run it at 4K on a 1070 :)
It also has a "potato PC mode", basically the lowest settings may look a bit crap, but the game will run no problem.

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14:55 Jun-15-2021

What FPS does that mode allow the game to run at?


Also you said it can run 4K on a GTX 1070, which I find hard to believe, but failed to mention framerate.


60 FPS is a big deal for me for me, especially for racing games on any console. But especially on PC.

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15:19 Jun-15-2021

Just watch the Digital Foundry video if you don't believe me.


They show a 1060 doing 40fps at 4K Ultra, but they didn't show the 1070's fps beyond "it can do locked 1080p60 at extreme settings and 8x MSAA or locked 4K30". Seeing as a 1070 is quite a bit more powerful - 4K with tweaked settings should be possible to hit 60 or close to it at 4K.
Also consider the video is OLD.


On my 3090 FE I play at 5K, Extreme, FXAA + 2x MSAA (overkill) and get 80-100 fps, which is very smooth with G-Sync.


Better?

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18:37 Jun-15-2021

30 minutes long... I don't think I will watch the whole thing. But I believe you.


I am not doubting the hardware in the requirements can run the game at all, I am merely doubting that 60fps would be possible. More like 30fps, a no go for racing games, even on console.

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01:15 Jun-16-2021

You can doubt whatever you feel like, but the framerates are provided.

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00:18 Jun-15-2021

Yet raytracing of any form is restricted to in your garage

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13:20 Jun-15-2021

Yeah, I'm a bit disappointed in that. I'll still have a blast in the Photo mode, as I always do, but as good as FH4's photo mode is - my main gripe is the lack of accurate reflections and shadowing - so at least that got sorted somewhat.

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14:27 Jun-15-2021

Fail, for some reason GD always inserts "em" in brackets into screenshot links if I don't edit them :/
Anyway, REPOST

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18:20 Jun-14-2021

Those look very similar to FH4's specs, so I'm happy. I'm also happy I"ll have game pass so I don't have to drop $60 (even though I know I would and it be worth every penny), This was honestly my favorite announcement outside of Starfield, because I was already extremely hyped for Psychonauts.

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05:41 Jun-15-2021

To think this will only cost $60

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02:07 Jun-16-2021

I mean I keep game pass subbed, and it's game pass day one, so..I'm good. X3

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18:15 Jun-14-2021

Nvidia: We will no longer suport gtx 700 and 600 series
Also FH 5: Min. req. gtx 600 series
Also FH: For the best possible experience download the latest drivers for your video card
Also me: October>November
Also 600 - 700 series owners -_-

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17:40 Jun-14-2021

What I want is the game on Steam... Bought FH4 on the M$ store and have to deal with constant connection issues and my DLC cars being locked out of my own garage. I'd buy FH4 on Steam, but there's no way to move the saves, which is another kick in the face. Gotta love the digital future...

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16:41 Jun-14-2021

they missed out on true next-gen graphics especially that they took a year off by making it cross-gen, I know it's hard to get hold of the next gen consoles, but 3, 4 and 5 being on last gen is kind of a loss

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17:02 Jun-14-2021

Well it looks fine, even more than that I would say. And in 2-3 years the new rdna architecture will be utilized way better by then so the next FH that comes after this, hopefully with the Japan setting, will be true next gen

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17:24 Jun-14-2021

There are things on PC in FH4 that I wish were better (notably the foliage draw distances), but the game runs so smooth at 5K ultra that I can't complain. At this point I'd rather they stick to the magical engine they have so I can enjoy the extra supersampling.

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16:36 Jun-14-2021

Nice, a new forza horizon game, hopefully FH4 drops in price

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13:21 Jun-15-2021

I bought the Ultimate Edition just before Christmas for £36 or £38, which wasn't that bad.

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Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core 3.7GHz GeForce RTX 3080 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 10GB 32GB
| Ultra, 1440p
Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core 3.7GHz GeForce RTX 3080 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 10GB 16GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i7-3770 4-Core 3.4GHz Radeon RX 580 MSI Gaming X+ 8GB 16GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i7-3770 4-Core 3.4GHz Radeon RX 580 MSI Gaming X+ 8GB 16GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 30FPS, Low, 720p
Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz Intel Q45 Express Chipset 4GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Ryzen 9 5900X 12-Core 3.7GHz GeForce RTX 3080 Asus ROG Strix 10GB 32GB
66.6667% Yes [3 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Windforce 2X OC 6GB 32GB
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100% Yes [2 votes]
| 30FPS, Low, 1080p
Core i7-8750H 6-Core 2.2GHz GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB 16GB