Need For Speed Rivals System Requirements

Written by Jon Sutton on Thu, Oct 17, 2013 2:30 PM
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The Need For Speed series has been the high-octane racing franchise of choice over the last few years, giving you vast American sprawls to burn rubber in as you race, chase, stinger and cause all around chaos.

Need For Speed Rivals is the latest game to come out of the series, and expands yet again on the previous games, with classic cops and racers gameplay augmented with eleven carnage-inducing high-tech gadgets. So without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, start your engines and see if you meet the Need For Speed Rivals System Requirements...

Need For Speed: Rivals Minimum  System Requirements

OS: Windows XP 64bit

CPU: Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or Athlon X2 2.6 GHz

RAM: 4GB System Memory

GPU RAM: 512MB Graphics Memory

GPU: Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT 512MB or AMD Radeon HD 3870

DX: DirectX 10.1

HDD: 30 GB Free Hard Drive Space

Need For Speed: Rivals Recommended System Requirements

OS: Windows 8 64bit

CPU: 2.4 GHz Quad Core (Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4 GHz or Athlon X4 620)

RAM: 8GB System Memory

GPU RAM: 3GB Graphics Memory

GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870

HDD: 30 GB Free Hard Drive Space

Well, those are  pretty some hefty requirements, but if you look at how good the game looks in motion it's no surprise! While the minimum requirements aren't staggering, it's still going to need 4GB of memory to get up and running, as well as whopping 30GB free HDD space. 

The classic and reliable 8800 GT (Mustang) rears its head again in the minimum specs, but the leap up to recommended specs is a significant one. A hefty quad core processor and and nearly top of the line GPUs such as the GT 660 and HD 7870 ensure that your system will have to be no slouch to get this game hitting fifth gear.

As the next-gen consoles hit we have been seeing a string of recommended system requirements that have got many PC gamers worrying, including Battlefield 4's system hogging specs and the now-delayed Watch Dogs' 6GB minimum on RAM.

How's this one shaping up for you lot then?

Do you think this game will see a significant leap up from 'last-gen's' Need For Speed: Most Wanted's visuals?

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10:50 Oct-19-2013

GPU RAM: 3GB Graphics Memory
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870
Haven't we seen this contradiction before?

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13:11 Oct-19-2013

you can get gtx 660 3gb versions, although it would be kinda worthless to get one.

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18:25 Oct-19-2013

it doesn't need all 3 GB to be on the GPU, some can be found in system memory.
@mydreamrigmaza, the 3GB OEM version of the 660 is actually much weaker than the 2GB versions as its core is underclocked by about 120MHz so it is completely useless to get one.

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18:30 Oct-19-2013

I was referring to the EVGA 3gb models, it's just a gimmick though.

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18:36 Oct-19-2013

ah. yes, just a gimmick on any 660.

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11:19 Oct-21-2013

I think the meant 3GB available graphics memory, which means 1.5GB gfx card + 1.5GB system RAM,
for ex. with my 2GB GTX770 I have 4096MB graphics memory available :)

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11:50 Oct-21-2013

The requirements say System Memory and GPU Memory. If it meant what you guys are saying it would have combined them, or left out the GPU part altogether.

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22:50 Oct-18-2013

SETTINGS FOR ME TO RUN AT 60 FPS?

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23:05 Oct-18-2013

NFS Rivals will be able to have 30 FPS max. ;)

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23:06 Oct-18-2013

WTF 30 WY???????????

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02:26 Oct-19-2013

Darkerium don't forget he has CROSSFIRE, @SOVIT2012 you can run the can with ease on max

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12:38 Oct-19-2013

Skater, it don't matter, Ea's stupidity can't figure out that there are monitors with 60 refresh rate. they only put the vsync with 30 fps, without vsync yeah, its good.

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13:00 Oct-19-2013

with ease very high graphics

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13:16 Oct-19-2013

Just curious, does the 8120 bottleneck that Xfire config?

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13:32 Oct-19-2013

Yeah you are right, according to my searches FX 8120 with HD 7870 will bottleneck the whole system.

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21:17 Oct-21-2013

Tbh I think thats not real, the fx 8*** series won't currently bottleneck any Gpu, I think, besides the fact that it is an 8 core

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18:19 Oct-18-2013

Can I run it smoothly on medium? maybe? I'm pretty sure low will be fine...

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19:01 Oct-18-2013

medium should be fine.

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14:49 Oct-18-2013

settngs n fps for me?help

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14:54 Oct-18-2013

Not enough, sorry bro =/

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14:59 Oct-18-2013

Sorry, you can play it like t--h--e n--f --s -- r--i--vaa--l--s.
Means with stoppages with 10-15fps. Assuming only.(all low.)

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09:25 Oct-18-2013

Map and engine look similar to Hot Pursuit 2010. I think NFS team just enhanced that game into this one. Was expecting something different.

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09:34 Oct-18-2013

I think you are right but the game covers 30gb. Cant be proved because hot pursuit 3 is somewhat around 7.5gb. I think EA has added modes to this game. Just assuming, you know.

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09:12 Oct-18-2013

will it work on win7 32-bit

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09:16 Oct-18-2013

Hey man, you can play this game in win 7. i gotto tell you that from win xp to win 8 all games can be played. it is the graphic card, ram and the processor which choose the playing of the game. And your rig is somewhat up to date.

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07:51 Oct-21-2013

The minimum requirements state that you need a 64bit OS so I doubt it, sorry :(

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08:37 Oct-18-2013

dx 10.1 well that's something new for me anyways 30gb hdd space is too much imo :p

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08:52 Oct-18-2013

dx 10.1 was there for nfs the run too. what is new? And for the 30gb space, yeah
it is a great deal for me too. Now we have to pack hard drives in terabytes.

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08:59 Oct-18-2013

no i have never seen dx10.1 in minimum requirements and yes ur right we need hdd in terabytes i am also scared because out of 500 gb i have only 113 gb free space :/

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09:35 Oct-18-2013

I have 60gb left of 750gb. Gotta start cleaning the junk out of my hdd.

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06:26 Oct-18-2013

NFS is for racing games genre what Crap on duty is for shooters. Same , different year . Not being an ubisoft fanboy, but their first racer literally s on the Need for ****e franchise .

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06:28 Oct-18-2013

you obviously feel very strongly about this.

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08:06 Oct-18-2013

Chill out dude. This is being made by a new studio. Don't crap on them before even giving them a chance. COD I really enjoyed playing their Campaign mode. I don't know why you would hate on it. Games need variety. If every game wanted to be like Super Mario then FPS games wouldn't even have happened.

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07:50 Oct-21-2013

As far as I know, the first FPS game was released before Super Mario :D

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05:24 Oct-18-2013

Wait wait,GTX660?GTX660????????'m screwed.

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05:38 Oct-18-2013

these are the same requirements as for BF4, you should be able to run on low-medium.

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05:16 Oct-18-2013

I got the 7850 And my card is %18 worse than the 7870. Think I can still run on high?

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05:19 Oct-18-2013

You should be fine :)

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05:39 Oct-18-2013

high you should have absolutely no issues as the 7870 is only needed for ultra.
this game has exactly the same requirements as BF4.

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04:31 Oct-18-2013

Any chance for me?? :(

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04:37 Oct-18-2013

you can most likely play at 720p but the framerates will be non optimal for this type of game (25-35 most likely depending on optimization)

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04:40 Oct-18-2013

And settings?

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04:41 Oct-18-2013

low.

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23:11 Oct-17-2013

3gb gpu ram recommended, while gtx 660 and hd 7870 both has only 2 gb vram? thats interesting :P
btw. i would really want to see a game where the minimum requirements are:
cpu: i5 2500k or better
gpu: GTX 770 or R9 280x or better
ram: 8gb or better
hdd: 50gb or more
os: windows 8.1 64-bit or better
cuz when we see this kind of minimum requirements, we all can expect to have outstanding game graphics, which imho is really cool :) maybe when this kind of stats are the bare minimum, the computer technology have evolved to space technology?

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23:39 Oct-17-2013

the reason that they can have a 2GB card while asking for 3GB is that the GPU can use some of the system ram as well (at lower bandwidth).

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22:44 Oct-17-2013

FINALLY!!!!!!
A NEXT GEN GAME WHERE THE SYSTEM REQS AREN'T EXAGGERATED!!!!
Glad to see the legendary 8800GT have support. I expect myself to be running this on medium-high with no AA smoothly.
:D

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03:36 Oct-18-2013

even high if well optimized mate :)

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04:33 Oct-18-2013

Yeah, definitely true, brother.
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22:39 Oct-17-2013

min cpu mine ....like a boss

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22:31 Oct-17-2013

Requirements look good. Should have no problem running this.

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21:51 Oct-17-2013

Hey guys, what settings and stuff would i get? and i am kinda annoyed at 3gb vram...i only have 2 on my ddr5 7870 :l, thanks

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21:37 Oct-17-2013

can i have all time 60 fps on high set? without AA ?

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22:44 Oct-17-2013

no way to be sure what FPS you will get but high shout be very smooth.

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11:14 Oct-18-2013

if the game is optimized like nfs most wanted.. not god.

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20:39 Oct-17-2013

I guess there is some misprint issue in this one:
GPU RAM: 3GB Graphics Memory.............
How the hell is that possible...........

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20:47 Oct-17-2013

GTX 660 3GB, GTX 670 4GB, GTX 680 4GB, GTX 760 4GB, GTX 770 4GB, GTX 780, GTX Titan, HD 7950, HD 7970, R9 280X, R9 290, R9 290X.
all of those cards as well as several others have 3GB vram or more.
GPU's can also make use of system ram for additional vram.

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22:33 Oct-17-2013

My card has 3GB VRAM.

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I listed the HD 7950.

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20:38 Oct-17-2013

Can i play this game in high settings????

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20:42 Oct-17-2013

Yeap no problem

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Max setting's ?

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20:22 Oct-17-2013

with ease.

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20:22 Oct-17-2013

You can play any of the game in this earth in high settings.

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20:38 Oct-17-2013

thank you for your answer's

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