Forza 6: Apex

See what it takes to enjoy Forza's PC debut.

The Forza franchise is now officially on the PC, with the debut of Apex, the free-to-play variant of the smash hit Xbox One title. One of the defining features of the Xbox version of Forza is that it runs at a steady 60fps at 1080p resolution.

That's mostly down to the ForzaTech engine, built from the ground up for the console. But now, Turn 10 has adapted it to produce Apex for Windows 10. But the hardware isn't so straight forward in PC gaming, so there's some detail to be looked over first.

According to Microsoft, here's what you should have as a minimum, to run the game at 1080p and 60fps, and at the top end in glorious 4K:

Minimum Specs

  • OS: 64 bit Windows 10 (v. 1511)
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-4170 @ 3.7Ghz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM (2 GB VRAM)
  • GPU: Radeon R7 250X / GeForce GT 740 or equivalent
  • HD Space: 30 GB
  • DirectX 12

Recommended specs (1080P @ 60FPS):

  • OS: 64 bit Windows 10 (v. 1511)
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3820 @ 3.6Ghz
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM (4 GB VRAM)
  • GPU: Radeon R9 290X / GeForce 970
  • HD Space: 30 GB
  • DirectX 12
  • Microsoft Xbox One Controller

Ideal specs (4K @ 60FPS):

  • OS: 64 bit Windows 10 (v. 1511)
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-6700k @ 4Ghz
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM (6+ GB VRAM)
  • GPU: GeForce 980ti / Radeon Fury X
  • HD: SSD - 30 GB available space
  • DirectX 12
  • Microsoft Xbox One Controller

Fairly hefty towards the middle and high ends. with the 4K specs coming as no surprise at all. Mileage may vary though. We've been able to run Apex on an NVIDIA GTX 645, albeit toned down graphically, alongside a quad-core i5 and 16GB of RAM.

But to get the best Forza experience, one comparable to the Xbox One in this case, you're going to need some decent hardware in your machine.