Forza Horizon 3 recommended PC specs

Forza Horizon 3 is coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs — but just how powerful of a PC will you need to run it at full resolution and detail?

Here's a look at the recommended specs:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 3820 @ 3.6GHz
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or NVIDIA GTX 1060 (AMD R9 290X or AMD RX 480)
  • VRAM: 4GB
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Hard Drive Type: HDD
  • Available Space: 55GB
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Windows Version: Windows Anniversary Edition 64-bit 14393.101

In addition, the minimum recommended CPU is an Intel Core i5 3570 with a minimum GPU requirement of an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750ti or AMD Radeon R7 250X and above. Plenty of room for lots of folks to get in on the action, with the usual graphics and performance caveats applied.

On top of the above specs, you'll also want to make sure that you have the latest drivers for your graphics card installed for the smoothest performance. Luckily, NVIDIA and AMD have already released updated "game ready" drivers for Forza Horizon 3. If you're using an NVIDIA GeForce card, you can download the drivers either via the GeForce Experience app, or directly from NVIDIA's website. If you're sporting an AMD card, you can grab the necessary drivers directly from AMD's website.

Forza Horizon 3 will be released on September 27, and Forza Horizon 3 Ultimate Edition owners will be able to get it earlier on September 23.

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