Forza Horizon 5 Required Specifications Finally Revealed, RTX 3080 Listed for ‘Ideal’ Experience

Forza Horizon 5 is the next big title in the Forza series, and judging from gameplay footage, the game looks stunning. Many players on PC will wonder about the required specifications to get a general sense of how their respective rigs will perform. Thankfully, Microsoft has finally dropped the required specifications for Forza Horizon 5. 

Forza Horizon 5 is built from the ground up on PC to deliver the open road in extraordinary detail at limitless speeds. What’s more, the game is fitted with a vast array of graphics settings to tweak and adjust the experience as you see fit. Unlock the framerate, crank up the visuals to 4K, enable HDR for more luminous lighting or expand the field-of-view.

– Alan Walsh FORZAMOTORSPORT

Minimum Specifications

Starting with the minimum specifications, the listed GPUs are the RX 470 and the GTX 970. These are generally on the higher side for minimum specs. The Nvidia GTX 970 is quite old but still faster than a modern entry-level card like the GTX 1650

The CPU requirements are generous here, with only a Ryzen 3 1200 or an Intel i5-4460. Any modern rig, even entry-level ones, will most likely surpass this. 

A minimum of 8GB RAM and 110GB of storage space is also required. 

Recommended Specifications

Coming to the recommended specifications, the listed GPUs are the Radeon RX 590 and the Nvidia GTX 1070. These again are quite beefy, even though the listed cards are a few years old, they still offer relatively decent performance. For additional context, the GTX 1070 is slightly faster than a GTX 1660 Ti, which is a modern mid-level card. 

Again, things on the CPU side are quite generous, with only a Ryzen 5 1500X or an Intel i5-8400 being listed. 

A minimum of 16GB RAM and 110GB of storage space is also required. 

Ideal Specifications

The ideal specifications dial it to the next level, and the GPUs listed are the RX 6800XT and the Nvidia RTX 3080. While there is no additional information here, the ideal specifications are likely for 4K 60fps gameplay. 

The CPU requirements are also demanding, with the Ryzen 7 3800X and the Intel i7-10700K being listed.

Apart from 16GB RAM, in the ideal specifications, 110GB of SSD storage is recommended. 

The developers have also stated support for 21:9 ultrawide displays on launch, also including official support for most steering wheels from select vendors. 

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