Forza Horizon 3 Recommend Specs and PC Features Revealed

/ 2 years ago

Forza Horizon 3

The Forza Motorsport franchise is best known for its accessible yet realistic physics model and immersive career mode. Even though the core titles have a fairly serious tone, the Forza Horizon spin-off provides light entertainment for those who enjoy a more casual racing experience. In Forza Horizon, the player explores vast landscapes and becomes embroiled in intense races. Previously, the Forza series was an Xbox exclusive and Microsoft didn’t appear to have any intentions of listening to passionate pleas from PC gamers.

Thankfully, the company’s attitude changed and they now consider Windows 10 an essential part of their gaming line-up. In a rather exciting move, Forza Horizon 3 will launch on PC although access is limited to those running Windows 10. In a post, a representative provided an insight into the PC version and included the recommended specification:

“We know lots of players are preparing to enjoy Forza Horizon 3 on Windows 10 PCs and today we’re revealing the recommended specifications. Naturally, Forza Horizon 3 will require DirectX 12-enabled machines and Windows 10. Check out details on these recommended specs at

Forza Horizon 3 players will have a tremendous amount of adjustment options when playing on Windows 10. From basic options like full screen, vertical sync and resolution, to more advanced adjustments like quality settings for motion blur, mirrors, reflection, static and dynamic geometry, we’re giving Windows 10 players the power to play the way they want. Whether playing on the recommended specs or pushing the hardware limits to deliver the ultimate 4K racing experience, Forza Horizon 3 players will have lots of options for making the most of their experience.

One additional note, we know there are a lot of PC players who want to know more about using wheels. Look for an update on wheel support in Forza Horizon 3 on Windows 10 in an upcoming story in the future.”

CPUi7 3820 @ 3.6GHz
AMD R9 290X or AMD RX 480
Hard Drive TypeHDD
Available Space55 GB
Resolution1920 x 1080
Windows VersionWindows Anniversary Edition 64-bit 14393.101

The recommended specification makes for interesting reading and I’m looking forward to benchmarking the game using a wide range of graphics cards. As you can see, Forza Horizon 3 consumes a hefty amount of hard drive space and requires a pretty decent graphics card. However, if you’re hardware is fairly recent, there shouldn’t be any issues. Once again, the memory amount surpasses 8GB, but honestly, I doubt the quoted 12GB is needed to run the game smoothly.

Are you looking forward to Forza Horizon 3 or waiting to see if it ends up on Steam?

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4 Responses to “Forza Horizon 3 Recommend Specs and PC Features Revealed”
  1. Louie Reimer says:

    8GB RAM
    GeForce 940M 2GB

    Can I run it

    • Waleed says:

      I would think so. I would think these requirements are for best quality game play. So, if you lower the settings, then you should be able to run the game, maybe at 1080p if texture quality and other setting reduced.

      Conclusion: Yes, I think it will work

      • ayobro says:

        nah even the initial specs are pretty high up 970 and i7 are both top of the line and 12gb ram is unheard of, usually people just go to 16gb.. it would cost 900 $ to run this stupid game lol

    • Bailey Wright says:

      No, this game practically requires 4gb of vram if you want to play it. I have an i5 4440, gtx 960 (2gb) and 16gbs of ram and i still could not play this game without tearing and fps lag. Do not buy this game unless you have at least 3gb of vram.

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