What are the minimum specs for Forza Horizon 5?

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Forza Horizon 5 is just a few weeks away! We can't wait to explore the Mexico map or to start collecting the vast car list. But with the release just around the corner it's time to double-check our PCs can run this open-world racer. What are the minimum specs for Forza Horizon 5?

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What are the minimum specs for Forza Horizon 5?

Thankfully, Forza Horizon 5 doesn't require a beast of a gaming PC. That said, it's unlikely your average laptop will be able to handle it!

The minimum requirements to play Forza Horizon 5 are:

  • x64 architecture
  • 8GB RAM
  • 4GB video memory
  • Intel i5-4460 or AMD Ryzen 3 1200
  • NVidia GTX 970 or AMD RX 470
  • 110 GB storage
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These incredible reflections across the body of the car in Forzavista will need a high-spec machine

Of course, with the minimum specs, you won’t expect to get the best resolution or frame rate. You’ll also likely miss out on the ray-tracing lighting in Forzavista and the ray-traced audio effects in the canyon area.

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Will Forza Horizon 5 require Windows 10?

Forza Horizon 5 does require Windows 10. While over two-thirds of the most popular games on Steam are now Linux compatible, Forza Horizon 5 will not be. This is also bad news for those who have managed to get hold of a Steam Deck.

The minimum version of Windows 10 you need does vary a little between Steam and the Microsoft Store. Steam requires version 15063.0 or higher, which is slightly older than the version 18362.0 or higher the Microsoft Store demands. This could be worth knowing if you avoid running Windows Update!

Recommended specs

Microsoft has published a recommended specification for better performance in Forza Horizon 5. Here it is:

  • 16GB RAM
  • 8GB video memory
  • Intel i5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
  • NVidia GTX 1070 or AMD RX 590
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With this level of power, we'd advise also taking a look at our list of best monitors for Forza Horizon 5!

Going beyond this, there's also an Ideal Spec if you want to have the ultimate Forza Horizon 5 experience. Xbox Game Studios shared the following:

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Forza Horizon 5 PC specs

You'll be aiming for the Ideal Spec should you wish to get a good framerate at 4K, make best use of HDR, and to see enhanced details in the photogrammetry. Playground Games drew our attention to the cholla cacti, which have individually rendered needles if your machinery can handle it.