We’ve been cruising around the amazing Forza Horizon 5 recreation of Mexico since November 5, but before you change gears, you first need to figure out what your gaming PC needs to get in the driver’s seat.
Since the game was also released on both Xbox One and Xbox Series S | X, Forza Horizon 5 system requirements are understandably low. However, those with the best graphics cards and the best
gaming CPUs will be able to push their pedals into the metal with impressive levels of visual resolution and amazingly high frame rates.
There’s no news about PC-exclusive settings or features to help boost FPS, like Nvidia DLSS or AMD’s FSR, but Forza Horizon 5 does include ray tracing. However, the graphic intensive setup will only be used in the game’s “Forzavista” form viewer and requires a compatible graphics card.
Like other new releases like Far Cry 6, Playground Games recommends installing Forza Horizon 5 on a solid-state drive. While this is not necessary, the best SSDs offer significantly improved load times compared to HDDs. Whatever storage solution you have, you’ll need 110 GB of available space to accommodate the vast open world of Forza Horizon 5.
All settings require you to run Windows 10’s November 19 update (1909).
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 3 1200
|AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
|AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
|GPU||AMD RX 470
Nvidia GTX 970
|AMD RX 590
Nvidia GTX 1070
|AMD RX 6800XT
Nvidia RTX 3080
While these system requirements don’t specify target resolutions or what kind of frame rates to expect in certain graphical presets, it’s clear that Forza Horizon 5 will be a highly scalable game that can accommodate a variety of system configurations.
Forza Horizon 5 is available on Steam which should be good news for those who prefer not to purchase Xbox Game Studios games via the Microsoft Store. In the meantime, check out our list of the best racing games for PC while you wait to hit the paved roads and dirt roads of Mexico.
Take the Forza Horizon 5 system requirements test on PCGameBenchmark to answer the question…Can I run Forza Horizon 5?