Forza Horizon 5 System Requirements: Can I Run it?

Forza Horizon 5 System Requirements: Can I Run it?
Author Alessio Lorandi
Alessio Lorandi
February 2, 2022

So you’re probably thinking to get started with Forza Horizon 5 but were wondering which kind of system requirements you needed to run it?

Then look no further since this guide will outline all the system specs you will need to run Forza Horizon 5 smoothly.

Remember that having all the boxes ticked when it comes to system specs will guarantee you the best experience with Forza Horizon 5.

However, if your computer doesn’t meet any of these system specs or is below the average, it would be better to consider upgrading your CPU, GPU, etc…

This game is actually quite simple to run, according to the Forza Horizon 5 system requirements.

Forza Horizon 5 System Requirements: Can I Run it?

In fact, even withsomewhat aged componentss, most gaming PCs should be able to play this game.

So let’s now get in-depth with our article but before doing that let me first address one of the most frequently asked questions regarding Forza Horizon 5.

Is Forza Horizon Available for PC?

For those PC sim racers wondering, yes, Forza Horizon is available for PC.

And if you’re already eagerly waiting to play, the good news is that there’s no need to wait because Forza Horizon 5 is already available for download since November 5th 2021.

Can my PC handle Forza Horizon 5?

Alright so let’s now have a look at whether your PC is able to handle this game or not.

What OS do you need for FH5?

  • Minimum Operating System: Windows 10 version 15063.0 or higher, (64-bit)

What CPU do you need?

What CPU do you need?

  • Minimum Processor: ntel i5-4460 or AMD Ryzen 3 1200
  • Recommended Processor: Intel i5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X

What graphics card do you need for FH5?

  • Minimum Graphics card (GPU): NVidia GTX 970 OR AMD Radeon RX 470, 4 GB VRAM
  • Recommended Graphics card (GPU): NVidia GTX 1070 OR AMD Radeon RX 590, 8 GB VRAM

How much free storage is required?

  • Minimum Hard Drive Disk Space: 110 GB HDD.
  • Recommended Hard Drive Disk Space: 110 GB available space.

I know that it’s actually quite a lot but considering that extra Hard Disk investment will allow you to have a proper immersive experience with this game.

How much RAM do I need for FH5?

  • Minimum Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Recommended Memory: 16 GB RAM

Can I play Forza Horizon 5 with a controller?

In theory yes, but are you sure about that?

Can I play Forza Horizon 5 with a controller?

I mean, I know a lot of people prefer actually using a controller but believe me, using a proper steering wheel and pedals set can be so much more immersive…

It will literally allow you to improve your lap time performance in no time.

And the best part is that there are some relatively cheap options out there (Thrustmaster & Logitech), so don’t hesitate to check them out.

Can I play Forza Horizon 5 on a laptop?

Yes you can, though make sure that the graphics card and CPU are high specs, as you don’t want to be experiencing any lags or even lower framerate than the one expected.

To wrap up:

Alright so here were all the Forza Horizon 5 system requirements.

I think they are quite fair considering the graphics quality they’re looking to achieve.

Remember that if your PC is at least a little bit less equipped than the ones mentioned in the article, it would now probably be a good idea to upgrade.

The good news is that the PC hardware market offers a lot of options and prices are now relatively affordable.

Hope you enjoyed this article.

As always, happy sim racing! 🙂

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Alessio Lorandi

Alessio has been involved at the highest levels in racing since the age of 5 (2003). He won a CIK-FIA World Championship in 2013 and then raced in F3, F2, and finally GT3s before now dedicating himself to SOLOX. He’s now on a mission to help thousands of sim racers around the world achieve their fullest potential through his ACC setups.

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