Will my PC run Forza Horizon 4?
The 11th title in the Forza franchise, and 4th in the Forza Horizon series, is an open-world racing game with over 450 cars available to choose from that you can race, stunt, or explore all over Britain. After being developed by Playground Games and published by Microsoft Studios, Forza Horizon 4 hit the PC marketplace on October 2, 2018. Its predecessor, Forza Horizon 3, received excellent reviews from both critics and players. The newest feature to be implemented in this entry in the series is the game’s ability to cycle through the four seasons while you play, thereby increasing the replayability and difficulty. The open-world nature and need for AI controlled vehicles in Forza Horizon 4 both contribute to the need of at least mid-range hardware to meet minimum requirements.
More specifically, Microsoft asks that you have the older Core i5-750 or the slightly newer Core i3-4170 for the minimum CPU in your computer. Sadly for AMD people, there is no specific model stated, but the approximate AMD equivalent is around the Phenom II X2 550. In addition to these midrange CPU models, your PC also needs a 2 GB VRAM video card, such as the GeForce GTX 650Ti or Radeon R7 250X. The GeForce GTX 650Ti is currently the 40th most popular GPU on CanYouRunIT and ranks 50th on the Nvidia power ranking chart. If your PC were to have this video card, it would be able to pass 85% the minimum requirements of today’s top games.
Playing Forza Horizon 4 on low-medium settings may not be enough for you, which is very understandable given the scope and beauty of this game. For you PC gaming and racing enthusiasts, you’re looking at needing at PC with a very high-end video card and a strong, modern CPU. The recommended video card requirements of a GeForce GTX 970/GeForce GTX 1060 or Radeon R9 290x/Radeon RX 470 are among the highest in the industry. For comparison’s sake, they are roughly the same as the popular Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and are actually unchanged from Forza Horizon 3. The fact that FH3 and FH4 share system requirements does make sense because they are built using the same Forzatech engine.
If players are looking to take their racing skills online, a stable internet connection is also required.