Forspoken’s PC system requirements have been released, and RAM requirements are HIGH

Forspoken's PC system requirements have been released, and RAM requirements are HIGH

Forspoken’s PC system requirements are here – This game has huge RAM requirements

Today, Square Enix and Luminous Productions have revealed the PC system requirements of Forspoken, the first current-gen only title from the creators of Final Fantasy XV.

As expected, Forspoken’s PC system requirements are high, with the game’s Ultra requirements calling for 32GB of system memory, 150GB of SSD space, and a graphics card with 16GB of VRAM like Nvidia’s RTX 4080. 

On the low-end, Forspoken’s PC system requirements are more moderate, but it is worth noting that these system specifications target 720p 30 FPS gameplay, This means that PC gamers will require a much higher-end system to achieve 1080p 60 FPS gameplay than the game’s RX 5500 XT and GTX 1060 minimum GPUs.

Storage-wise, Forspoken requires 150GB of free space on your PC and SSD-based storage is recommended. For the game’s Ultra specifications, NVMe storage is recommended, which makes sense given the fact that Forspoken is one of the first PC titles to utilise Microsoft’s DirectStorage technology. 

Forspoken's PC system requirements have been released, and RAM requirements are HIGH

If the system requirements below say anything to us, it’s that Forspoken is a game that will use a lot of system memory at High or Ultra settings. Not many games recommend 24GB of system memory, and even fewer call for 32GB of system memory for Ultra settings alongside 16GB of video memory. If you plan to play Forspoken at 4K, you will need a powerful gaming system.   

Minimum

Resolution/Framerate: 720p 30 FPS
OS: Windows 10 or Windows 11
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 or Intel i7-3770
GPU: AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (8GB) or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB)
RAM: 16GB
Storage: 150GB HDD or more

Recommended

Resolution/Framerate: 1440p 30 FPS
OS: Windows 10 or Windows 11
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 or Intel i7-8700K
GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT (12GB) or Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 (8GB)
RAM: 24GB
Storage: 150GB SSD or more

Ultra

Resolution/Framerate: 4K 60 FPS
OS: Windows 10 or Windows 11
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X or Intel i7-12700
GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT or Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 16GB
RAM: 32GB
Storage: 150GB NVMe SSD or more

Forspoken's PC system requirements have been released, and RAM requirements are HIGH

At launch, Forspoken should feature AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution 2 upscaler, which should allow PC gamers to effectively lower this game’s system requirements through non-native rendering. While we do think it is odd that an RX 6800 XT and an Nvidia RTX 4080 are listed under this game’s Ultra requirements, our guess is that this is due to Forspoken’s high VRAM usage, as Nvidia’s RTX 4080 and AMD’s RX 6800 XT are not comparable GPUs otherwise. In general, Nvidia’s RTX 4080 is much more powerful than AMD’s RX 6800 XT. 

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