Starfield: Official PC specs for launch

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In just a few days, you’ll set off to explore galaxies biggest mysteries in Bethesda’s highly anticipated sci-fi RPG, Starfield. This game is absolutely massive, with thousands of planets to explore and hundreds of secrets to uncover.

Starfield is set to release on Xbox Series X|S and PC, and will be available for free through Xbox Game Pass. If you’re planning on playing it on PC, you’ll want to make sure your computer meets all the updated system requirements. Below are the finalized PC specs for Starfield at launch.

Starfield Minimum PC Specs

OS: Windows 10 version 21H1 (10.0.19043)
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X, Intel Core i7-6800K
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 5700, NVIDIA GeForce 1070 Ti
DirectX: Version 12
Storage: 125 GB available space
Additional Notes: SSD Required

Starfield Recommended PC Specs

OS: Windows 10/11 with updates
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X, Intel i5-10600K
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
DirectX: Version 12
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 125 GB available space
Additional Notes: SSD Required

All things considered, Starfield‘s specs aren’t terribly unreasonable. The main thing to consider here is the  the SSD requirement and the RAM requirement. This will help with the loading screens of which there can be quite a few if you’re hopping from planet to planet.

For a little bit of comparison, I’m currently playing on a MSI Katana GF66 laptop that I purchased a few years ago. It’s a perfectly competent, budget-friendly PC gaming laptop — nothing top of hte line. I’ve got 16 GB RAM, 11th Gen Intel i7-11800H and an NVIDIA GeForc RTX 3060. The game automatically loaded me on low graphical settings but I’ve since bumped it up to high across the board with no noticeable performance issues.

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I hardly consider myself a true PC gamer. I prefer consoles. But I’d say if my laptop is capable of running Starfield smoothly, then the majority of PC gamers will be able to run it no problem.