Starfield, the highly anticipated RPG from Bethesda, is set to release on September 6. While it is an Xbox Series X | S console exclusive, it will also be available on gaming PCs. To ensure a smooth gameplay experience, it is important to know the system requirements for Starfield.
Bethesda has released two sets of system requirements for Starfield: the Minimum spec and the Recommended spec. The minimum requirements ask for an AMD Ryzen 5 2600X or an Intel Core i7-6800K processor, 16GB of RAM, an AMD Radeon RX 5700 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti GPU, and at least 125GB of storage space.
The recommended requirements include an AMD Ryzen 5 3600 or an Intel Core i5-10600K processor, 16GB of RAM, an AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT or Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 GPU, and the same amount of storage space as the minimum requirements.
It is worth noting that both the minimum and recommended specs require 16GB of RAM, so an 8GB system may not be sufficient. Additionally, an SSD is required for storage, aligning with the importance of SSDs in next-gen gaming consoles.
While the initial system requirements stated that the game would require 125GB of storage, some users have reported that it actually takes up around 140GB. It is possible that an update pushed through after the requirements were published, resulting in the discrepancy.
For those looking to build a PC specifically for Starfield, it is recommended to consider the recommended system requirements. This includes using the latest operating system, Windows 11, which is becoming increasingly necessary for DirectX 12 Ultimate games.
In terms of the processor, the recommended AMD Ryzen 5 3600 can be upgraded to the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X, which offers superior performance. As for RAM, 16GB is the minimum requirement, but upgrading to 32GB may be beneficial if running other applications simultaneously. DDR5 RAM is suggested for future compatibility.
For the GPU, Bethesda recommends an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 or an AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT. However, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 is no longer available on the market. A suitable alternative would be the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070.
Finally, the game requires an SSD for storage, so a traditional spinning disk hard drive may not be sufficient.
By meeting the system requirements and building a PC with the recommended components, players can ensure an optimal experience when exploring the all-new galaxy of Starfield.