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Your PC needs to be this fast in order to run F1 2015

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Formula One! I never watch TV, sports or believe that the Queen of England is actually real, but even I know about this massive motoring event. Itโ€™s the one where the cars go reeeeeeeaaaaaally fast around a track, right? Right!

A new F1 game launches later this month on console and PC. And yes, the PC version will have the best visuals. Hell, it had better, or thereโ€™ll be trouble. Hereโ€™s what you need to get the game running with minimum specs:

  • OS: Windows 7 64 bit or Windows 8 64 bit
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad @ 3.0GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 @ 3.2GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel 4th Gen Iris Graphics or AMD HD5770 or NVIDIA GTS450
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 20 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible soundcard

And hereโ€™s what Codemasters is recommending for first places finishes in the recommended specs department:

  • OS: Windows 7 64 bit or Windows 8 64 bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 4770 or AMD FX 9370
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel 5th Gen Iris Pro or AMD R9 290 or Nvidia GTX970
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 20 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Direct X compatible soundcard

According to Alessandro, those are some hefty requirements. According to me, I like crayons. As Al enlightened me, those are near the requirements for the PC version of Batman Arkham Knight, minus the unrelenting rage that followed from realising that you may have bought a broken game a few weeks ago.

But seriously, according to Geoff and Al, there is some confusion here, as the specs detail either onboard graphics or a dedicated graphic card to get the best results. Weird. F1 2015 is out on July 10 on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. VROOM!

Last Updated: July 8, 2015

57 Comments

  1. Darryn, you were clearly the perfect person to write this article.
    Dat knowledge ;P

    Reply

    • Geoffrey Tim

      July 8, 2015 at 13:48

      I nominate Darryn writes ALL pc specs articles henceforth.

      Reply

      • Captain JJ Browmehn

        July 8, 2015 at 13:48

        Seconded

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        • Ranting Raptor

          July 8, 2015 at 13:54

          Thirdeded

          Reply

          • Dutch Matrix

            July 8, 2015 at 13:57

            Fourfed

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            July 8, 2015 at 13:57

            You did it wrong, you needed to wait for 7th

          • Captain JJ Browmehn

            July 8, 2015 at 13:58

            He doesn’t wait for 7.
            7 waits for him.

          • Ottokie

            July 8, 2015 at 14:01

            Why is Llew afraid of 7? because 7-7-7

          • Captain JJ Browmehn

            July 8, 2015 at 14:01

            ๐Ÿ˜€

          • Ranting Raptor

            July 8, 2015 at 14:02

            wow

          • Ottokie

            July 8, 2015 at 14:03

            Still love you man ๐Ÿ˜›

          • Ranting Raptor

            July 8, 2015 at 14:12

            Uh-huh

          • Geoffrey Tim

            July 8, 2015 at 14:40

            That is the second dumbest thing I’ve laughed at today.

            Darryn’s the first.

          • Dutch Matrix

            July 8, 2015 at 14:01

            Seven waits for Dutch!

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        July 8, 2015 at 13:49

        Is Darryn still building a gaming PC?

        Reply

        • Captain JJ Browmehn

          July 8, 2015 at 13:49

          Yes.
          From leaves.

          Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          July 8, 2015 at 13:50

          No he finished it and it was donated to Eskom last week for the winter schedule

          Reply

  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    July 8, 2015 at 13:35

    ForMEHla 1.

    Reply

    • Captain JJ Browmehn

      July 8, 2015 at 13:38

      Alien Mehmperor!

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        July 8, 2015 at 13:42

        Let me tell you the one thing I like about Formula 1:

        Reply

        • Captain JJ Browmehn

          July 8, 2015 at 13:45

          That’s exactly what I think of your opinion! (it’s supposed to be empty, right? I shouldn’t refresh or something?)

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            July 8, 2015 at 13:45

            ๐Ÿ˜€

          • Dutch Matrix

            July 8, 2015 at 13:58

            As empty as his soul would be. If he had one…

          • Captain JJ Browmehn

            July 8, 2015 at 14:00

            To fair though. It was Rince who took it.

          • Dutch Matrix

            July 8, 2015 at 14:00

            What would Rince do with a soul, other than try and cook it of course.

  3. Admiral Chief's Adventure

    July 8, 2015 at 13:38

    • Dutch Matrix

      July 8, 2015 at 13:56

    • Brady miaau

      July 8, 2015 at 14:12

      That was one of the most annoying episodes of fosters we ever watched. Crisis. Most episodes were cute, but that? Arg.

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief's Adventure

        July 8, 2015 at 14:40

        Yesssssssaaaaaa

        Reply

  4. Hammersteyn

    July 8, 2015 at 13:40

  5. Hammersteyn

    July 8, 2015 at 13:41

    Did they increase the PC specs recently? You know? Like they did before the launch of Arkham Knight?

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      July 8, 2015 at 13:43

      And why did they only release PC specs? What about the console specs?!

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        July 8, 2015 at 13:44

        Tin foil hats for everyone!

        Reply

    • Captain JJ Browmehn

      July 8, 2015 at 13:44

      Codemasters games tend to work most of the time.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        July 8, 2015 at 13:45

        Most of the time sounds very reassuring ๐Ÿ˜›

        Reply

        • Captain JJ Browmehn

          July 8, 2015 at 13:46

          It’s 2015. “most of the time” is amazing. ๐Ÿ˜€

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            July 8, 2015 at 13:47

            hahaha

      • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

        July 8, 2015 at 13:52

        Let us get serious for a second. I can’t see how the game would be broken as there has only been one formula in the last 50 years of gaming for this.

        Press W … car goes fast.

        Not exactly the most innovative genre. ๐Ÿ˜›

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        • Captain JJ Browmehn

          July 8, 2015 at 13:54

          Haha.
          Also
          Sies.
          I love my racing games. I may not use an expensive wheel, but my controller analogue sticks work very nicely for some sensitivity. Driving with directional buttons or ‘wasd’ is against my religion.

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          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            July 8, 2015 at 13:55

            Last Driving game played was NFS Porche and I can tell you that WASD worked fine. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Captain JJ Browmehn

            July 8, 2015 at 13:56

            Man I loved that game. Played it with directional buttons the first time too, I’ll admit.
            On my many many replays afterwards I used a controller though.

          • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

            July 8, 2015 at 14:29

            I find wasd to be a significant improvement on sticks, personally. I guess it’s all down to preference.

        • Brady miaau

          July 8, 2015 at 14:11

          It is an extremely detailed reacing sim, that has some very clever settings so that all comers can play the game effectively, regardless of actual skill levels.

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          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            July 8, 2015 at 14:17

            Yeah but still. Unless they added guns or batman type combat the game is still just press w go fast. Even if you improve the visuals etc you pretty much should have basic gameplay coding down to a T. If your racing game (minus the ones with guns etc) is buggy then you might want to rethink the whole thing. ๐Ÿ˜›

          • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

            July 8, 2015 at 14:28

            If they added the latest batmobile, I doubt you’d even beat the worst of the racing teams in F1. That thing handles like a Tank that needs a Walking Stick of Truth. But hey. It can shoot. So who cares if it can go in a straight line or not? ๐Ÿ˜›

        • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

          July 8, 2015 at 14:27

          DRS and whatnot were all pretty difficult to comes to terms with when I played a title for the first time in a few years, last year. Which is pretty much true for the sport itself. The game can only be as innovative as the shit it’s based on.

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      • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

        July 8, 2015 at 14:26

        The game needs to work for at least the length of the entire race. Because I’m not getting to lap 49/53 for the game to just… CRASH..

        I say HELL NO!

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  6. Ranting Raptor

    July 8, 2015 at 13:46

    Wait a second…. Recommended specs:

    “Graphics: Intel 5th Gen Iris Pro or AMD R9 290 or Nvidia GTX970”

    If part of the recommended graphics is built in gfx processer on a CPU then you most certainly won’t need a beast like the 970. I can guarentee it

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    • Geoffrey Tim

      July 8, 2015 at 13:47

      EXACTLY.

      Reply

      • Ranting Raptor

        July 8, 2015 at 13:52

        So glad others have picked up on this too

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    • Captain JJ Browmehn

      July 8, 2015 at 13:47

      Try explaining that to Darryn ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Reply

      • Ranting Raptor

        July 8, 2015 at 13:52

        I try not to explain anything to Brenda

        Reply

  7. Dutch Matrix

    July 8, 2015 at 13:53

    Does it have any Yello???

    Reply

  8. Ottokie

    July 8, 2015 at 14:00

    Damn those recommended specs are high, not the average gamer’s cup of tea.

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  9. Nikola

    July 8, 2015 at 14:32

    Those are heftish recommend specs that GTX 970 is like R4000 or R5000 if I am not mistaken….

    Reply

  10. Lord Chaos

    July 8, 2015 at 15:43

    So… who want’s to 4 player co-op this on my PC? ๐Ÿ˜›

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  11. Ocelotty1

    July 9, 2015 at 06:46

    My PC’s more powerful on all fronts, if only I didn’t drive like a drunk marmoset in every race game going since Spy Hunter

    Reply

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