Starfield system requirements
The Starfield system requirements are quite demanding, so check if your PC meets the Starfield minimum requirements and recommended specs.
Now that Starfield has launched, you’ll want to double-check the Starfield system requirements before securing your copy of Starfield in a Starfield sale, or via the Starfield Game Pass. Starfield runs surprisingly well even if you only meet the Starfield minimum requirements, but, if you want silky-smooth framerates without compromises, you might want to ensure your hardware matches or exceeds the Starfield recommended specs.
Starfield minimum requirements for PC
- Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 1070 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 5700
- CPU: Intel Core i7-6800K or AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
- Memory: 16 GB RAM
- Storage: 125 GB of SSD space
- OS: Windows 10 version 21H1 (10.0.19043) or later
Bethesda’s Starfield requirements are not low by any means, even on the minimum settings. Furthermore, Bethesda has stated that an SSD hard drive is required in order to run Starfield. So, if you’re using a HDD, you’ll need to make an upgrade or two, so be sure to check out the PCGamesN buyers guide for the best SSD for gaming.
Starfield recommended specs for PC
- Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 or AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
- CPU: Intel Core i5-10600K or AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
- Memory: 16 GB RAM
- File Size: 125 GB of SSD space.
- OS: Windows 10/11 with updates
The jump from the minimum Starfield system requirements to its recommended specs isn’t too eye-watering, and this kind of setup should guarantee rock-solid framerates even at 1440p resolution. Though, given that the Starfield FPS will be limited to 30 frames per second for many players at launch, it would certainly be a disappointment if these recommended specs couldn’t consistently hit Starfield’s 30 FPS target.
The Starfield download size stands at 125 GB. Given that there are more than 1000 planets to explore, the total number of Starfield locations to visit is likely to be astronomically high. That means that the Starfield system requirements include a lot of storage space, and an SSD is mandatory.
Once you’ve finished freeing up some space on your drive, make sure you read up on all the Starfield companions, Starfield factions, and Starfield weapons revealed so far so you’re fully clued up when you venture into this massive RPG.
Can I run Starfield?
If you’re still unsure if you meet the Starfield system requirements, you can test your computer on our sister site, PCGameBenchmark, to help you answer the question: “Can I run Starfield?“
Starfield system requirements for 4K
If you have your heart set on running Starfield at 4k resolution, you’ll likely need a powerhouse of a PC. Consider upgrading your graphics card if you’re hoping to live that Starfield UHD dream, especially if your device is only just capable of the Starfield PC system requirements. After all, you’re going to want the highest quality visuals possible to truly witness the majesty of Starfield systems such as Narion, Procyon A, and Olympus.
That’s everything you need to know about the official Starfield PC system requirements.
It’s worth noting that you can improve Starfield’s performance by downloading some of the best Starfield mods, which we’ve rounded up for you. Though Starfield didn’t initially ship with DLSS support, or optimization features for numerous textures and entities, you can be sure to find a solution from the Starfield modding community.
If you’re a PlayStation owner, check out our Starfield PS5 guide to see if you can anticipate taking off in Bethesda’s deep space RPG any time soon.