Starfield system requirements

You'll need to make sure your gaming PC meets the Starfield system requirements to enjoy seamless spacefaring without any framerate drops.

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Meeting the Starfield system requirements with your gaming PC build is going to be vital if you want silky smooth framerates and no compromises in terms of visuals. Of course, if you just want to get the game running reasonably well, then the Starfield minimum requirements should provide you with just enough horsepower to keep the game running well, albeit with some graphics settings significantly lowered.

Having partnered with PCGameBenchmark, we’ve put together an estimated Starfield PC requirements ahead of the release of the official recommended specs.

Starfield system requirements for PC

Minimum requirements

  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K
  • File Size: 75 GB
  • OS: Windows 10

Recommended requirements

  • Memory: 16 GB
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K
  • File Size: 75 GB
  • OS: Windows 10

Considering how low the recommended specs are for Fallout 76, the most recent Bethesda Game Studios release, we’re being quite generous with our estimates. Of course, Bethesda has a rocky history with its PC versions so even with a powerful PC you might run into some issues, but at least they won’t be yours to fix.

Starfield system requirements: the spacefarer using a computer

Starfield size

The Starfield download size is likely to be considerable. Given that there are more than 1000 planets to explore, the total number of Starfield locations to visit is likely to be astronomically high. All of that means more space on your hard drive.

Fallout 4 (which launched back in 2015) requires 30GB of available space to install, and that’s before you add the official high resolution texture pack. That graphical add-on requires a further 58GB of space to install.

Based on this, we’d be surprised if the Starfield download size was any less than 70GB, and it seems likely to be closer to the 100GB mark.

Once you’ve finished freeing up some space on your hard 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?

Instead of patiently waiting for the Starfield release date, we’ve used our years of PC game testing in collaboration with our sister site PCGameBenchmark to draft some speculative specs and help you answer the question: ‘Can I run Starfield?

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