The upcoming PC version of Need for Speed promises to be the ultimate edition of the game thanks to its unlocked frame rate and ability to run at the magical 4K resolution. The only problem is that the majority of PC gamers may struggle to achieve 1080p/60fps, let alone 4K.

To achieve 720p/30fps at low settings you'll still need a modest i3 processor and a 2GB GTX 750i, whereas 1080p/60fps will require an i5 and 4GB GTX 970.

Minimum Requirements for 720p/30fps at low settings:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or later
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-4130 or equivalent with 4 hardware threads
  • Memory: 6GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB, AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB, or equivalent DX11 compatible GPU with 2GB of memory
  • Hard Drive: 30 GB free space

Recommended Requirements for 1080p/60fps at high settings:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or later
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4690 or equivalent with 4 hardware threads
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB, AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB, or equivalent DX11 compatible GPU with 4GB of memory
  • Hard Drive: 30 GB free space

EA hasn't said what system you'll need to achieve 4K, but it's not gonna come cheap.

Another major selling point of the PC edition is support for steering wheels. EA's released a list of supported wheels below.

  • Logitech G27
  • Logitech G29
  • Logitech G920
  • Thrustmaster TX
  • Thrustmaster T150
  • Thrustmaster T300
  • Thrustmaster T500
  • Fanatec CSR

Source: NFS

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