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Here's how Horizon: Zero Dawn will run on PC - System Requirements and Framerates Detailed

Here's what you need for 60FPS Horizon: Zero Dawn gameplay

Here's how Horizon: Zero Dawn will run on PC - System Requirements and Framerates Detailed

Here's how Horizon: Zero Dawn will run on PC - System Requirements and Framerates Detailed

Horizon: Zero Dawn is due to release on PC next week, and many PC gamers are wondering what they can expect from their hardware. Is your PC ready for smooth 60FPS gameplay, or will you have to settle for the same 30 FPS restrictions as the game's console version? 

Thankfully, Guerilla Games has released a clear collection of PC system requirements for Horizon Zero Dawn, which includes both settings and framerate targets for both their Minimum and Recommended system specs.  

Will Horizon Zero Dawn look better on PC? 

Guerilla Games has confirmed that the PC version of Horizon: Zero Dawn will use the same visual assets as the game's PlayStation 4 versions and will not include new PC features, like ray tracing. However, the PC version of Horizon: Zero Dawn will support higher resolutions than the game's PlayStation 4 release and higher graphical settings for effects. 

While Horizon: Zero Dawn's core assets will remain the same as before, features like reflections, shadow quality, draw distances and texture filtering settings can all be improved on PC. These changes will allow the PC version of Horizon Zero Dawn to look better than its PS4 predecessor. The PC version of the game will also be able to run at framerates up to 120 FPS, which is 4x higher than the PS4 version's 30FPS.   

PC gamers will also be able to play Horizon Zero Dawn with ultra-wide displays, supporting 32:9 and 21:9 aspect ratios. Horizon Zero Dawn's cutscenes will be locked to a 16:9 aspect ratio, but gameplay can be enjoyed on wider displays. Horizon: Zero Dawn also features an FOV slider, which can be set to a maximum of 100 degrees. 

On PC, Horizon Zero Dawn's "Original" settings presumably match the game's PlayStation 4 version visually. Higher presets such as "Favour Quality" and "Ultimate Quality" are available on PC, as well as a lower preset called "Favour Performance". 

  

Here's how Horizon: Zero Dawn will run on PC - System Requirements and Framerates Detailed  
What are the minimum PC specs I need for Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition for PC?

At minimum, you will need an Intel Core i5-2500k at 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-6300 at 3.5 GHz CPU, 8 GB of RAM and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 (3 GB) or AMD Radeon R9 290 (4GB) graphics card to run Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition for PC at the original settings in 1080p at 30 frames per second.


MINIMUM (1080p 30 FPS at Original Settings):


Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 10 64-bits
Processor: Intel Core [email protected] or AMD FX [email protected]
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 (3 GB) or AMD Radeon R9 290 (4GB)
DirectX: Version 12
Storage: 100 GB available space

What are the recommended PC specs for Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition for PC?


We recommend an Intel Core i7-4770K at 3.5GHz or an AMD Ryzen 5 1500X at 3.5GHz CPU, 16 GB of RAM and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB) or AMD Radeon RX 480 (4 GB) graphics card to run Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition for PC at the original settings in 1080p at 60 frames per second.

RECOMMENDED (1080p 60 FPS at Original Settings):

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 10 64-bits
Processor: Intel Core [email protected] or Ryzen 5 [email protected]
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB) or AMD Radeon RX 580 (8GB)
DirectX: Version 12
Storage: 100 GB available space

Here's how Horizon: Zero Dawn will run on PC - System Requirements and Framerates Detailed  

Horizon: Zero Dawn is due to release on PC on August 7th on Steam and via the Epic Games Store. 

You can join the discussion on Horizon: Zero Dawn's system requirements and expected performance on the OC3D Forums

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29-07-2020, 07:11:22

Avet
I can't wait for new consoles. Not because I want one but because limitations of current gen are hilarious. When above 30 fps in games is considered to be a premium feature worth advertising. Above 60 fps in games is worth trowing a party.

And when I say that consoles are limiting game graphics development people want to chop my head off.

On the other side I am very excited about this game. Players can now properly enjoy it.Quote

29-07-2020, 08:25:57

WYP
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Originally Posted by Avet View Post
I can't wait for new consoles. Not because I want one but because limitations of current gen are hilarious. When above 30 fps in games is considered to be a premium feature worth advertising. Above 60 fps in games is worth trowing a party.

And when I say that consoles are limiting game graphics development people want to chop my head off.

On the other side I am very excited about this game. Players can now properly enjoy it.
30FPS games won't go away with next gen. Developers will continue to push graphics and realise that having double the CPU/GPU time to do things will help push things further.

Next-gen will make 60FPS more common (mostly because of the huge CPU upgrade), but it won't make it the new standard.Quote
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