Forza Horizon 3 – PC demo is now available for download

As promised, Microsoft has finally released the PC demo for Forza Horizon 3. In addition, Microsoft revealed the PC requirements for this demo. What’s really interesting here is that, even though the game supports framerates higher than 30fps, the requirements are focused on the 30fps experience.

PC gamers will be able to download the demo for Forza Horizon 3 via Windows Store (search for Forza Horizon 3).

Here are the PC requirements for this demo:

Minimum

  • OS: Windows Anniversary Edition 64-bit 14393.102
  • CPU: i5 3570 @ 3.4GHz
  • GPU: NVIDIA GT 750Ti or AMD R7 250X
  • VRAM: 2 GB
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Storage: 21 GB available space
  • Expected Performance: 720p/30fps

Recommended

  • OS: Windows Anniversary Edition 64-bit 14393.102
  • CPU: i7 3820 @ 3.6GHz
  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 970, GTX 1060 or AMD R9 290X, RX 480
  • VRAM: 4 GB
  • RAM: 12 GB
  • Storage: 21 GB available space
  • Expected Performance: 1080p/30fps

Ideal

  • OS: Windows Anniversary Edition 64-bit 14393.102
  • CPU: i7 6700 @ 4.0GHz
  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 980Ti, GTX 1080 or AMD Fury X
  • VRAM: 6 GB
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Storage: 21 GB available space
  • Expected Performance: 4K/30fps

It’s worth noting that the latest version of Forza Horizon 3 is unable to offer a constant 60fps experience on our PC test system (Intel i7 4930K (turbo boosted at 4.2Ghz) with 8GB RAM, NVIDIA’s GTX980Ti, Windows 10 64-bit and the latest WHQL version of the GeForce drivers).

Given the fact that Microsoft only mentions 30fps in its official PC requirements, we are almost certain that this title won’t ever be able to run with 60fps on the the majority of PC systems (unless of course you own a really, really powerful CPU in order to overcome the game’s ridiculous single-thread issues).

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities.Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email