Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios announced today that the open beta phase of Forza Motorsport 6: Apex will begin on May 5th. In addition, the official PC requirements for Forza Motorsport 6: Apex have been unveiled, and can be viewed below.
The good news here is that we won’t have a new “Quantum Break” situation. According to the specs, PC gamers will need at least a modern-day dual-core CPU with 8GB of RAM and an NVIDIA GT740 or a Radeon R7 250X.
For 1080p at 60FPS, Turn 10 Studios recommends a GTX970 or a Radeon R9 290X.
And for gaming in 4K at 60fps, the team lists NVIDIA’s and AMD’s high-end GPUs.
What we find kind of funny are the RAM requirements. Turn 10 Studios lists 16GB of RAM for gaming in 4K at 60fps. It will be interesting to see how the game performs on our system that is equipped with 8GB of RAM.
Naturally, this is a DX12-only game, so it will also be interesting to see whether it will run better than all the other DX12 games that have been released so far.
As Turn 10 Studios also claimed, it will further improve performance via future patches.
“During the open beta for Forza Motorsport 6: Apex, players can expect to play a beautiful, high quality experience that will run on a variety of Windows 10-enabled machines. As a first-party Microsoft studio, Turn 10 is obsessed with performance in Forza games and, during the open beta for Apex, we will be working to improve the game’s performance across a diverse selection of hardware setups (see below for our recommended PC specs).”
Oh, and in case you’re wondering, official wheel support will be coming to Forza Motorsport 6: Apex.
“Wheel support is coming to Forza Motorsport 6: Apex and Turn 10 is busy working to ensure that Apex delivers the kind of wheel support, performance, and features that racing fans expect from a range of available hardware. In addition we plan to support additional features that we know are important to PC gamers, such as the ability to disable Vsync and an in-app framerate counter.”
Stay tuned for more!