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Drivers, start your engines! But before you do that, what are the F1 2017 system requirements?

The release of F1 2017 is nearly upon us. It promises to bring a fantastically detailed simulation of the premier global motorsport, along with a full roster of teams, cars and drivers, and an in-depth career mode that allows you to pit your skills against the world’s best.

In addition to the career mode, which is for most players the main attraction, F1 2017 also includes team management elements, along with classic F1 cars, online multiplayer, and – for the first time – female driver avatars.

That’s all great, of course, but what will you need to play it?

Minimum F1 2017 system requirements

  • OS: 64bit Versions of Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 530 or AMD FX 4100
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 460 or AMD HD 5870
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 40 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Soundcard
  • Additional Notes:
    • Supported AMD Graphics Cards:
      • HD5870 or better
      • HD6870 or better
      • HD7790 or better
      • R7 260 or better
      • R9 260 or better
    • Supported Nvidia Graphics Cards:
      • GTX460 or better
      • GTX560 or better
      • GTX650Ti or better
      • GTX750 or better
      • GTX950 or better

Unusually, Codemasters haven’t supplied a recommended system requirements for F1 2017. What they’ve instead chosen to do is pick out the lowest graphics card in each manufacturer’s discrete product ranges, and allow people to work upwards from there.

This is particularly useful when vendors ‘reset’ their product numbers each year – a GTX 750 isn’t better than a GTX 690 just because it’s a higher overall number, for example, and the 690 is actually far more capable – so hopefully this will help you get a good handle on what you need to run F1 2017.

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