Electronic Arts (EA) has outlined both the minimum and recommended system requirements that players must meet in order to run Need for Speed: Payback.

The new installment in the popular racing franchise looks pretty amazing in the media but is apparently not that demanding. To begin with, players need to have 8 GB of RAM and an Nvidia GTX 1060 or equivalent to experience the game in glorious 1080p at a stable 60 frames-per-second. On the other hand, 6 GB of RAM and an Nvidia GTX 750 Ti or equivalent will be enough to run the game in 720p at a stable 30 frames-per-second.

Considering that most users already pack enough memory and can get a last-generation video card for a cheap cost, there is no reason why there will be issues in running Need for Speed: Payback the way it is meant to be.

Take note that the minimum requirements are outlined to achieve 720p / 30 FPS at low settings and recommended requirements to achieve 1080p / 60 FPS at high settings.

Minimum Requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or later
  • CPU: Intel i3 6300 @ 3.8GHz or AMD FX 8150 @ 3.6GHz with 4 hardware threads
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Disc Drive: DVD ROM drive required for installation only
  • Hard Drive: 30GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti, AMD Radeon HD 7850, or equivalent DX11 compatible GPU with 2GB of memory
  • DirectX: 11-compatible video card or equivalent
  • Input: Dual analog controller
  • Online Connection Requirements: 192 KBPS or faster Internet connection

Recommended Requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10 or later
  • CPU: Intel i5 4690K @ 3.5GHz or AMD FX 8350 @ 4.0GHz with 4 hardware threads
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Disc Drive: DVD ROM drive required for installation only
  • Hard Drive: 30GB
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 4GB, or equivalent DX11 compatible GPU with 4GB of memory
  • DirectX: 11-compatible video card or equivalent
  • Input: Dual analog controller
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection

Need for Speed: Payback is scheduled for an official release on November 10 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It will place heavy emphasis on customization and provide a more story-based experience.