Need for Speed Payback System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • OS : 64-bit Windows 7 or later
  • Processor : Intel i3 6300 @ 3.8GHz or AMD FX 8150 @ 3.6GHz with 4 hardware threads
  • Memory : 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics : NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeonâ„¢ HD 7850 or equivalent DX11 compatible GPU with 2GB of memory
  • DirectX : Version 11
  • Network : Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage : 30 GB available space
  • OS : 64-bit Windows 10 or later
  • Processor : Intel i5 4690K @ 3.5GHz or AMD FX 8350 @ 4.0GHz with 4 hardware threads
  • Memory : 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics : AMD Radeonâ„¢ RX 480 4GB, NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1060 6GB or equivalent DX11 compatible GPU with 4GB of memory
  • DirectX : Version 11
  • Network : Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage : 30 GB available space

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Graphics Requirements

To run Need for Speed Payback it is recommended that you have a minimum of an NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeon™ HD 7850 or equivalent DX11 compatible GPU with 2GB of memory. The recommended graphic card for the best visual experience is an AMD Radeon™ RX 480 4GB, NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1060 6GB or equivalent DX11 compatible GPU with 4GB of memory (or better).

DirectX Version 11 should also be available on your system.

Running Need for Speed Payback on a graphics card that is above the recommended specifications will allow you to achieve the highest levels of visual detail and the best frame rates. Good frame rates can be beneficial when playing competitive games. A higher frame rate will reduce input lag allowing you to react more quickly to events on screen.

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CPU Requirements

Need for Speed Payback requires that you have a minimum of an Intel i3 6300 @ 3.8GHz or AMD FX 8150 @ 3.6GHz with 4 hardware threads processor. For the best game experience an Intel i5 4690K @ 3.5GHz or AMD FX 8350 @ 4.0GHz with 4 hardware threads (or better) processor is recommended.

Some games require a powerful CPU in order to manage the game engine. The game engine deals with things like processing network communications for multi-player games and the AI of your enemies in strategy games. Some games are considered CPU intensive or CPU dependent. Most modern games offload work directly to the GPU and don't require a powerful CPU for demanding visuals.

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Memory Requirements

It is recommended that you have a minimum of 6 GB RAM to run Need for Speed Payback. The recommended amount of memory for the best game experience is 8 GB RAM (or more).

Having more than the recommended level of RAM for a game will usually not yield much extra gaming performance. However it may be useful if your computer runs other applications in the background.

Storage Requirements

You should have a minimum of 30 GB available space to install and run Need for Speed Payback.

An SSD (Solid State Drive) will generally deliver faster game load times than a HDD with a fixed head. Having more than the recommended level of storage available for a game will usually not improve your experience.

Operating System Requirements

Need for Speed Payback runs on 64-bit Windows 7 or later. The recommended operating system the best compatability is 64-bit Windows 10 or later.

Meeting operating system requirements is not always necessary and can sometimes be overlooked. However running an old operating system will usually mean you may have to install extra drivers and encounter unsupported game crashes.

Platforms

It is currently available on the following platforms:

  • Playstation 4
  • Xbox One

An alternative to expensive graphics cards and CPU purchases is console gaming. You may not get the absolute best frame rates or visual quality but if a game is available for a console you can usually be sure of an acceptable level of performance at all times.

Additional Requirements

In addition to the above specified requirements you may also need to the following:

  • Network : Broadband Internet connection

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