Need for Speed Rivals System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • OS : Windows 7 (Service Pack 2) 32-Bit
  • Processor : Intel 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo or AMD 2.8 GHz Athlon X2
  • Memory : 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics : AMD Radeon 3870 512 MB or higher performance; NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT or higher performance; Intel HD 4000 Integrated 512 MB or higher performance
  • Network : Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage : 30 GB available space
  • Sound Card : DirectX compatible
  • OS : Windows 7 (Service Pack 2)
  • Processor : Intel Quad-Core CPU or AMD Six Core CPU
  • Memory : 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics : AMD Radeon 7870 3GB or higher performance; NVIDIA GeForce GT660 3GB or higher performance
  • Network : Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage : 30 GB available space
  • Sound Card : DirectX 11 compatible

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Graphics Requirements

To run Need for Speed Rivals it is recommended that you have a minimum of an AMD Radeon 3870 512 MB or higher performance; NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT or higher performance; Intel HD 4000 Integrated 512 MB or higher performance. The recommended graphic card for the best visual experience is an AMD Radeon 7870 3GB or higher performance; NVIDIA GeForce GT660 3GB or higher performance (or better).

Running Need for Speed Rivals 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 Rivals requires that you have a minimum of an Intel 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo or AMD 2.8 GHz Athlon X2 processor. For the best game experience an Intel Quad-Core CPU or AMD Six Core CPU (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 4 GB RAM to run Need for Speed Rivals. 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 Rivals.

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 Rivals runs on Windows 7 (Service Pack 2) 32-Bit. The recommended operating system the best compatability is Windows 7 (Service Pack 2).

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

Need for Speed Rivals was first released on Nov 14, 2013. 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
  • Sound Card : DirectX compatible

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