Starfield’s System Requirements Are High!

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Starfield‘s PC system requirements have recently surfaced on its Steam page, shedding light on the demands of this highly anticipated spacefaring RPG. While the game’s vast collection of planets and facial hair options may not bring your PC to its knees, it does come with some significant requirements, particularly in terms of SSD storage.

According to Bethesda, players will need a substantial 125GB of free storage space to accommodate Starfield’s installation. What’s interesting is that even the minimum specifications explicitly state that an SSD is necessary. This departure from traditional hard disk drives (HDDs), known for their slower speeds, reflects the growing prominence of solid-state storage in modern gaming. It’s a clear indication that Bethesda wants to ensure players have the optimal experience by leveraging the faster data access and loading times provided by SSDs.


In terms of the CPU requirements, they are relatively modest, allowing for a broader range of compatible systems. However, the GPU specifications may leave some owners of low-end graphics cards disappointed. The minimum GPU recommendations include the AMD Radeon RX 5700 and Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti. It’s worth noting that these cards were once considered capable of handling 4K gaming to a reasonable extent. But as technology advances, the landscape shifts, and newer, more powerful GPUs take center stage, pushing the boundaries of visual fidelity and performance. It’s a sign of the times, showcasing the relentless progress of hardware capabilities within the gaming industry.

For your convenience, here is the comprehensive list of Starfield’s PC system requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K or AMD Ryzen 3 1300X
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 5700 or Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 125GB SSD
  • Operating System: Windows 10 (64-bit)

Recommended Requirements:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K or AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT or Nvidia RTX 3080
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Storage: 125GB SSD
  • Operating System: Windows 10 (64-bit)

Please note that these specifications are subject to change as the game undergoes further development and optimization. It’s always advisable to double-check the requirements closer to the game’s release date to ensure compatibility with your specific system configuration.


It appears that there is some concern regarding the performance of Starfield on different platforms, particularly on consoles. The news of the game being capped at 30 frames per second (fps) on the Xbox Series X has caused a bit of a stir in the console gaming community. While it’s uncertain whether the PC version will face similar limitations, it’s worth noting that the previous Bethesda-published game, Redfall, launched with a 30fps lock on consoles, which didn’t bode well for its PC performance. In fact, it’s probably best not to delve into the details of Redfall’s PC performance.

However, it’s important not to jump to conclusions or panic just yet. It would be wise to reserve judgment until we have the opportunity to witness Starfield running extensively on a desktop platform. Only then will we have a better understanding of its performance capabilities. Assuming there are no further delays, Starfield is scheduled for release on September 6th of this year.

By extending the text, we now have a more comprehensive discussion about the concerns surrounding Starfield’s performance on consoles and the anticipation of seeing it in action on a desktop platform.

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