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GRID may have suffered a recent delay which pushed it back to October but, in the meantime, Codemasters have sent along the PC system specs for the GRID (2019). The first new GRID game in over five years, the GRID reboot offers heaps of racing disciplines, some of the most iconic cars in motorsport, and a massive visual overhaul. Here are the PC system requirements needed to run GRID 4.
GRID (2019) Minimum System Requirements
OS: Windows 10 64-bit CPU: Intel Core i3-2130 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-4300 3.8 GHz RAM: 8 GB System Memory GPU RAM: 1 GB Video Memory GPU: Nvidia GeForce GT 640 or AMD Radeon HD 7750 DX: DirectX 12 HDD: 100 GB available space
GRID (2019) Recommended System Requirements
OS: Windows 10 64-bit CPU: Intel Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz RAM: 16 GB System Memory GPU RAM: 8 GB Video Memory GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 or AMD Radeon RX 590 DX: DirectX 12 HDD: 100 GB available space
OK, so, first of all, there are two or three elephants surreptitiously standing in the room with these system requirements for GRID. Specifically, they are the suggested operating systems, graphics APIs, and those recommended graphics cards.
We’ll start with the OS, with Codemasters claiming Windows 10 is the minimum spec OS for GRID (2019). We’ll eat burning rubber if that actually turns out to be true. Tread carefully, but we’d be immensely surprised if GRID doesn’t run on Windows 7 64-bit. Which leads us into the DirectX version. DX12 is the suggested minimum, indicating DirectX 11 version of Grid. Again, we’d be surprised, although anything’s possible. That said, any graphics card which can support DX 11 will, by default, support DirectX 12.
The final oddity in GRID 2019’s PC system specs are the recommended graphics cards. Codies suggest either a GeForce GTX 1080 or a Radeon RX 590. There’s a huge performance delta between these two GPUs – the RX 590 slots in somewhere between the GTX 1060 and the GTX 1070. We’d hazard a guess the big factor here is VRAM. The GTX 1080 is pretty much the lowest-end GeForce graphics card with 8GB VRAM, so this could play a part. Why it wouldn’t be the 1070, we’re not sure, although GRID could be a game which ultimately favours AMD hardware.
Based on F1 2019’s similar specs, we’d guess these graphics cards are suitable for playing GRID (2019) on 4K/High or 1440p/Ultra.
Discounting the odd OS and API demands though, GRID appears to be a game which will run relatively well on low-end systems from the last four or five years. The only snag to really look out for, provided you have a dual-core CPU and a DX11 video card, is that mammoth 100GB installation size.
As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the GRID System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the GRID GPU benchmark chart and we also have a GRID Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.