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    In just a few short weeks, Need for Speed fans will be able to hit the open road with the latest game in the series, Need for Speed Heat. It promises to be a return to racing form, considering that Need for Speed: Payback wasn’t up to snuff.

    Today, Electronic Arts revealed the PC specs for the game, including both minimum and recommended requirements. Obviously, the recommended ones are the best way to go. But this will allow users to get their desktop and laptop computers ready to hit the road.

    Need for Speed Heat minimum system requirements

    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor (AMD): FX-6350 or equivalent
    • Processor (Intel): Core i5-3570 or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB
    • Graphics Card (AMD): Radeon 7970/Radeon R9 280x or equivalent
    • Graphics Card (Nvidia): GeForce GTX 760 or equivalent
    • Direct X: 11
    • Online Connection Requirements: 320 KBPS
    • Hard Drive Space: 50 GB

    Need for Speed Heat recommended system requirements

    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor (AMD): Ryzen 3 1300X or equivalent
    • Processor (Intel): Core i7-4790 or equivalent
    • Memory: 16 GB
    • Graphics Card (AMD): Radeon RX 480 or equivalent
    • Graphics Card (Nvidia): GeForce GTX 1060 or equivalent
    • Direct X: 11
    • Online Connection Requirements: 512 kbps
    • Hard Drive Space: 50 GB

    These specifics sound about right, with around 50GB of hard drive space — the norm for the series, thanks to its many details. It doesn’t sound like Need for Speed Heat will be too much of a strain on systems otherwise, though obviously better memory and a strong graphics card would be the best way to go.

    The game is available for pre-order on Origin, with both a Standard Edition for $59.99 and a Deluxe Edition for $69.99. All those that pre-order the game will gain access to it starting on November 5. In addition, a bonus K.S Edition Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Starter Car will also be included.

    Need for Speed Heat arrives on PC starting November 8. It’ll also be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

    Robert Workman
    Robert is a 20-plus year veteran in the video game industry, bringing his gaming and writing skills to the table. Plus he can probably take you in Tekken if he's having a good day.

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