Starfield PC requirements: Recommended & minimum specs

Rishov Mukherjee
A screenshot of space exploration in StarfieldBethesda

Starfield is a huge game and PC players will likely want to know what requirements and specs are needed to run it. Here’s a breakdown of the recommended and minimum specs for Starfield on PC.

Players around the world are eagerly exploring the massive universe Bethesda has delivered in Starfield. Given the amount of content available in the game, from visiting planets, customizing your ship, and meeting a variety of companions, it’s no wonder the RPG has a big file size.

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PC players in particular will want to make sure their devices meet the specs required to run the game before starting their space adventures so we’ve got you covered with all the information you need.

Here’s a rundown of the minimum and recommended specs for Starfield on PC.

A screenshot of Starfield from the Bethesda showcaseBethesda
Starfield’s minimum and recommended PC specs have been revealed

Starfield minimum system PC specs

The key point to note here is the SSD and RAM requirements for Starfield. It is clear that the game will be memory intensive, and unless you want infinite loading screens, it is essential that you keep the aforementioned areas in line with the game’s recommendations:

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  • Operating System: Windows 10 version 22H2 (10.0.19045)
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X, Intel Core i7-6800K
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 5700, NVIDIA GeForce 1070 Ti
  • Direct X: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 125 GB Available Space
  • Additional Notes: SSD Required

The CPU and Graphics requirements have been slightly enhanced in the recommended section. These also fall under the affordable category if you can’t quite stretch your system too far. Considering the current generation of devices, an RTX 2080 and i5-10600K can easily be regarded as mid-range components.

  • Operating System: Windows 10/11 with updates
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X, Intel i5-10600K
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
  • Direct X: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 125 GB Available Space
  • Additional Notes: SSD Required

This completes our guide for the PC requirements of Starfield. If you found it informative, please look at our other guides for the title here at Dexerto:

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Rishov is a Games Writer at Dexerto. He holds a Masters degree in Astrophysics from St Xavier's College in Kolkata, India, and has previously worked at Sportskeeda. In his spare time, he enjoys playing Street Fighter, Destiny 2, Genshin Impact and Honkai Star Rail, the games he specializes in as well. If you want to get in touch, contact Rishov at rishov.mukherjee@dexerto.com