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FS7
27-06-2017, 12:36
PCars2 available for pre-order on Steam:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/378860/Project_CARS_2/

MINIMUM:
OS: Windows 10 (+ specific versions of 7)
Processor: 3.5 GHz (3.1GHz?) Intel Core i5 3450, 4.0 GHz AMD FX-8350
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: GTX680 or equivalent
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 50 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card

RECOMMENDED:
OS: Windows 10
Processor: Intel i7 6700k
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: NVidia GTX 1080 or AMD Radeon RX480
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 50 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card

PCars2 does support SLI except VR according to this post (http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?51341-YES-and-YES-Do-we-know-if-the-game-will-support-SLI&p=1355385&viewfull=1#post1355385).
There's support for TracIR according to this thread (http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?51296-YES-TrackIR-support-for-Project-Cars-2).

If you're unsure how your CPU/GPU compares to the ones listed above you could try using the sites below:
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/
http://videocardbenchmark.net/
http://cpuboss.com/
http://gpuboss.com/

For those of you who have the game feel free to share information about your hardware specs and settings (resolution, fps, in-game graphic settings, whether you use triple screens or VR, etc), that could be very helpful to other people.

Mahjik
27-06-2017, 12:56
Updated the thread title to reflect more of the question.

KANETAKER
27-06-2017, 13:36
I only have a Gforce GTX 660 and a Intel CPU i7 930 2.80 Ghz (since December 2010)... I can run PCars2 (with all graphic in LOW) or not? (for can make the Preorder or StandBy ) =( Because PCars1 is running very fine for me at 60 fps stables and graphics in Medium-High (Not ultra). I have Windows 10 and 12 Gb RAM.

maTech
27-06-2017, 13:54
Recommend 16 GB Ram....I would like to know if it is a big difference with 8 or 16 GB Ram. I don't know if I should upgrade my ram to 16 :confused:

Mahjik
27-06-2017, 14:13
It's still a little early to know exact specs, but I will say that if you can play PC1 decently, you'll be able to play PC2.


SMS is targeting for the performance to be similar to PC1. Obviously, with all the new stuff it will be a little more taxing, but they've also make a lot of improvements in the engine so it will come close to balancing out.

dault3883
27-06-2017, 14:56
It's still a little early to know exact specs, but I will say that if you can play PC1 decently, you'll be able to play PC2.


SMS is targeting for the performance to be similar to PC1. Obviously, with all the new stuff it will be a little more taxing, but they've also make a lot of improvements in the engine so it will come close to balancing out.

thats good to know thanks Mahjik

FS7
27-06-2017, 15:04
It's still a little early to know exact specs, but I will say that if you can play PC1 decently, you'll be able to play PC2.


SMS is targeting for the performance to be similar to PC1. Obviously, with all the new stuff it will be a little more taxing, but they've also make a lot of improvements in the engine so it will come close to balancing out.
Thanks for the info, hopefully the Steam page will be updated soon with more precise information. My current specs are i5 @ 3.2GHz, 8GB RAM, GTX 750 ti 2GB, I can run PCars1 fine at medium settings, hopefully that will be enough to run PCars2 too. I do want to upgrade my PC in the near future, though.

Roger Prynne
27-06-2017, 17:48
PCars2 available for pre-order on Steam:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/378860/Project_CARS_2/

Could somebody from SMS confirm the system requirements please? 3.5 GHz Intel Core i7 3700/4.0 GHz AMD FX-8350 seems a bit too demanding for minimum requirements to even run the game.
It would be nice to get info on minimum system requirements to run the game, recommended for 1080p60fps, and recommended for 4K/VR.

Mine runs it fine and only ever gets to about 50%

Synystr
27-06-2017, 22:02
What... am I... How?... Why?...

http://i.imgur.com/NYPH8ME.png

What is that?! I JUST barely scrape by the minimums (like real life). FX8350, GTX 980 TI, 8 gigs of ram. I'm going to have to dump like 800 bucks to upgrade my system to just get to the recommended. 1200 if I want a new CPU. Plus the 120 bucks I'm going to need for the game because I co-run a league...

This is has to be in the top 0.1% of games that are the most system intensive in Steam's library. How are the consoles expected to run this?

For comparison:

Arma 3:
http://i.imgur.com/zCYDRVq.png

GTA 5:
http://i.imgur.com/OXTzSwB.png

Witcher 3:
http://i.imgur.com/Ar5XuFp.png

Dirt 4:
http://i.imgur.com/62sLtei.png


This can't be right...

I'm going to have to sell my BRZ lmao




(Sorry admins, I JUST noticed the PCARS 2 section. Force of habit brought me to the old section haha)

FS7
27-06-2017, 22:21
This is already being discussed in the thread below:
http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?50724-Project-CARS-2-PC-System-Requirements

Mahjik
27-06-2017, 22:47
Merged threads...

honespc
28-06-2017, 06:18
To WMD members playing the game. Do you know whether devs recommend having the page file (virtual memory) enabled or not?. I have 16gb and have always disabled. Could this cause some trouble with pc2 somewhat? Windows 7 64bit here.

Sankyo
28-06-2017, 09:40
To WMD members playing the game. Do you know whether devs recommend having the page file (virtual memory) enabled or not?. I have 16gb and have always disabled. Could this cause some trouble with pc2 somewhat? Windows 7 64bit here.
AFAIK in general it's not a good idea to have the page file disabled. I don't think pC2 in particular has a different dependency on it than other software, but it being a big, resource-hungry game it may cause Windows to run into serious problems faster.

Roger Prynne
28-06-2017, 09:54
I never have the page file disabled and use a fixed size (Min/Max the same) at 1.5 times my physical memory, so wouldn't really know if it would effect pCARS1 or 2.
It's just the way I have always done it, probably overkill but it works.

honespc
28-06-2017, 11:44
The only trouble cause by the absence of virtual memory I've ever encountered has been only with programs that are somewhat dependent on it such as the infamous autocad, and some older versions of Photoshop.

In gaming terms, the only game I've seen for now causing trouble due to no page file was starcraft 2 heart of the swarm, although that was many years ago and got sorted already as well.

The point of I not using the page file cache is because I have 16gb of physical, and having to run a 16gb+ virtual memory block on the hard drive feels like quite a lot fo wasted space. I've always felt W7 as a pretty stable OS once completely updated, and of course tweaked in some CPU (core parking = always disable that crap) and memory areas, as well as removing many services and some other stuff to make it lighter. The system also seems faster without page file, always.

I'd recommend to alt-tab to desktop always when a game is running to set its priority just one click above normal (never very high or real time beware here), rendering those windows fail-related issues almost non-existent, specially if you are on a powerful cpu.

Still, It would be interesting to know from devs if they have programmed anything in the game to be dependent on page file cache. Only that, as a simple yes or no may spare many folks quite a headache in the future if the game begins having any sort of weird crashes

Mascot
28-06-2017, 11:55
I'm now a PC gamer (yay!) after getting a good local deal on a 980Ti rig. I'm getting 60fps at 1.5k with a combo of high/ultra settings in a thunderstorm at night with 20 opponents, so should be OK for pCARS 2. I hope?

Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™i5 Quad Core Processor i5-6600K (3.5GHz) 6MB Cache
Motherboard
ASUS® Z170I PRO GAMING: Mini-ITX, LG1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs
Memory (RAM)
16GB HyperX FURY DDR4 2133MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
6GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 980 Ti - DVI, HDMI, 3x DP

Am I already dead?

honespc
28-06-2017, 11:58
^ Good rig brah : - D

Mad Al
28-06-2017, 11:58
I'm now a PC gamer (yay!) after getting a good local deal on a 980Ti rig. I'm getting 60fps at 1.5k with a combo of high/ultra settings in a thunderstorm at night with 20 opponents, so should be OK for pCARS 2. I hope?

Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™i5 Quad Core Processor i5-6600K (3.5GHz) 6MB Cache
Motherboard
ASUS® Z170I PRO GAMING: Mini-ITX, LG1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs
Memory (RAM)
16GB HyperX FURY DDR4 2133MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
6GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 980 Ti - DVI, HDMI, 3x DP

Am I already dead?

That should just about do 15fps at min settings.... send me £15000 and I'll sort you out a decent rig ;)

Roger Prynne
28-06-2017, 12:40
I'm now a PC gamer (yay!) after getting a good local deal on a 980Ti rig. I'm getting 60fps at 1.5k with a combo of high/ultra settings in a thunderstorm at night with 20 opponents, so should be OK for pCARS 2. I hope?

Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™i5 Quad Core Processor i5-6600K (3.5GHz) 6MB Cache
Motherboard
ASUS® Z170I PRO GAMING: Mini-ITX, LG1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs
Memory (RAM)
16GB HyperX FURY DDR4 2133MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
6GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 980 Ti - DVI, HDMI, 3x DP

Am I already dead?

No need to use any ultra settings as you will never see the difference, it's only really needed for good screenshots.

Mahjik
28-06-2017, 12:44
I'm now a PC gamer (yay!) after getting a good local deal on a 980Ti rig. I'm getting 60fps at 1.5k with a combo of high/ultra settings in a thunderstorm at night with 20 opponents, so should be OK for pCARS 2. I hope?

Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™i5 Quad Core Processor i5-6600K (3.5GHz) 6MB Cache
Motherboard
ASUS® Z170I PRO GAMING: Mini-ITX, LG1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs
Memory (RAM)
16GB HyperX FURY DDR4 2133MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
6GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 980 Ti - DVI, HDMI, 3x DP

Am I already dead?

See below...


It's still a little early to know exact specs, but I will say that if you can play PC1 decently, you'll be able to play PC2.


SMS is targeting for the performance to be similar to PC1. Obviously, with all the new stuff it will be a little more taxing, but they've also make a lot of improvements in the engine so it will come close to balancing out.

Francisnf
28-06-2017, 13:00
No need to use any ultra settings as you will never see the difference, it's only really needed for good screenshots.

I always wondered that, i find that the case with virtually all games, i tend to lose a big % of frames on ultra, but actually never notice the difference between that and one step down.

honespc
28-06-2017, 14:29
As Prynne very well said, ultra is only ever useful for screenshot show off. You can then notice the extra GPU memory spent on textures that can get only better with the massive AA filter applied. Then soften the tremendous blurriness caused by this with some third party app and viola. Killer screenshots incoming.

Nvidia's home smaa method really does a good job at softening edges without having the typical cruel impact without causing much blurry effect. Yes it is 3x only, but it has an effect of 4x without blurrying the image and heave fps loss. Still, not good enough for screenshots : - D

Try to disable shadow HD cache on the nvidia panel all those of you who have nvidia gpus and powerful cpus. Disable core parking too and the combo might grant you between 10 and 15 extra FPS, as well as more stability as the components work

FS7
28-06-2017, 20:43
i7 as minimum requirement is a typo according to Ian Bell:
https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/threads/project-cars-2-general-discussion-thread-coming-september-22nd-2017.342814/page-163#post-11866457

RU486
28-06-2017, 21:41
i7 as minimum requirement is a typo according to Ian Bell:
https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/threads/project-cars-2-general-discussion-thread-coming-september-22nd-2017.342814/page-163#post-11866457

Starts breathing again....

i know my old 670 card is as old as me, nearly. but a i7 would have meant a complete new rebuild.

RU

ryandtw
29-06-2017, 07:03
I have an Intel Core i7-860 processor (from 2009-10!) and a GeForce GTX 980 graphics card (from 2014). I still don't have the money to build a new computer rig yet (not to mention busy at school).

Without using the yet-to-be-opened GeForce Now...am I OK? (I use an SSD and 16GB of RAM - the latter maxed out based on my P55 motherboard required for the i7-860.)

Roger Prynne
29-06-2017, 07:23
^ You should be OK, but you will have to use low/medium graphic settings and not too many AI.

Mascot
29-06-2017, 07:35
No need to use any ultra settings as you will never see the difference, it's only really needed for good screenshots.

Ah, thanks - I was kind of coming to that conclusion after tweaking various games. I'm new to this PC gaming lark. This 980Ti is exceeding my expectations though. I kind of bought the rig on a hungover whim on Sunday morning because the price was good, but I'm very happy so far.

The one thing I would like to set as high as possible is LoD on cars, and eliminate any kind of LoD jumps. How do I set LoD0 for other vehicles (and is this a frame rate killer?).

One other thing, I really hope pCARS 2 lets you see graphical adjustments without having to reboot the game every time. It's kinda annoying when RaceRoom, Assetto Corsa and others don't require it.

Bealdor
29-06-2017, 07:42
The one thing I would like to set as high as possible is LoD on cars, and eliminate any kind of LoD jumps. How do I set LoD0 for other vehicles (and is this a frame rate killer?).

You can adjust this through the "vehicle detail" setting. You should be able to set it to ultra with your GPU as it doesn't have a huge performance impact.
This setting increases the distance from the player's POV when LOD switches are made. You can't completely disable this simply because there's no hardware available that can run more than a few cars with the highest LOD.

konnos
29-06-2017, 07:54
i7 as minimum requirement is a typo according to Ian Bell:
https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/threads/project-cars-2-general-discussion-thread-coming-september-22nd-2017.342814/page-163#post-11866457

Yes is was a typo. Now it's fixed and it's an i9!

Silraed
29-06-2017, 10:33
Ah, thanks - I was kind of coming to that conclusion after tweaking various games. I'm new to this PC gaming lark.

Here is a video that is somewhat relevant to the ultra settings in games discussion, I think a lot of people out there could do with seeing it and having a good think about it.

https://youtu.be/d5ZsaavKNR8 (I won't embed it because I don't want to bloat the thread)

Sankyo
29-06-2017, 12:44
One other thing, I really hope pCARS 2 lets you see graphical adjustments without having to reboot the game every time. It's kinda annoying when RaceRoom, Assetto Corsa and others don't require it.
I haven't seen any request recently from pC2 for a reboot even after changing the AA setting, so it seems this was done...

Mascot
29-06-2017, 15:08
I haven't seen any request recently from pC2 for a reboot even after changing the AA setting, so it seems this was done...

Excellent news!

FS7
29-06-2017, 21:32
PCars2 Steam got updated, first post updated with current info. Steam page still needs fixing, i5 3450 has a clock speed of 3.1GHz, not 3.5GHz.

Mad Al
29-06-2017, 21:47
PCars2 Steam got updated, first post updated with current info. Steam page still needs fixing, i5 3450 has a clock speed of 3.1GHz, not 3.5GHz.

Turbo speed is 3.5

FS7
29-06-2017, 22:39
Turbo speed is 3.5
True, but if we're talking about minimum requirements we should assume people will be using base clock speed, not turbo.

Mad Al
29-06-2017, 23:46
True, but if we're talking about minimum requirements we should assume people will be using base clock speed, not turbo.
I think at this point it's going to be a case of agree to disagree.. as realistically, Turbo speeds are quoted as often as base

I'll try and give it a shot on the i3 over the weekend to see how low it can really go.....

Azure Flare
30-06-2017, 01:31
I find it weird that the recommended GPU is either a GTX 1080 or the RX 480. Damn fine optimization there!

ryandtw
30-06-2017, 07:23
^ You should be OK, but you will have to use low/medium graphic settings and not too many AI.

I might try. I usually race with maxed out AI numbers, that's why it's slowing down. The processor's really working hard on the AI cars!

Type88B
30-06-2017, 07:31
Hi, it's possible to have more info about the "+ specific versions of 7"?
I've no plans to move on Win 10, so I would like to know more about these "specific versions of 7" before doing the pre-order.

Thanks

Sankyo
30-06-2017, 07:35
Hi, it's possible to have more info about the "+ specific versions of 7"?
I've no plans to move on Win 10, so I would like to know more about these "specific versions of 7" before doing the pre-order.

Thanks

AFAIK that's about 64-bit versions of Win7, probably also with all Service Packs installed as a requirement.

gregc
30-06-2017, 07:35
Hi, it's possible to have more info about the "+ specific versions of 7"?
I've no plans to move on Win 10, so I would like to know more about these "specific versions of 7" before doing the pre-order.

Thanks

My guess would be 64 bit only (I'm using 64 bit Win7 for pCARS2 every day and it works just fine), but best to wait for official word from SMS.

Roger Prynne
30-06-2017, 09:10
I find it weird that the recommended GPU is either a GTX 1080 or the RX 480. Damn fine optimization there!

You need to move on with the times if you want the best out of games.

TheMorVic
30-06-2017, 09:42
Could anyone tell me if my laptop would run it at least on low?
i5-6300HQ 2.30GHz
8GB RAM
GTX 960M
Win 10 pro 64 bit.

konnos
30-06-2017, 10:56
You need to move on with the times if you want the best out of games.

No, he meant that the RX480 is not in the same ballpark as the 1080. Unless SMS have somehow managed that...

Roger Prynne
30-06-2017, 10:59
Ah yeah, sorry.

Invincible
30-06-2017, 10:59
No, he meant that the RX480 is not in the same ballpark as the 1080. Unless SMS have somehow managed that...

Exactly. You would need two 480's to even come close to the 1080.

FS7
30-06-2017, 19:29
Updated first post with some useful links for comparing CPUs & GPUs.

Mad Al
30-06-2017, 20:20
Updated first post with some useful links for comparing CPUs & GPUs.

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/
http://videocardbenchmark.net/

the GPU/CPU Boss sites are bloody useless

Silraed
01-07-2017, 10:53
I agree GPUBoss should be avoided like the plague.

Renoldo1990
01-07-2017, 12:00
Could anyone tell me if my laptop would run it at least on low?
i5-6300HQ 2.30GHz
8GB RAM
GTX 960M
Win 10 pro 64 bit.

Same Question here. My Setup is:

i7-6700HQ
8GB Ram
GTx960m

I was able to run Pcars 1, but i guess when it gets to Pcars 2 the setup can get a bit overloaded?
I would really appreciate any feedbacks on this issue. :)

Mahjik
01-07-2017, 12:17
It's still a little early to know exact specs, but I will say that if you can play PC1 decently, you'll be able to play PC2.


SMS is targeting for the performance to be similar to PC1. Obviously, with all the new stuff it will be a little more taxing, but they've also make a lot of improvements in the engine so it will come close to balancing out.

.......

Renoldo1990
01-07-2017, 12:33
Thanks.
So the benchmark test with the given minimum System Requirements on Steam says i can not (!) run the game.
But your statement says I probably can run it properly because it worked decent on Pcars1.
So i don't know really still.
Sorry I don't have have much of a clue regarding PC-Systems. :(

maTech
01-07-2017, 13:19
It feels like everybody is getting nervous and wants to be perfectly prepared :-) 22.09 is coming closer and closer :D

Azure Flare
01-07-2017, 15:29
It feels like everybody is getting nervous and wants to be perfectly prepared :-) 22.09 is coming closer and closer :D

This feels like that stupid stereotype that every time a new game out, PC gamers have to upgrade their hardware.

Yes, the new game has more stuff going on, and it will tax the system a little bit more. But, if you could comfortably run PCars 1, you'll be fine.

RomKnight
01-07-2017, 19:41
I ran games fine... then I bought 3 screens and there goes AA to off... and then came VIVE and current GPU was no more.

Indeed, the problem seems to be not in the games but how you want to play them :D

But I just gone up from a 780 to a 1080. That's the change I've made since... 2014? and only because VR mind you. I could play pC1 in 3 screens with a 780 even in the rain except the AA usage but that's only because I wanted to be above 60FPS all the time with at least 23 more cars on track no matter what conditions or track.

So, having more now in pC2 and still being able to use my rig as before shows how SMS optimized their code.

"Don't panic" (tm) just yet :)

Mad Al
02-07-2017, 00:34
Quick test
i3 4130T (scores ~4100 vs ~6480 for min on Passmark)
GTX750Ti (scores ~3700 vs ~5700 for min on Passmark)
8GB RAM

Using
1080p
High textures
Texture filtering on x16
V-sync on
MSAA Off
FXAA Low post AA
Env, Reflection, Car, Track, Shadow, Particles all low
Render frames ahead 1
No enhance mirror
Grass off

And running a full field of AI at Le Mans, Race date, midnight in a thunderstorm..

bench comparisons vs min specs from Steam store page
http://videocardbenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp%5B%5D=2815&cmp%5B%5D=41
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp[]=820&cmp[]=2035

basically it will just about manage to stay at or above 30fps

So that's barely playable and I can't say that is definitely the worst conditions for testing either.. (although it is definitely not the best!)

Having a quick look, a 1050Ti appears to more or less match the suggested min of a GTX680.. (whilst using 120W less power!)

jcklumpp5613
12-07-2017, 11:11
Hello,

I was wondering if you could give me an answer to the specs on my PC and see if my PC can run Project Cars 2. I see your games take a lot of power to run them.

Processor: AMD FX 6300 six-core processor (6 CPUs)

DirectX 12

Windows 10

16 GB Ram

2TB

Graphics Card: AMD Radeon R9 390 Series

I would really appreciate it if I could get an answer because I really want this game. Project Cars 1 is awesome. Indycar at Indianapolis, I would love that!

Thanks!

Roger Prynne
12-07-2017, 11:18
Go to the first post onwards for information...... http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?50724-Project-CARS-2-PC-System-Requirements

Mad Al
12-07-2017, 11:22
Hello,

I was wondering if you could give me an answer to the specs on my PC and see if my PC can run Project Cars 2. I see your games take a lot of power to run them.

Processor: AMD FX 6300 six-core processor (6 CPUs)

DirectX 12

Windows 10

16 GB Ram

2TB

Graphics Card: AMD Radeon R9 390 Series

I would really appreciate it if I could get an answer because I really want this game. Project Cars 1 is awesome. Indycar at Indianapolis, I would love that!

Thanks!

Yes that should run fine... you may need to turn a couple of settings down to get the same frame rates.. but otherwise that should be OK

jcklumpp5613
12-07-2017, 13:00
Yes that should run fine... you may need to turn a couple of settings down to get the same frame rates.. but otherwise that should be OK

Thank You!

honespc
12-07-2017, 13:36
The Bac Mono video has left me with the impression as If they were above the 16x anisotropic mark right now. I see everything a lot more clearer than in other videos of the same game. Maybe more texture resolution through highest GPU models sporting lots of vram to be used on it?

That's why I asked If the output source had been 4k, but I was told it wasn't. Just the 1080p marked on the very video as top res.

I still think that we should play pc2 with everything on high with a "simple" 970 and a good cpu.

snipeme77
14-07-2017, 04:21
Could someone let me know that Pcars 2 needs to run on VR, and is there any ready to run VR PC's out there that will run Pcars 2 alright?

Something like this for example?

https://www.amazon.com/Oculus-Headset-Controller-Console-GeForce/dp/B06XP86R9R/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499976689&sr=8-1&keywords=Oculus%2Bready%2Bbundle&th=1

RU486
14-07-2017, 05:24
Could someone let me know that Pcars 2 needs to run on VR, and is there any ready to run VR PC's out there that will run Pcars 2 alright?

Something like this for example?

https://www.amazon.com/Oculus-Headset-Controller-Console-GeForce/dp/B06XP86R9R/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499976689&sr=8-1&keywords=Oculus%2Bready%2Bbundle&th=1

In general an i5 CPU is not going to handle a true "sim game" so much processing is required for the cars physics, the AI, the weather ect. yes u could probably run pcars2 on an i5 processor but limited. I wouldn't recommend anything these days than an i7.
Same goes with the GPU, the 1060 is a budget card, yes you could run it, but you would have to set the quality low, and the frame rate but be borderline. from memory 1080 is recommend for VR with PCcars.

sorry but I can't recommend any particular system, Im haven't looked for awhile, but one really needs a lot of grunt in both the CPU and GPU along with lots of Ram.

RU

Silraed
14-07-2017, 05:41
I wouldn't recommend anything these days than an i7.


*cough* Ryzen *cough*

I agree though if you are after VR then you want at least a mid range current generation GPU meaning a 1070 or higher, but you will always get a far better experience with a 1080/ti.

Invincible
14-07-2017, 05:58
*cough* Ryzen *cough*

I agree though if you are after VR then you want at least a mid range current generation GPU meaning a 1070 or higher, but you will always get a far better experience with a 1080/ti.

I can confirm that Pcars 2 runs great with a R7 1700. ;)
And I think a R5 1600 would do the same job.

snipeme77
14-07-2017, 15:25
So what's more important for VR? GPU or CPU

The way I look at it, I'm guessing the GPU would be more important as it has to render the game twice in the headset right? The CPU meanwhile is being taxed by the game itself, AI, physics, so on...

So put simply none of the VR ready PC's could run Pcars 2 in vr. As they all have either a i5 5700 or a i7 7700 with a gtx1060.

By the way I'm also not so bothered by low Graphics considering that I play nothing but automobilista right now. I'm more worried about frame rate because I know people get violently ill from VR and low framerate


Also it doesn't help that I don't understand the hierarchy and graphics cards

gregc
14-07-2017, 15:40
I'm currently using a laptop with a 980M and an i7 4790 (980M is just below the recommended spec for Oculus) to play pCARS2 in VR. I'm playing on low settings, and I can't say I'd recommend it unless you're pretty framerate-insensitive, but it works for me. Any machine that's labelled VR Ready should be fine - though obviously the better the GPU the better it will be.

Azure Flare
15-07-2017, 01:26
I can confirm that Pcars 2 runs great with a R7 1700. ;)
And I think a R5 1600 would do the same job.

1600X, but can confirm.

Gloomy
16-07-2017, 04:25
Does anyone know if an i5 6600k oc 4.2 and a gtx 1070 will be OK to run this game decently in vr? I just ordered the oculus bundle specifically for racing games so I hope I can use it for pcars 2.

RU486
16-07-2017, 22:08
Also it doesn't help that I don't understand the hierarchy and graphics cards

In general terms, as far as Nvidia goes,
The first set of #'s represents the series of the card, i.e. 970 is a 9 series. 1070 is a 10 series. the higher the # the newer the card.
The last set of #'s represents the model of the card, i.e. 970 is a 70 model. a 980 is a 80 model. the higher the # the faster/better the card.

In saying that, generally speaking an older 970 card is faster than a newer 1060 card, price is always a good indication on the build of the card. Here in Aust(poor exchange rate) the street price of a 1060-$350, 1070-$600, 1080-$800, give or take.

RU

dan2312
18-07-2017, 06:59
i7 920 @3.8Ghz, 2009
18Gb Ram

1080 GTX.

Plays all current games really well even at 4k,

So ive really seen the need to update the CPU atm. Although I may do it after Christmas.

EHM
18-07-2017, 12:56
Could anybody running lower/similar specs to mine tell me how the game runs?

4670K @ 3.4 GHZ
8GB RAM
770 GTX 2GB
1600X900 Single Screen
No VR
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

I run PCARS 1 on medium-high (Auto) settings and am very satisfied with the visuals, the game runs great too, even with weather and 20 or so cars on screen I get 60+ FPS.

Mad Al
18-07-2017, 13:07
Could anybody running lower/similar specs to mine tell me how the game runs?

4670K @ 3.4 GHZ
8GB RAM
770 GTX 2GB
1600X900 Single Screen
No VR
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

I run PCARS 1 on medium-high (Auto) settings and am very satisfied with the visuals, the game runs great too, even with weather and 20 or so cars on screen I get 60+ FPS.

Should be very much the same..

cluck
18-07-2017, 13:17
If it helps at all, I ran through a small part of the career last night and, with the exception of one race, it was all more than smooth enough on my system to drive, with a full field of AI. The only exception was a foggy, rain-soaked, night-time Fuji race, with 23 (IIRC) AI cars (the correct number for the race type).

I was playing at 3840 x 2400 with the equivalent of DS2X (it's named differently in pCARS2) and SMAA set to Ultra. All the other settings were at the maximum level they could go to. I was suitably very impressed. My system spec is as per my signature :)

amirzaim
07-08-2017, 12:47
Hi...

Will my PC can run Project CARS 2? Specs below:

Intel Core i3 2120 3.2Ghz
RAM 8GB DDR3
Nvidia Geforce GT 1030
Windows 10 64-bit

Bealdor
07-08-2017, 12:55
Hi...

Will my PC can run Project CARS 2? Specs below:

Intel Core i3 2120 3.2Ghz
RAM 8GB DDR3
Nvidia Geforce GT 1030
Windows 10 64-bit

Unfortunately I don't think so.
Both, your CPU and GPU are way under minimum spec.

poirqc
08-08-2017, 01:45
In gear of wars 3, there's small ranking(bottom right) note about what effect different video settings have on the system(GPU, CPU, VRAM):

https://images.techhive.com/images/article/2016/10/pc-settings-options-gears-4-1-100686260-orig.png


I wonder if it's something that could be implemented in pCars? It might be useful when setting up the game for optimal performances.

Thanks,

amirzaim
08-08-2017, 04:42
Unfortunately I don't think so.
Both, your CPU and GPU are way under minimum spec.

Oh....seems that I need to stick with PS4 version for now...

Nats
10-08-2017, 20:52
Can anyone please tell me if my computer will be enough. I have an AMD Phenom 2 X6 1055T 2.8Ghz six core with a Nvidea GTX980 card and 12Gb RAM. The processor seems to be below the min settings. I can run PC1 very well but not with everything maxed I think I roughly have mid settings as I like to run the game fast.

I am assuming this computer will be too slow for the new game judging from those requirements on the Steam page in that the recommended requirements of the old game are now the minimum requirements of the new game and my computer seemed to fit between the two requirements for the old game. I had to get a new card to run PC1 well because it jumped frames on a couple of the corners of Oulton and Snetterton.

Any thoughts apprecaited.

brasstacks
14-08-2017, 19:11
Current specs:
i5 2500k @ 4.3Ghz
8GB DDR3 1600Mhz
Nvidia GTX 1080

Will it be worth buying a new rig (Ryzen 5 1600)
Single core performance is effectively the same OC'd, but multi core performance on the ryzen will be greatly improved.

Will pcars 2 be optimized for multiple cores? I will also be running sim commander and other telemetry and logging addons in the background. Also will be driving in VR with the oculus.

Either I do that or just increase my memory on my current rig to 16gb

Markeeez
14-08-2017, 22:51
What sort of condition can PC2 run on my PC at 1080p?

3.7GHz Quad Core AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
16GB of 2133MHz DDR4 RAM
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB

If I set everything to medium would I get over 60fps?

Invincible
15-08-2017, 06:03
What sort of condition can PC2 run on my PC at 1080p?

3.7GHz Quad Core AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
16GB of 2133MHz DDR4 RAM
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB

If I set everything to medium would I get over 60fps?

Most likely, yes. I can run everything on Ultra with medium AA (equals DS4x). Medium settings with lower AA should be fine for you.

But if possible, OC your RAM. Not because Pcars 2 will need it, but because Ryzen's infinity fabric bus scales great with faster memory.

Markeeez
15-08-2017, 09:27
I was thinking of overclocking my GPU, would that boost frames? It seems easier to boost GPU, RAM OC looks complicated for a PC noob like me.

Sankyo
15-08-2017, 09:38
I was thinking of overclocking my GPU, would that boost frames? It seems easier to boost GPU, RAM OC looks complicated for a PC noob like me.
I'd think that OCing your GPU would give a performance boost, since the GTX1060 is probably stretched-out in pCARS.

Mad Al
15-08-2017, 10:20
Currently I'm running these settings on a 1060 (6GB model as per signature) and it can hold 60fps with a full field at Le Mans, in a thunderstorm at night (not sure that's the most difficult conditions, but it's a good indicator of what you should be able to do)

239566

239567

Sankyo
15-08-2017, 12:01
Currently I'm running these settings on a 1060 (6GB model as per signature) and it can hold 60fps with a full field at Le Mans, in a thunderstorm at night (not sure that's the most difficult conditions, but it's a good indicator of what you should be able to do)

239566

239567

You forgot to mention that the game still looks awesome with those settings ;)

Markeeez
15-08-2017, 12:35
What would be the PS4/Xbox One graphic settings equivalent be on PC? Do they have car/track details high but everything else low? Guess they need to be high what the player mostly sees etc.

Silraed
15-08-2017, 13:02
What kind of performance hit does enhanced mirrors have this time? Is it about the same, more demanding or improved?

ryandtw
16-08-2017, 05:06
I hope someone tests out CPU performance on pCARS 2 with all the recent CPU releases (Ryzen, Skylake/Kaby Lake-X, and soon Coffee Lake???), and I hope pCARS 3 will be more optimized for even more CPU cores and threads (which has been the trend recently; hopefully if it can support Vulkan pCARS 3 could also be playable on Linux, and not just Windows; and having more CPU cores and threads can also be useful for more AI cars)...

Krus Control
16-08-2017, 15:01
Currently I'm running these settings on a 1060 (6GB model as per signature) and it can hold 60fps with a full field at Le Mans, in a thunderstorm at night (not sure that's the most difficult conditions, but it's a good indicator of what you should be able to do)

239566

239567

This is on the Oculus? This is pretty impressive if it's on the Oculus.

Mad Al
16-08-2017, 15:50
This is on the Oculus? This is pretty impressive if it's on the Oculus.

Nope, that's on a normal screen.. but I can also run on the CV1 with the 1060..
Differences to above
Res 1280x720 (that's the mirror size so has no affect on the HMD image)
Windowed
Reflections Low
Env map Low
Car Detail Medium
Track Detail Low
Shadow Low
Enhanced Mirror No
Motion Blur Off

and Super Sampling at 1.0

That's still usable in most situations and will hold 45 fps with the same conditions (full field at Le Mans in a thunderstorm at night and I forgot to mention, full crowds and trackside objects as well...)

There is still more to come to improve things (AVX CPU extensions just for starters)

Krus Control
16-08-2017, 16:35
Oh dang so this game really is as intense as the recommended specs suggest. I just got a 1060 6GB and I have no problem running at lower settings but I'm still surprised this game is so demanding.

Mad Al
16-08-2017, 19:05
Oh dang so this game really is as intense as the recommended specs suggest. I just got a 1060 6GB and I have no problem running at lower settings but I'm still surprised this game is so demanding.
A 1060 is more than capable of giving you a really good visual experience.. unless you really want to run in 4K at Ultra settings (it can do that too... as long as you don't expect miracles on frame rates), in which case you need to spend a bit more money (OK, make that a lot more...)

honespc
16-08-2017, 19:52
Why do you have v-synch on, and 59Hz instead of 60

Mad Al
16-08-2017, 20:00
Why do you have v-synch on, and 59Hz instead of 60

Because I prefer to run vsynced.. and because that's what my monitor reports as the refresh rate (at below native res it gives a couple of 60Hz and then a load at 74). It's actually not that unusual.

RU486
16-08-2017, 21:54
Currently I'm running these settings on a 1060 (6GB model as per signature) and it can hold 60fps with a full field at Le Mans, in a thunderstorm at night (not sure that's the most difficult conditions, but it's a good indicator of what you should be able to do)


HI Al, just a quick question regarding the 1060, rather the onboard ram. U mention u run 6Gb.
Do u think there would be a big difference between the 6GB and the 3Gb. and if so what what particular setting would tend to gobble up GPU ram, i.e.. environmental maps, shadow details, reflections ect could be reduced to compensate

regards

RU

Mad Al
16-08-2017, 22:53
HI Al, just a quick question regarding the 1060, rather the onboard ram. U mention u run 6Gb.
Do u think there would be a big difference between the 6GB and the 3Gb. and if so what what particular setting would tend to gobble up GPU ram, i.e.. environmental maps, shadow details, reflections ect could be reduced to compensate

regards

RU

There isn't supposed to be a lot to chose between the 3 and 6 gig versions in speed (despite the 3gb version having less memory and less cores)

As for what to adjust, couldn't tell you off the top of my head, but the usual stuff should work.. less AA, cut down env and shadow, etc. I'll see if I can check what sort of memory usage I'm currently at with a full field..

RU486
17-08-2017, 03:41
There isn't supposed to be a lot to chose between the 3 and 6 gig versions in speed (despite the 3gb version having less memory and less cores)

As for what to adjust, couldn't tell you off the top of my head, but the usual stuff should work.. less AA, cut down env and shadow, etc. I'll see if I can check what sort of memory usage I'm currently at with a full field..

Ty for ur reply,

and yes if you get a spare moment, id be interested to know. It comes down to the $$, here down under its about $75-90 difference between the 3 and 6GB

RU

vancilwa
17-08-2017, 13:52
Is there any software or script that can check pc system requirementS?

Killkittie
17-08-2017, 19:10
@Mad Al. Am I correct in guessing that a 980ti along with the i7 5930k should be able to handle this relatively well? High settings perhaps?

FS7
17-08-2017, 19:36
Is there any software or script that can check pc system requirements?
There is this one but the requirements need to be updated:

https://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri

Mad Al
17-08-2017, 20:05
Ty for ur reply,

and yes if you get a spare moment, id be interested to know. It comes down to the $$, here down under its about $75-90 difference between the 3 and 6GB

RU

With the above settings, full field of LMP+GTE cars at Nurburgring combined hits 2987MB... so, close, but I'm pretty sure that should be the highest memory usage combination (unless we get the TT course..:))



@Mad Al. Am I correct in guessing that a 980ti along with the i7 5930k should be able to handle this relatively well? High settings perhaps?

That should be absolutely fine, the 980Ti should sit somewhere between the 1070 and 1080 and should manage high for pretty much everything


At this point I should really say.. the game look bloody amazing even with everything on low....

Killkittie
17-08-2017, 20:42
That should be absolutely fine, the 980Ti should sit somewhere between the 1070 and 1080 and should manage high for pretty much everything


At this point I should really say.. the game look bloody amazing even with everything on low....

Cheers, mate. I can't wait!!!!

RU486
17-08-2017, 21:55
With the above settings, full field of LMP+GTE cars at Nurburgring combined hits 2987MB... so, close, but I'm pretty sure that should be the highest memory usage combination

Thankyou again for taking the time and interest in helping other's.

I must admit, Nurburgring is my favourite track, (unless we get the TT course..:))

cheers

RU

OperatorWay
20-08-2017, 05:19
Will the retail Steam version of Project CARS 2 be compatible with any or all versions of Windows 8/8.1 (if the game's hardware requirements are met)?

The system requirements currently listed on the official Project CARS 2 FAQ (http://www.projectcarsgame.com/project-cars-2-faq.html) and the Project CARS 2 Steam store page (http://store.steampowered.com/app/378860) both say "Windows 10 (+ specific versions of 7)" along with DirectX 11.

It seems like a game that would work with DirectX 11 on Windows 7 would also work on Windows 8, but it seems odd to me that Windows 8/8.1 is strangely not listed in the game's supported operating systems.

(I apologize if this has already been publicly asked & answered elsewhere before. I briefly looked around & didn't find an official answer.)

Thanks.

Azure Flare
20-08-2017, 05:44
Most of us are using Win10, and some on 8 and 8.1, and I think there are a handful that are on 7. You should be fine.

Mattze
20-08-2017, 11:30
Most of us are using Win10, and some on 8 and 8.1, and I think there are a handful that are on 7. You should be fine.

Win 7 will supported until 2020. Many people will use their OS as long as possible. Never change a running system. Don't underestimate this.

RoccoTTS
20-08-2017, 12:33
Win 7 will supported until 2020. Many people will use their OS as long as possible. Never change a running system. Don't underestimate this.

Yes, but in 2020 you have to pay for a new Win 10 system and the ones who updated their system in the beginning like me had their for free and so far i've got zero problems on both my pc's with Win 10.

FS7
21-08-2017, 13:36
It would be great if SMS posted a table like the one in this link:

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/forza-motorsport-7-pc-system-requirements-revealed/1100-6452682/

F1_Racer68
23-08-2017, 15:54
There is this one but the requirements need to be updated:

https://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri

Just be careful with their results.......

239747

As you can see, it seems that the space between the GTX and the 950 in my video card description threw them off :D

My card will most definitely be sufficent as it clearly is better than what they have listed as "Minimum", but for some reason they still show a GTX680 being better than a GTX 950...... go figure..... LOL

Also, as we have been told here several times, most of the WMD guys are still running the same hardware they ran for pCARS1. It seems to me if you have at least mid-range specs for pCARS1, you should be fine for pCARS2.

It is a bit disappointing that my system went from being essentially "Recommended" specs (only the video card being a bit low) for pCARS1, to now being "Minimum" specs accoridng to the official specs, but such is the lifespan of technology.....

EDIT: It also seems that the official minimum specs are quite a bit higher than what they really need to be based on WMD members comments. I guess this is just a case of CYA for the benefit of corporate lawyers?

Mad Al
23-08-2017, 19:30
My card will most definitely be sufficent as it clearly is better than what they have listed as "Minimum", but for some reason they still show a GTX680 being better than a GTX 950...... go figure..... LOL



that would be because in processing power the 680 is better... not by a large amount.. but it is quicker.

https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp%5B%5D=3295&cmp%5B%5D=41

Enkidu
28-08-2017, 07:58
Looks like my 2011 computer will be able to meet the minimum requirements but the question is rather if it will be a pleasant experience or if it will be similar to when I played Crysis on my 400 MHz PC back in 2007.

Anyway, many thanks for posting the system requirements, it was exactly what I were looking for.

Sankyo
28-08-2017, 08:10
Looks like my 2011 computer will be able to meet the minimum requirements but the question is rather if it will be a pleasant experience or if it will be similar to when I played Crysis on my 400 MHz PC back in 2007.

Anyway, many thanks for posting the system requirements, it was exactly what I were looking for.
What's your system specs? Depends on whether you'll be CPU- or GPU-limited. My secondary system is also from 2011 but has an i7-2600K which quite easily runs pC2, but that's also because I have upgraded the GPU to 2017 standards :) With the original GPU it would have had to run it at mostly Low graphics settings probably, but no idea if it would be able to hit 60 FPS in all conditions (stormy weather, many AI etc.).

Enkidu
28-08-2017, 08:30
What's your system specs? Depends on whether you'll be CPU- or GPU-limited. My secondary system is also from 2011 but has an i7-2600K which quite easily runs pC2, but that's also because I have upgraded the GPU to 2017 standards :) With the original GPU it would have had to run it at mostly Low graphics settings probably, but no idea if it would be able to hit 60 FPS in all conditions (stormy weather, many AI etc.).

I'm not at this computer at the moment but it got 8 GB DDR3 RAM, ATI Radeon with 2 GB video memory and I think it's a i5 CPU. And it's Windows 7 (64-bit). I'm not that concerned about the graphics, it's perfectly OK for me to use the lowest settings but what I'm really concerned about is lag.

Sankyo
28-08-2017, 09:04
I'm not at this computer at the moment but it got 8 GB DDR3 RAM, ATI Radeon with 2 GB video memory and I think it's a i5 CPU. And it's Windows 7 (64-bit). I'm not that concerned about the graphics, it's perfectly OK for me to use the lowest settings but what I'm really concerned about is lag.
What do you mean with 'lag'? Lag is what you normally use for bad online racing connections, and that usually has very little to do with your system's performance.

FS7
28-08-2017, 15:04
What do you mean with 'lag'?
I think he meant framerate, bad framerate looks like the game is lagging.

chuchu747
31-08-2017, 06:03
Should I meet the exact minimum requirements for Project CARS 2 for 1080p, will it be able to run at low settings at 60FPS?

Sankyo
31-08-2017, 07:44
Should I meet the exact minimum requirements for Project CARS 2 for 1080p, will it be able to run at low settings at 60FPS?
That probably still depends on uncertain system-dependent factors and in-game conditions, I guess the safe answer is: "Yes, for most situations." Running a field of 30 AI on not-Monaco circuit in a heavy thunderstorm at night may likely not get you constant 60 FPS even with everything at Low.

ryandtw
01-09-2017, 05:57
Thinking about rebuilding a computer (same case, graphics card and storage; but swapping out power supply) with Ryzen 5 1600(X) sometime later this fall or at the end of the year. Paired with a GTX 980 that I'm planning to carry over from my old P55/i7-860 config, will that cut it for 1080p at high/ultra settings?

Invincible
01-09-2017, 08:16
Thinking about rebuilding a computer (same case, graphics card and storage; but swapping out power supply) with Ryzen 5 1600(X) sometime later this fall or at the end of the year. Paired with a GTX 980 that I'm planning to carry over from my old P55/i7-860 config, will that cut it for 1080p at high/ultra settings?

Blatantly copying Remco's post as it also fits here with some minor edits:


That probably still depends on uncertain system-dependent factors and in-game conditions, I guess the safe answer is: "Yes, for most situations." Running a field of 30 AI on not-Monaco circuit in a heavy thunderstorm at night may likely not get you constant 60 FPS even with no Anti-Aliasing

Sankyo
01-09-2017, 09:48
Also, depends on what you put on Ultra. Ultra reflections and envmap are FPS killers, and only really needed for screenshotting.

kubikiri
04-09-2017, 06:16
What does "specific versions of 7" mean? Does this game support Windows 7 or not?

ryandtw
04-09-2017, 07:13
What does "specific versions of 7" mean? Does this game support Windows 7 or not?

Yeah, that sounds too vague. Maybe Windows 7 Professional? Hopefully they don't leave out the Home Premium users, since that's the one I'm using (until my potential computer rebuild that will force me to use Win10 for the most optimal experience).

The fact that pCARS 2 uses DirectX 11 and NOT DirectX 12...that should allow users of Windows 7 to play pCARS 2, to some degree.

Sankyo
04-09-2017, 07:19
What does "specific versions of 7" mean? Does this game support Windows 7 or not?
It does support Win7, I think 64-bit only.

Enkidu
04-09-2017, 07:57
I think he meant framerate, bad framerate looks like the game is lagging.
Yes, that's what I meant.

Anyway, I think I'll wait until the game is released and keep an eye on this thread to see how the game is running for other people.

Mattze
04-09-2017, 15:36
If I remember correctly, the product key is valid regardless of the Windows 7 version you are using. So you can reinstall your OS to play Project Cars 2 in any case.

kubikiri
05-09-2017, 01:00
It does support Win7, I think 64-bit only.

So it should also support 10 x64 only? Or it can run on 10 x86? This is so confusing...

Anyway, I think my i5 4590 CPU, 16G RAM and GTX1070 video card should run this game without problem?

Thanks.

F1_Racer68
05-09-2017, 01:33
Pretty sure the "certain versions of Windows 7" is more in reference to full updated versions with latest service packs, etc. They can't say supports Windows 7 if it only supports Windows 7 SP1 for example.

That's how I always took it anyways.

kubikiri
05-09-2017, 02:50
Pretty sure the "certain versions of Windows 7" is more in reference to full updated versions with latest service packs, etc. They can't say supports Windows 7 if it only supports Windows 7 SP1 for example.

That's how I always took it anyways.

SP1 is the latest and only service pack Windows 7 has...

I'm taking the "specific versions" as "64bit version" now, it makes more sense this way.

Also I'm concerning the PC2 may be the last version which supports Windows 7 in the series.

Mahjik
05-09-2017, 03:09
It has to do with DX 11.1 (IIRC):

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2670838/platform-update-for-windows-7-sp1-and-windows-server-2008-r2-sp1

ryandtw
05-09-2017, 05:09
Maybe SMS should've said "Windows 7 SP1" (Service Pack 1) because pCARS 2 runs on DX11.1, which requires SP1 for Windows 7 users...

blinkngone
06-09-2017, 21:31
Uh oh, I have an old 965 extreme at 3.2 and 6 gb of ram along with an old EVGA 690GTX and Win 7 64 bit. I have been running most of my PCars 1 settings on Ultra without problems. I can about 20 cars without framerates getting too bad, I don't run rain or night. How much trouble am I in with the new game?
239908

Bealdor
07-09-2017, 07:25
Uh oh, I have an old 965 extreme at 3.2 and 6 gb of ram along with an old EVGA 690GTX and Win 7 64 bit. I have been running most of my PCars 1 settings on Ultra without problems. I can about 20 cars without framerates getting too bad, I don't run rain or night. How much trouble am I in with the new game?
239908

You're probably going to need more RAM.

Roger Prynne
07-09-2017, 11:18
Why the hell are you using 'Ultra' on some settings?
No need unless you are doing some Screenshots and you won't see a difference between Ultra and High when racing anyway.

Then perhaps you can use some shadow (must be horrible without shadows)

F1_Racer68
07-09-2017, 11:34
Roger, have you tried pCARS2 yet? Not sure if you are WMD this time or not.

If so, how is it running for you? I know you video card is a bit above mine, but otherwise our systems are pretty similar.

Roger Prynne
07-09-2017, 11:43
^Umm yes, since the beginning.

I use a mixture of 'Medium and High' settings and get fairly constant 60 FPS in most situations and it looks fantastic.

F1_Racer68
07-09-2017, 13:02
^Umm yes, since the beginning.

I use a mixture of 'Medium and High' settings and get fairly constant 60 FPS in most situations and it looks fantastic.

Thanks. That's pretty much where I am running in the current game so if I can maintain that level I will be happy. At some point I know I need to consider a GPU upgrade, but that will also entail a PSU upgrade. It won't happen anytime soon unfortunately.

charles008
07-09-2017, 13:17
Its off topic but little bit closer as well. I want a gaming laptop but my friend says I should prepare a gaming PC which one would be better?

Islandhitman
07-09-2017, 13:23
What are my chances of being able to play PCars 2 on my system?

i5 3570 at 3.4Ghz
16MB RAM
GTX 750ti 2GB

I have no problems running PCars and getting good FPS.

F1_Racer68
07-09-2017, 13:46
What are my chances of being able to play PCars 2 on my system?

i5 3570 at 3.4Ghz
16MB RAM
GTX 750ti 2GB

I have no problems running PCars and getting good FPS.

While I tend to be somewhat cautious, and a bit of a worry wart before I actually get it, from the sounds of it if you can run the current game you should be OK with the new one. That seems to be the trend I am seeing.

This kind of makes sense since the consoles have not really progressed to a new gen since the last game (yes I know there are newer, slightly more powerful versions, but they are still similar platforms). They had to build the game with the current gen console performance in mind. In order to keep things consistent across platforms, that should mean performance on PCs should also be comparable to the previous title...... in theory anyways.

But with all of that said, I will still be concerned about my own system until I finally get to try it. However, based on what Roger posted, I am less concerned now. I have a slightly lower GPU than he does, and I am running more displays on it than he is as I run in triple screen rather than a single display. All of that requires more GPU grunt, so I expect to run slightly lower settings than Roger, but it still sounds like I will be OK.

Mahjik
07-09-2017, 15:42
Roger, have you tried pCARS2 yet? Not sure if you are WMD this time or not.

If so, how is it running for you? I know you video card is a bit above mine, but otherwise our systems are pretty similar.

I haven't benchmarked PC1 compared to PC2. However, from just a playing perspective I find PC2 "smoother". When I go back and drive PC1, even though the framerate is consistent, the way the terrain moves feels a little more choppy compared to what I feel in PC2. Everything just feels smoother regardless of the framerates I'm getting.

Roger Prynne
07-09-2017, 15:47
I haven't benchmarked PC1 compared to PC2. However, from just a playing perspective I find PC2 "smoother". When I go back and drive PC1, even though the framerate is consistent, the way the terrain moves feels a little more choppy compared to what I feel in PC2. Everything just feels smoother regardless of the framerates I'm getting.

Yep you're right, and I forgot to mention that.

F1_Racer68
07-09-2017, 15:59
Thanks guys. That is all GREAT news and makes me feel a lot better about the performance come launch date.

I started getting nervous when I realized that the last game's "Recommended" specs became the new game's "minimum requirements"...... But that seemed a bit fishy at the same time, as I would have expected the required specs to be about the same as previous game, maybe slightly higher.

KANETAKER
07-09-2017, 16:20
It's possible to run PCars 2 in my computer with these requirements and putting all the graphic details in low quality ?:

- Intel i7 930 2.8 Ghz.
- Nvidia Gforce GTX 660 1024 Mb DDR5
- Windows 10 at 64 bits.
- 12 Gb RAM DDR3.

I have a LCD monitor with a limit of 1440 x 900 px (60 - 75 Hz). The PCars1 running very fine at 60 FPS with graphic details in medium quality and some details in high.

Sankyo
07-09-2017, 17:15
Its off topic but little bit closer as well. I want a gaming laptop but my friend says I should prepare a gaming PC which one would be better?

Laptops are still much more expensive than desktops with the same performance. Put differently, a desktop for the price of a gaming laptop will be more powerful. Since pCARS2 is a pretty power-hungry simulation w.r.t. CPU and GPU, the better the system the better it will run.

F1_Racer68
07-09-2017, 17:45
Laptops are still much more expensive than desktops with the same performance. Put differently, a desktop for the price of a gaming laptop will be more powerful. Since pCARS2 is a pretty power-hungry simulation w.r.t. CPU and GPU, the better the system the better it will run.

Additionally, a gaming PC will have a longer life, or more accurately, will be more economically manageable over it's life.

What I mean by this, is that while both require a significant initial investment, it is possible to preserve that investment over a longer period of time in a Desktop PC. Desktop PCs are nearly infinitely upgrade-able, whereas laptops are pretty fixed as far as CPU, GPU, etc. goes. This means that as games require more power, it is possible to perform a targeted and more economical upgrade on the desktop PC, whereas the laptop will need to be replaced outright. In most laptops, only RAM and HDD are upgrade-able.

FS7
07-09-2017, 17:50
One reason I could think of to get a gaming laptop is if one travels a lot and want to be able to play anywhere, but other than that I'd say get a good desktop pc instead.

runike
07-09-2017, 18:26
While you guys are worried about low-spec nvidia GPUs here I'm playing PC1 with my Intel HD530. In 480p resolution, lowest settings but sun flares on. I just hope PC2 won't take more.

Sankyo
07-09-2017, 20:16
While you guys are worried about low-spec nvidia GPUs here I'm playing PC1 with my Intel HD530. In 480p resolution, lowest settings but sun flares on.
That's... admirable :)

Shooter80
08-09-2017, 09:38
Can anyone please tell me if my computer will be enough. I have an AMD Phenom 2 X6 1055T 2.8Ghz six core with a Nvidea GTX980 card and 12Gb RAM. The processor seems to be below the min settings. I can run PC1 very well but not with everything maxed I think I roughly have mid settings as I like to run the game fast.

I am assuming this computer will be too slow for the new game judging from those requirements on the Steam page in that the recommended requirements of the old game are now the minimum requirements of the new game and my computer seemed to fit between the two requirements for the old game. I had to get a new card to run PC1 well because it jumped frames on a couple of the corners of Oulton and Snetterton.

Any thoughts apprecaited.


Thinking about rebuilding a computer (same case, graphics card and storage; but swapping out power supply) with Ryzen 5 1600(X) sometime later this fall or at the end of the year. Paired with a GTX 980 that I'm planning to carry over from my old P55/i7-860 config, will that cut it for 1080p at high/ultra settings?


Uh oh, I have an old 965 extreme at 3.2 and 6 gb of ram along with an old EVGA 690GTX and Win 7 64 bit. I have been running most of my PCars 1 settings on Ultra without problems. I can about 20 cars without framerates getting too bad, I don't run rain or night. How much trouble am I in with the new game?


It's possible to run PCars 2 in my computer with these requirements and putting all the graphic details in low quality ?:

- Intel i7 930 2.8 Ghz.
- Nvidia Gforce GTX 660 1024 Mb DDR5
- Windows 10 at 64 bits.
- 12 Gb RAM DDR3.

I have a LCD monitor with a limit of 1440 x 900 px (60 - 75 Hz). The PCars1 running very fine at 60 FPS with graphic details in medium quality and some details in high.

You may not be able to even launch/run the game, your CPUs dont support Intel AVX (which I believe was patched into the game) and the Phenom II also doesn't support SSE 4.2. Not sure if these are required, they were not at the start of the WMD beta, but the new 'minimum' spec CPU's all have them. Whenever the forum deems me worthy enough to post links I'll start a thread to try to get an actual answer.

EDIT: Forum decided to let me post links, thread created, hopefully we can get this cleared up:
http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?51154-Will-PC2-require-Intel-AVX-SSE-4-2&p=1352862#post1352862

EDIT2: @ryandtw;blinkngone;KANETAKER as confirmed below, you should all be able to run the game. Sorry for any undue concern caused.

Good luck

Siberian Tiger
08-09-2017, 10:32
AVX is not forced, therefore no AVX Supported CPU is required.

The Game Autoselect the Correcsponding Version:

AVX
SSE (nonAVX)

runike
09-09-2017, 12:22
I just found out that pC1 looks spectacular even in 360p (640x360). Look at the picture: i.imgur.com/jjntW7w.jpg (sorry, can't format link normally because of this being my second message here). All settings are at "low" except textures and posteffects being set on "high", and game looks and feels beautiful. And what is more important, it gives rock-solid over 60 FPS even with an integrated GPU.

The question is, may I ask SMS to support such resolution in pC2? Now in pC1 there are only 640x480 availible, but I want to set it on 640x360 to play with 16:9 monitor without black areas on left and right and of course without stretching the image.

Well, fonts are totally impossible to read at that kind of resolutions, but it can be handled on my side.

maTech
09-09-2017, 12:41
I would like to know if I will notice any difference between 8gb ram or 16gb. So, does it make sense to upgrade my ram?

runike
09-09-2017, 21:06
I would like to know if I will notice any difference between 8gb ram or 16gb. So, does it make sense to upgrade my ram?

If you do not have enough RAM, games will usually freeze for split second (or more). So if you will not add more information to scene (like, better textures or more detalized models) and you do not experience any kind of freezes right now, adding more RAM will not make a difference.
This is my speculation based on basic knowledge, so trust it with caution =)

Mad Al
09-09-2017, 21:57
I would like to know if I will notice any difference between 8gb ram or 16gb. So, does it make sense to upgrade my ram?

Just don't run a lot of other shit on the PC, it should be fine.. (and when I say not a lot, I mean nothing but PC2, no browsers with 3000 tabs open and other crap).. having said that (and I ran it just fine with a full field at Le Mans the other week on my slowest machine, with "just" 8G of RAM and a lowly i3) it certainly wouldn't hurt to put in twice as much RAM (you shouldn't have any problem matching your current spec memory)

maTech
10-09-2017, 07:17
Thanks runike and Mad AI for your explanation!

ShimonART
10-09-2017, 07:51
what kind of performance can i get for pcars 2 with a gigabyte gtx770 oc, i5-4570 quad core up to 3.6, 8gb ram ?
iam looking for medium settings at around 60 fps 1080p, (i have triples screens but probably wont work very well with this game and my old gpu)
pcars 1 was fine on high settings.

Bankai_Bullett
11-09-2017, 01:39
Because I've exhausted all other efforts, I'll ask here...
So I bought a new laptop because my old one packed up, and I was wondering if it could play PCars2 without a lot of hassle.

Specs of said laptop are:
Intel Core i5 7300HQ quad core @ 2.5GHz
8GB RAM
NVIDIA GTX 1050 with 2GB RAM

Going off the reviews, it's capable of playing Overwatch, Dark Souls 3 and other titles on high settings... so will it play PCars2 on at least medium settings at a stable FPS???

gregc
11-09-2017, 08:16
Because I've exhausted all other efforts, I'll ask here...
So I bought a new laptop because my old one packed up, and I was wondering if it could play PCars2 without a lot of hassle.

Specs of said laptop are:
Intel Core i5 7300HQ quad core @ 2.5GHz
8GB RAM
NVIDIA GTX 1050 with 2GB RAM

Going off the reviews, it's capable of playing Overwatch, Dark Souls 3 and other titles on high settings... so will it play PCars2 on at least medium settings at a stable FPS???

Should be absolutely fine. Before I got my new laptop I was using a 980M based one with no problems.

Silraed
11-09-2017, 08:28
A 980M is more powerful than a 1050 just to be clear.

gregc
11-09-2017, 10:42
A 980M is more powerful than a 1050 just to be clear.

True, but not by miles - and I was running everything high or better, so medium and stable on a 1050 should be comfortable.

F1_Racer68
11-09-2017, 11:13
I would be concerned about the CPU..... @2.5GHz? Don't know if that will cut it.......

Silraed
11-09-2017, 13:31
True, but not by miles - and I was running everything high or better, so medium and stable on a 1050 should be comfortable.

It's a significant enough difference. But yes medium or mixed medium and low depending on desired framerate on a 1050 sounds about right from the performance I've seen others stating on similar hardware presuming the CPU can push the 1050.

Bankai_Bullett
11-09-2017, 14:51
So, the graphics card could deal with the game, but the CPU may struggle?
Is there a way around it?

F1_Racer68
11-09-2017, 15:28
So, the graphics card could deal with the game, but the CPU may struggle?
Is there a way around it?

That's correct, and unfortunately, there is no way around that.

Unlike many of the games you mentioned, pCARS is very CPU intensive due to the physics engine. So while reducing graphics quality and resolution in game would help with a lower powered GPU, there isn't much you can do with the in game settings to improve performance on a less powerful CPU.

Project CARS 1 Minimum requirement was a 2.66GHz CPU.

Project CARS 2 Minimum Requirement is listed as 3.5GHz CPU.

If you already have the laptop, you could go here to test it, but I am pretty sure that it will tell you it fails due to being below the listed minimum spec (that's all they can go on).
https://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/requirements/project-cars-2/13481

Bankai_Bullett
11-09-2017, 15:48
Okay... what about overclocking?
I mean, I get the gist of it, but actually overclocking the CPU... would it help or hinder?

Silraed
11-09-2017, 15:53
I would not advise overclocking laptop components.

F1_Racer68
11-09-2017, 15:55
Okay... what about overclocking?
I mean, I get the gist of it, but actually overclocking the CPU... would it help or hinder?

IF (and that is a very big IF) you can overclock it at all, you won't be able to do much. The internal cooling systems aren't made for it, so you run the risk of overheating the system very quickly.

I'm not saying it 100% won't work, I'm just saying that I question how well that CPU will run the game.

Bankai_Bullett
11-09-2017, 15:56
So I've got a choice really... see if the game works on low/medium... or wait until I've got a PC that'll work lol

F1_Racer68
11-09-2017, 16:00
Unfortunately, yes.

Now, if you already have the laptop, and are also prepared ot build/buy a desktop, there is no harm in trying the game on the laptop first. You might get lucky. In either case, give some thought to whether you plan to invest in a new PC or not and then decide on the game.

Bankai_Bullett
11-09-2017, 16:06
I already have the laptop... as I needed a new one anyway after the old one packed in.
And I was always planning on building an actual rig anyway, but if the laptop would run the game, then it would've taken a bit of pressure off building the tower lol

Mahjik
11-09-2017, 16:12
Okay... what about overclocking?
I mean, I get the gist of it, but actually overclocking the CPU... would it help or hinder?

Laptops are very sensitive to heat. I would not recommend trying to overclock a laptop (however, I doubt anything is unlocked anyway to be able to do it).

F1_Racer68
11-09-2017, 16:14
I already have the laptop... as I needed a new one anyway after the old one packed in.
And I was always planning on building an actual rig anyway, but if the laptop would run the game, then it would've taken a bit of pressure off building the tower lol

In that case, you have nothing to lose by at least trying to run the game on the laptop first. If it works, great, you can delay the build for a while. If it doesn't work, then you you need to build the rig a bit sooner.

FS7
11-09-2017, 16:27
Project CARS 2 Minimum Requirement is listed as 3.5GHz CPU.
The cpu minimum requirement confuses me.
The i5 3450 cpu listed in the PCars2 Steam page has clockspeeds of 3.1GHz normal & 3.5GHz overclocked according to the manufacturer. Is overclocking necessary to run PCars2?
People have been saying in this thread that if I can run PCars1 I should be able to run PCars2. I have a i5 4460 @ 3.2GHz, I can run PCars1 fine with most settings on medium, is my 3.2GHz cpu good enough to run PCars2 or do I need to get a 3.5GHz cpu?

Bankai_Bullett
11-09-2017, 17:26
In that case, you have nothing to lose by at least trying to run the game on the laptop first. If it works, great, you can delay the build for a while. If it doesn't work, then you you need to build the rig a bit sooner.

Lol pretty much...

F1_Racer68
11-09-2017, 17:57
The cpu minimum requirement confuses me.
The i5 3450 cpu listed in the PCars2 Steam page has clockspeeds of 3.1GHz normal & 3.5GHz overclocked according to the manufacturer. Is overclocking necessary to run PCars2?
People have been saying in this thread that if I can run PCars1 I should be able to run PCars2. I have a i5 4460 @ 3.2GHz, I can run PCars1 fine with most settings on medium, is my 3.2GHz cpu good enough to run PCars2 or do I need to get a 3.5GHz cpu?

Don't confuse Turbo Boost speed with overclocking.

The i5 3450 has a base speed of 3.10 GHz and can automatically boost itself to 3.5GHz when the need arises. PCARS2 will trigger that boost. This is an automated function of the CPU.
http://ark.intel.com/products/65511/Intel-Core-i5-3450-Processor-6M-Cache-up-to-3_50-GHz

Overclocking is a manual function done by the user to force the CPU to run at speeds higher than manufacturer recommended. Some CPUs are better able to do this than others.

As for pCARS2 running on your current system, the general theory and indication seems to be that if the current game runs well on your system, the new game should as well. Yes, they added more features/content, but they also optimized the game much more compared to the first one.

That's not a guarantee, as every system is different, but it is a logical theory.

OddTimer
12-09-2017, 15:04
Speaking of laptops, this is my MSI laptop specs:

i7-6700HQ, 16 GB RAM DDR IV, 1 TB HDD, 128 GB SSD, Nvidia GTX970M Graphics. I used to play PCars1 on high-medium settings with 29 AI in any weather/time of day conditions with a locked 60fps (Vsync on). The only thing that concerns me for PCars2 is my processor's specs:
Base Frequency: 2.60 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency: 3.50 GHz

Do you guys think I will be able to run PCars2 on similar settings with at least 20ai? Fingers crossed! SMS is pushing processors very hard this time around.

Thanks!

Mad Al
12-09-2017, 18:16
I already have the laptop... as I needed a new one anyway after the old one packed in.
And I was always planning on building an actual rig anyway, but if the laptop would run the game, then it would've taken a bit of pressure off building the tower lol

I've run with a full field of AI on the i3-4130T, which is a low power desktop CPU.. and is actually a mile under the min spec (around 2/3 the performance). It's runs pretty well matched with the 1050Ti (I upgraded the 750Ti as that definitely wasn't cutting it with a full field and a thunderstorm)

The i5-7300HQ should perform better as it has Turbo boost (unlike the i3) and is actually rated slightly higher than the minimum spec CPU. Comparing the three..

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp[]=820&cmp[]=2035&cmp[]=2922

Bankai_Bullett
12-09-2017, 21:06
I've run with a full field of AI on the i3-4130T, which is a low power desktop CPU.. and is actually a mile under the min spec (around 2/3 the performance). It's runs pretty well matched with the 1050Ti (I upgraded the 750Ti as that definitely wasn't cutting it with a full field and a thunderstorm)

The i5-7300HQ should perform better as it has Turbo boost (unlike the i3) and is actually rated slightly higher than the minimum spec CPU. Comparing the three..

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp[]=820&cmp[]=2035&cmp[]=2922

Wait, so my CPU will turbo itself to 3.5GHz then?
Meaning it should handle PCars2, on at least medium, with relative ease... right?

Azure Flare
12-09-2017, 21:20
Wait, so my CPU will turbo itself to 3.5GHz then?
Meaning it should handle PCars2, on at least medium, with relative ease... right?

Clock speeds only mean so much. As long as it's at least powerful as the i5-3450. For example, you could probably run PCars 2 on a system that has an i7-4765T, which has a base clock of 2.0 GHZ, and a Turbo of 3.0 GHz. It would probably be a bit of a bottleneck, but you could run it.

Bankai_Bullett
12-09-2017, 21:31
Clock speeds only mean so much. As long as it's at least powerful as the i5-3450. For example, you could probably run PCars 2 on a system that has an i7-4765T, which has a base clock of 2.0 GHZ, and a Turbo of 3.0 GHz. It would probably be a bit of a bottleneck, but you could run it.

I'm a bit dense when it comes to comparing CPUs, or hell, PC specs in general lol
So, what I'm getting is that mine could run the game in theory, but there may be some bottle-necking... even if mine is turboing to 3.5Ghz???

Next question, can one work around a bottleneck?

Roger Prynne
12-09-2017, 23:27
I'm a bit dense when it comes to comparing CPUs, or hell, PC specs in general lol
So, what I'm getting is that mine could run the game in theory, but there may be some bottle-necking... even if mine is turboing to 3.5Ghz???

Next question, can one work around a bottleneck?
With an upgrade, yes.

Bankai_Bullett
13-09-2017, 00:16
With an upgrade, yes.

So in my case... no. :D

Bealdor
13-09-2017, 05:55
I'm a bit dense when it comes to comparing CPUs, or hell, PC specs in general lol
So, what I'm getting is that mine could run the game in theory, but there may be some bottle-necking... even if mine is turboing to 3.5Ghz???

Next question, can one work around a bottleneck?

When all four cores are used your CPU is "only" turboing to 3.1GHz.
Since it's a Gen 7 i5 you should be fine. You could run into issues when racing against too many AI opponents.
You'll have to try and find the sweet spot/best compromise for your system.

HLR Ghosty
13-09-2017, 06:12
The game is much more optimised than the first, I managed a steady 60 fps with medium to high settings with the setup in my sig in the dry, would lose a few fps at the start of a race in the wet. This was with 24 cars on track but I usually limit it to 16.

konnos
13-09-2017, 07:31
Assuming I bought a 1080ti for pcars2 with my current system, and moving it over to my new system in a few months when prices have settled, would it be a significant upgrade? I obviously know it trumps my current card, but will it be able to flex with my i5 2500? (non-K, I wish I had known back then.)

Sankyo
13-09-2017, 08:32
Assuming I bought a 1080ti for pcars2 with my current system, and moving it over to my new system in a few months when prices have settled, would it be a significant upgrade? I obviously know it trumps my current card, but will it be able to flex with my i5 2500? (non-K, I wish I had known back then.)

I think that with the new card being more powerful, you can crank up details and especially AA for better visuals. Whenever FPS is limited by the GPU (lots of objects, finer details) it will make a difference. In cases of the amount of AI making the CPU the bottleneck, it obviously won't. There's a grey area where CPU and GPU have to work together, and there I wouldn't know when the new GPU would improve performance and when not.

I upgraded from i2600K + GTX1070 OC to i7700K + GTX1080Ti OC, and yeah it's both CPU and GPU that got significantly upgraded but what I find most noticeable is that I can run at High SuperSampling for much better jaggies reduction and still run a solid 60 FPS. This IMO is solely due to the better GPU.

Scott Tanner
13-09-2017, 11:05
I think that with the new card being more powerful, you can crank up details and especially AA for better visuals. Whenever FPS is limited by the GPU (lots of objects, finer details) it will make a difference. In cases of the amount of AI making the CPU the bottleneck, it obviously won't. There's a grey area where CPU and GPU have to work together, and there I wouldn't know when the new GPU would improve performance and when not.

I upgraded from i2600K + GTX1070 OC to i7700K + GTX1080Ti OC, and yeah it's both CPU and GPU that got significantly upgraded but what I find most noticeable is that I can run at High SuperSampling for much better jaggies reduction and still run a solid 60 FPS. This IMO is solely due to the better GPU.

Very nice.

I'm still using a GTX 970 and during the pCars 2 beta the card ran very well on a single screen with high (not max settings) but I run race sims on 3 x 2560x1080 screens and the 970 struggles to get 70 with settings on the lowest and ideally i wish to run race sims at 120-150 (even if set to low) due to the reduced frame time (in milliseconds) eg: 60fps is 18ms frame time 140-150 is 4-6 ms frame time, so it looks like i'll need to upgrade to at least a 1070 which is an amazing card but still at prices higher than launch due to the recent mining craze.

drathuu
14-09-2017, 00:27
I was running an I5-2500 with 8gn and GTX 1070 for most of the Beta - I was able to run Triple Screens (Independant (corrrect) rendering) and sit at a stable 45-55fps with 5760x1080. This was running most options maxed, however shadows at medium and low anti aliasing. If i dropped track to high detail instead of ultra (A few less objects i could get 50-60fps. Obviously lowering a few other things would boost more.

.. If i switched back to my ultrawide i could sit on 70+fps @ 3440x1440. So those with 1920x1080 setups would easily get 80-90fps with similar specs.

Toward the end of Beta (and looking at performance in other games also) - i started to suspect by CPU was bottlenecking my GPU - as others with same GPU but better CPUs were getting better performance, so i upgraded my CPU to an I7-7700 - I got around 20% boost in FPS (Across all games). So now sitting on 80-90FPS in pcars2 on triples and around 120+ on ultrawide.

ZephyrSonic
14-09-2017, 20:12
I've played the 1st Project Cars on my Desktop on Steam though it's out of commission at the moment so I'm using my gaming laptop and wanted to know if these specs would work for Project Cars 2. I'm pretty sure I'd be okay even though I pre-ordered Project Cars 2 on PSN, saw the specs on the minimum and recommended specs and thought gee even on the PS4 Pro which I have they probably have to butcher some quality to make it run just fine given that it's been proven that the PS4 Pro is just as powerful as a mid-range computer but hopefully they won't have to sacrifice too much to get it to work on the Pro. Anyways I'm pretty confident in these specs that I should be able to run the game max settings if I play it on Steam but what do you think?

Windows 10

Direct X 12

Intel Core i7-7700HQ 6M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

16GB Memory RAM

gregc
14-09-2017, 22:45
I've played the 1st Project Cars on my Desktop on Steam though it's out of commission at the moment so I'm using my gaming laptop and wanted to know if these specs would work for Project Cars 2. I'm pretty sure I'd be okay even though I pre-ordered Project Cars 2 on PSN, saw the specs on the minimum and recommended specs and thought gee even on the PS4 Pro which I have they probably have to butcher some quality to make it run just fine given that it's been proven that the PS4 Pro is just as powerful as a mid-range computer but hopefully they won't have to sacrifice too much to get it to work on the Pro. Anyways I'm pretty confident in these specs that I should be able to run the game max settings if I play it on Steam but what do you think?

Windows 10

Direct X 12

Intel Core i7-7700HQ 6M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

16GB Memory RAM

You'll be fine. Up until the cutoff I was running pCARS2 on a similar spec other than graphics card (I've got a 1070 in my laptop) with zero problems. Running VR on medium settings/SS 1.2; non-VR with everything turned up pretty high. Your 1060 won't quite hit that, obviously, but it defiinitely won't struggle.

Renzo
14-09-2017, 22:47
Will Project cars 2 run on windows 10 64bit i7 920 16g ram and 2 AMD 5870's on crossfire?

F1_Racer68
14-09-2017, 23:30
Will Project cars 2 run on windows 10 64bit i7 920 16g ram and 2 AMD 5870's on crossfire?

You can give the system test a try at www.systemrequirementslab.com it's not perfect, but it can give you an idea.

Sankyo
15-09-2017, 09:51
Will Project cars 2 run on windows 10 64bit i7 920 16g ram and 2 AMD 5870's on crossfire?
It'll run, but you'll have to keep AI numbers low, as well as most graphics options to medium or low. Assuming that you'll be aiming for 60 FPS, of course.

DirtDiver1982
15-09-2017, 17:28
Hi

i have 2 question:

I have ran www.systemrequirementslab.com and said my CPU is not good enough. if you see my specs below could you confirm if its OK or not.

CPU Intel Xeon X5670 @4.5GHz
12GB Ram
2x 290x crossfire

my next question is:

dose project cars 2 support crossfire in VR?

i was going to get VR but i got told project cars 2 dose not support crossfire in VR. is this true.

thanks

Dirt

Shooter80
15-09-2017, 17:46
Your CPU should run the game no problem. Its been confirmed that AVX support is not required (which is the only 'feature' your CPU doesn't have that new CPUs do).

Not sure about crossfire in VR, but I'd be very surprised if it did.

Mahjik
15-09-2017, 17:50
i was going to get VR but i got told project cars 2 dose not support crossfire in VR. is this true.


VR technology has a whole doesn't support SLI/Crossfire (i.e. it's not PC2 specific). Using VR with any title you want the best single performance card you can purchase.

DirtDiver1982
15-09-2017, 21:47
Hi Shooter80

thanks for the information.

I have been having issues with Bf1 using 100% CPU. was getting concerned PC2 would require a better CPU.
The CPU is getting old, but didn't want to upgrade just yet.

Hi Mahjik

i didn't realise it was all VR that didn't support dual GPUS. You would think that would be the way to go. 1 gpu per eye :)

thanks for the information, see you ppl on the track

Thanks

Dirt

ryandtw
15-09-2017, 23:14
Does pCARS 2 support SLI and/or Crossfire? What about three- and four-way video card setups?

ZephyrSonic
16-09-2017, 00:26
You'll be fine. Up until the cutoff I was running pCARS2 on a similar spec other than graphics card (I've got a 1070 in my laptop) with zero problems. Running VR on medium settings/SS 1.2; non-VR with everything turned up pretty high. Your 1060 won't quite hit that, obviously, but it defiinitely won't struggle.

Well in the 1st Project Cars on my laptop with the specs I mentioned it plays fine during any other weather but rain then once I cut it on Rain or Storm the fps drops more then half and I don't know why. Never happened when I played it the game on the PS4 and I'm using max settings so I'm assuming the 2nd one will make the fps worse if I'm playing it on my laptop.

ZephyrSonic
16-09-2017, 11:41
Well in the 1st Project Cars on my laptop with the specs I mentioned it plays fine during any other weather but rain then once I cut it on Rain or Storm the fps drops more then half and I don't know why. Never happened when I played it the game on the PS4 and I'm using max settings so I'm assuming the 2nd one will make the fps worse if I'm playing it on my laptop.
The anisotropic was on 4x and setting it to off seems to fix the fps drop in Rain and Storm conditions. I don't really know why anisotropic causes this cause during sunny weather it's fine but anisotropic seems to cause bad fps drops probably about 25-30 fps and I believe this also happened when I played it on my desktop and is probably a bug that was never fixed or something but just letting you know.

J4M35_R
16-09-2017, 15:53
I am tempted to buy an oculus rift and was wondering what graphics settings l could manage with a 1080ti, i7 7700k, and 16gb ram. l have asked a couple of guys on You Tube but never seem to get an answer. l would be grateful if anyone with a similar pc can help me out.

Siberian Tiger
16-09-2017, 16:22
That will depend how sensible you are on Frames...

On the Rift there is ASW, which does compute some frames in between. ASW is 45 FPS... - With ASW you will be able to have most on High/Ultra in the Settings... But you won't be able to hit 90 FPS, which is the Sweetspot for the Rift.

I am not sensible to it, so ASW is ok for me... But it gives Peoples that notice this, and the would like to Keep to 90 FPS in this case you have to deal with Medium Settings....

SS (SuperSampling) is also important, i ran with 1.2 on my System and have most Medium Settings...

Rombo Deadfish
17-09-2017, 00:56
AFAIK that's about 64-bit versions of Win7, probably also with all Service Packs installed as a requirement.

I am currently running on a 4790K, 32GB. Dual 1080Tis in SLI. But I am using Windows 8.1 on this system. I plan to upgrade to an 8700K when they are released, which will force me to get Windows 10. Can PC2 be played on Windows 8.1?

Mahjik
17-09-2017, 01:47
Can PC2 be played on Windows 8.1?

Yes

DanBeats90
17-09-2017, 20:10
Hi all,

Looking at pre-ordering PCars 2 for PC. I'm new at PC gaming but had PCars 1 and was able to run it on mostly high graphic settings.

Anyway I was wondering if I will be able to run PCars 2 to similar graphics settings? How will it compare to the PS4 version?

This is what I've got...

- Intel Core i5-7400 @ 3.00GHz
- 8GB RAM
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050

Thanks in advance.

Topsie
17-09-2017, 21:23
I'm running the specs in my signature and able to run at some ultra, high, medium and low and it looks really nice. However, it does make me want to upgrade to get the most out of this game;)

DanBeats90
18-09-2017, 10:13
I've done a bit of research and comparing recommended system spec for PCars 2 to Forza, for example - am I right in thinking that the recommended settings for PCars 2 is aimed at having graphics settings on high/ultra? The Forza spec for ultra is very similar and I imagine that both games will be similarly taxing on machines?

Mahjik
18-09-2017, 13:22
You won't be able to compare Forza and PC2. They are two completely different game engines and will use resources on your PC differently. Steam allows up to 2 hours of gameplay to refund. Buy PC2 and try it for an hour. If your PC cannot handle it, refund it. If it plays fine, enjoy.

DanBeats90
18-09-2017, 15:09
You won't be able to compare Forza and PC2. They are two completely different game engines and will use resources on your PC differently. Steam allows up to 2 hours of gameplay to refund. Buy PC2 and try it for an hour. If your PC cannot handle it, refund it. If it plays fine, enjoy.

Ah right I see. Where I'm confused though is that I've used System Requirements Lab to check my PC and it says it isn't good enough for recommended settings. However I've read through this forum thread and I've seen a number of people say if you ran PC1 well then PC2 will be similarly fine, because even though it is a more complex game, the engine has been refined so you won't see much difference - have I read that correctly?

I'm not interested in having all the settings maxed out, I haven't got triple displays and don't intend on buying VR - all I want is PC2 to run at 40+FPS ish on medium settings, perhaps with one or two on high (i.e. just like on PC1).

Thanks in advance for any further help anybody can give me.

Mahjik
18-09-2017, 15:15
Unfortunately, what people think is "acceptable performance" and "acceptable quality" is different to each individual. In short, unless you have an uber system where nothing matters, try it and see how it performs for you. ;)

Silraed
18-09-2017, 15:15
System Requirements Lab is not bullet proof, it can often be pretty laughably wrong both in what it says is playable and what it says isn't. It's a good resource for a quick check along with proper benchmarks but it should not be used in isolation to determine performance.

DanBeats90
18-09-2017, 16:49
Unfortunately, what people think is "acceptable performance" and "acceptable quality" is different to each individual. In short, unless you have an uber system where nothing matters, try it and see how it performs for you. ;)

Yeah I see what you mean. I think I'll go for it. At the end of the day PCars1 worked to a slightly better standard on my PC than my PS4 and my logic is that PCars2 ultimately can't be significantly more taxing graphically at all because it still has to function on consoles for the majority of gamers.

HLR Ghosty
18-09-2017, 17:34
Yeah I see what you mean. I think I'll go for it. At the end of the day PCars1 worked to a slightly better standard on my PC than my PS4 and my logic is that PCars2 ultimately can't be significantly more taxing graphically at all because it still has to function on consoles for the majority of gamers.

Mine isn't a high end system and Pcars 2 has run a lot better on it than the first did, even managed higher settings than I had in the other.

cjhill44
19-09-2017, 00:14
Hey guys, I have upgraded my PC in the last few months so am thinking of getting PCars2 for that instead of PS4 so i can use my Logitech G27

Here are my system specs

Windows 10
AMD Ryzen 1500X quad core processor
8GB RAM
Nvidia GEFORCE GTX 1060 6GB
loads of space

Reckon this will run OK?

System requirements lab say my cpu and ram might struggle but I have heard this is often not accurate

Thanks

Chris

Bigger Than Dave
19-09-2017, 01:32
Hi Chris, I reckon it will run ok. Just don't have many other programmes running and it should be fine. I got close to using up 8Gb during alpha/beta but didn't have much else running at the same time.

Azure Flare
19-09-2017, 02:06
Reckon this will run OK?

You're using hardware that is at most a year old. You'll be perfectly fine. Might want to add another 8GB stick of memory if you can.

Sankyo
19-09-2017, 08:13
Hey guys, I have upgraded my PC in the last few months so am thinking of getting PCars2 for that instead of PS4 so i can use my Logitech G27

Here are my system specs

Windows 10
AMD Ryzen 1500X quad core processor
8GB RAM
Nvidia GEFORCE GTX 1060 6GB
loads of space

Reckon this will run OK?

System requirements lab say my cpu and ram might struggle but I have heard this is often not accurate

Thanks

Chris


Hi Chris, I reckon it will run ok. Just don't have many other programmes running and it should be fine. I got close to using up 8Gb during alpha/beta but didn't have much else running at the same time.


You're using hardware that is at most a year old. You'll be perfectly fine. Might want to add another 8GB stick of memory if you can.
And I would add that you cannot go overboard on the graphics details if you want to stay around 60 FPS, so keep them around Medium and don't use supersampling AA.

Bealdor
19-09-2017, 08:16
And I would add that you cannot go overboard on the graphics details if you want to stay around 60 FPS, so keep them around Medium and don't use supersampling AA.

I got a GTX 1060 and I can run most settings on high or ultra just fine [AA is either 4x MSAA or Nvidia DSR 1.78 (1440p)].
The game runs actually better than PCARS 1 on my rig.

Sankyo
19-09-2017, 08:24
I got a GTX 1060 and I can run most settings on high or ultra just fine [AA is either 4x MSAA or Nvidia DSR 1.78 (1440p)].
The game runs actually better than PCARS 1 on my rig.
Important to know then which cannot be on ultra, i.e. which are the real performance hitters for that card. I guess Env Map, Reflections and Shadows?

Bealdor
19-09-2017, 08:31
Important to know then which cannot be on ultra, i.e. which are the real performance hitters for that card. I guess Env Map, Reflections and Shadows?

Correct. I turned down

Env Map -> high
Reflections -> high
Shadows -> high
Detailed Grass -> medium/high
Particles -> medium (I think for both particle settings IIRC)

I'm either running 1080p with 4xMSAA or Nvidia DSR 1.78 with SMAA Ultra.
MSAA works better against far distance flickering but gives me that tiny white outline around the windshield which I don't like.

Getting solid 60fps with a full GT1 grid @Road America, rolling start, player middle/last, no rain.

RoccoTTS
19-09-2017, 08:50
Correct. I turned down

Env Map -> high
Reflections -> high
Shadows -> high
Detailed Grass -> medium/high
Particles -> medium (I think for both particle settings IIRC)

I'm either running 1080p with 4xMSAA or Nvidia DSR 1.78 with SMAA Ultra.
MSAA works better against far distance flickering but gives me that tiny white outline around the windshield which I don't like.

Getting solid 60fps with a full GT1 grid @Road America, rolling start, player middle/last, no rain.

That's nice to hear, i also have a GTX 1060.

F1_Racer68
19-09-2017, 16:16
Correct. I turned down

Env Map -> high
Reflections -> high
Shadows -> high
Detailed Grass -> medium/high
Particles -> medium (I think for both particle settings IIRC)

I'm either running 1080p with 4xMSAA or Nvidia DSR 1.78 with SMAA Ultra.
MSAA works better against far distance flickering but gives me that tiny white outline around the windshield which I don't like.

Getting solid 60fps with a full GT1 grid @Road America, rolling start, player middle/last, no rain.

Thanks Bealdor.

Planning to upgrade to a GTX 1060 6GB around Christmas, so this is very welcome info.

cjhill44
19-09-2017, 20:22
thanks for your replies everyone.

Glad to hear it should run fine, i'll just play around with the settings to find the right balance :D

cheers,

Chris

Silraed
20-09-2017, 04:29
Anybody have any thoughts on the GPU benchmarks done by pcgameshardware.de?

4dri3l
20-09-2017, 05:11
My only concern so far is how it will run in my system couse is full amd... well, if runs about the same as pcars1 today it will be fine, but if I recall correctly , pcars 1 at launch had a poor performance with amd stuff... today it runs really well with my settings wich is everything on medium/high with super sampling AA (better graphics than everything on ultra with no AA or msaa).
My settings: ryzen 1600 + rx580 +16gb ram.

Alan Dallas
20-09-2017, 05:17
My only concern so far is how it will run in my system couse is full amd... well, if runs about the same as pcars1 today it will be fine, but if I recall correctly , pcars 1 at launch had a poor performance with amd stuff... today it runs really well with my settings wich is everything on medium/high with super sampling AA (better graphics than everything on ultra with no AA or msaa).
My settings: ryzen 1600 + rx580 +16gb ram.

The only AMD issues with pCARS1 @launch was with the AMD GPU's. My FX-8350 with a GTX 660Ti on the other hand(since upgraded to a GTX 1070) ran flawlessly.

Siberian Tiger
20-09-2017, 06:06
My only concern so far is how it will run in my system couse is full amd... well, if runs about the same as pcars1 today it will be fine, but if I recall correctly , pcars 1 at launch had a poor performance with amd stuff... today it runs really well with my settings wich is everything on medium/high with super sampling AA (better graphics than everything on ultra with no AA or msaa).
My settings: ryzen 1600 + rx580 +16gb ram.

We had WMD Users with also Full AMD System, and no Complaints on there side, so you should be fine ;)

Killkittie
20-09-2017, 06:26
So, after being fairly confident that my 980Ti would be able to deal with PC2, I realized that I had some cash lying around and decided to go balls out (“balls out” being relative to MY budget) in anticipation of the new release.

So it’s out with the 980Ti, G27 and 16gb of gskill ram. And in with the Asus ROG Strix 1080Ti, Logitech G29, 32GB Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3000mhz Ram and another 500gb SSD.

Bring on Friday, I can’t wait!!!!!!

https://valid.x86.fr/5nn0hk

FS7
21-09-2017, 13:13
Game will be officially available tomorrow.

For those of you who have the game feel free to share information about your hardware specs and settings (resolution, fps, in-game graphic settings, whether you use triple screens or VR, etc), that could be very helpful to other people.

DanBeats90
22-09-2017, 09:44
Hi all,

Looking at pre-ordering PCars 2 for PC. I'm new at PC gaming but had PCars 1 and was able to run it on mostly high graphic settings.

Anyway I was wondering if I will be able to run PCars 2 to similar graphics settings? How will it compare to the PS4 version?

This is what I've got...

- Intel Core i5-7400 @ 3.00GHz
- 8GB RAM
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050

Thanks in advance.

Installed it last night and fired it up before work this morning to see if it works and WOW!! Default graphics settings, even with my limited gaming PC, are better than PC1. Most settings are high with a few medium. I'll have a fiddle later and see if I can eek out a bit more. I couldn't resist having a couple of laps (who cares if I'm late for school - my classes can teach themselves, right?!) and it looks and feels incredible. Completely different feel to PC1 and I cannot wait to jump in and get practicing later. Cheers guys!

rUUdD
22-09-2017, 10:22
Installed it last night and fired it up before work this morning to see if it works and WOW!! Default graphics settings, even with my limited gaming PC, are better than PC1. Most settings are high with a few medium. I'll have a fiddle later and see if I can eek out a bit more. I couldn't resist having a couple of laps (who cares if I'm late for school - my classes can teach themselves, right?!) and it looks and feels incredible. Completely different feel to PC1 and I cannot wait to jump in and get practicing later. Cheers guys!


Hi mate, i have I5 7400, 16gb ram, gtx1060 and can i run it no problems with full grid in the rain on mostly high settings averaging about 90fps so im guessing you should be fine!

menacegtr
05-10-2017, 08:52
Hi to you all. Hope this may help people. I just installed it on 4th/9/2017, my pc specs are as follows
Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Motherboard
FX 8350@4.7GHZ
G1 Gaming GTX 970
16Gb Mem
Windows 10
One 27" 1080p Monitor
750 Tagen Power supply
Using vsync at 60fps
I have only at the moment done practice sessions with 14 other cars and i am impressed how my system is handling it. I have graphics set to high. I am using a very much modded G25 with quick release, and am enjoying the much simplified FFB settings, i did not think the G25 would still work ok, but to my surprise it works very well, i have it on immersive. I will test on racing with the A1 and use different tracks, i am only using Brands Hatch at the moment. i am pleased as i didn't really want to upgrade just to play Pcars 2. my system runs all the current racing sims at their highest settings without any problems, so i am happy my well used FX 8350 still has the power to run , i suppose the first BIG new title racing sim since the post FX 8350 era sims

Roger Prynne
05-10-2017, 09:19
I have a very similar setup to you and it runs OK, CPU does not really go above 50%, but the GPU is defiantly the bottleneck, I cant wait until I can afford a decent GPU so I can maximize everything.

F1_Racer68
05-10-2017, 11:00
I have a very similar setup to you and it runs OK, CPU does not really go above 50%, but the GPU is defiantly the bottleneck, I cant wait until I can afford a decent GPU to I can maximize everything.

I'm finding the same thing. The GPU is now definitely my issue, especially with the triple screens. New GPU is on the Black Friday shopping list :)

With that said, I am still getting solid 60FPS with a mix of Medium and low settings and 4080 x 768 resolution. A few image quality sacrifices in order to allow for excellent quality racing in the short term.

PeteUplink
05-10-2017, 11:39
I have a i5-4690k at 3.5mhz, running windows 8.1 64bit with 8gb RAM and a Geforce GTX 960 and the game runs fine. I get 60 - 120 fps (depending on track and weather) with most of the settings on high and have very few problems. In fact, my PC finds Elite Dangerous to be more taxing that PCars2, and that has lower recommended specs according to Steam.

Cholton82
05-10-2017, 12:20
Any of you build PC'S ? I would like one that's capable of running PCars 2 on high settings but building them isn't my thing , How much would I be looking at to just buy one that's done ? I'm in the UK , Derbyshire

Roger Prynne
05-10-2017, 13:09
There are plenty of firms out there on the interweb that will build them to your specifications.

Sankyo
05-10-2017, 13:25
There are plenty of firms out there on the interweb that will build them to your specifications.
Yep, been doing that for a long time. The problem I find with pre-assembled systems is that they seem to try and win you over to buy with flashy cases while the internals are often not very well-balanced. Picking the components yourself and having it assembled for a relatively small fee worked very well for me in the past 10 years or so.

Roger Prynne
05-10-2017, 14:16
Here's a couple that that a few people I know use and recommend.

https://www.novatech.co.uk/

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/welcome-to-pc-gaming

Personally I build my own and always have done because it's so easy.

PeteUplink
05-10-2017, 15:36
Give these people a try https://www.aria.co.uk/

They're based in Manchester, but I've had several machines off them and had no trouble. My current machine, the one I posted the specs of above, is used for gaming and games development and it's solid as a rock. The only thing letting me down is the fact that I've not upgraded the GPU or CPU for a bit, but even then it runs most stuff at a decent framerate on medium to high settings.. The computers are built by Gladiator, and they always use internals that are compatible with each other for best performance.

Or go directly to Gladiator themselves and cut out the middle man: https://www.gladiatorpc.co.uk/home/systems/Gaming/Intel%20Gaming

Roger Prynne
05-10-2017, 19:32
Ah yeah I forgot about them https://www.aria.co.uk/ Doh.
I've had some good dealings with them in the past.

Coolerking
06-10-2017, 07:56
I’d add CCL to that list. https://www.cclonline.com They’re in Bradford and will build your spec machine for £50 and that includes their 3 year warranty. I’ve just built my new machine from parts from them. Didn’t want them to build it for me, as that is a huge part of the joy of a new machine!

menacegtr
06-10-2017, 16:02
@Roger Prynne , Hi to you, do you think a GTX 1070 would work with your's and my systems?, would we be able to get more out of the graphics? Would a 1070 work with a FX 8350?

Roger Prynne
06-10-2017, 16:35
^ Yes any of the 10 series will work no probs, as to how much improvement it would make I don't know, but it would be quite considerable I would imagine.

F1_Racer68
06-10-2017, 17:12
My personal plan is to upgrade my GTX 950 Amp! 2GB to a GTX 1060 Amp! 6GB next month. I suspect (and hope) that for the triples, the extra VRAM will make all the difference (not to mention the actual GPU improvements).

Biddrace
06-10-2017, 17:39
hello friends, can you tell me if the game is fine on my pc?



Processore Intel® Core™ I5-7400 (3 GHz - 6 MB L3)
HDD 1000 GB - RAM 8 GB - WiFi IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac - Bluetooth 4.2
Windows 10 Home 64-bit - Scheda audio HP Audio
Scheda grafica nVidia GeForce GTX 1050(2 GB dedicata)Intel Core i5 7400 quad core @ 2.5GHz
8GB RAM
NVIDIA GTX 1050 with 2GB RAM

Sankyo
06-10-2017, 19:02
hello friends, can you tell me if the game is fine on my pc?



Processore Intel® Core™ I5-7400 (3 GHz - 6 MB L3)
HDD 1000 GB - RAM 8 GB - WiFi IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac - Bluetooth 4.2
Windows 10 Home 64-bit - Scheda audio HP Audio
Scheda grafica nVidia GeForce GTX 1050(2 GB dedicata)Intel Core i5 7400 quad core @ 2.5GHz
8GB RAM
NVIDIA GTX 1050 with 2GB RAM
Should be OK if you keep the graphics details to low/medium and not too many AI.

F1_Racer68
06-10-2017, 19:16
Yep. The GTX 1050 is basically the new architecture equivalent to my current GTX 950. That card will do well on a single screen.

If I run in single screen 1920 x 1080, I can run quite high settings (many on Ultra) and get well over 60FPS.

My main concern with your system would be the CPU. I'm not sure how well it will handle it.

Albertsen
07-10-2017, 13:42
I run PC2 on a i7 2600 - it's rated lower than the i5 that is recommended minimum. It runs absolutely fine.
Graphics card is a GF 690.