Dirt 5 system requirements are here, and surprisingly GPU thirsty

Dirt 5 screenshot
(Image credit: Codemasters)

Codemasters has released the recommended system specs for Dirt 5, the upcoming installment in the off-road racing game. Set to release October 16, 2020, Dirt 5 will run best if you have a six-core CPU and a fairly high-end GPU, yet its minimum specs are far easier on the eyes for most.

Below are the full specifications, as listed on the game's Steam page.

Dirt 5 minimum system requirements:

  • CPU: Intel Core i3 2130 / AMD FX 4300 or better
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 970 / AMD RX 480
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 9600K / AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti / AMD RX 5700 XT

Dirt 5 actually demands more GPU power than Codemaster's most recent racing title, F1 2020.

It will also require 60GB of storage capacity, which even by today's hyped-up standards (looking at you, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare) remains a fair chunk of space for a single game. 

In return for your relatively modern system and storage space, you'll be able to slide your way around a filthy track in some souped up go-karts. Sound like a fair deal? I think so.

Dirt 5 is available to pre-purchase now on Steam, and you've still got some time before now and launch to get your PC's specs up to speed. And how about taking a look at the best racing wheel for PC in the meantime? I promise there's nothing like wrestling a skid back from the edge with force feedback fully engaged to get the blood pumping. 

Jacob Ridley
Senior Hardware Editor

Jacob earned his first byline writing for his own tech blog. From there, he graduated to professionally breaking things as hardware writer at PCGamesN, and would go on to run the team as hardware editor. Since then he's joined PC Gamer's top staff as senior hardware editor, where he spends his days reporting on the latest developments in the technology and gaming industries and testing the newest PC components.