Codemasters Reveals DiRT Rally 2.0 Minimum and Recommended PC Specs

DiRT Rally 2.0 2 February 1, 2019 by

Rally fans, your time in the mud is fast approaching. DiRT Rally 2.0 has been the talk of the town as of late. Set to release February 26, DR2 is a full-fledged sequel to 2016’s DiRT Rally.

The upcoming rally racer has quite a lot going for it. Getting down and dirty, this looks to be the most authentic rally experience to date. Just yesterday, we took a look at the 50-car lineup players will find on launch day too.

While DiRT Rally 2.0 will take full advantage of Microsoft and Sony’s uprated consoles, PC players weren’t sure of what sort of power they needed. Codemasters has now revealed the minimum and recommended PC hardware for the upcoming racer. Much to our surprise, the minimum requirements are, in a word, relaxed:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: 64bit versions of Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 10
  • Processor: AMD FX4300 or Intel Core i3 2130
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD HD7750 or NVIDIA GTX650Ti
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 50 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX® Compatible soundcard

The end result is the minimum spec opens the game up to most modern machines with ease. While you won’t be able to enable all the eye candy, this will get players a comfortable experience without issue.

For those with a bit more horsepower, that’s where the recommended specs come into play.

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: 64bit versions of Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 10
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X or Intel Core i5 8600K
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD RX Vega 56 or NVIDIA GTX 1070
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 50 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX® Compatible soundcard

The notable changes are, as expected, the CPU and GPU. What’s interesting is both processors are 6-core dies, with the former have a combined 12 (6 physical, 6 logical). With the added graphics horsepower, players can turn on all the bells and whistles.

For players looking to go above and beyond for 4K and 60 fps without missing a beat, it may be worth considering the GeForce RTX 2000 series.

For a taste of what DiRT Rally 2.0 has to offer, have a look at the recent gameplay preview with pro rally driver Jon Armstrong at the helm. The game launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC February 26 (or four days early for Deluxe Edition owners).

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