Forza Horizon 5 PC system requirements reveal support for a wide range of hardware, including the aged Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
Forza Horizon 5 is set to debut on November 9 on PC, Xbox One S, Xbox One S, and Xbox Series S|X. Playground Games has now announced the system requirements for the game on PC. It is one of the lesser-demanding games out there and will run on even slightly dated computers at reduced settings. Forza Horizon 5 cuts down on fancy features such as real-time raytracing during races, making it easier on the hardware. It is available in replays, though.
To play Forza Horizon 5, you'll need at least an AMD Ryzen 3 1200 or an Intel Core i5-4460 processor, coupled with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or an AMD Radeon RX 470, and 8GB of RAM. Playground Games recommends a graphics card with at least 4GB of VRAM. Lastly, Forza Horizon will take up at least 110GB of hard drive space. Although not mentioned explicitly, the above specs should ideally get you a steady 30 FPS at 720p.
Moving on to the 'Recommended' spec, one would need an AMD Ryzen 5 1500x or an Intel Core i5-8400 processor, AMD Radeon RX 590/Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 and 16GB of system memory. Our Forza Horizon 4 benchmarks show that a desktop GTX 1070 and a Core i7-6700k could easily hit ~90 fps with the graphics cranked up. We can assume that the 'Recommended' spec will get you 60 FPS at 1080p with 'High' settings based on that data.
Some PC-specific Forza Horizon 5 features include support for 21:9 ultra-wide-angle monitors and haptic feedback on Xbox controllers across all platforms. Popular steering wheels from brands such as Logitech and Thrustmaster are also supported. Refer to the attached image to find the list of supported models.