Horizon: Zero Dawn
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Experience Aloy’s legendary quest to unravel the mysteries of a future Earth ruled by Machines. Cast out from birth, the young hunter must fight to stop a threat to all mankind. Use devastating tactical attacks against the Machines and explore a majestic open world in this award-winning action RPG!
Horizon: Zero Dawn System Requirements
3 Jul 2020 - Specs reviewed

Official Minimum Requirements

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bits
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K@3.3GHz or AMD FX 6300@3.5GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 (3 GB) or AMD Radeon R9 290 (4GB)
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 100 GB available space
 

Official Recommended Requirements

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bits
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K@3.5GHz or Ryzen 5 1500X@3.5GHz
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB) or AMD Radeon RX 580 (8GB)
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 100 GB available space
PC System Analysis For Horizon: Zero Dawn Requirements
You need a Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz or Ryzen R5 1500X processor coupled with a GeForce GTX 1060 to run Horizon: Zero Dawn system requirements at recommended. You can expect to get around 60FPS at 1080p screen res on high graphics settings with this hardware. Horizon: Zero Dawn needs a Radeon R9 290 graphics card to play on low settings, with a Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz or FX-6300 processor to reach the minimum specs, achieving 30FPS on 1080p monitor res. System memory for min is 8 GB. Another thing to consider is the DirectX capability of your GPU. Horizon: Zero Dawn needs a GPU capable of running DirectX 12. To summarise, Horizon: Zero Dawn needs around a 4 year old PC to play at recommended settings.
FPS System Benchmark
70 FPS
High
Graphics Card
How well optimised is Horizon: Zero Dawn for PC? Horizon: Zero Dawn is poorly optimized
3.6
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Genres: Action, RPG, Sci fi
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System Requirements Report for Horizon: Zero Dawn
Graphics Settings: Medium or High

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Graphics [1920 x 1080]
RAM
16GB
9.9
This system has no obvious bottleneck for this game
Performance Report
Processor
Intel
Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz
AMD
FX-6300
Graphics
Nvidia
GeForce GTX 780
AMD
Radeon R9 290
RAM
8GB
Processor
Intel
Core i5-4440S 2.8GHz
AMD
FX-8150
Graphics
Nvidia
GeForce GTX 1060
AMD
Radeon RX 480 8GB
RAM
8GB
Processor
Intel
Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
AMD
Ryzen R5 1500X
Graphics
Nvidia
GeForce GTX 1060
AMD
Radeon RX 580 4GB
RAM
16GB
Max Playable Resolutions at 30 FPS
Graphics Setting Low Medium High Ultra
Resolution 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160
Projected FPS Analysis
Screen Resolution
CPU
4.3
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GFX
Radeon RX 580 4GB [1920 x 1080]
5.7
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RAM
16GB
9.9
Low Setting
Premium Only FPS
Medium Setting
Premium Only FPS
High Setting
Premium Only FPS
Ultra Setting
Premium Only FPS
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Horizon: Zero Dawn System Requirements
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AMD CPU
Nvidia Graphics Card
AMD Graphics Card
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GD Verdict
Minimum Requirements
Intel CPU
AMD CPU
Nvidia Graphics Card
AMD Graphics Card
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RAM
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GD Verdict
GD Adjusted Requirements
Intel CPU
AMD CPU
Nvidia Graphics Card
AMD Graphics Card
VRAM
RAM
OS
Direct X
HDD Space
GD Verdict
6 GB
8 GB
6.5
Win 7 64
DX 11
50 GB
FPS
Recommended Requirements
Intel CPU
AMD CPU
Nvidia Graphics Card
AMD Graphics Card
VRAM
RAM
OS
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HDD Space
GD Verdict
Average Frames Per Second
Low Setting
Premium Only FPS
Medium Setting
Premium Only FPS
High Setting
Premium Only FPS
Ultra Setting
Premium Only FPS

Horizon: Zero Dawn PC Release Date:

7 Aug 2020

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce RTX 2080

78 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB

59 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060

45 FPS

Radeon R9 380

25 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080

54 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB

51 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060

34 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080

37 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB

33 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060

19 FPS
Horizon: Zero Dawn vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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CPU
21%
Graphics Card
14%
RAM
12GB
25%
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