Starfield PC requirements: File size, minimum & recommended specs

Franco Diaz
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Playing Starfield on PC is the only way to avoid the FPS restrictions but considering the size and scope of the game, you’ll definitely need a strong device to run it. Here are the PC requirements for Starfield including the file size and the minimum and recommended specifications.

Even after spending hundreds of hours in-game, you’ll most likely find something new to do in Starfield. There are close to a thousand planets where you can build outposts and discover flora and fauna and for new missions, you can always rely on the NPCs and factions.

While the availability of over 180 hours of content is appreciated heavily by fans of expansive Bethesda RPGs, it also means that running the game can take a toll on your device if it isn’t powerful enough.

To help you check whether your PC can run Starfield or not, here are the game’s PC file size and minimum and recommended specs.

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Starfield PC file size

Starfield has a file size of around 125 GB. This is how much storage is needed on your PC to be able to download the game.

This is undoubtedly huge storage space required, however, it must be reiterated that Starfield has more than a thousand planets to visit and hundreds of objects that can be collected.

Starfield minimum PC specs

Here’s the list of the minimum PC specs it will take to run Starfield. With the following components and playing with graphics on Low, you will be able to run Starfield at 720p or 1080p with around 30 FPS:

  • OS: Windows 10 version 22H2 (10.0.19045).
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X, Intel Core i7-6800K.
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM.
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 5700, NVIDIA GeForce 1070 Ti.
  • DirectX: Version 12.
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection.
  • Storage: 125 GB available space.
  • Additional Notes: SSD Required.

Bethesda recommend having the following components to play Starfield optimally. With the following list of hardware and graphics settings on Medium or High, you will be able to play Starfield at 1080p or 1440p, enjoying an improved frame rate:

  • OS: Windows 10/11 with updates.
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X, Intel i5-10600K
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 125 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: SSD Required

That’s all you need to know about the minimum and recommended requirements to play Starfield on PC in the best possible way. Now that the game is out, you can check out our gameplay guides:

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About The Author

Franco is a CharlieIntel Writer who plays lots of FPS and sports games. After graduating in Sports Journalism in Argentina, Franco freelanced in esports journalism covering main tournaments of CS:GO, VALORANT and League of Legends. Franco joined CharlieIntel in June 2023 and you can contact him at [email protected].