Starfield PC Requirements Reveal Mandatory SSD



By: Jason Siu


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Starfield will require an SSD on PC

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Starfield is officially launching on September 6, although some regions will see a release on September 5. Those who upgrade to a premium version can start playing five days early. If you’re planning to play it on PC, you better have an SSD installed because one is required and you’ll need at least 125 GB of available space. If you need to go shopping for an SSD ahead of Starfield’s launch, make sure to check out our Best Gaming Deals post. We’re always on the hunt for affordable SSD options.

It’s evident that games are getting larger, as numerous releases this year have required over 100 GB of available space. Since a lot of development is being done for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles, it’s no surprise more games are requiring an SSD to properly play them on PC. Overall, the recommended specifications for Starfield are not particularly demanding, requiring only an RTX 2080 and an i5-10600K.

Starfield’s Minimum PC Specifications

  • OS: Windows 10 version 21H1 (10.0.19043)
  • 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
  • Storage: 125 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: SSD Required

Starfield’s Recommended PC Specifications

  • 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

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With over 20 years of online publishing experience, Jason Siu is currently the Content Director at VerticalScope and used to spend most of his time writing about cars. His work can be seen on websites such as AutoGuide, EV Pulse, FlatSixes, Tire Authority, and more. As the former co-founder of and West Coast Editor of Modified Magazine, he has also authored two books for CarTech Books. In his spare time, he founded FullCleared to indulge in his passion for writing about games. Although Jason is a variety gamer, he generally prefers RPGs.

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