It’s Not Starfield, It’s Your PC That’s Not Good Enough

Starfield PC

Starfield is available for everyone and Bethesda’s director and executive producer Todd Howard has been making the rounds doing interview after interview to promote the game. The game, which is available both on Xbox Series X|S and PC,

In an interview on launch day with Bloomberg, Howard was asked right away, “Why did you not optimize this game for PC?”.

“Uh, we did,” Howard said in response to the question. “It’s running great. It is a next gen PC game, we really do push the technology, so you may need to upgrade your PC for this game, but it’s got a lot of great stuff going on in it and the fans are responding awesome.”

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If you aren’t sure if you’re PC can handle Starfield, you can check out the requirements below or visit PC Game Benchmark to find out if your machine can handle the game.

Starfield PC Requirements


  • 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(Solid-state Drive)


  • 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(Solid-state Drive)

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  1. Truthfully it’s not optimized for PC at all saying stuff like that is all garbage considering game alone lacks so much no Ray Tracing at all
    4k is forced in Borderless Fullscreen if using a 4k panel switching to 1440p or anything else forces windowed mode game runs like pure garbage this is on a i9 10850k, rtx3090, 32gb ram and installed on 980pro NVME drive.
    4k ultra at 60fps is no where near possible stable and tbh graphically game looks like trash no better than what fallout 4 looked like and tbh Starfield actually looks worst.

    Game itself was overhyped and it’s a pure borefest glad I didn’t buy it and actually pirated it why as I have Dev trust issues moving forward.

    Starfield was so lackluster I couldn’t bring myself to play for longer than 1hr it was messy optimisation was trash character design alone was terrible.

    2023 we got Matrix as tech demo and had more going on and more impressive than starfield and it ran a lot better.

    I guess Bethesda ain’t gonna move on from creation Engine and that’s what is holding Bethesda back.

    Flying in space should be fun well it ain’t wasn’t even immersive you pretty much and feels like your hovering on 1 spot and everything moves towards you except planets and objective markers because the space alone is all a lie.

    Also I’m not even bothered if people comment or reply to this trying to over hype it some more when it drops to £5 – £10 in a good few years or even free from epic or Amazon prime gaming then I may try it out untill then rather play Oblivion, Skyrim, Fallout 1,2,3, NV and 4

    Story alone in Starfield feels boring you start in a mine you find a artifact have a weird vision that makes no sense and you forget what you look like so can design your character at least in over games previous it was more meaningful as to what you look like.

  2. Yeah don’t listen to the other commenter. Game is very much optimized for PC, but the stuff under the hood requires newer hardware if you really want it to look and run good. People trying to run it on their decrepit systems are the ones conplaining the loudest saying it isn’t optimized. Guess what, your PC isn’t cutting edge anymore. Spend the money on an upgrade or go out and buy a Series X if you want to play.

  3. If you have to pay $3k+ just to play this game, the game is NOT optimized. I have a RTX 4060 with 39.8 GB of available RAM and an Intel Core i5 10400 processor and the game won’t run on low settings. I’m well within the range of minimum – recommended specs. Meanwhile, I play FF7 Remake, a game that’s objectively more resource intensive, on high settings on the same graphics card, and I never have any problems.

    1. I have a ryzen 2600 24 gigs of ram and the first version of the Radeon 5700 and it runs fine on 2k at medium. If you are having issues with your game it’s most definitely your potato PC and not the game.

  4. Seems like Todd hasn’t watched any of the videos showing systems with a 7800x3d and either a 7900 XTX or RTX 4090 getting terrible performance. Kinda wonder what we’re supposed to upgrade to if some of the best hardware available still can’t run this poorly optimized game well…

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