System Requirements


Anyone Can Race

Most current-generation PCs will perform effectively on iRacing.com. In the event that a member owns an older computer, an upgraded graphics card could potentially be all that is required to enable the iRacing online driving simulator to operate successfully. Mac users can run iRacing using Windows on Bootcamp.

For The Best Experience

However, the member will require a controller to enjoy the full range of experiences afforded by iRacing’s racing simulator. Currently, there are several options available, accommodating nearly any budget. A host of steering wheel/pedal combos, gamepads, joysticks, mouse-based control systems, and any version of the Microsoft Windows operating system, supporting touch screen driving are compatible with iRacing.com.

For the most intense online racing experience, however, iRacing suggests a force-feedback steering wheel/pedal control system, when compared with other types of controllers. Some suggested, readily available forced feedback/pedal sets combo are listed on our Wheel & Controllers page.

iRacing also supports many Virtual Reality headsets including popular models from Oculus and HTC.


Can My System Run iRacing?

To determine your system’s hardware compatibility with iRacing, you can use this system requirements checker.


iRacing System Requirements

Please note the minimum requirements are the bare minimum, just meeting these will produce graphics at our minimum in test mode. For a better experience our recommended hardware specs will be able to run all types of sessions on both dirt and asphalt tracks at medium settings. For enthusiasts, our high-end hardware specs can run all sessions on both dirt and asphalt with the graphics set to high. In order to get the full dirt visual experience on iRacing you will need a computer that is capable of running graphics shaders at medium to high settings.

If you have any questions about your PC or graphics settings, our support staff at support@iracing.com would be happy to help you!

PC Computers


Operating System

Minimum: Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Recommended: Windows 10 64-Bit


Processor (CPU)

Minimum: 4 Cores

Some Examples (but not limited to): AMD FX-6300, Intel Core i5-4430, Intel Core i5-2320, AMD Ryzen 3 1200

Recommended: 6 Cores

Some Examples (but not limited to): Intel Core i7-8700K @3.70 GHz, AMD Ryzen 7 3700X or AMD Ryzen 5 3600 or better

High End: 8+ Cores

Some Examples (but not limited to): Intel Core 9-10980XE @ 3.0GHz, Intel i9-9900KS @ 4.00 GHz, AMD Ryzen 9 3900X or AMD Ryzen 3950X


Memory (RAM)

Minimum: 16GB

Recommended: 16GB

High End: 32+GB


Graphics (GPU)

A gaming graphics card with dedicated memory (vRAM) is required.

Minimum: 2GB Dedicated vRAM

Some Examples (but not limited to):  Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 @ 2 GB / GTX 1050 or ATI Radeon HD 7850 @ 2GB / AMD RX 550 or better

Recommended: 6GB Dedicated vRAM

Some Examples (but not limited to):  GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB or AMD RX 580 or better

High End: 8+GB Dedicated vRAM

Some Examples (but not limited to):  Nvidia 2080 TI or AMD Radeon VII or better


Storage (Available HDD Space)

Minimum: 25GB

Recommended: 50GB (For all cars and tracks)


DirectX

Minimum: DX11


Controller

Minimum: Analog game pad, joystick, mouse, touch screen

Recommended: Steering wheel & pedal set


Internet Browser

Minimum: Google Chrome or Firefox

Javascript and cookies must be enabled.


Internet Connection Speed

Minimum: DSL, Cable, Fiber, 256k or faster is supported

Medium & High Earth Orbit Satellite is not supported.


MAC Computers

iRacing can be run with Apple’s Boot Camp utility. For more information on installing Windows on an Apple Computer, please see your MAC user guide or this site.


Questions About Peripherals?

Check out our Wheels & Controllers page for recommendations on the best ways to control iRacing.



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