Forza 7 on Xbox One X Matches the Quality of “a Multi-Thousand Dollar PC”

Today’s divisive comment comes from Forza 7 Software Architect, Chris Tector. Quick to separate himself from his “highest quality pixels” statement of last year and move on to something equally as laughable, Tector made an incredibly bold claim in an interview with Eurogamer.

The man-turned-meme discussed the Xbox One X’s capabilities and how Turn 10 Studios has been able to utilize the increased power to achieve something the team is proud of, and rightly so. There’s no denying that Forza 7 looks incredible.

Things went downhill when this developer blatantly stated that the Xbox One X experience on offer was that of a wildly expensive PC. The comment regarding Forza 7‘s visual fidelity is as follows:

So rather than hoping you can afford a multi-thousand dollar PC that can achieve it, we’re going to have people playing at console, native 4K, 60 frames a second.

Needless to say, the comment struck a cord with people and once again opened up the ever-lasting debate between console and PC players. Without fueling that fire too much, what I will say is that the recently released PC requirements for Forza 7 seem to betray Tector’s assertion.

The recommended graphics card is either a GTX 670 or a GTX 1050 Ti. The former is a five year old GPU while the latter is a modern card that goes for around $150. Even the listed CPU is five years old and sells for under $200.

The fact that one can claim it would take a “multi-thousand dollar PC” to replicate the performance of the game on Xbox One X is extremely misinformed. Sadly, these kind of comments were in abundance at this year’s E3 following the new console’s reveal. For now, we will just have to wait until Forza 7 releases on October 3rd and let the benchmarks that follow do the talking.




  1. Forza 7 (PC): B tier optimization

    Forza 7 (xbonex): 100% xbox Dev optimization

    Microsoft is shit. This is a False Advertising!

    Volta (or vega) GPU will destroy xboneX. No escape!

    Crackdown 3: 30 fps on xbonex.
    Destiny 2 is 30 fps..
    AC origins: fake 4k 30fps (xbonex)

    i can play 60 fps on my pc with ULTRA settings!!!!

    RIP Xbone X


    1. absolute false claim. the gpu of xbx is based on old architecture and is just marginally more powerful than a pro.Pro however has a more advanced gpu. most xbx games are 1080p or fake 4k at 30 fps

      dc looks a generation ahead of flopza 7

  2. So you can’t 100% optimize a PC do to all the hardware out on the market that would take years and the game is only $60
    Turn 10 is the best at getting the most out of XB hardware and if most developers could be as good as this team then all games would be 60FPS put most are not.

    1. The reason why for a runs at 4k 60 fps is because the game looks terrible with stripped down vrx and other effects.I am sure pro can also run it at 4k 60 fps.xbx isn’t powerful enough to run an aaa game at 4k let alone 60 fps

    Okay, let’s be real. I’m sure the X will be quite powerful.
    But multi thousand dollar pc?? That’s at least 2000 dollars then.
    You could build the PC of your dreams with that budget.
    Or is the casing made of diamonds or something? xD

    This is simple economics. Microsoft isn’t going to give 2000 dollar worth of hardware for 500.

  4. Please help me, I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  5. I have a sneaking suspicion that the minimum requirements aren’t going to be able to run Forza 7 at 4K60, which is what the comment seems to refer to.

    You are certainly going to get better visuals on the PC than Xbox One X, but it’s going to be expensive.

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