F1 2012 PC Technical Review



Product: F1 2012
Company: Codemasters
Author: Sean Ridgeley
Editor: Eric Amidon
Date: October 4th, 2012

Introduction, setup, requirements

Codemasters' latest game F1 2012 has hit shelves and digital shops everywhere, and serves as another installment in a long line of solid racers.

Featuring a wide variety of new modes, including “Young Driver Test”, it aims to ease newbies into the more hardcore approach offered while offering compelling gameplay for both newbies and veterans.

If you're curious to see how the game fares on PC on a technical level, read on for a light analysis.

Test Setup

  • Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz (Stock)
  • Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3-1600 (1333 mhZ)
  • Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 3.5" 7200RPM
  • Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6950 2GB (Stock)
  • Driver: 12.8, no CAP
  • Resolution: 1680x1050
  • Input: Logitech G400 mouse @ 1600dpi, Leopold Tenkeyless Linear Touch Mechanical Keyboard

System Requirements

  • Minimum
    • OS: Windows Vista or Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4Ghz or AMD Athlon X2 5400+
    • Memory: 2GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 15GB free space
    • Video Card: AMD HD2600 or NVIDIA Geforce 8600
    • DirectX: 11

  • Recommended
    • OS: Windows Vista or Windows 7 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i7/AMD Bulldozer
    • Memory: 4GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 15GB free space
    • Video Card: AMD HD6000 Series/Nvidia GTX500 Series minimum 1GB RAM
    • DirectX: 11