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Forza Horizon 3 PC Update Sets Out To Deliver Critical Improvements & Expands Wheel Support

Forza Horizon 3 PC Improvements

We were told back in April that an important update for Forza Horizon 3 on the PC was coming at the same time as the new Hot Wheels expansion, and to the relief of some on PC that promise was kept.


These improvements are available to all on PC through the free automatic title update/patch that comes alongside the expansion and delivers “critical improvements” in CPU performance/thread affinity, adds more graphical options, and expands wheel support.

We have observed that a large portion of players are CPU limited when trying to run Forza Horizon 3 at high frame rates, including locked 60 FPS and unlocked. By analyzing telemetry, we have developed targeted optimizations for this group of affected players by increasing the number of concurrent threads used by the render architecture.

It gets quite technical in some of the explanations and I recommend reading the source for the full breakdown, but the core of it all is to improve the experience for those on PC who have not been having a fun time of it, or to increase the performance of those who are able to play but know/feel they should be getting more.

We have updated our threading affinity model to make better use of all available cores. Along with this change, we have added a new graphics option to disable the new model, should you prefer.

The Minimum Specification has also been lowered and a new ‘Very Low’ preset is available for those with systems that are therefore capable of running the game even if not at super sleek graphics levels. Extra graphics options with ‘Very Low’ settings are also added to help get those extra few frames out where possible.

Forza Horizon 3 - New Minimum Specification

CPU: i3-4170 @ 3.7Ghz

GPU: NVIDIA GT 740 | AMD R7 250x



Hard Drive Type: HDD

Resolution: 1280 x 720


Increased wheel support is also provided through this update, with all of the following now being able to be used to pilot (and crash) your vehicles in the game.

Forza Horizon 3 – Expanded Wheel Support

  • Logitech Driving Force GT
  • Logitech MOMO Force Feedback Racing Wheel
  • Logitech G920
  • Logitech G29
  • Logitech G25
  • Logitech G27
  • Fanatec ClubSport Wheel Base V1
  • Fanatec CSV2
  • Fanatec CSR
  • Thrustmaster TS-PC
  • Thrustmaster T150
  • Thrustmaster T500 RS
  • Thrustmaster TMX V1
  • Thrustmaster TMX V2
  • Thrustmaster T300RS
  • Thrustmaster TX 458 Edition
  • Thrustmaster TX 599 Edition
  • Thrustmaster TX Leather Edition
  • Thrustmaster TX F1 Edition
  • Thrustmaster TX GTE Edition
  • Thrustmaster RGT

Hopefully this does help a large number of you who have been unable to enjoy your games, and if it does, and you want to tell someone or show off your photo mode images, then we’d love to have you (and your teeth) join us on our community forum.


[via Forzamotorsport.net]

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