Starfield: Graphics Card Does Not Meet Specifications [FIXED]

You can fix the Starfield: Graphics Card Does Not Meet Specifications error by updating Windows to 22H2, updating GPU drivers, or verifying integrity of game files.

Starfield may be an amazing game, but that does not mean its players don’t encounter any errors. For instance, the Starfield graphics card does not meet minimal specifications requirements. The error is extremely frustrating and even faced by those who own the latest GPUs. This is because of many reasons including outdated graphics card drivers, graphics card below minimum specifications, and corrupted graphics card drivers.

Graphics card does not meet minimal specifications requirements
The graphics card does not meet minimal specifications requirements error in Starfield. Image Credits (eXputer)
Here’s what error message you’ll see when you launch Starfield, “Graphics card does not meet the minimal specifications requirements.”

Thankfully, there are some ways through which it can be resolved.

Key Takeaways
  1. Update the GPU drivers.
  2. Verify the integrity of game files.
  3. Select the dedicated GPU for Starfield on a laptop.

Verify The Integrity Of Steam Files:

If there is a problem with the game files of Starfield, you will start seeing multiple errors on your screen, including the one that does not recognize the GPU. the “Graphics Card Does Not Meet Specifications” error can sometimes occur if there are corrupted or missing game files related to graphics rendering or driver compatibility.

These damaged files can prevent the game from correctly identifying the graphics card’s capabilities or accessing the necessary resources, leading to an error message. In such a case, you need to verify the integrity of Steam files, which fixes the files and replaces the missing ones.

Read our informative guide on how to verify game files in detail.

Update Your Drivers:

Make sure you’re using the latest version of your drivers. Many players don’t regularly update their drivers, facing multiple issues while playing games. Updated drivers introduce compatibility fixes and optimizations that align the graphics card’s functionality with the latest game requirements.

Outdated drivers may lack these adjustments, leading to compatibility issues and preventing Starfield from recognizing the graphics card’s capabilities. Players online also suggest making sure that your drivers are up to date. 

For a detailed guide on how to update your drivers, read our article on the topic.

Prioritize Using Dedicated GPU:

If you’re trying to play Starfield on your gaming laptop but are getting this error, it might be due to the fact that the system is trying to run it on the internal graphics card instead of the dedicated one.

To select the right GPU for it, follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Type Apps & features in Windows Search Bar and open it.
  2. Now, find and select Starfield.
  3. Then, click on ‘Options’.
    Graphics Preference Starfield
    Options for Graphics Preference. Image Credits (eXputer)
  4. Check the box next to ‘High Performance.’ This will have the name of your dedicated GPU under it.

Once done, restart your laptop and try running Starfield again.

My Thoughts On Starfield: Graphics Card Does Not Meet Specifications:

Starfield is a very popular game recently and is continuing to get more players every single day. I’ve also been playing Starfield non-stop. Unfortunately, errors such as the Graphics card does not meet specifications has been hindering lots of players’ experience, including one. Luckily mine was due to a technical issue with my graphics driver so I was able to fix it. Hopefully, with this guide, I was able to help you fix this issue as well.


What is the Starfield “graphics card does not meet minimal specifications requirements” error?

The error fails to recognize the GPU of the system and prevents users from running the game.

How to fix Starfield’s “graphics card does not meet minimal specifications requirements” error?

To fix the error, you must update your Windows to the 22H2 version. Other fixes include updating the GPU drivers, verifying the integrity of game files, and selecting the dedicated GPU for the game (for laptop users).

Check out other Starfield error guides from eXputer: 

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Hashim Muhammad Nadeem

Hashim is a Junior Error Fixes Writer at eXputer. Hashim has been obsessed with games ever since his Xbox 360 days. Whether it was shooting down zombies on COD Black Ops 2, racing past players in Need for Speed Most Wanted 2 or beating up Frieza in Dragon Ball Raging Blast 2. With more than 1,000+ hours of gaming, you can trust Hashim when it comes to fixing errors! Experience: 2+ years || Education: Bachelors of Data Science || Worked for ComputerVerge || Written 50+ Articles || Covers Error Fixes

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