Last Updated on September 9, 2023 by David


Starfield has finally launched for PC and Xbox after being delayed twice. Overall the game is in better shape in terms of tech and performance compared to previous Bethesda RPGs like Fallout 4 and The Elder Scrolls Skyrim. However, the lack of DLSS and XESS support is disappointing, so check our Starfield guide about How To Enable DLSS And XESS. Aside from that, the Starfield PC port is not is a very good state at launch as players are experiencing the “GPU Doesn’t Meet Minimal Specs” error. In this Starfield guide, I will list fixes for the “GPU Doesn’t Meet Minimal Specs” error.

GPU Doesn’t Meet Minimal Specs Fixes That’ll Help

It is obvious from the error message that the error is related to the GPU. According to PC users, they are experiencing the “Graphics card does not meet minimal specification” error when they launch Starfield even with the latest RTX GPU installed. One possible reason is the PU driver itself or that the Windows is outdated. The following are the fixes that will help players fix the “GPU Doesn’t Meet Minimal Specs” error.

If you are experiencing the DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG crash while playing Starfield, check our fixes for the DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG error.


Install Nvidia Driver 537.13

PC users report that even though the Windows update shows that the GPU driver is the latest version, in reality, it is not. You have to manually download and install the Nvidia GPU driver to fix the “GPU Doesn’t Meet Minimal Specs” error. Download the Nvidia Driver version 537.13, install it, and ensure to do a clean installation. Launch Starfield and the “GPU Doesn’t Meet Minimal Specs” is now fixed. Apparently, the older driver versions are not compatible with the game and are causing the error.

Download the driver and launch the setup.
Agree to terms of and conditions.
Select custom and click next.
Check ‘Perform a clean installation’ and click next to install.

Update Windows To 22H2

Another reason for the “GPU Doesn’t Meet Minimal Specs” error when launching Starfield is the outdated Windows operating system. Games update frequently which can potentially change their requirements for the OS versions. The outdated Windows version is the reason why Starfield is crashing at launch with the “GPU Doesn’t Meet Minimal Specs” error. To fix the error update Windows. Open Windows Settings > Windows update> Check for updates. Players report that updating Windows 10 to version 22H2 fixes the Starfield GPU Spec error.

While you are updating Windows, also install the optional updates, just to make sure the “GPU Doesn’t Meet Minimal Specs” error won’t pop up again. Open Windows Settings > Windows update > Advanced Options > Optional Updates.

Go to Windows update and click on Advanced options.
Go to optional updates and install all driver updates available.

That is all for our Starfield fixes for the “GPU Doesn’t Meet Minimal Specs” error at startup. If you are facing errors and issues with other PC games or your PC, then also see our hub for commonly occurring PC errors and their fixes.



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