Posted by Chuck Corbin on Sep 26, 2012

PC Specs For Far Cry 3 Are Steep

About 3 weeks ago I decided to build myself a new system. Now while my old system was in decent shape, it had begun to show its age, and so I went ahead and picked up one of those new Intel Ivy Bridge CPUs (an i5 3570K to be exact) to plug into my MSI G45-Z77 motherboard, along with 8 GBs of DDR3 1600 RAM. This doesn’t include the NVidia GTX 560 Ti GPU that I already had on my older system. In short, you would think that I could play just about any game out there on maximum settings, right?

Well, normally you’d be right. But according to these specs for the PC version of Far Cry 3 my computer isn’t quite up to the task to getting the most out of the game graphically. According to the stats posted on Joystiq.com if you want to match the “Hi-Performance” specs for the game you’ll need at least 8 GBs of RAM as well as either an NVidia GTX 680 or an AMD Radeon HD7970, and either an i7-2600K or an AMD Bulldozer FX4150.

Of course, that’s just to get the absolute best performance. But even the recommend spec is a bit high, requiring a GTX 480/Radeon HD5770 for the graphics card. Lets just say that had I kept the old system and I decided I wanted to play this game I might have a bit trouble getting it to play pretty well! With that being said, here are all the specs you’ll need for this game:

Minimum Specs
DirectX9c graphics card with 512MB Video RAM
Dual core CPU
4GB Memory

Example minimum 1 (NVidia/Intel)
NVidia GTX8800
Intel Core2 Duo E6700

Example minimum 2 (AMD)
AMD Radeon HD2900
AMD Athlon64 X2 6000+

Recommended Specs
DirectX11 graphics card with 1024MB Video RAM
Quad core CPU
4GB Memory

Example recommended 1 (NVidia/Intel)
NVidia GTX480
Intel Core i3-530

Example recommended 2 (AMD)
AMD Radeon HD5770
AMD Phenom II X2 565

Hi-Performance Specs
Latest DirectX11 graphics card
Latest quad core CPU
8GB Memory

Example hi-performance (NVidia/Intel)
NVidia GTX680
Intel Core i7-2600K

Example hi-performance (AMD)
AMD Radeon HD7970
AMD Bulldozer FX4150


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