If you’re looking forward to the release of Far Cry 3 on the PC, then you’ll probably want to know exactly what the game’s pesky system requirements are – and fortunately, Ubisoft has just made those details available.
And the good news is that at least the minimum requirements don’t specify that you must have a 5GHz liquid-nitrogen-cooled multi-GPU monster PC.
In fact, the minimum spec is a 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E6700, or 3GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ or better, coupled with 4GB of RAM, and a 512MB video card which is DirectX 9.0-compliant card with Shader Model 4.0 or higher.
So the game will run on a very modest rig – although at what resolution, and with what details of course, is another question.
The recommended spec, which is what you’re really looking at for a decent FPS experience, is an Intel Core i3-530 or AMD Phenom II X2 565 or better, complete with 6GB of RAM. Yes, 4GB of RAM is officially no longer enough for your gaming PC, it would seem.
And the video card should be a 1GB DirectX 11-compliant card with Shader Model 4.0 or higher.
Finally, Ubisoft also released the “high performance” spec, aka what you’ll need if you want to turn many of the visual bells and whistles on. That’s an Intel Core i7-2600K or AMD FX-4150 or better CPU along with 8GB of RAM, and the same video card as the above recommended spec.
The company also announced that while Far Cry 3 will require an online activation via Uplay, this will be a one-time only process, so you won’t have to be constantly connected online to play the single player game.
Far Cry 3 will be available come November 29th.