[News] Get Those Graphics Cards Warmed Up – Crysis 3 PC Specs Revealed


PC gamers: Get ready to feel inadequate. EA has just released the minimum/recommended requirements for running Crysis 3.

A new Crytek game has always signaled the dawn of a new standard in graphical capability, as well as the realization that it’s time to upgrade you computer. Crysis 3 looks to be no exception. Here’s the breakdown:

Minimum Requirements

Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
DirectX 11 graphics card with 1Gb Video RAM
Dual core CPU
2GB Memory (3GB on Vista)
Example 1 (Nvidia/Intel):
Nvidia GTS 450
Intel Core2 Duo 2.4 Ghz (E6600)
Example 2 (AMD):
AMD Radeon HD5770
AMD Athlon64 X2 2.7 Ghz (5200+)

Recommended Requirements

Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
DirectX 11 graphics card with 1GB Video RAM
Quad core GPU
4GB Memory
Example 1 (Nvidia/Intel):
Nvidia GTX 560
Intel Core i3-530
Example 2 (AMD):
AMD Radeon HD5870
AMD Phenom II X2 565

High Performance Requirements

Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
Latest DirectX 11 graphics card
Latest quad core CPU
8GB Memory
Example 1 (Nvidia/Intel):
NVidia GTX 680
Intel Core i7-2600k
Example 2 (AMD):
AMD Radeon HD7970
AMD Bulldozer FX4150

Needless to say, there aren’t too many people who are going to be running Crysis 3 on ‘ultra’ settings right off the bat. Then again, everything listed above is currently existing technology so it’s at least a possibility as opposed to when the first game came out.

Crysis 3 is due for release in February 2013. While you wait, hit the jump for some ‘Cry-Candy’.


Thanks to PC Gamer for the source.


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