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Crysis 3 PC specs revealed


"Crytek confirms minimum, recommended, and high-performance system operating requirements for PC version of upcoming shooter."


The Crysis series is known for being a graphically demanding franchise, but just how powerful a rig must a gamer have to run Crysis 3 on PC? Crytek has announced the minimum, recommended, and high-performance system operating requirements for the upcoming shooter.


Crysis 3 does not support aging operating system Windows XP, with compatible options including Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. Further, players will need at least 2GB of RAM (3GB for Windows Vista) to run the game.


The full system specifications for Crysis 3 are below. Crysis 3 launches during February 2013 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, but most likely not Wii U.


Minimum:


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


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


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


Eddie Makuch
By Eddie Makuch, News Editor

Eddie Makuch (Mack-ooh) is a News Editor at GameSpot. He works out of the company's Boston office in Somerville, Mass., and loves extra chunky peanut butter.

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SooS1cK
SooS1cK

Hi, i have a Q9400, 4 Gb DDr3 and a GTS 250...there's no way i can play Crisys 3, right? I just want to be sure, i dont want to buy the game and cant enjoy!

vladcristi20
vladcristi20

An Epic fail for EA if they want to gain some money from this release

vladcristi20
vladcristi20

why on earth they didn't made it to work on DX10 many of us are still using a DX10 Gpu

Gamefisher86
Gamefisher86

AMD FX6120, 10gb of ddr3, GTX 650 1gb....  Am i looking at 1080p and 30fps on very high or is this a far cry dream of mine?   im also thinking of upgrading my gpu to gtx 670. anythoughts?

Heinpienaar123
Heinpienaar123 like.author.displayName 1 Like

@Gamefisher86 I have a GTX 660 Ti, i7 3770, 8GB ram and 2 TB HDD. Although I can run it maxed out it does push my PC's specs slightly. I think it runs about 30 - 40 fps on my specs when maxed out.

Gamefisher86
Gamefisher86

@Heinpienaar123. Thank u for the intelligent response. . I do appreciate ur feed back and with bit of information I can safely say that in order to fully enjoy crysis 3 , gtx 670 is my nxt gpu.... thx again

Gamefisher86
Gamefisher86

@Heinpienaar123 i was intially oing with the 660ti but than i did a lil more reading and the 256bit gaming is what got me.. :) lol  and i have an AMD FX6120 (hex core running at 3.5ghz) and gots 10gig of ram.. so i believe iam golden off pure processing power and memory.. but my main issue was the graphical aspect of it... but i am very sure i am going to upgrade than.....  thanks again :)

Heinpienaar123
Heinpienaar123

@Gamefisher86I think go for it. You won't be disappointed with the 660TI though runs BF3 maxed out at 120 - 140 fps on a 1600 X 1280. With the extra $ the  670 will do. Make sure you also have the right cpu and enough ram. The i7 3770 should be more than enough.

metgear2000
metgear2000

@Gamefisher86 With that set up you will get 27.342 fps. How do i know this exact number you ask? I made it up. The game hasn't been released yet so stop asking dumb questions. How is anyone supposed to know how many fps you are going to get?

Gamefisher86
Gamefisher86 like.author.displayName 1 Like

@metgear2000 thank u for wasting my time and showing us how inept u are at helping other ppl when a legitimate question is asked... well since u opened up this can of worms..the main reason I ask is for the simple fact of will I be able to enjoy playing my game or would I needto upgrade to have a better experience. Im sorry if all that is too much for u to absorb all that at once....

108976
108976

Glad I had my crystal ball when the 7970 cards came out. The Crysis gods were telling methis game would need it. I think most of us pc players have the rest of the hardware for a top gaming experience with this one. Crysis was the reason I had first set up my game machine in the beginning and it has payed off with every other game too. I wish evry game maker would take into account that us pc gamers want our games looking the best and not be treated as 3rd world countries.


Thanks Crysis.

SuperNovaftw
SuperNovaftw

I might end up going AMD if a bulldozer is required to play this :lol:

usmanghani321
usmanghani321

i3 2100 ,4gb 1333 kingstion,Asus 550 ti 1 gb.wht can i expect on 1366*786 ? medium or medium/high.Definatlely i msut not think abt v high or ultra .??????????

deadman3115
deadman3115

will it run on amd radeon 4500/5100 SERIES



iCruze
iCruze

Seems i chose the right time to upgrade my rig.



Currently have:


C2Q Q9550 with a Arctic Cooler Freezer Xtreme Rev2
8GB of 1066mhz DDR2
HD4890
All that sitting on an Asus P5Q Pro Turbo mobo, giving viable OC chance of the CPU to upto 3.6-3.8 stable. But as i see it the biggest bottleneck here is the GPU, the lack of DX11. But hey, Crysis and Crysis 2 run very well.


So do you think i will be able to run this on a mid-high setting with the new toys going into the case next week:


i5 3570k
16GB of 1600mhz DDR3
HD7870
All sitting on an Asus P8Z77-V Pro


Mid settings shouldnt be a problem. Im wondering if im gonna have a chance at mid-high or highish :)

alphazoom
alphazoom

@iCruze Look to the sale at microcenter [email protected] 219 walk in only, or you'd be better off with the I7-2600K. They have lower temps than the Ivy's. 7870 will do you justice inmedium/high just not Ultra.  ButI've played the open MP beta and even a 6870 will play the game in medium/v sync off.

metgear2000
metgear2000

@iCruze are you asking a legitimate question or are you just posting to show off your rig like the majority people on this thread? If its the latter then congrats on having a beastly computer, you are very cool.


Otherwise to answer your question, yes your comp. will be able to run it with everything maxed out with no lag.

iCruze
iCruze

@metgear2000  


Thanks.


 Yes that was a legitimate question. I was just a bit shocked by seeing that high req had a 7970/680 in specs and was wondering if my new build will be enough.


Sorry forgot to add the old rig specs were supposed to have an extra line saying: with these specs Cry and Cry2 run very well on high but Cry1 still doesnt run smooth on Ultra.


Sorry for the confusion.

metgear2000
metgear2000 like.author.displayName 1 Like

@iCruze @metgear2000 these released specs are exaggerated in order to hype up the game and sell more computer parts. Crysis 3 will be running on the same engine as crysis 2 so if you can run cry2 then there is your answer.

faizan_faizan
faizan_faizan

LOL Consoles.

Morphibiann
Morphibiann

Will mine run on Ultra?


i7-3930K


16GB CorsairDominatorPlatinum


GTX 680 Classified 4GB

CommandoVD
CommandoVD like.author.displayName 1 Like

@Morphibiann on a resolution like 1920x1080 your rig would run it on an FPS rate like 25-35

metgear2000
metgear2000 like.author.displayName 1 Like

@CommandoVD @Morphibiann Lol no, you will be able to run it at 60 fps at 1080p.


Commando don't spew nonsense please.

alphazoom
alphazoom

@CommandoVD @metgear2000 It's not that your RIG can't handle the game, I believe the engine is unoptimized at the moment. I didn't see much diff between high and medium but it ran much worse on high...unplayable in MP, but would be ok in SP. The 680 will kill Crysis but I believe they are purposely holding the game back so sell hardware. For goodness sake they are giving the game away if you buy AMD GPU's. What does THAT tell ya. Normally I'd say you are fine...but it's up to the game engine to decide. Either way...any card past the 570 should run this game. Really...ANY medium/high end card should be perfect. Maybe not super high frame rates but playable...you don't really want to dip past 30 solid frames...although you should technically never dip below 45 fps in any situation for it to be a great gaming experience.

CommandoVD
CommandoVD

@metgear2000 just being pragmatic,ok maybe i was too much.

Morphibiann
Morphibiann

@metgear2000  Yeah I thought that was low for the specs, he

Posted on Dec 03, 2012

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