Far Cry 4 System Requirements

Written by Felix Nova on Wed, Nov 5, 2014 12:24 PM
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Ubisoft knows a thing or two about open worlds and Far Cry 4 looks to deliver the ultimate freewheeling experience. The mountainous region of Kyrat is full of infinite possibilities that could only be dreamed off in Far Cry 4, giving you the tools to deliver absolute carnage on the Himalayan slopes.

Hot on the heels of those wallet-gouging Assassin’s Creed Unity requirements we’ve got our hands on the official Far Cry 4 system requirements. To find out whether your gaming PC is about to be trampled by a herd of elephants or destined to become the king of Kyrat, read on to check out the official Far Cry 4 system requirements to see what hardware you’ll be needing for your expedition.

Far Cry 4 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or Win 8 / Win 8.1 (must be 64bit versions)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-750 running at 2.6GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB of system memory needed
  • GPU VRAM: 1024 MB graphics card memory
  • GPU: AMD Radeon HD5850 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460
  • HD: 30 GB hard drive space required
  • DX: 11 Direct X

Far Cry 4 Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 with SP1 or Win 8 / Win 8.1 (must be 64bit versions)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2400S running at 2.5GHz or AMD FX-8350 4GHz or better
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GPU VRAM: 2048 MB graphics card memory
  • GPU:AMD Radeon R9 290X or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 or better (hmmm?)
  • HD: 30 GB space needed
  • DX: 11 Direct X

Far Cry 4 minimum requirements look pretty standard based on this year's requirements. A mid-range graphics card from a few years ago will get the game running according to these specs. The 4GB system memory is par for the course as well. 30GB hard space is not a huge surprise either based on the mammoth hard drive requirements we have been seeing this year. A point of note, that increased hard drive space requirement we have seen this year will largely be due to the increased software disk space the new generation of consoles in comparison to the Xbox 360's DVDs (Blu Ray disks can hold 25GB per layer and have usually 2 layers).

Now, the Far Cry 4 recommended requirements for graphics cards are heavier. Ubisoft are requesting that you have a an AMD Radeon R9 290X or graphics cards with at least 2GB VRAM or the top end Nvidia GTX 680. 8GB of RAM seems fairly standard nowadays for modern title recommended requirements. We will of course be benchmarking this.

Finally, consider that Ubisoft is closely tied to Nvidia of late and so Nvidia cards are likely to enjoy some slightly better optimisation as soon as the game releases. But when this happens it never takes long for the other card builder to get its own drivers out to optimise performance.

Here are the Far Cry 4 supported video cards when the game releases later this month, 20th November

  • AMD : Radeon HD5850 or better, Radeon HD6000, HD7000, R7 200, R9 200 series
  • NVIDIA : GeForce GTX 460 or better, GeForce GTX 500, GTX 600, GTX 700 series

I have to say I am looking forward to this one. I dont think it will be too far removed from the Far Cry 3 experience we had last time, but that was a good laugh, so more of the same is welcomed in my book. Ok, tell us below how you feel about these Far Cry 4 system requirements and is it time to consider an upgrade?

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21:04 Dec-10-2014

Did you know you can complete the game for only 15 mins? When he says "Don't move, I'll be right back and enjoy the Crab Rangoon" you don't go anywhere and wait a few mins and then he comes back and you complete the game! :P

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10:34 Nov-26-2014

hi i think i can run it at low with my rig but i have win7 32bit did any one was able to play it with this version of win7 and please confirm it i can run it

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13:49 Nov-25-2014

Hi, can I play this version ? Please help.
Thanks

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22:27 Nov-24-2014

My friend has intel core i5 2500,GeForce GT 640 2GB GV-N640OC-2GI and 4GB ram. He is playing this game smoothly on medium settings [1650x1050]. But Game-debate is giving cross on this CARD GV-N640OC-2GI WHY??

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23:54 Nov-22-2014

Was wonder what Fps on ultra? and does using DRS have a bigger impact than playing on a full hd monitor 1080p.

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11:35 Nov-22-2014

Settings for me?

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11:30 Nov-22-2014

Hey guys can i run Far Cry 4 and AC Unity?

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10:03 Nov-19-2014

at what settings will i be able to run this? :)

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17:51 Nov-18-2014

I have to say that since this is published by Ubisoft I expected the 680 to be pretty much the minumum requirement.
Good to see they can do better.

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15:07 Nov-15-2014

Would I be able to run this?

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15:38 Nov-15-2014

It will all depend on optimization because your 7770 is below minimum requirements.

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21:21 Nov-14-2014

This is not fair for amd users , they paid money for their gpus u know!!

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21:16 Nov-12-2014

R9 290X "or" GTX 680. Lolwut

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05:36 Nov-07-2014

Always ''hmmm'' at Ubisoft's requirements. You never know when they're going to ask so - insert censured word here - much to show so little in-game.

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05:12 Nov-07-2014

Always "hmmm" Ubisoft, you never know when they're going to ask too much to show so little.

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00:27 Nov-07-2014

Will this run on my pc specs?

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11:17 Nov-07-2014

for sure mate!!! medium settings for smooth framerate, even high settings (just keep AA disabled)

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11:29 Nov-07-2014

Tweaked max and no AA... GTX 760 can run Watchdogs on tweaked max on 1920x1080 and FC4's Dunia Engine 2 might just be better optimized than Watchdgs' Disrupt engine... So he should manage tweaked max at 1680x1050...

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16:08 Nov-06-2014

min ago R9 290X is for recommended and showed 33% better than my GPU…now R9 280X is also 33% better than GPU ? IS R9 280X and R9 290X performs same ? But GD can run tool showing CPU yellow GPU yellow Ram yellow tick :O :O

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13:36 Nov-06-2014

As much as I remember Far Cry 3 was well optimized because I ran it 2 years ago on my Pentium 4 PC and it was playable! I hope this game will be as well,unlike WD!

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12:48 Nov-06-2014

Yeah , f*ck you too Ubisoft!

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12:51 Nov-06-2014

you need better rig bro. for new games.

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11:05 Nov-06-2014

My PC and my hopes have been trampled T_T

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10:51 Nov-06-2014

So UBisoft is now in some of partnership with nvidia cool , but why mess with amd users, it's just not right, if this goes on amd also decides to bite back we end users will suffer. Mind you AMD has big game titles affiliations as well.

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12:16 Nov-06-2014

Sale ur lappy to me bro and get lappy with powered by AMD u will be fine.

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12:26 Nov-06-2014

I was looking for an amd gpu/intel cpu when i was getting a laptop but that time most of the ones i got were amd gpu/amd cpu, amd mobile cpus suck i know. the ones which were amd/intel were too expensive coz the gpu/cpu were high end, so i got this

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12:30 Nov-06-2014

U got a very good lappy mate..its vary unfortunate now a days GPU companies r not giving good SLI support and no official support for mobile GPU's :/

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