Far Cry Primal System Requirements

Written by Jon Sutton on Fri, Jan 8, 2016 10:19 AM
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Swapping a Himalayan warzone for prehistoric beasts, Far Cry Primal is the most drastic change to the Far Cry formula since we took on the role of cyborg warrior Rex "Power" Colt in Blood Dragon. AK47s, Jeeps, helicopters, rocket launchers, and all those other delights of destruction are no more. Instead it's hand-crafted weaponry, tribal warfare, animal husbandry, and ruddy great mammoths. Oh, and did we mention a pet sabre-toothed tiger?

Needless to say there's a heck of a lot to get excited about for, including the total absence of towers! It's Stone Age age setting is relatively untrodden ground for gaming, where man is second to beasts when it comes to the food chain. Ease off on sharpening that flint for a second though, you might want to see just what to see just what sort of rig you need to play Far Cry Primal by checking out the official system requirements. 

Far Cry Primal Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-550 3.2 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 1GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 460 or Radeon HD 5770
  • HDD: 20GB Available Space
  • DX: DirectX 11

Far Cry Primal Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 or AMD Radeon R9 280X

If you thought running about throwing sticks and stones was going to make Far Cry Primal a less demanding experience than Far Cry 4, you'd best think again. Yep, despite a total lack of kerosene-fuelled explosions, helicopter gunships, and co-op play, Far Cry Primal ups the ante with a modest bump in hardware demands. 

Pretty much across the board we're seeing an incremental increase in system requirements for Far Cry Primal, both minimum and recommended. One of the only things which has actually dropped are the minimum CPU demands, which sinks from an i5-750 down to an i3-550 for Intel users, while AMD users can stick with their Phenom II X4 955. 

The biggest changes come in at the recommended specs, which in truth are pretty hefty. They might be getting on a bit in years now, but both the Core i7-2600K and the FX-8350 CPUs are still great performers, so you'll need something fairly decent processor to match them. 

Likewise the graphics cards. From a GTX 770 up to a GTX 780, you're going to need a little more under the hood. Unless you're Team Red though, with those specs actually dropping from an R9 290X to an R9 280X. For current-gen equivalents you're looking at roughly at GeForce GTX 970 or a Radeon R9 380 / 380X. 

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Far Cry Primal System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Far Cry Primal benchmark chart.

What do you think of these system requirements for Far Cry Primal, are they what you were expecting? Is your rig ready? Let us know!

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21:25 Feb-22-2016

Looks awesome so far,and I'm not even really a fan of fps type games

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15:17 Feb-21-2016

really wanted to play this game on high.but meh.my cpu sucks

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13:14 Feb-26-2016

CPU ins't affected by graphic settings, buddy.

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18:18 Feb-26-2016

i know,but the physics and some other features rely on the cpu,you know?if it didnt really matter i could get a gtx 980ti and max everything out with a goddamn pentium

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18:41 Feb-26-2016

No, you can't even run o lowest, in GTA V for example, an dual-core can't even run it above 30 FPS without pop-ins. Titan X can run any game above 60 FPS, you just need a CPU which is run at least 60 FPS, and if it get 60 FPS on low, will get on high.

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19:13 Feb-26-2016

so you actually proved my point,you also need a good cpu to run a game on higher settings,it's not all about the gpu

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19:34 Feb-26-2016

You said "really wanted to play this game on high.but meh.my cpu sucks" so if you can't play on high because of CPU, it means won't play on low.


The minimum CPU generally is recommended to get at least 30 fps if your card is able to get it too. The reccomended CPU is for 60 FPS. Your CPU is better than the minimum, so you're be able to get more than 40 FPS for sure, on low or ultra.

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20:49 Feb-26-2016

Oh i see now it seems i put my comment wrong.
I got your point dude.+1 from me btw ;)

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04:22 Feb-17-2016

Seems like this won't be demanding, hopefully i'll be able to play it at a stable fps :)

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11:40 Feb-15-2016

could i run this on 1080p maxed out settings?

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07:38 Feb-16-2016

A 780 is better then a 660 so probably not.

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05:52 Feb-20-2016

Nah. Need more graphic power there dude.

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15:51 Feb-13-2016

Hey, On what Setting and what FPS can i run this ? and how about 1440? :d

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15:40 Feb-14-2016

I think you would be able to max this out on 1080p and maybe high settings with some tweaks for 1440p. That is assuming that optimization is good. If it is anything like the Assassin Creed games then you might just have to settle for 1080p if you are thinking about maxing out or close.

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15:38 Feb-15-2016

alright Thanks for the replay :)

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05:51 Jan-31-2016

Now there is some decent system req :)

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21:42 Jan-27-2016

Dunno if it will be worth it. Seems cool and all, but it also seems like a fc4 rebrand imho.


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14:32 Feb-04-2016

Just the engine will be the same :)

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12:21 Jan-27-2016

can i run this game at ultra 1440p and what fps??

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12:29 Jan-27-2016

Definitely, and you should reach 60+ FPS depending on how well Ubisoft optimizes this game.

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21:17 Jan-25-2016

How well can I run it at 1080p?

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12:29 Jan-27-2016

Maybe 45 FPS on medium with no AA.

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22:29 Jan-27-2016

Ty

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15:49 Jan-20-2016

could i run this on 1080p maxed out settings?

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17:47 Jan-23-2016

well yes ofc!

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16:05 Feb-08-2016

lel how you dare!? :O

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16:35 Feb-09-2016

i5 4690K and an R9 390 is a great combo mate :D , he can max it on 1080p ofc

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06:56 Jan-19-2016

what settings could i run this on thanks in advance

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15:50 Jan-20-2016

i think med to low, maybe if you oc your cpu

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18:01 Feb-04-2016

why people always think that cpu makes the graphics? go educate yourself.

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08:54 Feb-14-2016

i think u can run it on ultra with good fps :)

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02:29 Jan-13-2016

Looking forward this title and hoping for good optimization.

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12:32 Jan-27-2016

It's definitely something that really hasn't been done before in AAA titles. Looks very pleasing to the eyes from a few early videos posted on Youtube.

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14:56 Jan-12-2016

can i run it guys ???

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21:35 Jan-12-2016

With that rig pretty much yes.

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12:02 Jan-13-2016

thnx bro (y)

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14:23 Jan-09-2016

Seems quite reasonable min sys reqs guys?isn't?

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15:07 Jan-09-2016

ya something is Fishey.

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11:35 Jan-09-2016

I hope my PC can handle this when it comes out.

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14:39 Jan-09-2016

You are kidding , right?

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14:47 Jan-09-2016

With all the poor PC ports that came out lately (especially Arkham Knight), I'm a bit skeptic of all these latest incoming multiplats.

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15:53 Jan-09-2016

In that , i have too agree with you . But still , your system is way too powerful

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17:51 Jan-13-2016

Yeah, and arkham knight was a special kick in the ass port but i play that game with no problems.... and i like that game.

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18:40 Jan-13-2016

But , arkham knigh had been somewhat playable after some patches

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08:43 Jan-09-2016

looking forward for this game, going back to the past interest me. **** futuristic unrealistic game!!!!

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08:14 Jan-09-2016

no way man this is going to get so much higher this must be some pr hype bull****

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06:41 Jan-09-2016

settings/fps?
btw i have 2 cpu's.

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12:00 Jan-09-2016

if SLI scales well (past far cry's have) then a 690 is more than a 780. No comment on Xeon processors but compare it to a 4790k which will in all likelihood be much overkill.

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12:50 Jan-09-2016

24 ram of DDR2 with Xeon? if you want to find out if you can run it or not post your real rig mate.

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20:34 Jan-09-2016

it is my real rig :D
dd2 ECC,actually. ive posted many video's about it on my wall.
im waiting for the new heatsinks to get here so i can bench it and verify it.

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21:21 Jan-25-2016

And approved it is now. So, the rig was real mate.

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06:37 Jan-09-2016

Since when is a GTX 780 the Nvidia equivalent of an R9 280x?

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06:41 Jan-09-2016

since devolpers actually coded the game to scale well over gpu cores.

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02:15 Jan-09-2016

I managed to play Far Cry 4 on Ultra settings and got 40-45 FPS. I disabled mipmap but the changes to visuals were very minimal. Maybe I can get roughly the same performance in Far Cry 5 or slightly better! :)

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06:26 Jan-12-2016

Did your CPU or GPU hold you back? Did you run it at 1366 x 768 res?

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0% No [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
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| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
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100% Yes [1 votes]
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Core i5-6400 2.7GHz GeForce GTX 1050 8GB
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