Far Cry 3 System Requirements

Written by Felix Nova on Tue, Sep 25, 2012 11:12 PM

Far Cry 3 drops the player on a lawless tropical island where violence rules. With a heavy dose of psychotic leaders and rebels you must survive and find your friends.

This is Lord of The Flies with adults and guns and it will be out at the end of November beginning of December on PC and console. Can your PC meet the OFFICIAL Far Cry 3 System Requirements...

Far Cry 3 Minimum System Requirements

CPU: Intel Core2 Duo E6700 2.66GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3GHz or better

RAM: 4 GB

GPU RAM: 512 MB DirectX 9.0-compliant card with Shader Model 4.0 or higher

GPU: Nvidia GeForce 8800 / Radeon HD 2900

DX: 9


Far Cry 3 Recommended System Requirements

CPU: Intel Core i3-530 / AMD Phenom II X2 565 or better

RAM: 6 GB

GPU RAM: 1024 MB DirectX 11-compliant card with Shader Model 4.0 or higher

GPU: Nvidia GeForce GT 640 1GB / Radeon HD 4850

DX: 11

 

Far Cry 3 Hi-Performance System Requirements

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K / AMD FX-4150 or better

RAM: 8 GB

GPU RAM: 1024 MB DirectX 11-compliant card with Shader Model 4.0 or higher

GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 / Radeon HD 6770

DX: 11

 

Far Cry 3 Supported Video Cards

ATI Radeon HD 2900 / 3000 / 4000 / 5000 / 6000 / 7000 series

Nvidia GeForce GTX 8800 / GTX 9000 / GT 200 / GT 400 / GT 500 / GT 600 series

 

So what do you guys think of that? Is this one you will be grabbing?

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21:14 Sep-27-2012

Hey buddies, it seems that GeForce 9 series SUPPORT Shader Model 4.0 ...
Check it here :)

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21:47 Sep-27-2012

Yeah it supports ;)

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21:28 Sep-28-2012

So do 8000 Series. :D

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11:10 Sep-29-2012

You should know ;)

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15:09 Sep-29-2012

Yes, but on GD it says that 9000 series don't support it, so I got confused or upset... Or maybe both :D

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15:14 Sep-29-2012

I hope you dont get upset ='(

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15:27 Sep-29-2012

Don't worry, now that I know that it supports, I'm the happiest man on the world, lol :D

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15:28 Sep-29-2012

Ahahah, I am glad! =D

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17:16 Sep-27-2012

does it support dx9

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17:18 Sep-27-2012

Minimum requirements say Dx9 so Im pretty sure it does.

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12:37 Sep-27-2012

I've now seen two sources (IGN and PC Gamer) cite examples of Hi-Performance system GPUs for this game as being GTX 680 and HD 7970. This makes far more sense than GTX 260 and HD 6770.

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14:13 Sep-27-2012

Heres how it has worked Greg. The Hi-performance GPU was not defined by Ubisoft. One of those GPU reports (by IGN or PC Gamer) is a copy of the other media outlet.
The GPU given in the Far Cry 3 system requirements is estimated by the respective media outlets, GD included.
Before it was estimated it said just this,
Hi-Performance System Specs = 1024 MB DirectX 11-compliant card with Shader Model 4.0 or higher
That is the same information that was provided for Recommended system requirements.
This implies to us that Ubisoft did not see that the graphics card was any more important between recommended system requirements and hi-performance requirements. Thats not to say that it wont make a difference, but that a GPU is not as crucial in reaching hi-performance providing you already meet the recommended GPU requirements.
Now, I have been studying this stuff very carefully for a while now and watched the large media outlets and publishers in their sensationalised press releases and I also have a world of system requirement data at my finger tips. So at this stage it is up to you who you trust regarding the projection of system requirement information. While GD was telling people not to panic about the BF3 system requirements, PC Gamer on the other hand flatly said an 8800GTX would not run BF3. They changed their tune right after BF3 released.
We did the same with Max Payne 3 and all other releases. I have said the following a few times now but it never hurts to mention it again - This game is available on 7 year old consoles and still needs to look pretty good.
And so, whoever any of you choose to believe, one thing is for certain - GD will adjust its data to better fit real world performance once the games land in our fellow gamer's hands and they add their info into GD.
We want to keep it as real as possible for all of us.
Thanks for reading F

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12:05 Sep-27-2012

can i play it without lags ?

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13:24 Sep-27-2012

Doubt it. MAYBE on low though.

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14:14 Sep-27-2012

I doubt that you will be able to run it, because your card supports only up to Shader Model 3.0 :/ I have the same problem too :S

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11:13 Sep-27-2012

max?

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14:15 Sep-27-2012

Probably if the game is optimized well :)
EDIT: I didn't see that you have 4GB of RAM, so that means that you can run it on medium, if you upgrade your ram to 8GB then max shouldn't be a problem :)

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19:09 Sep-26-2012

any idea what settings for me?

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19:25 Sep-26-2012

Most likely max.

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19:32 Sep-26-2012

Max should run smooth ;)

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19:41 Sep-26-2012

okay thanks for the replies wasnt sure about the high cpu requirements

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19:49 Sep-26-2012

Should be fine and our pleasure buddy ;)

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18:26 Sep-26-2012

Wait! Why did they put i7-2600K in the same class with FX-4150? :O

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18:36 Sep-26-2012

Lol I was about to say, should be like an i5 2400 at most! =D

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19:48 Sep-26-2012

Yeah, hi-perf are HUGE =)

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17:37 Sep-26-2012

what settings can i run it on?
theres just one difference in my rig, my graphics card is Radeon HD 7670M 1GB DDR3 + AMD Radeon HD 7640G 512 mb ddr3 dual graphics crossfire enabled.
pls tell me what settings i can run it on.

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18:33 Sep-26-2012

Low to medium Settings :)

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17:25 Sep-26-2012

8gb of ram? Is that right?I wonder if gamepay will be smooth for me

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10:54 Sep-27-2012

it will be surely smooth for u :)
i think both 6 gb and 8 gb will show the same performance in this game :)
or u may get maximum 2 fps extra with 8 gb

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17:04 Sep-26-2012

so i can maxed out his game i guess so

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17:07 Sep-26-2012

Definitely :)

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17:07 Sep-26-2012

If the optimization is good then I really do hope so. :D

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15:29 Sep-26-2012

Shader Model 4.0? I think my card supports only up to 3.0 :|

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15:49 Sep-26-2012

then why don't you use your IGP? they had shader 5.0 i think :)

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18:47 Sep-26-2012

I'll probably do that, but I doubt I will get more than 20 FPS :S

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07:27 Sep-27-2012

most likely if the game optimized :)

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15:05 Sep-26-2012

now i can max this game for sure :)

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14:23 Sep-26-2012

Nice. Im good for this one. Now I need the game ....

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13:37 Sep-26-2012

does it really matter if my Cpu is i5 but my other parts rule this game?

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13:51 Sep-26-2012

no but you may loose some FPS at some points since this is a pretty demanding free roam game
But since you have a Desktop an i5 is way better than i7 for demanding gaming you are ok

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13:53 Sep-26-2012

ok, thanx :D

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14:07 Sep-26-2012

You are completely fine there. I am amazed at the Hi-performance requirements... i7-2600K/FX-4150? FX-4150...Uhm... Aight, a big mismatch... Either somebody failed at writing those specs, or the game is very well optimized for AMD (i wont be surprised tho, AMD are sponsoring Far Cry 3 or something like that, If i remember correctly)

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15:01 Sep-26-2012

YEAH
THE RUMORS ABOUT THE GREAT OPTIMIZATION OF THIS GAME WEREN'T FAKE!!!!!
I AM SO HAPPY!

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15:03 Sep-26-2012

anytime buddy! :)

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13:18 Sep-26-2012

WELL 99% SURE THAT I CAN MAX THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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13:58 Sep-26-2012

just a matter of optimization :)

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17:13 Sep-26-2012

well today the official reqs were releashed and the high ones are to low and also AMD users like me are lucky cause this game is very good optimized for AMD
I am just so happy i will max my favorite game let's just hope it's gonna be the same with GTA 5 especially considering the time they spend trying to make it better and better...

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12:15 Sep-26-2012

Good thing I got 8 gigs of ram free when I bought my computer :D

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11:57 Sep-26-2012

Good thing I have 8GB.:D And can probably play this on HIGH without MSAA again.xD

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12:05 Sep-26-2012

yes u got a nice rig :)

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11:21 Sep-26-2012

recommended ram 6 GB, wow its the first game to make it :)
4 GB started becoming old.......

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12:03 Sep-26-2012

Indeed, RAM requirements are going up. I'm expecting it to really take off when the new consoles come out.

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12:04 Sep-26-2012

u got an amazing rig :)

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11:05 Sep-26-2012

is the multiplayer mode good?

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11:15 Sep-26-2012

It looks good.

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11:04 Sep-26-2012

Just to confirm, Far Cry 3 system requirement sources are straight from the horses mouth, Ubisoft.
How much they know about getting a game (also built for console) on to a modern day rig, well thats why GD is here, right? So we can all chat about the real world Far Cry 3 system requirements.
My early opinion is that graphically I have not really seen anything that really will break a modern 3 year old computer on average settings. I got a chance to have some hands on at one of the game shows over the past few months.
I think people might even be able to get away with a minimum of 3GB of RAM. As for the suggested i7....hmm? No game has managed to push the boat out on CPU requirements for many years, I am not sure that this will need an i7 to get full power either. But again these are just my hunches and we will have to wait and see when our fellow gamers start to post up their FPS figures on our Far Cry 3 ratings page

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