Undoubtedly the biggest release of Q1 2018, Far Cry 5 cranks the chaos-o-meter up to 11 with full co-op support and an open-world Montana that's been overrun by a fanatical cult. Luckily they're a problem that can be sorted out by bullets, and lots of them. Pet wolverines are optional. As with anything Ubisoft though, Far Cry 5 will push graphical boundaries, meaning running this game doesn't come easy. Here are the official Far Cry 5 PC system requirements.

UPDATE: I've contacted Ubisoft and they've confirmed the minimum system requirements are for 30 frames per second at 720p screen resolution. 

Far Cry 5 Minimum System Requirements - 720p / Low / 30FPS

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 3.1 GHz or AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 670 or Radeon R9 270
  • HDD: TBA
  • DX: DirectX 11

Far Cry 5 Recommended System Requirements 1080p / High / 60FPS

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290X
  • HDD: TBA
  • DX: DirectX 11

Far Cry 5 System Requirements 4K / High / 30FPS

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 8GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 or AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
  • HDD: TBA
  • DX: DirectX 11

Far Cry 5 System Requirements 4K / High / 60FPS

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz or AMD Ryzen 7 1700 3.4GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 8GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 SLI or AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 CrossFire
  • HDD: TBA
  • DX: DirectX 11

While everything we've seen of Far Cry 5 seems fairly similar to Far Cry 4 in a technical sense, there's clearly been some improvements done to the visuals behind the scenes. The Far Cry 5 system requirements are a clear step up, and the once mighty GeForce GTX 670 and mid-range Radeon R9 270 will now only run Far Cry 5 at 720p resolution on Low graphics. It should hopefully still look decent, but you're going to need more modern hardware if you want to start cranking the graphics settings up.

Recommended, on the other hand, is pretty reasonable for a AAA 2018 release. Far Cry 5 goes the safe route with the ever-reliable GeForce GTX 970 or Radeon R9 290X, both of which should be able to exceed the frame rates of the base PS4 and Xbox One consoles. Anything from a GeForce GTX 960 / Radeon R9 280X upwards should provide a superior experience to the console versions of Far Cry 5.

Unsurprisingly, the 4K specs are out in a field of their own. You need the best of the best of PC gaming hardware to play Far Cry 5 at 4K with reliable performance. 60FPS is, of course, the preferred option here, but it demands a top-end Core i7-6700K CPU or a Ryzen 7 1700, paired with a GeForce GTX 1080 SLI or a Radeon RX Vega 56 CrossFire and 16GB RAM. In today's market, these components come at an absolutely huge cost. As ever, if you're looking at the 4K specs then we absolutely recommend you target 60 frames per second in order to achieve the best gameplay experience. I think you're better off sacrificing resolution or dropping down to Medium graphics in Far Cry 5 rather than aiming for 30 frames per second.

We won't know the best to achieve all this for sure until Far Cry 5 launches, but it will come with its own benchmark utility and GPU video memory usage meter to help calculate your desired settings. There will also be support for FPS locks, resolution scaling, FOV adjustment and variable aspect ratios.

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Far Cry 5 System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Far Cry 5 benchmark chart.