Far Cry: New Dawn System Requirements and PC 4K Specs Revealed

Written by Jon Sutton on Wed, Jan 16, 2019 9:45 AM
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It's a New Dawn, it's a new day, and the system requirements for Far Cry: New Dawn have us feeling good. Ubisoft has provided us with an extensive look at the system specs for FC: New Dawn, a standalone pseudo-sequel to Far Cry 5 that transports us into a post-apocalyptic, blissfully colourful and bloodthirsty world.

"We are very proud of what our team achieved with the PC version of Far Cry New Dawn and cannot wait for PC players to discover the post-apocalyptic scenario we've created," said Raphael Parent, tech director at Ubisoft Montreal. "The bold art direction we have taken for this game is all about a colorful, hopeful, and inviting world, which we know will benefit a great deal from the power of current PC hardware. We hope that players will love the fresh new look of Far Cry New Dawn."

Far Cry: New Dawn Minimum System Requirements - 720p / Low / 30FPS

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 3.1 GHz or AMD FX-6350 3.9 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 670 or Radeon R9 270X
  • HDD: 30GB Available Hard Drive Storage
  • DX: DirectX 11

Far Cry: New Dawn 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: 30GB Available Hard Drive Storage
  • DX: DirectX 11

Far Cry: New Dawn 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: 30GB Available Hard Drive Storage
  • DX: DirectX 11

Far Cry: New Dawn System Requirements 4K / High / 60FPS

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz or AMD Ryzen 7 1700X 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: 30GB Available Hard Drive Storage
  • DX: DirectX 11

I don't expect there are many folks planning to play Far Cry: New Dawn who haven't played Far Cry 5. If you have, this is pretty straightforward to you. Far Cry New Dawn's system requirements are almost 100% identical to Far Cry 5's system specs. Head over to most modern GPU pages and you can see the expected frame rates for your graphics cards in Far Cry 5 and this FPS should also apply to FC: New Dawn.

For AMD CPU and Nvidia GPU users, they are the same. For AMD users there is a slight increase to the minimum spec GPU, from a Radeon R9 270 up to a Radeon R9 270X. For Intel users the recommended spec CPU has risen from a Core i7-4770 up to a core i7-4790. These are all extremely minor changes though and we expect FC: New Dawn's PC performance to be exactly on par with FC5.

As these are last year's specs the Ultra 4K requirements are also a little out of doubt. A GeForce GTX 1080 SLI or Radeon RX Vega 56 Crossfire configuration is required to hit 4K 60 frames per second. Very few people actually have this setup though, and we now have a very capable single-GPU solution with the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and, possibly, the Radeon VII. 

 

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

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03:27 Jan-17-2019

good luck with our quad-cores for the next two years

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19:27 Jan-16-2019

One of the few devs that actually still support multi-GPU setups from day1. I appreciate that.


FC5 looks stunning at 5K and 8K, only made playable by having two very beefy GPUs... :)

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14:49 Jan-16-2019

It's buggysoft, so if you want 1080p High settings 60fps go for a high-end CPU.

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14:53 Jan-16-2019

the r5 1600(X) is NOT high-end... it's low-mid range and let's not even mention the quad cores... -_-

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16:31 Jan-16-2019

I mean I used to have a FX 8350 at 4.8Ghz with 2000mhz ram and I couldn't hold a steady 60 fps at 1080 (high or ultra with a few trimmed settings) for Far Cry 5. I had my Vega 64 at the time so the GPU wasn't the cause.

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17:40 Jan-16-2019

Let's be frank Bulldozer series was bad from the get go, it's no wonder that it doesn't pull 60 fps on the latest games because it could barely do that 2-3 years after it came out. I hit a huge performance boost (on GPU undemanding games ) when I upgraded from my FX 6300 to my current i7 8700 .

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18:51 Jan-16-2019

Bulldozer had low IPC since launch. However as programs became more multi-threaded, the FX 8/9 series really hit their prime in 2013-'16, after windows 8/10 better scheduled workloads across the CPU. I could have gotten 60 FPS stable but, at Ultra the game puts more load on your CPU too, I have many background tasks 24/7, it's why I moved to 8C/16T. It is just an 8 year old cpu, EOL. Not a bad CPU

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09:50 Jan-16-2019

The CPU requirements are a little off... 60fps 1080p requires a R5 1600 and 30fps 4k requires a R5 1600x, 4k 30fps should require a weaker CPU than 1080p 60fps... Hmmm... yeah... IDK who came up with these... -_-

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09:51 Jan-16-2019

Also Ubisoft games are Nvidia optimized. crossfire Vega 56 matches more SLI gtx 1070 than SLi gtx 1080.


As per usual requirements are pointless.

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10:47 Jan-16-2019

Ubisoft worked with AMD for Far Cry 5, they will also be working together on TD2 and most likely this as well.

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12:19 Jan-16-2019

denuvo+ vmprotect+ uplay + steam + custom +godknowswhat needs that cpu

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12:48 Jan-16-2019

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Bruh doesn't matter if it's 4k or 1080p all of these will always be working.
But for 30fps you need a stronger CPU than for 60fps... resolution doesn't matter to the CPU as long as the GPU is pushed to the limits... there is 0 logic behind that...

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12:50 Jan-16-2019

Companies want their higher end products to be sold.

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21:01 Jan-17-2019

@Tforulez - don't forget EAC (EasyAntiCheat) - that too is there in FC5 :D

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10:52 Jan-16-2019

It's not unique to this game though is it? All 4K system requirements suggest a faster CPU than 1080p, whether right or wrong

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11:32 Jan-16-2019

A ****ty cpu + a high end gpu can perform better on 4k than on 1080p

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12:03 Jan-16-2019

I'm not saying a CPU will help at 4K, I'm saying that all system specs given by devs/pubs provide a higher spec CPU for 4K than 1080p, so this isn't an unusual event.

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12:23 Jan-16-2019

Lots of youtubers have done videos that even for a single 2080ti whether it be 1080p or 4k having a high end beefy CPU helps, especially with lows and .1%. So it's uncommon that a beefy cpu would be needed for sli/crossfire.

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21:31 Jan-16-2019

thats exactly why they put beefier cpus for the higher end specs. consistency is the key and people that arent concerned with with 1 and .1 % only talk peak numbers. when you add in more and more effects, with the increase in resolution and trying to maintain an even 30fps, you will need more processing power behind it because you need more power to process talking to the more powerful gpu at the same time. they all go hand in hand. anyone wants to take those specs and drop in ryzen with a cpu comparable to the low end specs here, i will be your game runs like crap in the heat of the battle. if they want to drop the effects down, then its not running in high like the requirements say.

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15:02 Jan-16-2019

this is not something new, a lot of system requirements from the majority of titles are always like that although at 4k you wouldn't need a powerful cpu. It very obvious they do this because 4k means high performance hardware so they list everything high for high specs sake but that is not the reality

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Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II 2GB OC Edition 16GB
0% No [2 votes]
Pentium Dual Core B960 2.2GHz Radeon HD 6950M 4GB
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