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Far Cry 3 on a Core 2 Duo processor

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November 29, 2012 9:43:51 PM


Will this system be able to run Far Cry 3?
If yes, on what settings and on what amount of frames per second?

Core 2 Duo E7600 @3.06GHz
GTX550 Ti 1GB

Thanks in advance

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November 29, 2012 11:33:13 PM

I don't think it can, maybe on very low, its no use use paying $50 and playing a game in low settings.

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December 13, 2012 10:40:24 AM

yes you can, in high settings bro in 720p(settings depend on resolution ) avg of 34 frames.
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December 13, 2012 10:48:12 AM

1440x900 resolution you will get 28 ~ 30 FPS at ultra settings with 8x MSAA, so if your are at that reso or higher, you will need to lower the graphics quality and mostly u will set the AA to 2x MSAA or even set it to off,,,,
December 13, 2012 12:14:29 PM

I would assume med-high with playable frame rates at 1680 or lower. Buy it and try it. I cant tell the exact fps since I don't have the same exact system but I can say that it will not be on low settings unless 1080p
December 13, 2012 12:18:31 PM

It is surprisingly playable, I have the textures and the enviroment and the vegetation set on high, the other options are set to low.
I play it on a 1440x900 resolution, and I have 40 frames per second at almost every moment, even during explosions, only drops when there are many ai's around me.
January 6, 2013 4:15:42 PM

I have an E8400 @ 4.2 Ghz with 4GB RAM and a 2GB 7870 OC. Was wondering if I will get atleast 40FPS on 1680X1050 with 4X AA. Is it worth ordering this game?
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January 10, 2013 11:39:57 AM

vinay2070 said:
I have an E8400 @ 4.2 Ghz with 4GB RAM and a 2GB 7870 OC. Was wondering if I will get atleast 40FPS on 1680X1050 with 4X AA. Is it worth ordering this game?

With a 7870 on that resolution there is no doubt you will get constant 60 FPS on just 4X AA
January 11, 2013 12:39:35 PM

i had farcry2 on core2duo e7500 2.93GHz and 5750 1GB radeon. ou boy that was terrible. but maybe the game was? :) 

January 11, 2013 5:32:29 PM

Well This is the hardware I have and I am bottlenecked by the CPU. Below are my specs and observations.

ABIT- IP35 PRO Mobo.
Sapphire 7870 OC 2GB 1050 core/ 1250 memory. On PCI-E 1.0a slot :p 
4GB DDR2 RAM at 920 MHz
E8400 OC to 4.12GHZ

Game Settings:
RES: 1680 X 1050 60Hz. Ultra settings. DX9 and DX11 - I ran around in the forest and the village continuously.

General Observation:
CPU core 1 : 100% all the time. Core 2: 80% all the time.

22 FPS - GPU Usage 50%

35 FPS - GPU Usage 80% The more I moved around the more the frames dropped, so did the GPU usage showing how much CPU bottle necked I was. If I stayed in one place and stared the sky, then it went to 100% GPU and frames increased.
The more I moved around in the village where there were more NPCs, the more the frames dropped so did the GPU Usage.

I tried enabling the MSAA just to see the GPU % go up. It did go up to 95% but the frames dropped indicating I was reaching the limitation of the GPU as well.

So having a high end multicore CPU and disabling the MSAA should get you around a good 50+FPS.

I Played Max Payne 3, Crysis and Crysis 2 all at ultra settings and noted that the GPU usage was always high and none of the CPU cores reached 100% where as both the cores stayed at 80 to 85%. And the frame rate I get is consitant with the internet benchmark and more sometimes indicating PCI-E slot is not a bottle neck. I get a GPU score of 7660 on 3D Mark 11 Basic.

Hope this is helpful to some of the Dual core users looking to play FC 3.

January 13, 2013 3:04:44 PM

Another wonderful observation! The 7870 I had recieved was a wrong version so I sent it back and put the 8800GT OC DX9 512MB card back and started the game. Honestly not bad at all. What I saw was at medium to high quality the game is actually playable at 30+ frames per second. The CPU usage also reduced by core 1 70% and core 2 40%.

The game still looked surprisingly wonderful(probably because of the lighting), but definitely not as realistic as the DX11 part. Hmm weird :D 

At ultra quality, the FPS stayed around 17 to 19 - Not playable. At high 22 to 26 - OK playable, and at medium 26 to 32 - quite decent. However the NPC looked like crap. Crysis 1 maintained the NPC so good even on DX9!