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Here Are The System Requirements for Crysis 3

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You'll need a DirectX 11 GPU in order to play Crysis 3 on the PC.

Will your rig run Crysis 3 when it launches in February? If it's packed with a dual-core CPU and 2 GB of memory, then just barely. For gamers who want high performance out of the upcoming shooter, they'll need the latest quad-core CPU, 8 GB of RAM and somewhere around a Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 GPU or an AMD Radeon HD 7970 GPU in SLI or CrossFire layouts.

The official Crysis 3 website now packs the system requirements needed to run Crysis 3, offering minimum, recommended and high-performance PC specifications. You'll see that the game requires a DirectX 11 card to run, which cuts off PC gamers who still thrive on DirectX 10-based GPUs (embedded or discreet). You'll need at least 2 GB of RAM on Windows 7 and Windows 8, and 3 GB if using the decrepit Windows Vista (Windows XP isn't even mentioned).

In addition to the system requirements, PC Gamer has confirmed a list of Advanced Graphics Options that will be offered in Crysis 3. These include Game Effects, Object, Particles, Post Processing, Shading, Shadows, Water, Anisotropic Filtering, Texture Resolution, Motion Blur Amount and Lens Flares. There's also a short Q&A with Marco Corbetta, Technical Director on Crysis 3, that reveals the PC version will ship with high-res textures.

"Crysis 3 will already ship with hi-res textures, advanced graphics settings, tessellation and DX11 support," Corbetta said. "Additional tech areas that have been enhanced since Crysis 2 are: AI navigation system, animation system, water, fog volumes, cloud shadows, POM, AA, cloths, vegetation, particles, lens flares and grass."

"For Crysis 3, the past year has involved a lot of performance and memory optimization work on many areas and for all platforms, as well as work on the rendering side," Corbetta added. "One of our big goals was to improve image quality, and a lot of work went into developing several DX11 based anti-aliasing techniques for PC, which means gamers will now be able to pick their favorite."

The entire Q&A can be read here. In the meantime, here's the full load of system requirements, some of which is broken down into Intel and AMD-based platforms:

Minimum System Operating Requirements for PC

* Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
* DirectX 11 graphics card with 1 GB Video RAM
* Dual core CPU
* 2 GB Memory (3 GB on Vista)

* Example 1 (Nvidia/Intel):
    * Nvidia GTS 450
    * Intel Core2 Duo 2.4 Ghz (E6600)

* Example 2 (AMD):
    * AMD Radeon HD 5770
    * AMD Athlon64 X2 2.7 Ghz (5200+)

Recommended System Operating Requirements for PC

* Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
* DirectX 11 graphics card with 1 GB Video RAM
* Quad core GPU
* 4 GB Memory

* Example 1 (Nvidia/Intel):
    * Nvidia GTX 560
    * Intel Core i5-750

* Example 2 (AMD):
    * AMD Radeon HD 5870
    * AMD Phenom II X4 805

Hi-Performance PC Specifications

* Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
* Latest DirectX 11 graphics card
* Latest quad core CPU
* SLI / Crossfire configurations will run even better
* 8 GB Memory

* Example 1 (Nvidia/Intel):
    * Nvidia GTX 680
    * Intel Core i7-2600k

* Example 2 (AMD):
    * AMD Radeon HD 7970
    * AMD Bulldozer FX4150

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    ojas , December 4, 2012 9:09 AM
    Lol i don't know how they managed to equate an i7-2600K with an FX-4170.
  • 35 Hide
    mayankleoboy1 , December 4, 2012 10:10 AM
    High CPU requirement probably means a console port.
  • 31 Hide
    fuzzion , December 4, 2012 10:24 AM

    mayankleoboy1High CPU requirement probably means a console port.


    Almost everything nowadays is a console port.
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  • 41 Hide
    ojas , December 4, 2012 9:09 AM
    Lol i don't know how they managed to equate an i7-2600K with an FX-4170.
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    Anonymous , December 4, 2012 9:10 AM
    these are kinda boring game
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    jemm , December 4, 2012 9:11 AM
    If the recommended system operating requirements is a graphics card with 1 GB Video RAM, then for Hi-Performance a 2 or 3GB single card would do the job, mean it doesn´t really need to be a SLI/CF set up., eh?
  • 12 Hide
    xanagu88 , December 4, 2012 9:15 AM
    My body is ready
  • 10 Hide
    Cons29 , December 4, 2012 9:18 AM
    Bring it! :) 
  • 29 Hide
    wilem_WAR246810 , December 4, 2012 9:20 AM
    sincreatorhttp://www.guru3d.com/articles_sum [...] hmark.html Looks like a 660ti/HD7870 will do just fine at 1920x1080. I wish they had a CPU comparison in there as well.
    How is Far Cry 3 related?
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    Parsian , December 4, 2012 9:46 AM
    jemmIf the recommended system operating requirements is a graphics card with 1 GB Video RAM, then for Hi-Performance a 2 or 3GB single card would do the job, mean it doesn´t really need to be a SLI/CF set up., eh?


    Actually this is what they did when Crysis 1 came out. They put 8800 GTX Ultra (back then the single core flagship from NVIDIA) as the high performance req. We all know how that turned out. I just hope by the time all the bells and whistles are activated, you wont be able to get a decent frames per sec and end up setting your system on fire :D  but that is just a personal fetish.
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    tomfreak , December 4, 2012 10:01 AM
    ojasLol i don't know how they managed to equate an i7-2600K with an FX-4170.
    lol so the new 4150/4170 > i5 750. :o 

    /sarcasm
  • 14 Hide
    silverblue , December 4, 2012 10:03 AM
    If they think an FX can properly handle multi-card configurations, then they're further removed from reality than I thought. Even the 4300 series won't really improve matters.
  • 6 Hide
    warmon6 , December 4, 2012 10:08 AM
    So to prevent some people's pc's melting, they're making it DX 11 only game. :lol: 

  • 35 Hide
    mayankleoboy1 , December 4, 2012 10:10 AM
    High CPU requirement probably means a console port.
  • 26 Hide
    amigafan , December 4, 2012 10:18 AM
    My config can handle this, but the problem is... the fans will get REALLY noisy! And by REALLY noisy I mean my neighbors will know when I'm playing Crysis 3 (or will wonder why I'm "vacuuming" so often) :p 
  • 21 Hide
    digiex , December 4, 2012 10:23 AM
    "(Windows XP isn't even mentioned)"

    What a side comment, it already mentioned that it runs only with a Directx 11 card.
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    fuzzion , December 4, 2012 10:24 AM

    mayankleoboy1High CPU requirement probably means a console port.


    Almost everything nowadays is a console port.
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    assasin32 , December 4, 2012 10:31 AM
    Can't run it, yet at no point do I feel compelled to build a system to run this or even buy this game. I was not impressed by crysis. The original FarCry = Awesome, Crysis = Benchmarking tool was what it felt like to me.
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    s997863 , December 4, 2012 10:38 AM
    here are the requirements for crysis 3:
    - a console.
    - a tolerance for mediocre games. it helps greatly if you haven't been playing PC FPSs for 18+ years and can be wowed by rehashed concepts as if they were new, poor level design & controls, interactive movie experiece (i.e. more lame cutscenes/story than freedom/gameply, with stupidly easly gameplay to appeal to joypad users who don't have time to try a hard game for too long before finishing it & buying the sequel ...)

    Pretty high/fussy requirements for a series that's ratings have only gone down since Warhead. I never even tried crysis-2, but I know I'm in the minority. most friends I know were DESPARATE to try, hoping that maybe the critics & videos/screenshots were wrong, and the game probably sold well anyway and the suits are testing the waters again.
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    darkchazz , December 4, 2012 10:40 AM
    mayankleoboy1High CPU requirement probably means a console port.

    Clearly you know nothing about the CryEngine 3.
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    cats_Paw , December 4, 2012 11:04 AM
    Ill belive it when i see it.

    Most of the things they write here can be simple Frame killers, not real quality.
    And ofc, if it comes out like in 4 months, i wont even bother looking at it (Awsome games were those that took 4 years to make, even thou we had to wait. Nowdays, we get 6 month half baked games...).

    I didnt buy crysis 2, and somehow i can already feel crysis 3 wont interest me at all.
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    Yuka , December 4, 2012 11:11 AM
    ojasLol i don't know how they managed to equate an i7-2600K with an FX-4170.


    Maybe they did a good job optimizing for AMD, unlike most of the rest of Devs out there 8)

    Also, nice requirements. It was about time a dev put on his pants and started pushing the tech again.

    Video Card and CPU vendors should thank Mr Yerli for giving PC gamers an incentive to upgrade.

    Cheers!
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