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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:46am 26/09/12 | 13 Comments
Ubisoft has let loose details on what it'll take to bring Far Cry 3's luscious jungle to its visual peak on desktops, with minimum and maximum specs for their forthcoming open-world shooter.

The bare minimum to get by is:
  • Processor: 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 or 3.00 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ or better
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Video Card: 512 MB DirectX 9.0-compliant card with Shader Model 4.0 or higher
On the top-end of that scale though, you'll need the following to get the most out of the game:
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K or AMD FX-4150 or better
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Video Card: 1024 MB DirectX 11-compliant card with Shader Model 4.0 or higher
It's not as clear-cut as that though, and thankfully the team has also offered up their own recommended specs (basically mid-range), to get you going:
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-530 or AMD Phenom II X2 565 or better
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Video Card: 1024 MB DirectX 11-compliant card with Shader Model 4.0 or higher
Interestingly, they've also given examples of minimum, recommended and high-end hardware beyond what's mentioned above. Minimum examples are any of the following: NVidia GTX8800, Intel Core2 Duo E6700, AMD Radeon HD2900, AMD Athlon64 X2 6000+. Recommended examples are: NVidia GTX480, Intel Core i3-530, AMD Radeon HD5770 and AMD Phenom II X2 565. And finally, the high-end hardware examples are: NVidia GTX680, Intel Core i7-2600K, AMD Radeon HD7970 and AMD Bulldozer FX4150.

Which set-up will you be running the game on?

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Posted 01:17pm 26/9/12
Apart from video card, I hit the requirements for 'high-end'. So I guess I fall somewhere between there and recommended.
Posted 01:28pm 26/9/12
With those specs, sure, you can get it on xbox 360 and PS3 but it sounds like it'll look and run like arse.

They would appear to be either shipping both 32 bit & 64 bit executables for the PC or fibbing on the RAM requirements (more than likely the former).
Posted 03:13pm 26/9/12
Is it that much better using the i7 over the i5?
Posted 03:24pm 26/9/12
Which i5 do you have evis? Or is this for future update? If for the future, just pick up the i7 Ivy Bridge, which is the i7 3770 I believe. Greater performance for only a few extra bucks.
Posted 03:25pm 26/9/12
I have a sandy bridge quad core i5
Posted 03:33pm 26/9/12
Stick with it I'd suggest, for now anything you throw at it will do perfectly fine.
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Posted 03:38pm 26/9/12
I'll just buy a new video card when it gets released. Time to retire my trusty ol' GTX580.
Posted 03:47pm 26/9/12
I have a feeling this game will look great but will have poor fighting/gameplay mechanics that's extremely scripted or just feels gumby - i.e. low replayability. You heard it here first.
Posted 04:22pm 26/9/12
Pretty sure you heard that when they announced a sequel to "Far Cry 2".
Posted 07:34pm 26/9/12
It looks like it is time to upgrade from my Q6600 that I have had for 5 years if games are going to start coming out with these specs. It has served me well in that time, running 8GB RAM with a GTX 460 (up from 2GB and an 8600 when I first got it), but a lot of games are getting unplayable on max settings now.
Posted 05:42am 27/9/12
What is my GTX590 considered these days? >.<
Apart from tessellation from what I google the GTX590 is still a little faster than any of the 6-series cards? (single for single)

I don't keep up with this stuff enough and I may be bad at interpretation of results
Posted 07:17am 27/9/12
Is it just me or are the numbers attached to hardware as confusing as f***? Whatever happened to higher number = better?
Posted 09:04am 27/9/12
My GTX570 and and i5 2500k 3.3ghz should do OK....right......maybe not maximum but alright...
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