Crysis 3 PC specs revealed

Crysis 3 news

Break out the benchmarks, PC game fans – Crytek has confirmed the minimum, recommended, and “hi-performance” PC specs for Crysis 3, officially introducing the next generation of “Yeah, but can it run Crysis?” gags. Exciting times, people.

So… can it run Crysis 3? Here’s what you’re going to need to stay on top of the game.

Minimum system operating requirements:

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

Example 1 (Nvidia/Intel):

  • Nvidia GTS 450
  • Intel Core2 Duo 2.4 Ghz (E6600)

Example 2 (AMD):

  • AMD Radeon HD5770
  • AMD Athlon64 X2 2.7 Ghz (5200+)

Recommended system operating requirements:

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

Example 1 (Nvidia/Intel):

  • Nvidia GTX 560
  • Intel Core i3-530

Example 2 (AMD):

  • AMD Radeon HD5870
  • AMD Phenom II X2 565

Hi-performance specifications:

  • Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • Latest DirectX 11 graphics card
  • Latest quad core CPU
  • 8GB Memory

Example 1 (Nvidia/Intel):

  • NVidia GTX 680
  • Intel Core i7-2600k

Example 2 (AMD):

  • AMD Radeon HD7970
  • AMD Bulldozer FX4150

For comparison, here are the minimum, recommended, and high performance console requirements for the game:

  • Xbox 360
  • PS3

Crysis 3 is out in February 2013, so you’ve still got time to ask Santa for that new video card, assuming you’re on the nice list this year. If you’re on the naughty list, you might as well go ahead and steal it instead.

Source: Crysis official website

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  • Nicolas Whipp

    Quad Core CPU not quad core GPU.

  • Sou1Co11ector

    Very high specs and the possibility that I might not even be able to play it… This might actually be a real Crysis game not that crap that was labeled Crysis 2 -_-

  • Stan Smith

    lets hope so coz crysis 2 graphics were really pathetic compared to crysis 1

  • Draco Lusus

    So, DX11 only cards? That mean my GTX285 won’t run it?

  • LeakysandwichZA

    Played the multiplayer alpha a few weeks ago…
    The game scales well (even for an alpha), but yes, DX11 only.
    It does look pretty! even at lower settings. But it was not yet optimized so could not fully use my crossfire setup. Thus I could not push the gfx up to max.

  • Fallen

    lol @ console requirements.

  • GamingGenius

    You obviously didn’t do the DX11 patch

  • gg

    670 SLI, not worried

  • GamingGenius

    The mod scene will probably pull out a patch that makes it workable. I remember a few years back when games started shipping with shader model 3.0 as a requirement, there were still a good bunch of powerful cards out there that were more than capable of handling the newer games but were restricted to shader model 2… The mod scene fixed that

  • Jackshizz

    *sigh* Back to the BIOS for some more OC’ing…

  • Glordit

    Not too worried the difference between High and Max will be minimal, you’ll have to take a few screen shots to see the actual comparison, in game most people miss finer details while playing.

  • Stan Smith

    I obviously did and it was still kak

  • Saint_Dee

    This. It’s especially true on the competitive side. I’m not too phased about the difference either.

  • Draco Lusus

    Shot, thanks. Will just have to wait I guess.