Monday, December 3rd 2012

Crysis 3 PC System Requirements Detailed

The seemingly age-old question 'Will it run Crysis?' is back with a vengeance as EA has provided the system requirements for the third installment of Crytek's first-person shooter. Set for a February 2013 release, Crysis 3 'demands' the following:

Minimum
  • 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):
  • o Nvidia GTS 450
    o Intel Core2 Duo 2.4 GHz (E6600)
  • Example 2 (AMD):
  • o AMD Radeon HD5770
    o AMD Athlon64 X2 2.7 GHz (5200+)


Recommended
  • Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • DirectX 11 graphics card with 1 GB Video RAM
  • Quad core CPU
  • 4 GB Memory
  • Example 1 (Nvidia/Intel):
  • o Nvidia GTX 560
    o Intel Core i3-530
  • Example 2 (AMD):
  • o AMD Radeon HD 5870
    o AMD Phenom II X2 565
Hi-Performance
  • Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • Latest DirectX 11 graphics card
  • Latest quad core CPU
  • 8 GB Memory
  • Example 1 (Nvidia/Intel):
  • o NVidia GTX 680
    o Intel Core i7-2600K
  • Example 2 (AMD):
  • o AMD Radeon HD 7970
    o AMD Bulldozer FX4150
Source: Examiner
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76 Comments on Crysis 3 PC System Requirements Detailed

#1
repman244
I'm interested in the framerates that the "High performance setup" will get. If it gets like 80-90 then I could still have around 40 with my 5870.
We all know how Crysis 2 turned out, so I'm taking everything with a truck of salt.

However there is always Metro: Last Light to save the day :D
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#2
Prima.Vera
Core 2 Quad 9650 with a 5870. Played Crysis 2 like a champ. Crysis 3 same engine and reqs??
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#3
RCoon
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by: repman244
I'm interested in the framerates that the "High performance setup" will get. If it gets like 80-90 then I could still have around 40 with my 5870.
We all know how Crysis 2 turned out, so I'm taking everything with a truck of salt.

However there is always Metro: Last Light to save the day :D
I'm looking forward to Metro more than this. Alpha is alpha, framerates were bound to blow. If it's GPU heavy I've got no problems handling it, it's just the actually quality of the gameplay I care about :D
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#4
repman244
by: RCoon
I'm looking forward to Metro more than this.
Indeed, seems like a great upgrade from 2033 on all levels, I just hope my GPU can handle it. But I think I'll have to turn some things down to get playable framerates.
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#5
Badelhas
The problem is that METRO: last light dosent have a release date yet so it can take a whole year to be lauched. Crysis 3, on the other hand, will be lauched in february.
What strikes me is that they are still making games with 7 year old consoles in mind...did you guys ever think that we dont see games real mind blowing (graphic wise) since Crysis 1 in 2007? That makes me really sad...seems like they are kind of artificially pushing the pc requirements so that we keep buying high end cards, evem though we dont really need them.
Any thoughs?
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#6
Melvis
Crossfire 7870's with a 8350 should run this no sweat?
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#7
Tonim89
I hope this game doesn't make me buy another 7970 :laugh:
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#8
Depth
DX11 required? This is a step in the right direction, it's about time game developers started pushing hardware developers again.
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#9
SIGSEGV
by: Tonim89
I hope this game doesn't make me buy another 7970 :laugh:
you should not be worried about this, but gtx680 2gb holders does. :rolleyes:
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#10
Tonim89
Even if it's needed to buy another 7970, i won't anyway hahahaha
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#11
lemonadesoda
Well look at that! DX11 only. No XP or DX9 compatibility. (Which I find odd, since Xbox 360 is DX9, and isn't Crysis a console port? Well, reading the original article it seems that the console editions will be PC ports rather than the other way round. w00t!)

Crysis say they also want Vista. But for DX11 you need Vista SP2. But I guess any Vista users should be on SP2 for all sorts of other reasons.

If consoles are going to emulate DX11 on DX9, then what about DX9 version for PC... for 50% of the world (Asia, and me) still on XP. :D
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#12
repman244
by: Badelhas
The problem is that METRO: last light dosent have a release date yet so it can take a whole year to be lauched.
That's true, but it was planned for 2012 and got pushed back to ~Q1 2013.
I rather wait longer and get a finished game with good gameplay.
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#13
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: lemonadesoda

If consoles are going to emulate DX11 on DX9, then what about DX9 version for PC... for 50% of the world (Asia, and me) still on XP. :D
Most people running XP doesn't have the hardware to play Crysis.
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#14
Badelhas
by: lemonadesoda
Well look at that! DX11 only. No XP or DX9 compatibility. (Which I find odd, since Xbox 360 is DX9, and isn't Crysis a console port? Well, reading the original article it seems that the console editions will be PC ports rather than the other way round. w00t!)

Crysis say they also want Vista. But for DX11 you need Vista SP2. But I guess any Vista users should be on SP2 for all sorts of other reasons.

If consoles are going to emulate DX11 on DX9, then what about DX9 version for PC... for 50% of the world (Asia, and me) still on XP. :D
Hummm...I hardly believe it will have breath-taking graphics like Crysis 1 had. Judging from the alpha they dont look especial. But I hope I´m wrong ;)
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#15
RCoon
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by: Badelhas
Hummm...I hardly believe it will have breath-taking graphics like Crysis 1 had. Judging from the alpha they dont look especial. But I hope I´m wrong ;)
Neither can i. Literally. Alpha looked like Crysis 2 but it ran like crap on all machines wanting to push higher than 30-45fps. I'd be amazed if it were a PC to Console port but i can hardly believe that right now, because xbox 360 hardware is so old. They cant push graphical fidelity higher than the hardware they're stuck on. We wont see a shiny amazing Crysis like the original until they do it for PC only or until a new piece of console hardware comes out.
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#16
Tonim89
I expect graphics exactly like MP Alpha. They are great looking, by the way, but far of being revolutionary like Crysis back in 2007.
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#17
tacosRcool
YAY! I want to push the limits of my system! Well gonna add 8 gb of more ram and another GTX 670 as well.
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#18
Badelhas
by: tacosRcool
YAY! I want to push the limits of my system! Well gonna add 8 gb of more ram and another GTX 670 as well.
I wouldn't believe that 8gb stuff. Far cry 3 said the same. How come they don't talk about 64bits OS the ?
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#19
Aleksander
I think this crisis need of powerful GPU, is a joke
I could play crisis 2 on my old 7600GS really smooth 1280x1024
even the specs would go normally down

Now i play far cry 3 with all ultra high settings
It always has been like that

This is a fake and i am very surprised to see it is a news
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#20
3870x2
The game lagged quite a bit compared to Crysis 2, but if you gave me two different screen shots of these games together, I honestly couldn't tell you which was 2 or 3.

There are not enough graphical enhancements to call for the added weight on a system.
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#21
progste
I don't think it's right to judge from the alpha
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#22
Dj-ElectriC
They must be more specific about "dual-core". E2140 1.6Ghz isn't Pentium G860
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#23
Mark
Well as i said before... Get in line Crysis 3,, cause Metro's last light will probably need double the high requirements as in Crysis 3
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#24
damocles666
i5 3570k @4.3 ghz +8gb @ 1833mhz + gtx 670.. let see..
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#25
3870x2
by: progste
I don't think it's right to judge from the alpha
The Alpha was release. The faked 'alpha' test was a marketing ploy for a short online demo. There might be some updates from now to then but nothing substantial.

Were this a real alpha, it should have been much more primitive.
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