Crysis 3 PC specs revealed

Crytek confirms minimum, recommended, and high-performance system operating requirements for PC version of upcoming shooter.

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The Crysis series is known for being a graphically demanding franchise, but just how powerful a rig must a gamer have to run Crysis 3 on PC? Crytek has announced the minimum, recommended, and high-performance system operating requirements for the upcoming shooter.

Crysis 3 does not support aging operating system Windows XP, with compatible options including Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. Further, players will need at least 2GB of RAM (3GB for Windows Vista) to run the game.

The full system specifications for Crysis 3 are below. Crysis 3 launches during February 2013 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, but most likely not Wii U.

Minimum:

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

Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
DirectX 11 graphics card with 1GB Video RAM
Quad core GPU
4GB Memory
Example 1 (Nvidia/Intel):
Nvidia GTX 560
Intel Core i3-530
Example 2 (AMD):
AMD Radeon HD5870
AMD Phenom II X2 565

High-performance

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

Discussion

21 comments
SooS1cK
SooS1cK

Hi, i have a Q9400, 4 Gb DDr3 and a GTS 250...there's no way i can play Crisys 3, right? I just want to be sure, i dont want to buy the game and cant enjoy!

vladcristi20
vladcristi20

An Epic fail for EA if they want to gain some money from this release

vladcristi20
vladcristi20

why on earth they didn't made it to work on DX10 many of us are still using a DX10 Gpu

Gamefisher86
Gamefisher86

AMD FX6120, 10gb of ddr3, GTX 650 1gb....  Am i looking at 1080p and 30fps on very high or is this a far cry dream of mine?   im also thinking of upgrading my gpu to gtx 670. anythoughts?

108976
108976

Glad I had my crystal ball when the 7970 cards came out. The Crysis gods were telling methis game would need it. I think most of us pc players have the rest of the hardware for a top gaming experience with this one. Crysis was the reason I had first set up my game machine in the beginning and it has payed off with every other game too. I wish evry game maker would take into account that us pc gamers want our games looking the best and not be treated as 3rd world countries.

Thanks Crysis.

SuperNovaftw
SuperNovaftw

I might end up going AMD if a bulldozer is required to play this :lol:

usmanghani321
usmanghani321

i3 2100 ,4gb 1333 kingstion,Asus 550 ti 1 gb.wht can i expect on 1366*786 ? medium or medium/high.Definatlely i msut not think abt v high or ultra .??????????

deadman3115
deadman3115

will it run on amd radeon 4500/5100 SERIES


iCruze
iCruze

Seems i chose the right time to upgrade my rig.


Currently have:

C2Q Q9550 with a Arctic Cooler Freezer Xtreme Rev2
8GB of 1066mhz DDR2
HD4890
All that sitting on an Asus P5Q Pro Turbo mobo, giving viable OC chance of the CPU to upto 3.6-3.8 stable. But as i see it the biggest bottleneck here is the GPU, the lack of DX11. But hey, Crysis and Crysis 2 run very well.

So do you think i will be able to run this on a mid-high setting with the new toys going into the case next week:

i5 3570k
16GB of 1600mhz DDR3
HD7870
All sitting on an Asus P8Z77-V Pro

Mid settings shouldnt be a problem. Im wondering if im gonna have a chance at mid-high or highish :)

Morphibiann
Morphibiann

Will mine run on Ultra?

i7-3930K

16GB CorsairDominatorPlatinum

GTX 680 Classified 4GB

CommandoVD
CommandoVD

a very bad news for a budget gamer like me :(

but still Crysis is awesome even with the lowest settings on a PC.I'm glad my PC could run this game even at least at low settings.

sonleeboy
sonleeboy

Will my PC run it on high or ultra?

 

i7-3570K

 

16 GB RAM

 

Nvidia 660 GTX

Darksider141
Darksider141

They said Max Payne 3's recommended system requerments was a 7970 or 680 with a quad core, and now im running that game on max with 50+ fps with a 6950, so forgive me when I say I dont believe the High poformence system requerments.

botroo3
botroo3

You miss typed "Quad core CPU" in the recommended setup.

VarietyMage
VarietyMage

No XP compatibility?  Guess you won't get my money, then.  I'd have to spend more than a monthly paycheck to get a new rig (since all of the other OS's aren't 100% backwards compatible with my other games - I have to keep this computer as is), so that's an epic fail for you.  Crysis 2 sucked compared to the original Crysis, in my opinion, so this press release isn't surprising.

Barrakas21
Barrakas21

bunch of douches who cares what pc you have?read it and stfu no one cares arrogant pricks

Sanguis_Malus
Sanguis_Malus

Its nice to get a heads up on the specs, both my rig & laptop will run this on high performance.

I have to say the first game & the Warhead expansion still look great.

CraigNinten
CraigNinten

The first Crysis DESTROYED contemporary high end graphic cards.

Crysis 2 was a joke, even medium priced graphic cards could run it without any problem (though they did release a DX11 patch later).

I hope Crysis 3 could grow some balls and once again piss on ATi/nVdia.

Scure_NS
Scure_NS

@SooS1cK you could play this game probably with high settings, but stupid mf limited game to dx11..so avoid this sh#t and buy some good game made for gamers and not for nvidia profit...

Scure_NS
Scure_NS

@vladcristi20 ...they say that can't be done on pc..but still somehow money works and crysis 3 works with dx9 on xbox360...

Heinpienaar123
Heinpienaar123

@Gamefisher86 I have a GTX 660 Ti, i7 3770, 8GB ram and 2 TB HDD. Although I can run it maxed out it does push my PC's specs slightly. I think it runs about 30 - 40 fps on my specs when maxed out.

metgear2000
metgear2000

@Gamefisher86 With that set up you will get 27.342 fps. How do i know this exact number you ask? I made it up. The game hasn't been released yet so stop asking dumb questions. How is anyone supposed to know how many fps you are going to get?

alphazoom
alphazoom

@iCruze Look to the sale at microcenter I7-3770k@ 219 walk in only, or you'd be better off with the I7-2600K. They have lower temps than the Ivy's. 7870 will do you justice inmedium/high just not Ultra.  ButI've played the open MP beta and even a 6870 will play the game in medium/v sync off.

metgear2000
metgear2000

@iCruze are you asking a legitimate question or are you just posting to show off your rig like the majority people on this thread? If its the latter then congrats on having a beastly computer, you are very cool.

Otherwise to answer your question, yes your comp. will be able to run it with everything maxed out with no lag.

CommandoVD
CommandoVD

@Morphibiann on a resolution like 1920x1080 your rig would run it on an FPS rate like 25-35

vackillers
vackillers

 @VarietyMage why dont you just use a dual booting system and have both OS's installed, that way you dont miss out on games because this is definitely going to become the normal way of things especially with the next gen games pouring out next year, and surely you want to experience what DX11 has to offer instead of being stuck on DX9? A lot of people have the same thinking as you when it comes to completely refusing to use anything other then XP, can totally understand about older games are hard to work with Windows 7 say, but there are plenty of sites that give walkthroughs that show you how to get older games to work in Win7... but a dual boot would be a good solution for you so you dont miss out on whats likely to be an amazing game...

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

@Barrakas21 U seem to care. Looks like u got ur feathers all ruffled over nothing. Calm down and grow up.

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

@CraigNinten Confused. Piss on ATI/Nvidia? Then which GPU makers are they gonna warm up to?

Gamefisher86
Gamefisher86

@Heinpienaar123. Thank u for the intelligent response. . I do appreciate ur feed back and with bit of information I can safely say that in order to fully enjoy crysis 3 , gtx 670 is my nxt gpu.... thx again

Gamefisher86
Gamefisher86

@metgear2000 thank u for wasting my time and showing us how inept u are at helping other ppl when a legitimate question is asked... well since u opened up this can of worms..the main reason I ask is for the simple fact of will I be able to enjoy playing my game or would I needto upgrade to have a better experience. Im sorry if all that is too much for u to absorb all that at once....

iCruze
iCruze

@metgear2000  

Thanks.

 Yes that was a legitimate question. I was just a bit shocked by seeing that high req had a 7970/680 in specs and was wondering if my new build will be enough.

Sorry forgot to add the old rig specs were supposed to have an extra line saying: with these specs Cry and Cry2 run very well on high but Cry1 still doesnt run smooth on Ultra.

Sorry for the confusion.

metgear2000
metgear2000

@CommandoVD @Morphibiann Lol no, you will be able to run it at 60 fps at 1080p.

Commando don't spew nonsense please.

VarietyMage
VarietyMage

Yeah, I'm hurting myself.  Like I can afford to buy a new computer willy-nilly on $8.50 per hour part-time with massive medical insurance bills.  I'd already have a Win7 box if I had the money to build a new computer (and no, I'm not buying some OTS piece of junk that I won't be able to upgrade).  I'm aware of not being able to play the new games.  However, since Microsoft made the stupid decision (again, damn them) to not be 100% backwards compatible, I won't be able to play half of my old games on Win7 (forget Win8).  They won't run on the new system thanks to MS's stupidity.  And thus I have to preserve this old box as long as possible until a 100% emulator comes about (probably in about 5 - 10 years).

VarietyMage
VarietyMage

 @vackillers I'd have to re-format my hard drive (with 300+ Gigs of data) and re-install everything, or I'd have to constantly switch stuff in BIOS for that.  It's not worth the effort, and I'd still have to spend hundreds of dollars on Win8 that I don't have (plus the extra hard drive for it).  They want to force me to spend lots of cash I don't have, they can lose my business.  $60 I can afford, $600+ I can't.

IJONOI
IJONOI

@godzillavskong I think his pc must be sucky, sounds like he just confirmed he can't play this game..

Gamefisher86
Gamefisher86

@Heinpienaar123 i was intially oing with the 660ti but than i did a lil more reading and the 256bit gaming is what got me.. :) lol  and i have an AMD FX6120 (hex core running at 3.5ghz) and gots 10gig of ram.. so i believe iam golden off pure processing power and memory.. but my main issue was the graphical aspect of it... but i am very sure i am going to upgrade than.....  thanks again :)

Heinpienaar123
Heinpienaar123

@Gamefisher86I think go for it. You won't be disappointed with the 660TI though runs BF3 maxed out at 120 - 140 fps on a 1600 X 1280. With the extra $ the  670 will do. Make sure you also have the right cpu and enough ram. The i7 3770 should be more than enough.

metgear2000
metgear2000

@iCruze @metgear2000 these released specs are exaggerated in order to hype up the game and sell more computer parts. Crysis 3 will be running on the same engine as crysis 2 so if you can run cry2 then there is your answer.

alphazoom
alphazoom

@CommandoVD @metgear2000 It's not that your RIG can't handle the game, I believe the engine is unoptimized at the moment. I didn't see much diff between high and medium but it ran much worse on high...unplayable in MP, but would be ok in SP. The 680 will kill Crysis but I believe they are purposely holding the game back so sell hardware. For goodness sake they are giving the game away if you buy AMD GPU's. What does THAT tell ya. Normally I'd say you are fine...but it's up to the game engine to decide. Either way...any card past the 570 should run this game. Really...ANY medium/high end card should be perfect. Maybe not super high frame rates but playable...you don't really want to dip past 30 solid frames...although you should technically never dip below 45 fps in any situation for it to be a great gaming experience.

Morphibiann
Morphibiann

@metgear2000  Yeah I thought that was low for the specs, hex-core, quad channel memory, i should get 60fps. Thanks metgear2000 for the second opinion

VarietyMage
VarietyMage

I don't have a lot of available space, and my computer is a 32-bit box.  Doing any serious gameplaying on Win7/Win8 will require far more than just 2 GB of RAM.  And like I said, this is going to be a pure XP box (until they come out with a 100% WinXP emulator...yeah right).  I appreciate your input, though, and maybe it will be of use to others in similar difficulties.

vackillers
vackillers

 @VarietyMage well there are some programs out there like partition magic, that enable you to create a new partition onto your harddrive without having to re-formatt your harddrive to create 2 partitions on your harddrive, but in the end its just up to you... I use partition Magic a lot, helps so much!! also using programs like Arconis True Imagine backup and backup your entire windows and keeps it as an iso backup file to you dont have to get reformating as well, also helps the process but for that particular program you do need a 2nd harddrive but thats just an example but you should be able to create a 2nd partition on your drive without formatting it so long as you have enough allocated space on your harddrive that is.

VarietyMage
VarietyMage

When you try to put two OS's on the same hard drive, you need to create separate partitions for each OS, so they don't overwrite each other.  However, to create such a partition, I would have to re-partition my WinXP partition, which takes up the entire hard drive, and would thus require formatting of the hard drive into two new partitions, and the requisite re-loading of all my software (which took about 14 hours last time I had to do it, and I've loaded many new games since that instance, which would up that estimate greatly).  And I would never get a "Home Edition" of any OS.  I want full network control, which MS leaves out of Home Editions.  The only alternative would be to buy a new hard drive ($150 - $200), plus the Ultimate Edition of Win8 (~$300), to keep the longest use of the new OS before it becomes obsolete (as my funds will be extremely limited for at least the next 2 years - thank you stupid crappy job market), plus the game itself and applicable tax on everything...around $600.  Not worth it.  I'll stick with other DX9 PC games for the near future (and PS3 games too...but never FPS's on PS3 - joysticks suck compared to mouse and keyboard).

vackillers
vackillers

 @VarietyMage windows 8 you dont need to have, I personally am not even going to bother with windows 8 because I personally, dont like the fact that its built from the ground up to work with touch screen monitors and such... and Windows 7 home premium, costs around 60-80$ on newegg... not hundreds.... and you dont have to constantly switch bio to do that either, with a dual boot config it finds 2 OS's automaticly... and as far as a format, i believe you dont even need to format either, otherwise how else would you get 2 OS's onto a drive if you just had to keep formatting? you couldn't... its all in the setup when you put the windows 7 disc in... but it was just an idea for you... upto you if you dont want to, i can understand that sure... but i think you might have been mislead if you thought it cost 100s of dollors though... unless your machine is quite old of course, thats a different story then alltogether man....