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.

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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

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