Minimum Requirements Revealed

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#1 Posted by Raven10 (2211 posts) -

Minimum System Operating Requirements for PC

• 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 for PC

• 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 PC 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

I sit firmly between recommended and Hi-Performance which means that on the highest settings I'll be able to stare at that stunningly beautiful, voxel based, highly tessellated, ground at 10 fps and will get a blue screen of death when doing anything else.

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#2 Edited by NTM (10266 posts) -

Well, what a great time for those that are thinking about building a gaming PC, I am not one of those people. I will unfortunately be getting this on the 360, so I hope it's not a disappointment this time around.

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#3 Posted by Sackmanjones (5569 posts) -

Looks like I should be able to run it mostly on high. Got a 7950.

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#4 Posted by murisan (1143 posts) -

@NTM said:

Well, what a great time for those that are thinking about building a gaming PC, I am not one of those people. I will unfortunately be getting this on the 360, so I hope it's not a disappointment this time around.

Why? Crysis 3 looks like more Crysis 2.. in other words, not worth it to a lot of people who enjoyed Crysis 1.

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#5 Posted by Ghost_Cat (2079 posts) -

Yep, I'm ready for all of its glory!

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#6 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

There was a Crysis 2?

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#7 Posted by NTM (10266 posts) -

@murisan said:

@NTM said:

Well, what a great time for those that are thinking about building a gaming PC, I am not one of those people. I will unfortunately be getting this on the 360, so I hope it's not a disappointment this time around.

Why? Crysis 3 looks like more Crysis 2.. in other words, not worth it to a lot of people who enjoyed Crysis 1.

Why what? Why am I getting Crysis 3? It's just one of those things that I have to do. I HAVE TO!

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#8 Posted by murisan (1143 posts) -

@NTM said:

@murisan said:

@NTM said:

Well, what a great time for those that are thinking about building a gaming PC, I am not one of those people. I will unfortunately be getting this on the 360, so I hope it's not a disappointment this time around.

Why? Crysis 3 looks like more Crysis 2.. in other words, not worth it to a lot of people who enjoyed Crysis 1.

Why what? Why am I getting Crysis 3? It's just one of those things that I have to do. I HAVE TO!

Why would you upgrade for Crysis 3 is what I meant. I'd rather upgrade for Far Cry 3. Calling it now: Far Cry 3 > Crysis 3

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#9 Posted by Genkkaku (765 posts) -

Awesome something else to push my computer!

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#10 Posted by NTM (10266 posts) -

@murisan said:

@NTM said:

@murisan said:

@NTM said:

Well, what a great time for those that are thinking about building a gaming PC, I am not one of those people. I will unfortunately be getting this on the 360, so I hope it's not a disappointment this time around.

Why? Crysis 3 looks like more Crysis 2.. in other words, not worth it to a lot of people who enjoyed Crysis 1.

Why what? Why am I getting Crysis 3? It's just one of those things that I have to do. I HAVE TO!

Why would you upgrade for Crysis 3 is what I meant. I'd rather upgrade for Far Cry 3. Calling it now: Far Cry 3 > Crysis 3

Oh, either way. To me, this isn't really a "I'd rather do it for this" type of thing, I just meant in general.

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#11 Posted by Sackmanjones (5569 posts) -
@murisan

@NTM said:

@murisan said:

@NTM said:

Well, what a great time for those that are thinking about building a gaming PC, I am not one of those people. I will unfortunately be getting this on the 360, so I hope it's not a disappointment this time around.

Why? Crysis 3 looks like more Crysis 2.. in other words, not worth it to a lot of people who enjoyed Crysis 1.

Why what? Why am I getting Crysis 3? It's just one of those things that I have to do. I HAVE TO!

Why would you upgrade for Crysis 3 is what I meant. I'd rather upgrade for Far Cry 3. Calling it now: Far Cry 3 > Crysis 3

Man you really like far cry 3 don't you.
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#12 Posted by buft (3409 posts) -

I'm meeting recommended and more so i should be able to play this with some success

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#13 Posted by Humanity (16965 posts) -

The golden era where Crysis requirements were the benchmark you needed to build a powerful gaming pc.

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#14 Posted by SirOptimusPrime (2048 posts) -

By the time this is out, I'll have picked up my new GPU and (possibly) a new CPU. Should be on the Hi-Performance region, or damn close to it.

Whatever, as long as I can use the bow throughout the entire game I'll be fine. FPS bows are my favorite.

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#15 Posted by Grillbar (2079 posts) -

no problem

@Video_Game_King said:

There was a Crysis 2?

ahh be fair it was not that bad, it was decent atleast above average

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#16 Posted by colourful_hippie (5762 posts) -

Between recommended and high, the game should look and run just fine for me. I'll most likely have to ditch the DX 11 goodies

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#17 Posted by Levio (1953 posts) -

Wow, the know-it-alls in the PC threads usually say 8 GB of RAM is overkill for gaming and is only good for future-proofing, but there it is right there in the Crysis 3 Hi-Performance recommendations, a game to be released Feb 2013.

I wonder if they're just throwing in the 8 GB to be safe though so absolutely no one has those specs and loses quality.

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#18 Posted by Justin258 (14749 posts) -

@murisan said:

@NTM said:

Well, what a great time for those that are thinking about building a gaming PC, I am not one of those people. I will unfortunately be getting this on the 360, so I hope it's not a disappointment this time around.

Why? Crysis 3 looks like more Crysis 2.. in other words, not worth it to a lot of people who enjoyed Crysis 1.

I enjoyed Crysis 1...

@Video_Game_King said:

There was a Crysis 2?

...as well as Crysis 2. VGK, did you legitimately not know that there was a Crysis 2 or are you going "Ah, Crysis 2 isn't a true sequel to the masterpiece of human ingenuity that was Crysis 1"?

@Levio said:

Wow, the know-it-alls in the PC threads usually say 8 GB of RAM is overkill for gaming and is only good for future-proofing, but there it is right there in the Crysis 3 Hi-Performance recommendations, a game to be released Feb 2013.

I wonder if they're just throwing in the 8 GB to be safe though so absolutely no one has those specs and loses quality.

You should also note that the High performance spec says you'll want a GTX 680 and an i7. That's pretty close to top-of-the-line, you're not going to need a 680 to play this game. If you did, it wouldn't sell much on PC.

I also have yet to see many of those know-it-alls say "Yeah, you only need 4GB's". That's true, 4GB will work well enough most of the time - but 8GB will work much better and it's so cheap these days that, unless you're really cutting corners, you should get 8GB.

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#19 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@believer258:

It's closer to the former. I knew there was a Crysis 2; I just didn't remember until this thread.

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#20 Posted by Raven10 (2211 posts) -

I enjoyed Crysis 2. Not as much as Crysis 1, but I thought the upgrade system was cool, and the suit abilities were still fun and easier to use in combination than in 1. They've said this one is a bit more open than the second so I'm hoping it combines the best of both worlds.

I have 6 GB of RAM which I think should be fine in this case. I also have a 2 GB 560 ti so that should be able to play it on medium/high settings along with my Core i7, even though it is a first gen one. I doubt I'll be able to use the DX11 stuff, as even the second game only ran at about 25 fps on my PC with the DX11 stuff turned on. It sure was beautiful in all of its near slideshow glory though.

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#21 Posted by Mirado (2539 posts) -

@murisan said:

Why would you upgrade for Crysis 3 is what I meant. I'd rather upgrade for Far Cry 3. Calling it now: Far Cry 3 > Crysis 3

Far Cry 3 might be the better game, but Crysis 3 will be better looking and hence a more plausible reason for said upgrade. Far Cry 3 seems to scale pretty well, something that the Crysis series (especially the first game) isn't know for.

@Levio said:

Wow, the know-it-alls in the PC threads usually say 8 GB of RAM is overkill for gaming and is only good for future-proofing, but there it is right there in the Crysis 3 Hi-Performance recommendations, a game to be released Feb 2013.

I wonder if they're just throwing in the 8 GB to be safe though so absolutely no one has those specs and loses quality.

Any person that suggests less then 8GB of RAM for a new system, gaming or otherwise, is out of their fucking mind. RAM's so cheap anymore that you should consider lobbing 16GB in if you can get a good deal, let alone 8. I've been using 8 for years already; you can always find a usage for more RAM, and since there isn't a real dual channel 6GB step in between, I can't suggest 4 in my right mind. Not anymore.

As for me, my two 6950s still bat a bit better then a 680 as long as they aren't trying to fuck up completely (which happens more often then it should, thanks AMD!), and after two years my investment is still going strong. There's no such thing as future proofing, but I think this proves you can weigh value vs performance and come out ahead.

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#22 Posted by WilltheMagicAsian (1548 posts) -

@murisan said:

@NTM said:

Well, what a great time for those that are thinking about building a gaming PC, I am not one of those people. I will unfortunately be getting this on the 360, so I hope it's not a disappointment this time around.

Why? Crysis 3 looks like more Crysis 2.. in other words, not worth it to a lot of people who enjoyed Crysis 1.

I played the MP Beta, it's the exact same game.

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#23 Posted by zenmastah (1217 posts) -

@murisan said:

@NTM said:

@murisan said:

@NTM said:

Well, what a great time for those that are thinking about building a gaming PC, I am not one of those people. I will unfortunately be getting this on the 360, so I hope it's not a disappointment this time around.

Why? Crysis 3 looks like more Crysis 2.. in other words, not worth it to a lot of people who enjoyed Crysis 1.

Why what? Why am I getting Crysis 3? It's just one of those things that I have to do. I HAVE TO!

Why would you upgrade for Crysis 3 is what I meant. I'd rather upgrade for Far Cry 3. Calling it now: Far Cry 3 > Crysis 3

Yeah Crysis 3 will propably be worse game than Far Cry 3, but it will look miles ahead none the less.

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#24 Posted by Luca717 (237 posts) -

i loved the first one and think it was way better then 2, but 2 was still fun enough. i was hoping that they would release a benchmark or something for people to run pre- game release. i can do the max settings no problem, would just be nice to bench it

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#25 Posted by emem (2060 posts) -

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