Crysis 3 minimum, recommended and high performance PC specs released

Monday, 3rd December 2012 03:13 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Crysis 3 has a legacy to live up to in terms of showing off your gaming rig’s grunt; check out Crytek’s three-tiered system requirements through the break.

While the minimum specs seem fairly modest, Crysis 3 clearly scales quite well, with a set of ultra-settings specifications laid out on the Crysis website. Crysis 3 is headed to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, too, and is due in February 2013.

    • 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+)
    • 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
    • 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

Thanks, Evil Avatar.



  1. Maximum Payne

    They will not support dx10 graphic cards ?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Vastluck

    Of course they will. The all-type recs given here are simply another marketing trick to make people upgrade their metal boxes.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Optimaximal

    I think any graphics card just has to *support* DX11, which is basically most DirectX 10 cards, because 11 is a superset of 10.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Astral Frost

    DX11? Sheesh. That’s why they say the GTS 450 and not the GTS 250. Fundamentally the same card, but the 450 supports DX11.

    Oh well. This isn’t even one of my anticipated games. I guess it just serves as a reminder that I will be needing to upgrade my rig next year, you know, to prepare for what’s coming.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. NeoSquall

    I have a GTS 250 and can’t upgrade for the time being (and even if I could upgrade, I need to get a new CPU-Mobo-Ram set first), does this mean I won’t be able to play the game?

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    @4, GTS 450 Direct X11 support is very weak in games.
    Ultimately if you want to play with Direct X11 videocard must be better then what you have now.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Maximum Payne

    Its enough to run game without tessellation and SSAO which are nothing special IMO.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. TheDarkWeapon

    GTX 670 DCU II Top w/15% OC + 2600k @ 4.7Ghz… Sweeeet

    #8 2 years ago

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