•  paul
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Assuming no more delays, you don't have long to wait until Ubisoft releases Far Cry 3 to PC, which is slated to ship December 4 in North America and November 29 in Europe. That gives you plenty of time to spruce up your system and make sure it meets the minimum or recommended hardware requirements that Ubisoft revealed today.

You don't need a million-dollar system to run Far Cry 3, just a modest setup.

Minimum Specs:

  • Processor: 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 or 3GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ or better
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Videocard: 512MB DirectX 9.0-compliant with Shader Model 4.0 or higher

Recommended Specs:

  • Processor: Intel Core i3 530 or AMD Phenom II X2 565 or better
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Videocard: 1024MB DirectX 11-compliant with Shader Model 4.0 or higher

High-Performance Specs:

  • Intel Core i7 2600K or AMD FX-4150 or better
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Videocard: 1024MB DirectX 11-compliant with Shader Model 4.0 or higher

Nothing ultra-strenuous, even for the high-performance tier. In case you're wondering, supported videocards on the AMD side include the Radeon HD 2900, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000, and 7000 series; on the Nvidia side, they include the GeForce GTX 8800, GTX 9000, GT 200, GT 400, GT 500, and GT 600 series.

Is your system ready?

Can't wait for this but first I need to beat XCOM which hasn't even come out yet, Resident Evil 6, Sleeping Dogs, among many others. Too many good games not enough time :(


Thats a WIDE gaping variety of crud video cards in the High-Performance specs.

You can grab a 1Gb DX11 card very cheaply these days, and they run like dog poop.