Can your PC run Crysis 3? Minimum system requirements revealed

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Crysis-3-1.jpgIt’s a running joke with PC gamers: can your PC run Crysis, the sci-fi shooter from CryTek that debuted way back in November 2007. It had an absolutely formidable minimum system requirements list for its day, to the extent that even with today’s rapidly advancing PC gaming tech there are many gamers unable to play the game at its optimum settings.

It’s forthcoming sequel, Crysis 3, looks set to be no different. Due for release in February 2012, it’s running off the demanding CryEngine 3 game engine.

Can your PC run Crysis 3? Check out the official minimum system requirements listed below, and weep at those “Hi-Performance” PC specifications.

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

We use a PNY GeForce GTX 680 when testing PC games. To find out why it’s our graphics card of choice, click here.

By Gerald Lynch | December 3rd, 2012