Far Cry 3 looks set to rival the best looking games of 2012, with the PC game sure to boast vastly superior visuals than its console counterparts. However, according to Ubisoft's newly released system specifications, you'll need quite a costly setup to get the most from the FPS sequel.
DirectX9c graphics card with 512MB Video RAM
Dual core CPU
Example minimum 1 (Nvidia/Intel)
Intel Core2 Duo E6700
Example minimum 2 (AMD)
AMD Radeon HD2900
AMD Athlon64 X2 6000+
DirectX11 graphics card with 1024MB Video RAM
Quad core CPU
Example recommended 1 (Nvidia/Intel)
Intel Core i3-530
Example recommended 2 (AMD)
AMD Radeon HD5770
AMD Phenom II X2 565
Latest DirectX11 graphics card
Latest quad core CPU
Example hi-performance (Nvidia/Intel)
Intel Core i7-2600K
Example hi-performance (AMD)
AMD Radeon HD7970
AMD Bulldozer FX4150
In addition, Ubisoft confirmed Far Cary 3 on PC will require a one-time activation via Uplay. Once activated the game can be played online, or switched to offline mode in the Uplay settings for a single player experience without a broadband connection.
Far Cry 3 will be released November 30 on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.