Far Cry 3 screenshot
Far Cry 3 screenshot

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.

Minimum Specs


DirectX9c graphics card with 512MB Video RAM
Dual core CPU
4GB Memory

Example minimum 1 (Nvidia/Intel)
NVidia GTX8800
Intel Core2 Duo E6700

Example minimum 2 (AMD)
AMD Radeon HD2900
AMD Athlon64 X2 6000+

Recommended Specs


DirectX11 graphics card with 1024MB Video RAM
Quad core CPU
4GB Memory

Example recommended 1 (Nvidia/Intel)
NVidia GTX480
Intel Core i3-530

Example recommended 2 (AMD)
AMD Radeon HD5770
AMD Phenom II X2 565

Hi-Performance Specs


Latest DirectX11 graphics card
Latest quad core CPU
8GB Memory

Example hi-performance (Nvidia/Intel)
NVidia GTX680
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.

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Game Stats

Release Date: 30/11/2012
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher: Ubisoft
Genre: First Person Shooter
Rating: PEGI 18+
Site Rank: 426 18
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