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.