Far Cry 3 Max Settings Graphics & System Requirements

Far Cry 3 is out now for PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Console gamers don’t have any graphics options but the PC gamers know that its all about the system requirements for AAA FPS games like the Far Cry series. Below we’ve listed both the Far Cry 3 Minimum System Requirements and the Recommended System Requirements officially from Ubisoft.

Far Cry 3 System Requirements:

Supported OS: Windows® XP (SP3) / Windows® Vista® (SP2) / Windows® 7(SP1) / Windows® 8
Processor: 2.6 GHz Intel® Core®2 Duo E6700, 3.0Ghz AMD® Athlon64 X2 6000+
RAM: 2GB (Windows® XP), 4GB (Windows® Vista, 7, 8)
Video Card: 512 MB DirectX® 10 compliant with Shader Model 4.0 or higher (see supported list)*
Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c compatible
Hard Drive Space: 15 GB
Peripherals Supported: Mouse, keyboard, gamepad optional (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended gamepad)
Multiplayer: 512 kbps or faster broadband connection

Supported OS: Windows® XP (SP3) / Windows® Vista® (SP2) / Windows® 7(SP1) / Windows® 8
Processor: 2.9 Ghz Intel® Core®i3-530 or better, 3.1 GHz AMD® PhenomII X2
RAM: 2GB (Windows® XP), 4GB (Windows® Vista, 7, 8)
Video Card: DirectX® 11 compliant, 1024Mb Video Card
Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c compatible Surround Sound 5.1 capable
Hard Drive Space: 17 GB
Peripherals Supported: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended)
Multiplayer: 512 kbps or faster broadband connection

Ubisoft also made a note regarding what graphics cards Far Cry 3 supports at the time of release.

*SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS AT TIME OF RELEASE: AMD® Radeon® HD2000/3000/4000/5000/6000/7000 series NVidia® GeForce® 8/9/200/400/500/600 series Laptop models of these cards may work but are not supported. These chipsets are the only ones that will run this game. Additional chipsets may be supported after release. For an up to date list of supported chipsets, please visit the FAQ for this game on our website: http://support.ubi.com NOTICE: This game contains technology intended to prevent copying that may conflict with some DVD-RW and virtual drives.

Here are is a HD video of Far Cry 3 being played with max settings…

And a few Far Cry 3 max settings HD screenshots

There has been a fair amount of nerd rage regarding the graphics quality of Far Cry 3. The general consensus so far being that while they are good, there’s nothing groundbreaking about them. The game uses the Dunia 2 engine, which is a newer version of the engine that Far Cry 2 was made with. Nothing that put’s id Software’s ID Tech 5 and Epics Unreal Engine to shame, thats for sure. While the water effects and fire effects are quite attractive, the individual quality of some of the plant life can be lacking in some cases. Textures also become quite bland from very far away and also when examined up close. There are also moments where characters in the game have a weird shadowing around them. This may seem nitpicky but I think a lot people are starting to expect more and more from the PC gaming environment especially as gamers get graphics cards with multiple gigs and gigahertz.  In some cases, some of these things, like the shadows around the characters are less about graphics quality but more about questionable technical/art decisions. And of course, these are only day one opinions. So far, we’re on the fence… Far Cry 3’s graphics are among the best you can experience right now, short of walking outside… or someone making a super HD texture pack for it.

Far Cry 3 Official Site

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2 thoughts on “Far Cry 3 Max Settings Graphics & System Requirements”

  1. Hi..i have 2gb ddr3 ram and os:win 7 ultimate,grapic 778mb,and 320 gb hard disk does farcry 3 will run in this configaration……plzzz help me

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