Crysis 3's High Performance System Specs Promises to Melt Your PCs

edwardquilo - December 3, 2012 08:15AM in Gaming

When Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli boldly proclaimed to "melt down PCs" with Crysis 3, a few enthusiasts were skeptical while others remained optimistic. As most people can attest, the first game did push the boundaries of graphics back in 2007, but the visuals took a backseat with Crysis 2 catering to a multiplatform crowd. Now that we finally have the Crysis 3 system requirements for inspection, anything less than a 1GB DirectX 11 capable graphics card (NVIDIA GTS 450 or AMD Radeon HD5770) may require you to finally bite the upgrade bullet to enjoy buttery smooth gameplay, although you may have to be content with the lowest graphics settings. Moving up to either an NVIDIA GTX 560 or AMD Radeon HD5870-based rig will help ramp up the graphics somewhat, but to truly appreciate Crysis 3's bleeding edge visuals you'll be needing the big guns, namely NVIDIA's GTX 680 or AMD's Radeon HD7970. Then again, even with a mighty Core i7-2600+NVIDIA GTX 680 combo, there might just be a chance that an occasional visual hiccup could occur. With that in mind, is your rig ready for Crysis 3?

Minimum System Requirements:

• Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8

• DirectX 11 graphics card with 1GB Video RAM (NVIDIA GTS 450 or AMD Radeon HD5770)

• Dual core CPU (Intel Core2 Duo 2.4 Ghz E6600 or AMD Athlon64 X2 2.7 Ghz 5200+) and 2GB Memory (3GB on Vista)

Recommended System Requirements:

• DirectX 11 graphics card with 1GB Video RAM (NVIDIA GTX 560 or AMD Radeon HD5870)

• Intel Core i3-530 or AMD Phenom II X2 565 and 4GB Memory

High Performance System Requirements:

• High-end DirectX 11 graphics card (NVIDIA GTX 680 or AMD Radeon HD7970)

• Intel Core i7-2600k or AMD Bulldozer FX4150 and 8GB Memory