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Here’s what it takes to run Crysis 3 on its highest settings

For a long time, the best benchmark for PC gaming was the original Crysis. Gamers who wanted to see if their new rig could hang with the best would install Crysis, turn up the settings, and see what the performance was like. Crysis 3 may occupy a similar place for PC players.

Publisher EA and developer Crytek announced the minimum, recommended, and optimum specifications for the upcoming first-person shooter. For those hoping to get the most out of the¬†cybernetically enhanced action, they’re going to need a substantial set of components. Here’s what it takes to run Crysis 3 on its highest settings:

  • Latest DirectX 11 graphics card (either of the following or better)
    • Nvidia GTX 680
    • AMD Radeon HD7970
  • Latest quad-core CPU (either of the following or better)
    • Intel Core i7-2600k
    • AMD Bulldozer FX4150
  • 8GB RAM
  • Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8

A juiced-up desktop like that generally starts at around $1,500, but that’s what it takes to make Crysis 3 run at 60 frames per second with all the magic running on the ultrahigh setting.

For reference, here’s the minimum specs:

  • DirectX 11 graphics card with 1GB video RAM (either of the following or better)
    • Nvidia GTS 450
    • AMD Radeon HD5770
  • Dual-core CPU (either of the following or better)
    • Intel Core2 Duo 2.4GHz
    • AMD Athlon64 X2 2.7 GHz
  • 2GB RAM

And here’s the recommended system requirements:

  • DirectX 11 graphics card with 1GB video RAM (either of the following or better)
    • Nvidia GTX 560
    • AMD Radeon HD5870
  • Quad-core CPU (either of the following or better)
    • Intel Core i3-530
    • AMD Phenom II X2 565
  • 4GB RAM

Source: Crysis.com


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