Crysis 3 System Requirements Revealed: Can Your PC Run Crysis?

Subject: General Tech | December 3, 2012 - 10:15 PM |
Tagged: Crysis 3, pc gaming, crytek, CryENGINE 3, fps

Today Crytek revealed the system requirements for its upcoming FPS Crysis 3 game. The third installment in the nanosuit-wearing sandbox shooter series looks poised to take full advantage of the latest PC hardware, which hopefully means a return to Cyrtek’s PC roots.

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On the low end, users will need to be running at least Windows Vista and have a system with a dual core processor, 2GB of RAM, and a DirectX 11 graphics card with 1GB memory. From there, the game will scale to using at least a quad core processor, 8GB system RAM, and either a NVIDIA GTX 680 or AMD Radeon HD 7970 graphics card for the high performance settings. There is no word on how (if?) the game will further be able to take advantage of multiple 7970/680 graphics cards in CrossFire/SLI to take the graphics to the extreme. Also, Crytek is not yet revealing details on graphical quality and what each of the specification tiers will get you in terms of graphics and framerate performance.

The full minimum, recommended, and high performance system requirements are listed below.

Crysis 3 PC System Requirements
  Minimum Recommended Hi-Performance
OS Windows Vista, 7, or 8 Windows Vista, 7, or 8 Windows Vista, 7, or 8
Graphics Card DirectX 11 GPU with 1GB memory DirectX 11 GPU with 1GB memory Latest DirectX 11 GPU
Processor Dual core Quad core Latest quad core
System memory 2GB (3GB on Vista) 4GB 8GB
Example Processors Intel E6600 or AMD Athlon64 X2 5200 Intel i3-530 or AMD Phenom II X2 565 Intel i7-2600K or AMD FX4150
Example Graphics Cards NVIDIA GTX 450 or AMD HD 5770 NVIDIA GTX 560 or AMD HD 5870 NVIDIA GTX 680 or AMD HD 7970

It is nice to see CryENGINE still being developed, and I look forward to it bringing my PC to its knees as it lies somewhere between the recommended and high performance requirements.

Are you excited for Crysis 3?

Source: IGN

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December 3, 2012 | 10:21 PM - Posted by Morry Teitelman

Can't wait, as long as I don't have to get some total game mod to make it look decent (had to do that with Crysis 2 -> not complaining though, after using the mod, the game looks matched the gameplay and story, awesome that is)...

December 3, 2012 | 10:37 PM - Posted by Arb1 (not verified)

I played the alpha. to use high settings 680/7970 is not enough if anything can be judged by it.

December 3, 2012 | 10:54 PM - Posted by Humanitarian

Yeah same, I was struggling getting steady 60FPS on high with a 680. They did say on the forums that it still needs a little optimisations on high/ultra settings

December 3, 2012 | 11:03 PM - Posted by chefbenito (not verified)

GA-z68-UD7 w. win7 x64
8G Vengeance 1600 CL8
2600k @ 5.1ghz

guess I'm doin' ok.....Can't wait to play!

December 4, 2012 | 01:18 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

If find it kind of strange that the minimum graphics requirements is something like a hd 5770, the consoles
getting ports yet their hardware performance isn't near it. What at best half as fast? I'm guessing the consoles versions
are terribly scaled down

December 4, 2012 | 04:00 PM - Posted by razor512

consoles allow for better optimization since all of the hardware is the same, the developers can get creative with how things are rendered, eg swapping the environment past a certain distance with a single rendered frame, and other optimizations which could not be done on a PC due to the difference in hardware will cause those optimizations to create visual issues.

eg if you were to get a gameshark for an N64 (they don't quite make them for modern consoles) then pretty much do a speed hack, you will see that the visual optimizations will break down when you get close to the scene replacement area and suddenly the perspective of the world looks very wrong.

(PS this breakdown happens with tessellation in DX11 games if you use a trainer and speed hack your character (PS never use a trainer in multiplayer, it wont work and it is likely to get your account banned)

If you speed through a DX 11 environment you will see many objects become oversimplified (worst than a game that does not use it.

Many render related optimizations targeted at reducing the amount of real time rendering the GPU has to do rely heavily on the speed of the system and how fast you move through the environment. With most PC games, that type of dynamic scene replacement cant really work, and the older implementation of scene replacement in PC games have looked horrible (eg gothic 3 ) where everything outside of a predefined cell was a static render that did not dynamically adjust to your position.
The console is also not dealing with a such a memory and CPU hungry OS

December 4, 2012 | 01:22 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

or maybe the people at crytek have a condescending attitude to hardware, so they boast about 2x the performance of crysis 2...

December 4, 2012 | 01:40 AM - Posted by dragosmp (not verified)

The requirements look ok for a high end game, 3 years after the launch of DX11. On a slightly more ironic note, could the lack of Dx9 mean that this Crysis isn't a console port? Maybe without error-laden tesselation implementation to overcompensate? Can't wait to see what a state of the art DX11 game looks like.

December 4, 2012 | 01:51 AM - Posted by ThorAxe

I may have to add another GTX 680 or go back to GTX 570 SLI provided it scales and the minimum FPS is okay.

December 4, 2012 | 02:42 AM - Posted by troopertj (not verified)

yeah just about finished fc3 bloody awesome game love it but my old q6600 coed to 3hz and gtx470 soc with 6 gig ram and ssd for the os only gives me 40 - 50 fps. starting to give me a headache. me thinks it time to upgrade.

December 4, 2012 | 02:53 AM - Posted by Jason Nevins (not verified)

Given the GTX 670 outperforms the 7970 most of the time, why re they saying GTX 680 is comparable to the 7970? This is an outrage !

December 4, 2012 | 07:06 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

who tell you this with the latest drivers the 7970 ghz is comparable to 680 and the standard 7970 is comparale to 670

December 4, 2012 | 11:25 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Somehow I think those requirements are understated for each category. Crysis doesn't play games when it comes to games.

December 4, 2012 | 11:36 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

z68 xp ud3 corei5 2500k
win 7 hd 6770 1 gb
4 gb ram 1600 vengeance
i m ready to play.
can't wait

December 23, 2012 | 04:43 PM - Posted by TheDoctor (not verified)

Fx8320 O.C. to 4200 and fully stable
8Gb Crucial DDR 1600MHz
Asus M5A99X Evo R-2.0
ASUS ATI-HD-7770 Pro 2Gb
Runs Crysis 2 maxed out with additional detail pack at 72fps
Crysis 3, might go Crossfire with two 7770's


February 1, 2013 | 02:40 AM - Posted by smritimoy das (not verified)

r u sure u can play with ur 6770,because am also useing this card xfx 6770 ddr5 1 gb,intel core i5 3450 3.1 upto 3.5 ghz,8gb 1600 mhz vengence.plz can u tell me can i play crysis 3???

February 1, 2013 | 03:17 AM - Posted by smritimoy das (not verified)

r u sure u can play with ur hd 6770?,because am also using this card xfx 6770 ddr5 1 gb, Intel core i5 3450 3.1 upto 3.5 ghz,8gb ram 1600 mhz vengeance. can u guys tell me can i play crysis 3???plzzzzzzzzzzz help me......plzzzzzz

December 4, 2012 | 05:07 PM - Posted by Branthog

Nope. Never even finished Crysis 2. Back when it was launched, they had such miserable optimizations (especially on ATI) that I just sort of was turned off by it and never touched it again (the lighting was all screwed up, for example). I'm sure they eventually fixed it, but what I played of it was dull and generic. Should I change my mind, I'm sure my 3770K and dual 4GB 670 will run it just fine at 1920x1200 or higher.

December 6, 2012 | 03:17 AM - Posted by Irishgamer01

Should they really support people
still holding on to their dual cores?
Isn't it time ?

December 8, 2012 | 01:52 AM - Posted by 1stcowgirl (not verified)

YEA definatly!
I dont know if any of you heard that thing about intels future CPUs (after Haswell).
Well i rade it more then once that after Haswell Cpus, intel is going to weld the CPUS to the Mobo!
that means no more users Builds!
if you want a high end computer, yull have to pay ToP Top TOP DOLLAR!
you wont get a choise for your kind of mobo with some kind of CPU!
we would have to eat only what they give us (but if you have money you might get a chance to get a custome build pc)

December 8, 2012 | 01:54 AM - Posted by 1stcowgirl (not verified)

Let Me Back It Up :

December 19, 2012 | 08:20 PM - Posted by Arkamwest

i wish this game comes for the next gen consoles, not for this one...

January 20, 2013 | 11:03 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

i have hp pavilion g6 1304sm
intel i5 2450m
intel hd 3000
AMD Radeon HD 7450M (1 GB DDR3)
6gb of ram could i run this game???

January 31, 2013 | 12:37 AM - Posted by rpk (not verified)

my system is msi 970a-g46,amd fx4100,8gb corsair 1600mhz,2tb hdd. two xfx Radeon hd 6770 in crossfirex mode.and antec 650watt psu
will I able to play crysis in full hd and full settings?

February 9, 2013 | 10:50 AM - Posted by sshubhoss (not verified)

i have 4gb ram
intel core 2 duo e7500 2.93ghz
nvdia 8400gs 512mb

i can run far cry 3 and max payne 3 in low settings, so can i play crysis 3? please answer.

thanx in advance

February 15, 2013 | 11:14 AM - Posted by Kumar abhishek (not verified)

I have lenova thinkpad edge with 3 gb ram,intel core i3 mobile processor with 2.13 gHz,intel hd graphic(core i3) 1.5 video memory,320 hard disk.Can i run this game?Plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz............... Helpppppp........,.!

February 15, 2013 | 03:38 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom


February 18, 2013 | 09:38 PM - Posted by specimen567 (not verified)

I have an Alienware M18x R1 laptop with the i7-2670 2.20Ghz processor, 24GB Ram, 750GB HDD with 60GB SSD cache, with a newly upgraded 2GB HD Radeon 7970m graphics card which I installed myself. Can I run Crysis 3 on high to ultra settings?

April 10, 2013 | 02:33 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I was able to run fc3 on low settings on dual core 1.6ghz with 4gb ram and 1gb nvidia gf 210 so can i run crysis3 on settings

May 13, 2013 | 01:39 PM - Posted by rathnakumar (not verified)

i have intel i5 3570k processor

gtx650 graphics 16gb ram can i run crysis3 i am not able to run the game after the intro vedio the screen become black pls help me to play the game

July 5, 2013 | 08:44 PM - Posted by dean (not verified)


December 26, 2016 | 06:27 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

can an Inspiron 15 3000 with core i3 run this game┬┐...I know its late but plz answer

November 15, 2017 | 01:34 AM - Posted by Chinmay (not verified)

Hey guys can I pay crisis on Intel HD 3000 graphics..Plz suggest me..thnx

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