Crysis 3 System Requirements Released, Needs DirectX 11

You’ll need a DX11-capable PC to play Crysis 3.

Crysis 3

EA Games and Crytek have just put out the system requirements and recommended system specs for the upcoming Crysis 3, which is set to make full use of DirectX 11 on the PC.

It goes without saying that you're going to need a really beefy rig to get the game running on its highest settings. If you're planning on playing Far Cry 3—which comes out tomorrow—on the PC with the highest settings enabled, you might as well get started now so you'll be ready for Crysis 3, just as well. 

Here's the minimum requirements you'll need to get the game running on the PC:

• Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
• DirectX 11 graphics card with 1Gb Video RAM
• Dual core CPU
• 2GB Memory (3GB on Vista)
• Example 1 (Nvidia/Intel):
– Nvidia GTS 450
– Intel Core2 Duo 2.4 Ghz (E6600)
• Example 2 (AMD):
– AMD Radeon HD5770
– AMD Athlon64 X2 2.7 Ghz (5200+)

If you want to run the game on much higher settings, you'll need the following system set up to get the game going:

• Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
• DirectX 11 graphics card with 1GB Video RAM
• Quad core GPU
• 4GB Memory
• Example 1 (Nvidia/Intel):
– Nvidia GTX 560
– Intel Core i3-530
• Example 2 (AMD):
– AMD Radeon HD5870
– AMD Phenom II X2 565

And finally, if you're planning on building a system to play the game, here's what you get:

• Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
• Latest DirectX 11 graphics card
• Latest quad core CPU
• 8GB Memory
• Example 1 (Nvidia/Intel):
– NVidia GTX 680
– Intel Core i7-2600k
• Example 2 (AMD):
– AMD Radeon HD7970
– AMD Bulldozer FX4150

Crysis 3 is set for release on the PC in February. It will also be available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, albeit with less sparkling visuals.