Crysis 3 PC system requirements revealed

Crytek has released the PC system requirements for next year’s Crysis 3 and in a trend we’re starting to see everywhere, Windows XP isn’t supported.

Minimum, recommended and high-performance specs have been revealed, and while Crysis games have been known for their graphical prowess, Crysis 3’s requirements aren’t as demanding as you might fear.

Crytek has also been nice enough to include Intel/Nvidia and AMD examples for each of the three performance brackets.

PC Gamer has also listed a bunch of advanced settings that will be available for players to tinker with. You’ll be able to customise parameters such as game effects, objects, particles, post processing, shading, shadows, water, anisotropic filtering, texture resolution, motion blur amount, and lens flare.

The game’s technical director Marco Corbetta also confirmed that the PC version of Crysis 3 will ship with high resolution textures, tessellation and DirectX support out of the box, unlike Crysis 2, which offered them post-release.

Here are the specs in full:


  • OS: Windows Vista, 7 or 8
  • Graphics: DirectX 11 graphics card with 1 GB RAM
  • CPU: Dual core CPU
  • RAM: 2 GB (3 GB for Vista)

Example (Nvidia/Intel): Nvidia GTS 450, Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 Ghz (E6600)
Example (AMD): AMD Radeon HD5770, AMD Athlon64 X2 2.7 Ghz (5200+)


  • OS: Windows Vista, 7 or 8
  • Graphics: DirectX 11 graphics card with 1 GB RAM
  • CPU: Quad core CPU
  • RAM: 4 GB

Example (Nvidia/Intel): Nvidia GTX 560, Intel Core i3-530
Example (AMD): AMD Radeon HD5870, AMD Phenom II X2 565


  • OS: Windows Vista, 7 or 8
  • Graphics: Latest DirectX 11 graphics card
  • CPU: Latest quad core CPU
  • RAM: 8 GB

Example (Nvidia/Intel): Nvidia GTX 680, Intel Core i7-2600k
Example (AMD): AMD Radeon HD7970, AMD Bulldozer FX4150

Crysis 3 is scheduled for release on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 in February 2013.

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