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Far Cry 3 PC requirements revealed

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Ubisoft today announced the PC specifications and requirements for Far Cry 3. They revealed three separate sets of specs for a vast array of machines, so hopefully yours meets one of them. If not, there is still time to upgrade as Far Cry 3 isn't due out on PC until December 4, 2012 in North America.

In addition to the PC specs, Ubisoft also revealed the protection details for the game, which I'm sure many of you are concerned about. Far Cry 3 will require a one-time activation via Uplay PC. Obviously internet connection will be required to perform this process. Once activated, the game can be played online to enjoy the social features in both single player and multiplayer, such as Friends, Party and Chat, or switched to offline mode in the Uplay PC settings menu for a single player experience without broadband connection.

Below are the three sets of specs to offer an optimal Far Cry 3 experience depending on your rig.

Example minimum 1 (NVidia/Intel)

  • NVidia GTX8800
  • Intel Core2 Duo E6700

Example minimum 2 (AMD)

  • AMD Radeon HD2900
  • AMD Athlon64 X2 6000+

Recommended Specs

DirectX11 graphics card with 1024MB Video RAM Quad core CPU 4GB Memory

Example recommended 1 (NVidia/Intel)

  • NVidia GTX480
  • Intel Core i3-530

Example recommended 2 (AMD)

  • AMD Radeon HD5770
  • AMD Phenom II X2 565

Hi-Performance Specs

  • Latest DirectX11 graphics card
  • Latest quad core CPU
  • 8GB Memory

Example hi-performance (NVidia/Intel)

  • NVidia GTX680
  • Intel Core i7-2600K

Example hi-performance (AMD)

  • AMD Radeon HD7970
  • AMD Bulldozer FX4150
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