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What are the Far Cry 5 system requirements, including 4K?

What sort of rig are you going to need to play Far Cry 5? Here are the system requirements, for a variety of resolutions and frame rates.

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What sort of rig are you going to need to play Far Cry 5? Here are the system requirements, for a variety of resolutions and frame rates.

There’s a bit of a meme about the performance of any given machine, one of the oldest memes in PC gaming: But can it run Crysis?

Now Crytek might be struggling somewhat, and the Far Cry license has long-since passed to Ubisoft, but the series is still a paragon of graphical fidelity. It’s a heady mix of gorgeous textures, complex AI, and so much foliage, that has brought many a system to its knees.

Far Cry 5 is cast from the same mould, as you might expect. It’s a damn pretty game. But fear not if you have a lower end system! As is the fashion nowadays, developers and publishers have not just been publishing minimum and recommended system requirements, but including variations for different resolutions and target frame rates.

Minimum system requirements (720p/low preset)

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5-2400 @ 3.1 GHz or AMD FX-6300 @ 3.5 GHz or equivalent
  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 or AMD R9 270 (2GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)
  • SYSTEM RAM: 8GB

Recommended system requirements (1080p/high preset/60fps target)

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • PROCESSOR: Intel Core i7-4770 @ 3.4 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.2 GHz or equivalent
  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD R9 290X (4GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)
  • SYSTEM RAM: 8GB

Minimum 4K system requirements (2160p/high preset/30fps target)

  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit version only)
  • PROCESSOR: Intel Core i7-6700 @ 3.4 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X @ 3.6 GHz or equivalent
  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 or AMD RX Vega 56 (8GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)
  • SYSTEM RAM: 16GB

Recommended 4K requirements (2160p/ultra preset/60fps target)

  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit version only)
  • PROCESSOR: Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.0 GHz or AMD Ryzen 7 1700X @ 3.4 GHz or equivalent
  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI or AMD RX Vega 56 CFX (8GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)
  • SYSTEM RAM: 16GB

What we don’t know, yet, is exactly how big the Far Cry 5 install size will be. We expect the textures alone to be enormous to support that 4K resolution, but check back for more info – we’ll update these system requirements soon as we have it to hand.


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