Crysis 3 system requirements published, PCs everywhere wince
Crysis 3 having high-end PC specs is about as eyebrow-raising as Cliff Bleszinski posting a photo of a courting game studio. Nonetheless, EA has published the shooter's minimum, recommended, and hi-performance system requirements for your perusal.

For starters, DirectX 11 support is a minimum, which means Windows XP isn't on the guest list. Also minimums are a 1GB graphics card and dual core CPU, with EA detailing Nvidia GTS 450 & Intel Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz (E6660) and AMD Radeon HD5770 & AMD Athlon 65 X2 2.7 Ghz (5200+) as example minimalist Intel and AMD setups respectively.

The full list of specifications is after the break.

Minimum system requirements for PC
  • Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • DirectX 11 graphics card with 1Gb Video RAM
  • Dual core CPU
  • 2GB Memory (3GB on Vista)
  • Nvidia/Intel example setup: Nvidia GTS 450, Intel Core2 Duo 2.4 Ghz (E6600)
  • AMD example setup: AMD Radeon HD5770, AMD Athlon64 X2 2.7 Ghz (5200+)
Recommended system requirements for PC
  • Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • DirectX 11 graphics card with 1GB Video RAM
  • Quad core CPU
  • 4GB Memory
  • Nvidia/Intel example setup: Nvidia GTX 560, Intel Core i3-530
  • AMD example setup: AMD Radeon HD5870, AMD Phenom II X2 565
Hi-performance system requirements for PC
  • Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 •
  • Latest DirectX 11 graphics card •
  • Latest quad core CPU
  • 8GB Memory
  • Nvidia/Intel example setup: NVidia GTX 680, Intel Core i7-2600k
  • AMD example setup: AMD Radeon HD7970, AMD Bulldozer FX4150

This article was originally published on Joystiq.