Far Cry 5 PC Specs: Needs GTX 1080 SLI or Vega 56 Crossfire for 4K 60fps
Ubisoft has released Far Cry 5 PC specs, which they range from pretty dang reasonable to costing you an arm and a leg. Yes, if you want to run the game at 4K and 60fps, the specs are certainly demanding.
Starting with the minimum specifications, you will need an Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 or AMD Radeon R9 270 to run Ubisoft’s big triple-A title at 720p on Low graphics.
If you want to crank the graphics settings up, Ubisoft recommends more modern hardware, such as the GeForce GTX 970 or Radeon R9 290X. Both GPUs should be able to deliver 60 frames per second at 1080 High resolution.
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Far Cry 5 PC Specs: Minimum & Recommended
|Minimum||Recommended (60 FPS)|
|Operating System||Windows 7 SP1 or later (64-bit)||Windows 7 SP1 or later (64-bit)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-2400 @ 3.1 GHz|
AMD FX-6300 @ 3.5 GHz
|Intel Core i7-4770 @ 3.4 GHz|
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.2 GHz
|RAM||8 GB System Memory||8 GB System Memory|
|Graphic Card||Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 (2GB)|
AMD Radeon R9 270 (2GB)
|Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 (4GB)|
AMD Radeon R9 290X (4GB)
|Resolution||720p, Video Preset: Low||1080p, Video Preset: High|
The game publisher also detailed 4K graphics configuration, explicitly supporting multi-GPU systems in a quest to reach 4K 60fps. In addition, it includes a benchmark feature and VRAM usage meter to help players select the best possible game settings.
“PC has always been a key element of Far Cry’s DNA, and this couldn’t be truer with Far Cry 5. […] This is just a sneak peek at some of the features we are excited about for the PC version,” says Kirill Bragin, PC version Producer on Far Cry 5.
For those wanting to play Far Cry 5 at 4K and 60fps will need the flagship Intel Skylake Core i7-6700K or AMD Ryzen 7 1700X, paired with a GeForce GTX 1080 SLI or a Radeon RX Vega 56 CrossFire. Also, don’t forget the 16GB of pricey DDR4 memory.
Far Cry 5 PC Specs: 4K at 30 FPS / 60 FPS
|4K 30 FPS||4K 60 FPS|
|Operating System||Windows 10 64-bit||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-6700 @ 3.4GHz |
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X @ 3.6GHz
|Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.0GHz |
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 @ 3.4GHz
|RAM||16 GB System Memory||8 GB System Memory|
|Graphic Card||Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 |
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
|Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 SLI |
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 CrossFire
|Resolution||2160p, Video Preset: High||2160p, Video Preset: High / Ultra|
The need for dual GTX 1080s isn’t surprising considering Nvidia’s most powerful single gaming GPU, the GTX 1080 Ti, struggles to maintain a consistent 4K 60fps performance in many recently launched AAA titles.
Ubisoft has also listed supported graphics cards from Nvidia and AMD at the time of the game’s release, which is scheduled for March 27 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Supported Nvidia graphics cards:
- GeForce GTX-600 series: GeForce GTX 670 or better
- GeForce GTX-700 series: GeForce GTX 760 or better
- GeForce GTX-900 series: GeForce GTX 950 or better
- GeForce GTX-1000 series: GeForce GTX 1050 or better
Supported AMD graphics cards:
- Radeon 200 series: Radeon R9 270 or better
- Radeon 300 / Fury X Series: Radeon R7 370 or better
- Radeon 400 series: Radeon RX 460 or better
- Radeon Vega series: any Radeon Vega series