You’ll need this much patriotic madness to run Far Cry 3 and Assassin’s Creed 3

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Assassin’s Creed 3 and Far Cry 3 are releasing later this year, both from Ubisoft. Continuations of current franchises, the duo looks great on any platform so far, but as usual, PC gamers are going to get the bulk of those spectacular visuals, thanks to things like Direct Sex 11 and Anti-Ageing physical effetcs, according to my limited knowledge and what I overheard Yolanda talking about. But you’re going to need quite a machine to run these games at max gloating, as the latest specs have been released for them.

Assassin’s Creed 3

Straight from the Ubisoft support site, here’s what you’ll be needing in order to get the most frames possible when you scalp a redcoat soldier:

  • Supported OS: Windows Vista (SP2) / Windows 7 (SP1) / Windows 8
  • Processor: 2.66 GHz Intel Core2 Duo E6700 or 3.00 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ or better recommended
  • RAM: 2 GB (4 GB recommended)
  • Video Card: 512 MB DirectX 9.0c-compliant with Shader Model 4.0 or higher (see supported list)*
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compliant (5.1 surround sound recommended)
  • DVD-ROM: Dual-layer drive
  • Hard Drive Space: 17 GB
  • Peripherals Supported: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended)
  • Multiplayer: 256 kbps or faster broadband connection

Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:

  • AMD Radeon HD 3870 / 4000 / 5000 / 6000 / 7000 series or better
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT / 9 / 100 / 200 / 300 / 400 / 500 / 600 series or better
  • Laptop versions of these cards may work, but are not supported. These chipsets are the only ones that will run this game.
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Far Cry 3

And for those of you who are wishing to rather embark on some jungle boogie madness, here’s a look at the hardware hallucinogens you’ll need to enjoy Far Cry 3 to the max:

Minimum Specs

  • Processor: 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 or 3.00 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ or better
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Video Card: 512 MB DirectX 9.0-compliant card with Shader Model 4.0 or higher (see supported list)

Recommended Specs

  • Processor: Intel Core i3-530 or AMD Phenom II X2 565 or better
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Video Card: 1024 MB DirectX 11-compliant card with Shader Model 4.0 or higher (see supported list)

Hi-Performance Specs

  • Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K or AMD FX-4150 or better
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Video Card: 1024 MB DirectX 11-compliant card with Shader Model 4.0 or higher (see supported list)

Supported Video Cards

  • ATI Radeon HD 2900 / 3000 / 4000 / 5000 / 6000 / 7000 series
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 8800 / GTX 9000 / GT 200 / GT 400 / GT 500 / GT 600 series

Ubisoft has also released the following recommended specs for both games, for anyone who buys them on console:

  • An Xbox 360 or PS3 console.

Seeing as how I have enough PC knowledge to fill a Higgs Boson particle theoretically, I’ll just stand here and gawp while you lot tell me how your massive rigs can easily play these games. Go on then, let’s start the comparing already.

Last Updated: September 26, 2012

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