Crysis 3 PC Technical Review



Product: Crysis 3
Company: EA
Author: Sean Ridgeley
Editor: Eric Amidon
Date: February 26th, 2013

Introduction, setup, requirements

Crysis broke new ground in visuals and gameplay when it released in 2007, and set a high bar met in its follow-ups Crysis Warhead in 2008, Crysis 2 in 2011, and now Crysis 3 in 2013. As a futuristic stealth/action game, Crysis 3 offers up more of its unique brand of mechanics and art design.

If you're curious as to how the game fares on PC, read on for a light technical analysis.

Test Setup

  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz (Stock)
  • Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3-1600 (1333 mhZ)
  • Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 3.5" 7200RPM / OCZ Agility 3 6Gb/s (Cache)
  • Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 680 2GB (Stock)
  • Driver: 314.07
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Input: Logitech G400 mouse @ 1900dpi, Leopold Tenkeyless Linear Touch Mechanical Keyboard

System Requirements

  • Minimum
    • OS: Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo / 2.7 GHz AMD Athlon 64X2
    • Memory: 2 GB / 3 GB for Windows Vista
    • Storage: 17GB
    • Video Card: DirectX 11 graphics card with 1 GB Video RAM or better / NVidia GTS 450 or AMD Radeon HD5770
    • DirectX: 11

  • Recommended
    • OS: Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5-750 / 2.7 GHz AMD Phenom II X4 805
    • Memory: 4GB RAM
    • Video Card: DirectX 11 graphics card with 1 GB Video RAM or better / NVidia GTX560 or AMD Radeon HD5870
    • DirectX: 11