Sniper Elite 3 PC Technical Review

Company: Rebellion
Author: Sean Ridgeley
Editor: Sean Ridgeley
Date: July 3rd, 2014

Introduction, setup, requirements

The Sniper Elite series began way back in 2005. It was clunky and had terrible graphics in comparison to what we're used to these days, but proved an engaging, unique experience regardless. The series got a major facelift in 2012 with Sniper Elite V2, and now we see some further albeit smaller improvements with Sniper Elite 3, which has just released this past week.

If you're curious on how the game fares in terms of PC features, performance, and more, read on for a light technical analysis.

Test Setup

  • OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz (Stock)
  • Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3-1600
  • Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 3.5" 7200RPM / OCZ Agility 3 6Gb/s (Cache)
  • Video Card: Sapphire Tri-X R9 290 4GB (Stock)
  • Driver: Catalyst 14.6 RC
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Input: Logitech G400 mouse @ 1900dpi, Leopold Tenkeyless Linear Touch Mechanical Keyboard

System Requirements

  • Minimum
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® Vista (Service Pack 2) or Windows® 7 (Service Pack 1) or Windows® 8 or Windows 8.1
    • Processor: Dual-core CPU with SSE3 (Intel® Pentium® D 3GHz / AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 4200) or better
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Storage: 18GB
    • Video Card: Microsoft® DirectX® 10.0 compatible graphics card with 256 MB of memory (NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 series / ATI Radeon™ HD 3870) or better