Don’t you just love the smell of freshly-purchased gaming silicon? Well, if you haven’t upgraded your PC in the last decade and want to give Ubisoft’s Far Cry: Primal a crack, prepare to be nostril-deep in electronic odours — the publisher has just released minimum and recommended specs for the upcoming title.
On the hard drive front, you’ll need at least 20GB free to install the game and a 64-bit operating system that is Windows 7 or later. That’s where the similarities end; on the CPU, GPU and RAM front, the specifications differ quite a bit:
Processor: Intel Core i3-550 | AMD Phenom II X4 955 or equivalent
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 (1GB VRAM) | AMD Radeon HD 5770 (1GB VRAM) or equivalent
And the recommended numbers:
Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K | AMD FX-8350 or equivalent
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 | AMD Radeon R9 280X or equivalent
The specifications are par for the course — as long as you have a reasonably recent machine you should be fine, as long as you don’t mind switching off a few bells and whistles.
As an extra bonus, Ubi provides a list of “supported video cards at release”, which contains no surprises:
AMD Radeon™ HD 5770 (1 GB VRAM) or better, HD 7000 / 200 / 300 / Fury X series
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460 (1 GB VRAM) or better, GTX 500 / 600 / 700 / 900 / TITAN series