Ubisoft knows a thing or two about open worlds and Far Cry 4 looks to deliver the ultimate freewheeling experience. The mountainous region of Kyrat is full of infinite possibilities that could only be dreamed off in Far Cry 4, giving you the tools to deliver absolute carnage on the Himalayan slopes.

Hot on the heels of those wallet-gouging Assassin’s Creed Unity requirements we’ve got our hands on the official Far Cry 4 system requirements. To find out whether your gaming PC is about to be trampled by a herd of elephants or destined to become the king of Kyrat, read on to check out the official Far Cry 4 system requirements to see what hardware you’ll be needing for your expedition.

Far Cry 4 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or Win 8 / Win 8.1 (must be 64bit versions)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-750 running at 2.6GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB of system memory needed
  • GPU VRAM: 1024 MB graphics card memory
  • GPU: AMD Radeon HD5850 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460
  • HD: 30 GB hard drive space required
  • DX: 11 Direct X

Far Cry 4 Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 with SP1 or Win 8 / Win 8.1 (must be 64bit versions)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2400S running at 2.5GHz or AMD FX-8350 4GHz or better
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GPU VRAM: 2048 MB graphics card memory
  • GPU:AMD Radeon R9 290X or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 or better (hmmm?)
  • HD: 30 GB space needed
  • DX: 11 Direct X

Far Cry 4 minimum requirements look pretty standard based on this year's requirements. A mid-range graphics card from a few years ago will get the game running according to these specs. The 4GB system memory is par for the course as well. 30GB hard space is not a huge surprise either based on the mammoth hard drive requirements we have been seeing this year. A point of note, that increased hard drive space requirement we have seen this year will largely be due to the increased software disk space the new generation of consoles in comparison to the Xbox 360's DVDs (Blu Ray disks can hold 25GB per layer and have usually 2 layers).

Now, the Far Cry 4 recommended requirements for graphics cards are heavier. Ubisoft are requesting that you have a an AMD Radeon R9 290X or graphics cards with at least 2GB VRAM or the top end Nvidia GTX 680. 8GB of RAM seems fairly standard nowadays for modern title recommended requirements. We will of course be benchmarking this.

Finally, consider that Ubisoft is closely tied to Nvidia of late and so Nvidia cards are likely to enjoy some slightly better optimisation as soon as the game releases. But when this happens it never takes long for the other card builder to get its own drivers out to optimise performance.

Here are the Far Cry 4 supported video cards when the game releases later this month, 20th November

  • AMD : Radeon HD5850 or better, Radeon HD6000, HD7000, R7 200, R9 200 series
  • NVIDIA : GeForce GTX 460 or better, GeForce GTX 500, GTX 600, GTX 700 series

I have to say I am looking forward to this one. I dont think it will be too far removed from the Far Cry 3 experience we had last time, but that was a good laugh, so more of the same is welcomed in my book. Ok, tell us below how you feel about these Far Cry 4 system requirements and is it time to consider an upgrade?