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‘Far Cry 5’ on PC will support multi-GPU configurations, 4K at 60 fps

Far Cry 5 : Official Announce Trailer | Ubisoft [US]

Ubisoft updated the official Far Cry website with the minimum and recommended system requirements for gamers who want to play the fifth installment on PC. The minimum processor requirements aren’t that high, but you need 8GB of system memory at the very least, and a GeForce GTX 670 or Radeon R9 270 graphics card/chip to play the game at a 720p resolution using the low video preset. 

Here are the requirements: 

1,280 x 720
Low video preset
1,920 x 1,080 at 60 fps
High video preset

Intel Core i5-2400
AMD FX-6300

Intel Core i7-4770
AMD Ryzen 5 1600


GeForce GTX 670
Radeon R9 270

GeForce GTX 970
Radeon R9 290X





Windows 7 SP1 / 8.1 / 10
64-bit only

Windows 7 SP1 / 8.1 / 10
64-bit only

 Not too shabby, right? But the love doesn’t stop there. If you have the hardware, Ubisoft provides a list of what you need to run Far Cry 5 at a 3,840 x 2,160 resolution, aka 4K or 2160p, at 30 and 60 frames per second. Here are the hardware requirements: 

  4K at 30 fps
High video preset 
4K at 60 fps
High / Ultra video preset 

Intel Core i7-6700
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 

Intel Core i7-6700K
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X 


GeForce GTX 1070
Radeon RX Vega 56 

GeForce GTX 1080 in SLI
Radeon RX Vega 56 in CrossFire 




Operating system: 

Windows 10 64-bit only 

Windows 10 64-bit only 

 We’re going to presume that you only need a single GTX 1080 or Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics card to run the game using the high video preset at 2160p and 60 frames per second. The need for two or more cards in SLI or CrossFire mode likely applies to running the same 2160p/60 fps combo using the ultra graphics preset. Meanwhile, here are all the graphics cards supported by the game at launch: 

Nvidia  AMD 
GeForce GTX 670 or better 

Radeon R9 270 or better 

GeForce GTX 760 or better 

Radeon R7 370 or better 

GeForce GTX 950 or better 

Radeon RX 460 or better 

GeForce GTX 1050 or better 

Radeon RX Vega 56 or better 

Far Cry 5 will arrive on Windows-based PCs along with the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles on March 27, 2018. The PC version will include a built-in benchmark feature and video memory usage meter to better calibrate the game’s settings for the optimal performance and visuals on your system. These settings include a frames-per-second lock, field of view adjustment, and resolution scaling. The game will auto-calibrate the settings based on the installed hardware too if you’re not in a tweaking mood. 

“PC has always been a key element of Far Cry’s DNA, and this couldn’t be truer with Far Cry 5,” said Kirill Bragin, PC version producer on Far Cry 5. As shown in the hardware specifications, Ubisoft also indicates that Far Cry 5 will support multi-GPU configurations, which isn’t the case for many games brought to the PC. The company will likely reveal additional PC-based secrets as we grow closer to the game’s March release. 

“This is just a sneak peek at some of the features we are excited about for the PC version,” Bragin added. 

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