Ubisoft details Far Cry 5 PC-specific settings and system requirements

With the fifth entry in the main Far Cry series only a couple of months away from launch, Ubisoft has decided to reveal the amount of horsepower PC players will need on their systems to run the game at respectable frame rates, along with a few settings that are exclusive to the platform.

As usual with most titles, Far Cry 5 will try to auto-detect and set the resolution as well as a graphics preset that is most suited to a system. But, for those of us who want to tinker with the settings, there will be a slew of options available as well, accompanied by a benchmark tool and even a video memory usage meter. Also on hand will be various aspect ratio options, a field of view slider, optional framerate caps, and resolution scaling support.

Ubisoft has gone all out on the system requirement specifics as well, from showcasing PC configurations required to run the game at 720p on low graphics, all the way up to what is needed to play the game on 4K resolution with high/ultra settings at 60fps:

MINIMUM CONFIGURATION:
OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5-2400 @ 3.1 GHz or AMD FX-6300 @ 3.5 GHz or equivalent
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 or AMD R9 270 (2GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)
SYSTEM RAM: 8GB
Resolution: 720p
Video Preset: Low
RECOMMENDED CONFIGURATION (60 FPS):
OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
PROCESSOR: Intel Core i7-4770 @ 3.4 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.2 GHz or equivalent
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD R9 290X (4GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)
SYSTEM RAM: 8GB
Resolution: 1080p
Video Preset: High
4K 30 FPS CONFIGURATION:
OS: Windows 10 (64-bit version only)
PROCESSOR: Intel Core i7-6700 @ 3.4 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X @ 3.6 GHz or equivalent
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 or AMD RX Vega 56 (8GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)
SYSTEM RAM: 16GB
Resolution: 2160p
Video Preset: High
4K 60 FPS CONFIGURATION:
OS: Windows 10 (64-bit version only)
PROCESSOR: Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.0 GHz or AMD Ryzen 7 1700X @ 3.4 GHz or equivalent
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI or AMD RX Vega 56 CFX (8GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)
SYSTEM RAM: 16GB
Resolution: 2160p
Video Preset: High/Ultra

If the previous games are anything to go by, Far Cry 5's PC version won't suffer from any serious issues, but we will have to wait until its launch to see how the game fairs, and if it will allow players to take down the doomsday cultists in Hope County with some smooth framerates.

As Ubisoft scrapped Far Cry 5's original February 27 release date saying the developer needs some more time to make additional improvements, the game is now slated for launch on March 27.

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