We might be some ways off Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3's January 2017 release date, but already we've zeroed in on the system requirements. Due to its not-quite-AAA status, I'd hazard a guess it means Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is pretty much finished but being held back to avoid the holiday rush. Nevertheless, we'll be training our sights on January 27th, when Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 will drop players into Georgia as a US sniper, tasked with handling the Russia / Georgia conflict. In the meantime feast your eyes on the official minimum requirements for Sniper 3: Ghost Warrior.
Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 Minimum System Requirements
- OS: Windows Vista 64-bit
- CPU: Intel Core i3-530 3.1 GHz or AMD Phenom II X3 715 2.8GHz
- RAM: 8 GB System Memory
- GPU RAM: 2GB GDDR5 Video Memory
- GPU: GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon HD 7870
- HDD: 50 GB available space
- DX: DirectX 11
They seem to be getting rarer and rarer these days with the surplus of Unreal Engine and Unity games, but Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is being build on CryTek's powerful CryEngine. We know from Crysis 3 that this engine is still a force to be reckoned with, and there's an argument to be made that it's still the most demanding game out there (when you try and max it out). Now we don't expect Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 to turn gaming PCs into smoldering scrap heaps, but you can see from the minimum specs that we have quite a demanding game on our hands here.
The big immediate takeaway is that CI Games reckon the ever-popular GeForce GTX 750 Ti won't cut it here. Instead the absolute minimum graphics for Ghost Warrior 3 is a GTX 760 or Radeon HD 7870. That could spec quite a number of PC gamers out of playing Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 at all, but we'd hazard a guess you will in fact be able to get away with lesser hardware.
As for the rest; Sniper 3's processor demands are very reasonable. Any dual-core processor with HyperThreading support will do. 8GB RAM minimum is pretty standard these days, as is the 50GB installation size. Hopefully you've got some fat internet pipes to help you out, as you're looking at a 30-40GB download for Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3.
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