Far Cry 5, or Far Cry Primal, has been released and is sure to follow in its predecessor’s footsteps in terms of success.
The game features beautiful landscapes that really let you immerse yourself in the world that was 10,000 years ago.
All that said, a question arises: could I run this game at high enough frame rate and quality settings?
To run this game, you will need more than decent specs on your laptop.
These specs include at least a Core i3 processor, a decent graphics card, and at least 4GB of RAM. These are the minimum system specifications required to run this game.
In case you want to buy a laptop that not only runs the game but can also render all the beautiful scenery in great detail, then you should follow the list of recommended system requirements.
The first requirement to consider is the CPU. In the recommended data sheet, the Intel Core i7 processor is highlighted as a necessary component. You should be aiming for a 5th or 6th generation processor from your CPU family.
Also, you should think about the graphics card. You won’t be able to run any modern game without a dedicated graphics card, not to mention Far Cry Primal.
As a more specific goal, you should focus on finding a laptop that is equipped with at least one NVIDIA 800m series dedicated graphics card.
As far as system memory goes, your gaming laptop should have at least 8GB of RAM, if not more. The performance and smoothness of applications are closely related to the amount of RAM installed in the system. I recommend that you get a laptop with 16 GB of RAM for Far Cry Primal.
Resolution This is a key aspect. If a low resolution is fine from your perspective, you can still get a well-equipped laptop on the hardware side and play with regular settings on a regular resolution. But where’s the fun in that?
You should aim to get one of those special laptops with a screen resolution of at least 1920 x 1080, if not 2K or even 4K.
Keep in mind that to run a game of this magnitude at full 4k resolution, you’ll need more than a typically equipped gaming laptop. This is where a high-end dedicated graphics card is required, along with a powerful processor and a large amount of RAM.
The hard drive is also important. It’s not as important as the other specs, as the system requirements for hard drives are only about capacity, but you should focus on getting a laptop with an integrated SSD. This means your games will load much quicker between scenes and you’ll be able to quickly save your games on the fly, without huge performance hits.