On the day of publication, Crytek increased the system requirements of Crysis 2 and 3 in the new remaster versions. At the same time, AMD hardware will be removed from the systems mentioned. At least it stays that way: Basically, a mid-range PC can play the remasters.
Overall, the requirements are still moderate. At the lower end, a quad-core processor of the nine-year-old Ivy Bridge generation and 8 GB of RAM are added. It can also be a GeForce GTX 1060, which now represents the lower end of the spectrum instead of the aforementioned GTX 1050 Ti. The jump to the next faster GPU in the five-year-old Nvidia portfolio sounds like a small correction, but it is the opposite. According to test reports, a GTX 1060 is around 50 percent faster.
More performance also recommended
A GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (test) is still recommended, however, as the other requirements of the second configuration mentioned increase. Instead of an Intel Core i5-7600K with four cores, Crytek now names a Core i5-8600 with six cores as a recommendation, 12 GB of RAM become 16 GB. This, too, is a considerable leap up in theory. As before, there is only one difference in the requirements between the remaster of Crysis 2 and 3 in terms of storage space: the older part needs more than 50 GB, part 3 manages with 20 GB.
AMD components are completely missing in the new system requirements. Previously, Crytek named a Ryzen 3 3100 and a Radeon RX 470 as the lower limit, a Ryzen 5 and a Radeon RX Vega 56 were recommended. Roughly, this information should always be given if you compare their performance with those of the Intel and Nvidia components mentioned still apply.
Short term in remaster tradition
The short-term nature of the changes turns out to be annoying for customers who have informed themselves about the new game in advance. However, since no pre-orders were possible, no one was able to buy the title under the wrong conditions, especially since it is unclear what hardware requirements the shooter actually has. The rest of the trilogy starts like this but bumpy and thus in the tradition of the Crysis remaster (test), which was “simply disappointing”, especially at the start of sales due to the frame rates and a missing level.