Far Cry 5, or Far Cry Primal has been released, and it’s sure to follow in the footsteps of its predecessor in terms of success.
The game features beautiful scenery that can really allow you to immerse yourself in the world that was 10.000 years ago.
All this being said, one question arises: could you run this game at a sufficiently high frame rate and quality settings.
In order to run this game, you will need more than decent specs on your laptop.
These specs include at the very 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 render all the beautiful scenery in great detail, then you should follow the recommended system requirements list.
The first requirement to consider is the CPU. On the recommended spec sheet it highlights the Core i7 processor from Intel as a necessary component. You should aim for a 5th or 6th generation processor from their CPU family.
Also, you should think about the graphics card. You will not 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’s equipped with a dedicated graphics card from NVIDIA’s 800m series at the very least.
As far as system memory is concerned, your gaming laptop should carry at least 8GB of RAM, if not more. Application performance and fluidity is tightly related to the amount of RAM installed on the system. I recommend you get a laptop with 16GB of RAM for Far Cry Primal.
Resolution this is a key aspect. If a low resolution is fine from your perspective, then you can still get a well equipped laptop on the hardware side and play the game in with regular settings on a regular resolution. But where’s the fun in that?
You should aim at getting 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 in order 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 hefty amount of RAM.
The hard drive is also important. Not as important as the other specs, since system requirements for hard drives only consist in capacity, but you should focus on getting a laptop with an integrated SSD drive. This means your games will load a lot faster in between scenes, and you be able to fast save your games on the fly, without major performance losses.
To get a good idea of what kinds of laptops you should be looking for, please check my best gaming laptops of 2016 article where we’ve included 6 notebook recommendations that can run Far Cry Primal without a problem.