Are you planning to buy Far Cry 3 for PC? If yes, then you’ll be happy to know that Ubisoft has released details on just how powerful your gaming rig has to be, in order to play the game, and whether you’ll need a permanent Internet connection to enjoy the game.

Minmum specifications are a DirectX9C graphics card with 512MB Video RAM, a dual core CPU and 4GB of RAM. Example setups are an NVidia GTX8800 with an Intel Core2 Duo E6700 or an AMD Radeon HD2900 with an AMD Athlon64 X2 6000+. However, a significantly more configuration is recommended: a DirectX11 graphics card with 1024MB Video RAM, a quad core CPU and 4GB of RAM. Again, example sets are an NVidia GTX480 with an Intel Core i3-530 or an AMD Radeon HD5770 with the AMD Phenom II X2 565.

But if you really want to see everything the game has to offer, with performance that doesn’t resemble a phlegmatic turtle on Valium, you’ll need to invest in a computer with the latest DirectX11 graphics card, latest quad core CPU and 8GB of RAM. Gold plating is not required. Example hi-performance sets are the NVidia GTX680 with an Intel Core i7-2600K or an AMD Radeon HD7970 and AMD Bulldozer FX4150.

Once you have a machine able to run the game and a copy of Far Cry 3, you will be required to activate it via Uplay. Thankfully, the activation process needs to be run only once and later, if you do not wish to use the game’s social features, but simply play the single player, an offline mode will be available.

Far Cry 3 is slated for release on November 29, 2012 in the European Union and Australia, November 30, 2012 in the United Kingdom and December 4, 2012 in Canada and the United States.