Far Cry 6 PC Requires Graphics Cards With Over 11 GB VRAM
Far Cry 6 releases today and we got to see several PC performance benchmarks from various tech outlets yesterday.
While the game generally performs really well on most graphics cards and processors, it has been discovered by DSOGaming that the game is unable to load its high-resolution texture pack on high-end NVIDIA graphics cards while also suffering from major CPU single-thread performance issues.
The report states that Far Cry 6 PC comes with an HD Texture Pack which weighs in at 35 GB. The HD Texture pack is stated to require at least 11-12 GB of VRAM to function properly but
it looks like even the high-end GeForce RTX 2080 Ti couldn't load these textures properly
NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3080 only packs in 10 GB of VRAM and while it has memory compression techniques to conserve bandwidth and capacity, that doesn't apply here for both high-end cards.
In fact, the GeForce RTX 3060, RTX 3080 Ti, RTX 3090 might be the only graphics cards that will be able to run the texture pack due to their higher VRAM capacity.
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There also seems to be a CPU Thread performance scaling issue in the game. While Far Cry 6 PC loves modern CPUs with better IPC, it has some troubles with multi-threaded scaling.