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PC killer gaming app "Crysis" to ship November 16, 2007

Console gamers will have many, many amazing games to play this holiday season, but PC gamers will have an exclusive title to make the console crowd jealous. This game, of course, is Crysis – a title that has already wowed anyone who has seen video of screenshots of the gorgeous graphics.

Publisher Electronic Arts and developer Crytek have announced that Crysis will be hitting retail stores in North America and Europe on November 16, 2007.

“Crytek is constantly striving to push the boundaries of both game design and technology, while maintaining quality at the highest bar,” said Cevat Yerli, CEO and President of Crytek. “We’re thankful to our fans for their support and patience, and we’re excited to bring them Crysis this year. It’s going to be worth the wait.”

Official system requirements and recommended specs have yet to be announced, but it is estimated that the lowest-spec PC that will run Crysis will consist of:

CPU: Athlon 64 3000+/Intel 2.8ghz
Graphics: Nvidia 6600/X800GTO (SM 2.0)
RAM: 768Mb/1Gb on Windows Vista
HDD: 6GB
Internet: 256k+
Optical Drive: DVD
Software: DX9.0c with Windows XP

With the recommended system expected to be:

CPU: Dual-core CPU (Athlon X2/Pentium D)
Graphics: Nvidia 7800GTX/ATI X1800XT (SM 3.0) or DX10 equivalent
RAM: 1.5Gb
HDD: 6GB
Internet: 512k+ (128k+ upstream)
Optical Drive: DVD
Software: DX10 with Windows Vista
Although Crysis won’t be the first game to carry with it DirectX 10 visuals, it could be the killer app to entice gamers to make the jump to Windows Vista. Unlike the other DirectX 10 titles Halo 2 and Shadowrun, Crysis will also run with DirectX 9 on Windows XP.



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By bigpaw on 8/3/2007 12:57:57 PM , Rating: 2
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CPU: Dual-core CPU (Athlon X2/Pentium D)
Graphics: Nvidia 7800GTX/ATI X1800XT (SM 3.0) or DX10 equivalent
RAM: 1.5Gb
HDD: 6GB
Internet: 512k+ (128k+ upstream)
Optical Drive: DVD
Software: DX10 with Windows Vista


This is a bit absurd. The software says DX10 Vista and the graphics say 7800GTX/x1800XT or DX10 equivalent. What does that mean? There is no DX10 equivalent of those cards. And you can use those cards to play anything DX10.

Only Nvidia's 8 series and ATI's newest batch can do DX10.

That's the only weird thing I noticed, as far as Crysis is concerned, *yawn*, we'll see if it lives up to the hype once it hits.




By FuzionMonkey on 8/3/2007 1:30:51 PM , Rating: 2
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This is a bit absurd. The software says DX10 Vista and the graphics say 7800GTX/x1800XT or DX10 equivalent. What does that mean? There is no DX10 equivalent of those cards. And you can use those cards to play anything DX10.


They are talking about an GeForce 8 series card with the equivalent power of a 7800GTX, but DX10. Maybe something like an 8600 would be similar to an 7800.


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