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Fire up those expensive video cards -- Crysis demo is coming on September 25

For diehard PC gamers, Crysis is the game that best exemplifies the PC’s technological edge over today’s consoles. In times where developers must consider the lowest common denominator when making a game, Crysis sets itself apart by targeting gamers with the latest computer processors and video cards.

EA and Crytek revealed today on its official Crysis website that a single player demo will be released on September 25 (also the day that Halo 3 hits the Xbox 360). The demo will consist of the entire first level in Crysis’ single player campaign, “Contact,” giving gamers first-hand chance to experience the open-ended level design and a chance to put their PC hardware to the test.

Even with the game’s nearing release, the developers have yet to announce official system requirements. From what the developers have let on, though, 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
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
Internet: 512k+ (128k+ upstream)
Optical Drive: DVD
Software: DX10 with Windows Vista

Following the completion of the demo, gamers will have a seemingly long wait for the release of the full game. Crysis is set to simultaneously release in retail stores in North America and Europe on November 16, 2007.

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By jmke on 8/28/2007 9:52:14 AM , Rating: 2
At what resolution detail will you play the game with

CPU: Athlon 64 3000+/Intel 2.8ghz
Graphics: Nvidia 6600/X800GTO (SM 2.0)

I wonder.

RE: Resolution/Detail
By Cheapshot on 8/28/2007 10:09:07 AM , Rating: 2

I have a quad core extreme qx6700, a GF 8800 GTX, 4 gigs of Gskill DDR II 800, a raptor 10K 150, and Bioshock gave me some hiccups.

I feel less than optimistic about maxing games out these days... thinking I should get another $500 video card to run SLI... not what I want to do or can afford, but having a game that resembles 2004 graphics defeats the purpose of spending all that friggin money.

RE: Resolution/Detail
By Marlowe on 8/28/2007 11:20:49 AM , Rating: 5
You should really spend those 500 A.S.A.P dude 'cause your system is seriously lacking. I'm sure you can afford it mate, 500 is nothing for some SLI heaven! Heck why not switch 'em out with Ultras. Then you're speaking ;) You're gonna make those suckers in the forums drool at your feet!! ;D

Btw I have a Ferarri and a Porsche and 16 thousand gigabytes of ram.

RE: Resolution/Detail
By Souka on 8/28/2007 12:11:45 PM , Rating: 2
U had probs with Bioshock?

I play at 1024x768 with all settings set to max,including audio. Only with large use of plasmidsd with lots of baddies....otherwise, runs great.

My setup...
....P4 3.0ghz@3.6ghz
....ATI x1950pro AGP (256mb)
....XP Pro
....2x1GB ram (faster timings set, can't remember exact though)

RE: Resolution/Detail
By johnsonx on 8/28/2007 1:43:17 PM , Rating: 2
check your system for spyware or some other problem. My son plays the Bioshock demo no hitches or problems with a single core athlon64, 7900GS.

RE: Resolution/Detail
By lompocus on 8/28/07, Rating: -1
RE: Resolution/Detail
By lucyfek on 8/29/2007 1:32:32 AM , Rating: 2
what OS do you run - Vista 32bit? - so much for your 4GB and performance under Vista always disappoints for the money loaded into the equipment

RE: Resolution/Detail
By otispunkmeyer on 8/29/2007 4:36:19 AM , Rating: 2
even my macbook pro played bioshock without issue. ok the FPS wasnt in the sky but it was definately playable.

the 360 plays the game superbly, played it on a sammy 1080p 40incher with a glossy coating, i've never seen a game look so damn good.

RE: Resolution/Detail
By XtremeM3 on 9/5/2007 9:02:18 AM , Rating: 2
1. What OS? Odds are you'd be better off yanking 2 of those gigs of RAM out and run off of 2, especially if you're running XP.

I run bioshock on an E6400 with an 8600GTS and playing at 1600x1200 with max everything it runs...well ok. Looks fine but FRAPS is telling me i'm running 30ish fps...oddly enough it doesn't look choppy or bad at all. Going to probably bring down the res anyway though.

My friend is running a QX6700 with dual 8800GTX XXXs 2GB or RAM and runs average of 180ish fps peaking over problems...also at 1600x1200 max everything.

Check your setup...but I do agree that the min specs will not be running anything pretty at all when it comes to crysis.

RE: Resolution/Detail
By webdawg77 on 8/28/2007 10:09:17 AM , Rating: 2
Probably 640x480.

I have a AMD 64 3000+ with an ATI 9600pro that I could swap out with a nVidia 6800GT. I'll let you know in about 1 month :).

RE: Resolution/Detail
By JazzMang on 8/28/2007 10:15:59 AM , Rating: 2
I would think 800x600 with all detail settings set to 'low'.

RE: Resolution/Detail
By Spivonious on 8/28/2007 10:20:13 AM , Rating: 2
I've never heard of an Intel 2.8GHz. Going strictly by clockspeed that means my E6600 isn't fast enough, which we all know isn't true. I guess they mean Pentium 4?

RE: Resolution/Detail
By therealnickdanger on 8/28/2007 10:29:34 AM , Rating: 2
I guess they mean Pentium 4?

Or the equivalent. Considering my old E6300 (1.8GHz) was faster in most tasks than my old P4 3.0GHz, it's probably safe to say that any C2D will be fast enough...

RE: Resolution/Detail
By NARC4457 on 8/28/2007 11:43:30 AM , Rating: 3
Pretty sure I remember an old P4 Northwood that was clocked at 2.8Ghz

RE: Resolution/Detail
By Procurion on 8/29/2007 8:27:57 AM , Rating: 2
You're giving away your age-or lack of it. The Northwood 2.8 was a great chip and very overclockable if you kept the voltage down. We're talking just 2 or three years ago that it was mainstream.

RE: Resolution/Detail
By RussianSensation on 8/28/2007 10:38:34 AM , Rating: 4
Rule of thumb: Take recommended specs and make that your minimum system specs to enjoy the game :) hehe

RE: Resolution/Detail
By elegault on 8/28/2007 1:10:01 PM , Rating: 2

RE: Resolution/Detail
By PrinceGaz on 8/28/2007 4:40:20 PM , Rating: 2

RE: Resolution/Detail
By Master Kenobi on 8/28/2007 8:07:47 PM , Rating: 2
Indeed. I just ordered an 8800GTX today from Newegg. Shows up Friday. Was hoping to stick it out until January but DX10 games are rolling out now and I guess I just gotta bite the bullet this time.

RE: Resolution/Detail
By DarkElfa on 8/28/2007 12:57:13 PM , Rating: 2
I was able to play the Bioshock demo at 2560x1600 with all of the settings on max but without AA. Then again, at 2560x1600, AA isn't really needed. I'll try the same with Crysis, but I'm not holding my breath that it will work, unlike Bioshock, there aren't any sprawling outdoor areas.

RE: Resolution/Detail
By Rabbitrunner55 on 8/30/2007 5:32:29 AM , Rating: 2
I always use 1024 X 768. Since i have amid range card ( 7600GT with shader model 3.0 and can only use DX9.0c, then i figure that will be good enough. maybe not the best specs but OK. I run quite a few high end games at one notch above that.
Currently, i can play any high end game out now just fine on a 939 chipset board and a X23800 CPU. I will upgrade pretty soon.. to either a X26000 and 2GB DDR2 memory, or possibly change platforms and get the C2D 6750CPU.

I find it funny that the one guy thinks he needs a new video card or just to play this game???? ( are you kidding me?? ) to get two of the highest ones out and run in SLI, when if he knew anything about anything, he should know that one high end VC is good enough for anything put out,esp. with those overall specs.$500.00 more just for 5-10FPS is just plain stupid.

Believe it or not, i can play 'Oblivion on very decnet settings and the game looks perfect, and runs over 30FPS, so i'm not too awful worried.
Remember.. ;game makers want most all gmaers business, and not just the highest specs. users, otherwise profits would fall by the wayside pretty fast...

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