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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
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

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

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 220...no 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.


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