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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 ForumMaster on 8/28/2007 10:20:07 AM , Rating: 2
wonder if my good ol'

Athlon XP-M 2500+ @3200

will run this thing. i doubt it will run at my monitor's native rez...(1280x1024)

RE: Heh
By ted61 on 8/28/2007 10:32:40 AM , Rating: 2
You won't even be able to get the welcome screen on that computer. You need to beef up you video card with one of those classic Radeon 9200 128 meg jobs.

RE: Heh
By 3kliksphilip on 8/28/2007 10:38:49 AM , Rating: 3
I guess that my Voodoo 3 is finally obsolete :(

RE: Heh
By rdeegvainl on 8/28/2007 12:24:21 PM , Rating: 2
nah man, i think you can still run ultima 4, or was that 3....

RE: Heh
By StevoLincolnite on 8/28/2007 1:49:46 PM , Rating: 3
I have a "TnL" Software Emulator, which I use to run on my old Voodoo 2 SLI rig!
And I can run FarCry, Doom3, Quake 4 and Half Life 2, although graphics are lacking, performance is acceptable :)

RE: Heh
By MonkeyPaw on 8/28/2007 6:46:19 PM , Rating: 2
Maybe if you overclock it a little you will get the FPS you're looking for. I think my V3 2000 does 190/190 if you're interested. That way you don't have to deal with all the driver hassles that come with upgrading.

RE: Heh
By aetherzero on 8/28/2007 10:43:36 AM , Rating: 3
Woo! Minumum system requirements!!

3.0GHz P4 Northwood
1GB DDR400
256MB X800GTO

Maybe i can run it in 256 color mode :-D

RE: Heh
By MrDiSante on 8/28/07, Rating: 0
RE: Heh
By achintya on 8/28/2007 1:30:55 PM , Rating: 1
DAMN, my system meets every min req except 4 d cpu!!!!! ive got a athlon64 2800+! DAMN!!!!! and 768 pin procs are real hard to find now.............

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