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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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I'll run this at 1680x1050 in DX9.0c
By wingless on 8/28/2007 10:23:31 AM , Rating: 2
CPU : Opteron 185 @ 3001mhz
Graphics : Diamond 2900XT OC
RAM : 2x1GB DDR500 @ 250mhz
Software : Windows XP x64

The max DX9 setting will probably be relatively easy for most of us. There are also some performance enhancements for 64-bit operating systems. DX10 on the other hand will probably warrant an SLI or Crossfire setup with current DX10 hardware so we'll probably be more than justified to wait for the next generation Nvidia and ATI cards to come out. I've read about the DX10 problems the game has had with Nvidia's multi-threaded drivers so I hope the issues get ironed out. DX10 may be a chore for a modern PC to handle right now.




RE: I'll run this at 1680x1050 in DX9.0c
By QuantumPion on 8/28/2007 11:08:56 AM , Rating: 2
What 64 bit enhancements are you referring to?


By wingless on 8/28/2007 11:17:38 AM , Rating: 2
"Well, we didn't have anyone in line that got shot waiting for our system." -- Nintendo of America Vice President Perrin Kaplan

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