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With Crysis, they're not just system requirements, they're system demands

Crysis will be the landmark game this year for hardcore PC gamers to prove that their platform of choice is technically superior to the newest consoles. Of course, the required hardware to run Crysis costs far more than a $400 console, but that’s always been the case with the cutting edge of PC gaming.

After months of guess work surrounding the system requirements of Crysis, the official specifications were released today. Gamers running Windows Vista will need slightly faster systems with more memory than those still using Windows XP.

Minimum System Requirements
OS Windows XP or Windows Vista
Processor 2.8 GHz or faster (XP) or 3.2 GHz or faster (Vista)
Memory 1.0 GB RAM (XP) or 1.5 GB RAM (Vista)
Video Card 256 MB
Hard Drive 12GB
Sound Card DirectX 9.0c compatible

Supported Processors:
Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz (3.2 GHz for Vista) or faster
Intel Core 2.0 GHz (2.2 GHz for Vista) or faster
AMD Athlon 2800+ (3200+ for Vista) or faster.

Supported Video Cards:
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT or greater; ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (Radeon X800 Pro for Vista) or greater. Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Integrated chipsets are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required.

Recommended System Requirements
OS Windows XP / Vista
Processor Intel Core 2 DUO @ 2.2GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
Memory 2.0 GB RAM
GPU NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS/640 or similar

Unfortunately, those with minimum spec machines can expect Crysis to look nothing like what they’ve seen so far in video and screenshots. Crytek’s CEO, Cevat Yerli, explained to GameSpot, “The quality of Crysis running on [minimum spec hardware] does equal the shading and texture quality of games that are about three years old, but with polygonal detail that is bigger then (sic) games from that same generation. The scaling happens in various areas, such as shading-quality, texture-resolution, shadows. View distance and interactivity are close to Far Cry.”

Yerli later added, “I am happy that we managed to scale down Crysis--which is on average 10 times more pushy than Far Cry--down to Far Cry specs. But Crysis is a high-end game that shall define what's now and in the future. Enjoy it as such as much as you can. It's like a concept car available and affordable now. I like also this quote somebody gave: "It's like a sexy blond girl with a PhD degree," upon which I said, "But with curly hair."”

Crysis is set to release to retail on November 16, with the playable demo available on October 26.



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RE: Dear Lord
By scrapsma54 on 10/9/2007 7:01:12 PM , Rating: 4
excluding dx10, the x1950 pro is still fast enough. If it is able to power bioshock and run oblivion, I think this card is up to the task.


RE: Dear Lord
By Lakku on 10/9/2007 11:57:17 PM , Rating: 2
Crysis is a different beast then bioshock or oblivion. To run at very high settings or max settings, you will need at least an 8800gts to run at a reasonable resolution, say 1280x1024 (that is indicated by the recommendation by CryTek of the GTS). You'll probably need a gtx or 2900xt for 1680x1050 and above to play at the high settings


RE: Dear Lord
By 1078feba on 10/10/2007 11:35:51 AM , Rating: 1
Running water-cooled dual Ultras on an OC'd FX-60 (3.2, Coolit Freezone) at 1680x1050 with 4 GB of DDR-500 stock volts 3-4-4-8, and I expect that to get an average of 70-80 FPS, I am going to have to turn down some of the settings.

Seems to me that even though NVidia has come out with a new driver every few weeks here lately, they still have quite a way to go before they fully realize max performance of the GTS/X/Ultra.


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