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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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9800 Pro FTW
By MasterTactician on 10/9/2007 8:55:11 PM , Rating: 5
More than 4 years old and the 9800 Pro is still hanging in there.

RE: 9800 Pro FTW
By darkpaw on 10/10/2007 11:04:09 AM , Rating: 2
The 9500-9800 series I think was by far the best video card generation ever.

RE: 9800 Pro FTW
By JoeBanana on 10/11/2007 10:23:15 AM , Rating: 2
I love my 9500pro :D

RE: 9800 Pro FTW
By rogard on 10/12/2007 11:50:41 PM , Rating: 2
If all goes well and Nvidia stick to their naming scheme, in 6 months you can impress a bunch of 12-year-olds by naming your graphics card. Don't mention "Ati" though. :-)

RE: 9800 Pro FTW
By mindless1 on 10/29/2007 1:10:39 PM , Rating: 2
As they already stated, they have scaled back the game so it's playable. It's no testament to the 9800 Pro, only their work to allow a larger game customer base. If they really wanted to, they could have just kept scaling it back until it was playable on a Riva128, but instead a line had to be drawn somewhere.

It's not like you'd get the same experience running on 9800 Pro, more like playing an older game.

That doesn't make 9800 Pro a bad card for it's time, it just reminds us of that whole fiasco with nVidia's FX series and that every new generation of higher-end cards will remain viable for longer so long as the game designer allows scaling back the eyecandy enough.

RE: 9800 Pro FTW
By SlyNine on 10/31/2007 11:01:46 PM , Rating: 2
the 9700 pro not only allowed for DX9 but was 4X faster then a 4600 at current games at the time (in some tests). In later tests of more demanding software it was like 6-7X faster. I had both. Name one other leep that was as great as the 9700pro over the 4600 in videocards since.

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