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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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By hrah20 on 10/10/2007 1:18:23 AM , Rating: 3
by xantis
(you want to play games, go buy yourself a games console, you get rid of hardware specifications, never ending patches, etc, you buy the game, you pop it into your console and you play the game, no nothing required, no need to look on the back to see if your system is supported and with quality, the game runs and it's pretty, that's it.

Sorry for the rant, gaming on the pc side of things is just a sad excuse for graphics cards and assorted hw vendors to make some money every 6 months or so with every product refresh.

And remember, all the time you have your shiny 8800 Ultra on your OS of choice doing absolutely nothing you get to think, i'm f***ing glad i wasted €700 on this. (your electricity company also thanks you for your cash :P)

To you maybe the same , but for a lot of us is wort the price we pay to have the latest games running at top quality
I like console games (I have a x360 elite) but some pc games (including gears of war with those 5 new levels)will run better on my pc than on my 360, having a 24 inch monitor, and a XFX GeForce 8800 Ultra XXX, 2 gb of DDR 2 800 with good framerate, I certainly can't complain,

It seems that installing patches no dc or dvd fixes, mods, and the like is a chore to you, not to me, I like to find what else I can do to alter my games, so I give them extra life

even halo 3 has slowdowns once in a while (great game nonetheless)
and I can play gears of war with my 360 gamepad on my pc if I want to.

it's ok if you like to play in a console, but don't think that everyone will think the same.

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