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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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eh?
By JenBell on 10/10/2007 7:02:59 AM , Rating: 0
Been reading the comments and personally do feel any sympathy for xp users or people with DX9 or earlier cards. The very first time I heard about crysis, one thing was hammered in from the start...vista DX10 game. Typically, I would expect a DX10 game to need c2d at 2Ghz+. Vista PCs need 2GB of RAM, which is the sweet spot...32bit cannot address 4Gb (shows 3GB+ in OS) but I know people who run 4GB in vista32 and feel that the extra 1GB+ of ram is needed for running VMware instances and playing games. As for GPU, I would go for Nvidia at the moment. Like Intel, they simply own the market. 8800 series GPU prices are dropping and getting cheaper and I am pretty sure Nvidia and AMD are readying there latest&greatest GPUs. Hopefully Nvidia will be able to deliver GPUs that finally allow 2560x1600 crysis with everything maxed out. I hear people complaining about the needing to upgrade...what about the people to actually have the cutting edge hardware? They still cant play games at full screen. My PC specs'...QX6800(Quad) ss-custom@ 4.4Ghz, eVGA 680i, (2x2)4GB Corsair PC6400 Dom's, eVGA 8800ultra SC and I know that it wont be able to play Crysis maxed out, even going SLi will leave me short.
Only thing that really gets to me is that no company is making monitors with resolutions over Dells 30"...want more pixels on a single panel...please. Finally, never buy a PC...build it, better quality and control over exactly what u want (-_-). There is a two sides of the story, people with slightly older hardware are expected to upgrade and people with the cutting edge see the ‘edge’ hardware and I tell you…its disappointed me every single time. Well…we can still hope that the 9800gtx finally delivers the performance jump like the 88 did and then some!




RE: eh?
By mindless1 on 10/29/2007 1:25:09 PM , Rating: 2
I don't recall anyone asking for sympathy. Want to know what the reality is more likely to be? Most people playing this game will do so with XP and a DX9 card. If you're looking down on them for doing so, well it's a shame you feel that way but it's their choice.


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