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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: Foolish developers
By scrapsma54 on 10/10/2007 10:36:47 AM , Rating: 2
FOOISH You.
With out cutting edge, Human kind will be stuck with crap games like alone in the dark and trespasser. I think you need to realize that 3d games didn't gain popularity over 2d until the 5th generation consoles and 3d has been around longer.
It takes 4 years to completely out phase a mid range computer, 2 to out phase a celeron (but will never be gaming worthy), 5-6 for a xeon. It all depends on what you can upgrade to and how well the pc was made. Nobody needs a Core 2 Quad extreme and an 8800Gtx to play games on max. Those are the people who think they are superman and can see over 72Hz (72Hz is the speed at which the Human eye can see remnants of a frame comfortably even though the human eye is 60Hz). Its all about how a programmer designs the games, and what developers expect you to experience.
Yeah, these system requirements look a little taxing, but its not like Running FEAR on an FX 5500 where every single detail has to be disabled and DX 8 shaders have to be used and Pixel doubling is required. I am sure, as in the developer videos, the game will perform great on last gen hardware.


RE: Foolish developers
By spwatkins on 10/30/2007 10:32:34 AM , Rating: 2
Alone in the Dark was an awesome game.


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