Crysis Demo Hits the Web, Crushes Video Cards
October 27, 2007 8:54 PM
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Crysis demo released; gamers lament the weakness of their PC hardware
Gamers who recently spent a considerable sum of money on a high-end video card will finally find that their piece of hardware is no longer overkill. That’s right, the
single-player demo is here as
promised by the developers
late last month.
The demo was originally set for
release on September 25
, but developer Crytek decided to push the public debut date back a month in the interest of quality. The retail date of November 16 still appears to be on-track.
“We are taking some extra time to make sure you that you have an amazing experience but also we did not want to risk the release date of
at this stage,” Cevat Yerli, CEO of Crytek, explained regarding the delay. “To get the game into your hands by November the 16th, we had to make this call.”
The demo may be downloaded directly from an
EA Canada web server
. The 1.77GB download includes the entire first level and the CryEngine 2 - Sandbox 2 game editor, giving the community an opportunity to get familiar with the tools before the retail game ships.
As should be well known by now,
is the most hardware-demanding game to ship this year. Those who are interested in diving into the demo should
read the official system requirements and recommendations
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RE: just played it
10/28/2007 5:58:08 AM
No, its not your CPU its your
card that holds you back.
RE: just played it
10/28/2007 6:14:17 AM
It is both the CPU and the GPU but considering this game can benefit from a quad core and considering the resolution (800*600) it is more the CPU.
I read a post from Crytech developers a few days ago which said if you have a balanced PC, you should first try to upgrade the CPU or something like that.
RE: just played it
10/29/2007 7:31:23 AM
I haven't seen it taxing my quad core, but it does beat my graphics card into the ground.
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