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Whats the max settings i could run Crysis on?

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August 18, 2008 8:57:15 PM

[#0000ff] My Rig

Amd Athlon X2 5400 2.8ghz dualcore
1470gb Ram
NVIDIA Geforce 8100 512MB Share Memory (w/TurboCache)
Windows Vista
August 18, 2008 9:05:50 PM

mmm um

low everything except sound quality

You can try checking www.crymod.com for a low quality config that might make it playable


I wouldn't waste your time with it though unless you already own it.
August 18, 2008 9:19:41 PM

i am going to overclock my processor to around 3.10ghz would that help
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August 18, 2008 9:24:02 PM

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i am going to overclock my processor to around 3.10ghz would that help

I'm sorry to be an ass and pick, but that just brought a smile to my face. Seriously though just go buy Farcry. You'll be much happier.
August 18, 2008 9:30:26 PM

Minimum Requirements
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz (3.2 GHz for Vista), Intel Core 2http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Core_2 .0 GHz (2.2 GHz for Vista), AMD Athlonhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athlon 2800+ (3200+ for Vista) or better
RAM: 1GB (1.5GB on Windows Vistahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Vista )
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT, ATI Radeon 9800http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radeon_R300 Pro (Radeon X800 Pro for Vista) or better
VRAM: 256MB of Graphics Memory
Storage: 12GB
Sound Cardhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_card : DirectX 9.0c Compatible
ODD: DVD-ROM
OS: Microsoft Windows XP or Vista
DirectX: DX9.0c or DX10



Recommended Requirements
CPU: Core 2 Duo/Athlon X2 or better
RAM: 1.5GB
Video Card: NVIDIA 7800http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_7_Series Series, ATI Radeon 1800 Series or better
VRAM: 512MB of Graphics Memory
Storage: 12GB
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
ODD: DVD-ROM
OS: Microsoft Windows XP or Vista
DirectX: DX9.0c or DX10



WOW U PEOLPEMinimum Requirements
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz (3.2 GHz for Vista), Intel Core 2http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Core_2 .0 GHz (2.2 GHz for Vista), AMD Athlonhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athlon 2800+ (3200+ for Vista) or better
RAM: 1GB (1.5GB on Windows Vistahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Vista )
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT, ATI Radeon 9800http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radeon_R300 Pro (Radeon X800 Pro for Vista) or better
VRAM: 256MB of Graphics Memory
Storage: 12GB
Sound Cardhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_card : DirectX 9.0c Compatible
ODD: DVD-ROM
OS: Microsoft Windows XP or Vista
DirectX: DX9.0c or DX10



Recommended Requirements
CPU: Core 2 Duo/Athlon X2 or better
RAM: 1.5GB
Video Card: NVIDIA 7800http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_7_Series Series, ATI Radeon 1800 Series or better
VRAM: 512MB of Graphics Memory
Storage: 12GB
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
ODD: DVD-ROM
OS: Microsoft Windows XP or Vista
DirectX: DX9.0c or DX10

WOW U PEOPLE R DOMB ASS **** STUPID PEOPLE THAT BUY AN ALIENWARE AND DONT KNOW **** I WOULD BE ABLE TO PLAY THIS GAME PRETTY WELL U CANT TRUST PEOPLES OPINION ONLY UR OWN DUMBASSES
August 18, 2008 11:13:56 PM

you need memory and a better GC.

DDR2 is very cheap!
You can nice GC for a good price right now with all the choices you have.
August 18, 2008 11:42:44 PM

You will not be happy with even the OC. You have shared memory I think, your ram is on the low end, and the GPU is weak. Even with an OC the game will need to be run on almost the very lowest setting.

The game is a HOG, looks pretty but you need a strong system to even play halfway in the settings.
August 18, 2008 11:47:04 PM

kse245 said:

WOW U PEOPLE R DOMB ASS **** STUPID PEOPLE THAT BUY AN ALIENWARE AND DONT KNOW **** I WOULD BE ABLE TO PLAY THIS GAME PRETTY WELL U CANT TRUST PEOPLES OPINION ONLY UR OWN DUMBASSES

Have fun with that. :lol: 
August 18, 2008 11:56:01 PM

I think you are under the illusion that because the 8100 is an 8 series, it is automatically better than any 7 or 6 series, and let me tell you, It ISNT
August 19, 2008 12:46:52 AM

spuddyt said:
I think you are under the illusion that because the 8100 is an 8 series, it is automatically better than any 7 or 6 series, and let me tell you, It ISNT
I couldn't even find a setting for Crysis I liked, and I have an overclocked 8800GTX. :pt1cable: 
August 19, 2008 1:03:14 AM

kse245 said:
Minimum Requirements
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz (3.2 GHz for Vista), Intel Core 2http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Core_2 .0 GHz (2.2 GHz for Vista), AMD Athlonhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athlon 2800+ (3200+ for Vista) or better
RAM: 1GB (1.5GB on Windows Vistahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Vista )
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT, ATI Radeon 9800http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radeon_R300 Pro (Radeon X800 Pro for Vista) or better
VRAM: 256MB of Graphics Memory
Storage: 12GB
Sound Cardhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_card : DirectX 9.0c Compatible
ODD: DVD-ROM
OS: Microsoft Windows XP or Vista
DirectX: DX9.0c or DX10



Recommended Requirements
CPU: Core 2 Duo/Athlon X2 or better
RAM: 1.5GB
Video Card: NVIDIA 7800http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_7_Series Series, ATI Radeon 1800 Series or better
VRAM: 512MB of Graphics Memory
Storage: 12GB
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
ODD: DVD-ROM
OS: Microsoft Windows XP or Vista
DirectX: DX9.0c or DX10



WOW U PEOLPEMinimum Requirements
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz (3.2 GHz for Vista), Intel Core 2http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Core_2 .0 GHz (2.2 GHz for Vista), AMD Athlonhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athlon 2800+ (3200+ for Vista) or better
RAM: 1GB (1.5GB on Windows Vistahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Vista )
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT, ATI Radeon 9800http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radeon_R300 Pro (Radeon X800 Pro for Vista) or better
VRAM: 256MB of Graphics Memory
Storage: 12GB
Sound Cardhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_card : DirectX 9.0c Compatible
ODD: DVD-ROM
OS: Microsoft Windows XP or Vista
DirectX: DX9.0c or DX10



Recommended Requirements
CPU: Core 2 Duo/Athlon X2 or better
RAM: 1.5GB
Video Card: NVIDIA 7800http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_7_Series Series, ATI Radeon 1800 Series or better
VRAM: 512MB of Graphics Memory
Storage: 12GB
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
ODD: DVD-ROM
OS: Microsoft Windows XP or Vista
DirectX: DX9.0c or DX10

WOW U PEOPLE R DOMB ASS **** STUPID PEOPLE THAT BUY AN ALIENWARE AND DONT KNOW **** I WOULD BE ABLE TO PLAY THIS GAME PRETTY WELL U CANT TRUST PEOPLES OPINION ONLY UR OWN DUMBASSES


You're quantitatively as dumb as a post.
August 19, 2008 2:06:09 AM

a 8100 is a lowprofile card, it is not designed for gaming and due to that, the gpu is too underpowered to even handle crysis smoothly on even the lowest setting

crysis is not a cpu intensive game as i have trouble getting it to use to use lots of cpu time

it is a video intensive game

even if you set crysis to it's lowest, which makes it look worst than far cry, far cry maxed out will run better than crysis on the lowest

crysis is not a very performance optimized game


not many game developers optimize their games for efficient performance
they mainly rely on people to spend thousands on higher end gaming pcs to compensate for their major un-needed performance overhead

when people are not willing to upgrade to meet their requirements, then the software becomes optimized for performance with out giving up the visuals


same thing happened with the recent DNS server fix

there was a major flaw in DNS servers, (100% no security) users could spoof any site and no phishing filter will detect it, this was done using raw packets (which both windows xp and linux has). since DNS uses udp packets, no connection needs to be confirmed which means the ip of any site can be spoofed, a raw packet thats spoofed can be sent to the dns server and basically tell the dns server which ip the domain name should link to (spoofing any site with out having to deal with the sites security)

a fix was released for this DNS problem but it was not optimized properly so many dns servers are running slower than normal now, all dns owners seem to be refusing to upgrade the better hardware, so the makers of the patch are now optimizing to code to remove that performance overhead




anyway the 8100 is not made for gaming and wont run the game even on the lowest, it will still be too laggy.

you need at least a 8500 to run the game on low
August 19, 2008 2:35:20 AM

Thanx you seem like u know ur **** thats good i already new the gpu was a piece of **** i just wanted to know if it was a cpu intesenive game like mostly every game and phising is very overated even though people still do it today to steal paypal accts and xbl accts its very sad frankly but thanx for the advice on the gpu, so*the better the GPU the better this game will run*is what your saying. Basically and the biggest thing i did also wanted to know is if my processor could handle all of those polys on very high or just high.
August 19, 2008 2:56:36 AM

the cpu is fast enough

for pretty much any game out right now

developers seem to be pushing graphics instead of gameplay them complain when people don't buy their game (i guess in their mind, there thinking "it doesn't matter if you cant run our game the least you can do is buy it)

if you check at stores you will see that most $700-800 pcs almost all the needed hardware to be a very good gaming pc, the only thing lacking is a good videocard. the problem is that if you buy a prebuilt gaming pc, most of the cost gets put into the CPU, memory and motherboard and hard drive and very little on the videocard so you wind up seeing a gaming pc thats $2000-3000 and has a mid range videocard

the most widely use CPU for gamers is generally the same cpu seen in current 600-800 dollar pcs,

a intel quad core q6600 with a nvidia gtx 280 will run crysis much better and will be around $1400 cheaper than the setup listed below

a nearly $1500 Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 with a 9800gtx
August 19, 2008 3:10:22 AM

you have a point if you into best a $800 pc is a peice of **** but if u make a pc with a $800 it could be amazing thats the thing most common people dont understand and you also have another point most games out today arent that good as games out in the past because they copy or alter the story line of another game nothing is orignal. A good orignal game thats out right now is Bioshock great graphics and an original story.
August 19, 2008 6:44:15 AM

haha, funny
August 19, 2008 7:14:49 AM

Most FPS game are limited by the GPU, not by the GPU. Your CPU will be fast enough.

Since you have a very limited GPU you will not be able to enjoy Crysis that much unless you want to set all the graphics quality to low and play at the lowest resolution. You will still get mediocre performance. If that's good enough for you, then by all means go out and buy the game. It's your money.

August 19, 2008 7:17:02 AM

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you need at least a 8500 to run the game on low

Even thats cutting it low unless you plan on running like 800x600 or 1024x768, your system is pretty much fine just needs a GC and you can play it on medium if you got a 9600gt,
August 19, 2008 8:41:11 AM

warcry said:
haha, funny


+1
August 19, 2008 10:24:41 AM

kse. i think you need too use google too see if you can run games and then stop insulting people when they tell you you will not run crysis on a 8100.
August 19, 2008 11:53:06 AM

lol funny thread. I could draw crysis quicker than that 8100 would render.

"i just wanted to know if it was a cpu intesenive game like mostly every game" - Perhaps actually asking the question would help before ranting
August 19, 2008 1:30:21 PM

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lol funny thread. I could draw crysis quicker than that 8100 would render.

Funny!!!
To the OP,
Why the hell did you even bother posting this if you were just going to live and die by the minimum requirements? You obviously don't know squat about what you are doing, which would be fine if you just asked a question and didn't bitch about the answers you didn't want to hear.
It isn't news that Crysis was developed for hardware that just isn't available yet. Well before the game came out everybody knew it would be a year or two before hardware would catch up. So using anything less than top tier hardware is just not going to get the job done and you are using even less than that.
Do you realize that the "512MB" for your video card comes from the 1.5GB of system RAM? So not only is your GPU way below minimum requirements, but it's also dragging your RAM below to. You would actually be better off running Crysis with a 6600 and 256MB of dedicated RAM. Hell I wouldn't even recommmend Vista on your specs.
August 19, 2008 3:10:35 PM

I think you should be able to manage it with all very high settings, no problem! Just make sure that your monitor can handle the 16x10 resolution.

August 19, 2008 3:47:06 PM

All low at 800x600 if you are lucky, that 8100 is NOT a gaming card and is incredibly week, DO NOT even buy crysis until you get a better card. I wouldn't even want to play hl2 on that thing.
August 19, 2008 4:21:36 PM


That's my favorite part of the game!
August 19, 2008 7:28:09 PM

Quote:
Just look at those realistic shadows!!

It was the Dynamic sky that got me... i mean look at those 15 pixels!
August 19, 2008 8:18:53 PM

kse245 said:

WOW U PEOPLE R DOMB ASS **** STUPID PEOPLE THAT BUY AN ALIENWARE AND DONT KNOW **** I WOULD BE ABLE TO PLAY THIS GAME PRETTY WELL U CANT TRUST PEOPLES OPINION ONLY UR OWN DUMBASSES


Yea, you're right, we're all dumbasses, don't listen to anything we say, go ahead and buy the game, when you get 10fps at 640x480 resolution don't come back to this forum crying. :cry: 

Right away SHARED MEMORY is a massive red flag, I can't understate that fact. The 6800GT listed in the minimum requirements is probably going to give you more reliable performance than an 8100 with SHARED MEMORY.

Atleast with the 6800 your system will still have the full 1.5GB of RAM it can use for the game. I run crysis on a mix of Medium / High settings with an 8800GTS. A card that is probably 4-5 times faster than your 8100. (Also has 640MB of DEDICATED memory which it greedily doesn't have to share with the rest of the computer :ange:  ).


Have fun in your state of denial, let us know how it turns out. You asked the question and got an answer you didn't like, deal with it my friend.


core2duo e6600@2.8Ghz
2GB RAM
8800GTS 640MB
August 19, 2008 9:15:46 PM

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I run crysis on a mix of Medium / High settings with an 8800GTS. A card that is probably 4-5 times faster than your 8100

I would say at least 20x times faster
August 19, 2008 10:50:40 PM

6800gt is a nice card, i miss the 6x00 series. Still got my passive cooled 6600 somehwere. BEAST!!!

It played Cs1.6 and source well, and serious sam 2 pretty well. Ahh.
August 19, 2008 11:50:25 PM

tomdrum said:
lol funny thread. I could draw crysis quicker than that 8100 would render.

"i just wanted to know if it was a cpu intesenive game like mostly every game" - Perhaps actually asking the question would help before ranting

I laughed so hard at this when i saw it LOL TRUE TRUE
August 20, 2008 6:30:37 PM

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6800gt is a nice card, i miss the 6x00 series. Still got my passive cooled 6600 somehwere. BEAST!!!

It played Cs1.6 and source well, and serious sam 2 pretty well. Ahh.


Im still running a 6600 passive its epic.
August 20, 2008 7:06:57 PM

My 6800gt got spanked by Crysis :-( , but my 4850 eats it alive :-)
August 20, 2008 8:50:47 PM

800x600 with all settings to their lowest lvl
August 23, 2008 5:54:05 PM

kse245 said:
Minimum Requirements

WOW U PEOPLE R DOMB ASS **** STUPID PEOPLE THAT BUY AN ALIENWARE AND DONT KNOW **** I WOULD BE ABLE TO PLAY THIS GAME PRETTY WELL U CANT TRUST PEOPLES OPINION ONLY UR OWN DUMBASSES


You have absolutely no clue what you are talking about dude, just because "8100" is a higher number than 6800 does NOT mean you can play. First of all the card does NOT meet the memory requirement because it uses shared system memory and the 8100 is a very very weak integrated card, you will NOT be able to play crysis well at all.
August 24, 2008 11:08:38 AM

Somehow I think kse is a *little* younger than the rest of us lol.
August 25, 2008 8:19:47 PM

Just noticed in last month's Maximum PC, their 10th anniversary dream machine costs $17,285, and plays Crysis at 1920x1200 resolution at just 26 fps. Kind of disappointing if you ask me.
August 29, 2008 11:12:47 PM

That's a complete lie.
August 30, 2008 3:35:08 PM

The numbers may not lie, but I think they have been enormously inflated by unneccesarily expensive items that don't up the performance enough. $6000 just on the case ($5000 for the chroming)? Come on, who would pay for that? 2 Q9775? I bet the second one wasn't even used at all while playing Crysis.

To anyone who doesn't understand PC's or just skims the article (missing the tiny sentence about the ATI drivers not being optimised for example), this is telling them that you need to spend $17,000 on a PC if you want to play Crysis. No wonder so many people go out and buy consoles. If the hilariously titled "Best PC ever" built by a PC magazine can only just play it, how can anyone else?

Either the people at Maximum PC were angling for an over the top article that would get an influx of people to visit their website, or they have more money than sense.
August 30, 2008 6:13:11 PM

Milos-stancene said:
The Numbers Don't Lie


http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/dream_machine...


You are right, the numbers don't lie, but I think they are a bit silly spending all that dosh on a pc, some of the money was wasted - 2 quads for example is overkill 99% of the time (by the time there are enough apps to utilize all those cores, they will be obsolete anyway imho). You could build a Crysis box for Waaaaay less (though this wasn't the aim of the build).

Still, we should bear in mind that the article was about a "dream machine" - not about building the best machine using efficient budgeting :) 
September 2, 2008 1:40:38 PM

tomdrum said:
lol funny thread. I could draw crysis quicker than that 8100 would render.


Heck, you could map out the P4 pipelines in the time it takes to render one frame!
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