Ok, so basically I spent a lot of money and built a custom computer just so I could play Crysis and all the new games that are coming out in the near future on high to very high graphics, but whenever I play "Crysis" the game runs really slowly in the big open areas and even in gun fights. Ive set the game on high graphics and play on 1680x1050 resolution and I get poor gameplay. What am I doing wrong, HELP!!!
My computer specs.
- Windows Vista Home Basic service pack 1
- Asus M3A motherboard
- Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 (w/8.9 update)
- AMD Phenom 9600 Agena 2.3GHz 4x512KB AM2+ 95W Quad
- 2x2GB Kingston 240-pin DDR2 800 Dual Channel
- Western Digital Caviar 500GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
I see this a lot through the forums...shock that Crysis runs like garbage from those with an AMD processor. AMD has tiny cache sizes and slow clocks compared to Intel so you will have to settle for less since you chose to go with AMD.
If you are going to pay on High at that res you will have to turn AA off for certain or drop to medium and leave it on. Also, playing in DX9 isn't a bad idea. DX10 kills Crysis and there is no reason to run it with DX10 on a graphics standpoint.
It all depends on the settings, but, the resolution you are running is 1,310,270 pixels, natedog is running 1,764,000 pixels, so straight away, his rig has a 35% increase in the amount of graphics workload than yours.
Plus if you want to run FSAA, highest details and physics etc, the workload increases at an astonishing rate, if you look, you'll find people running crysis on P4's, but not with anything like the resolution or details.
AMD Athlon XP 1700+ 768MB RAM Ati Radeon 9550
70fps @ 32x16px 64xAA Highest Settings
DX10 kills Crysis and there is no reason to run it with DX10 on a graphics standpoint
Wrong what? I am assuming you are saying both of my points are wrong. You can look in any review for my first point...you drop FPS when going to DX10. Second, if you use a mod or the file alterations to get the very high settings in DX9, you get the same visuals as in DX10...light beams scattering through trees...realistic fog/water...ect..ect...