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Can Crysis 2 be maxed out with currently available hardware?

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June 6, 2010 5:43:39 AM

When the original Crysis was released, we had to wait a few years until the Radeon HD 4870 X2 and GeForce GTX 295 in Xfire/SLI to be able to play it at it's highest settings. The hardware available in Q4 2007, around the games release, which was the HD 3000 series and Nvidia 8000 series graphics cards I believe, were not fast enough to run it on it's highest settings.

I was wondering if this very same thing will apply to Crysis 2 and the CryEngine 3. Will the HD 5970 and whatever dual core Fermi card Nvidia released not be fast enough to run Crysis 2 on it's maximum settings and resolution?

Will Crysis 2 be much more hardware demanding than the first game? Crysis is going to be a trilogy, so I can't even begin to imagine the kind of PC hardware that Crysis 3 and the CryEngine 4 will require.

Do you get what I'm saying?

In 2011, ATI is launching the Radeon HD 6xxx series "Northern Island" cards which will be an entirely new micro-architecture and is much faster than the previous generation.

Will the CryEngine 3 utilize Four or more CPU cores like GTA 4, GRID, and WiC do? Or will is it still only coded to run on Two CPU cores like the first game?

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June 6, 2010 5:50:32 AM

Well, Crysis 2 has been optimized so much that you can play it on PS3 and Xbox, they have to, so I think that Crysis 2 won't be that far fetched in graphics, maybe quad 5970 or tri GTX 495 or something might be able to handle it...
June 6, 2010 5:51:26 AM

Oh, I forgot to add, Crysis 2 will probably support multi-threading, so eight cores, maybe, but definitely 4 cores...
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June 6, 2010 7:59:26 AM

First of all, Crysis 2 will be much more optimized than any of the previous versions. So essentially, it will run better than the previous versions on the same systems; while not compromising on the graphical goodies.
So any of today's top cards - 5970, 480/470, 5870/5850 will be able to max it out at 1900 X 1200.
June 6, 2010 1:37:02 PM

Carl Jones from Crytek revealed the information in his speech at the Indian Game Developer Summit 2010, The first edition sequel will require Intel Core 2 Duo (2.2GHz)/ AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ processor, 2GB of RAM and a graphics card that should be similar to a NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS variant. Carl also mentioned that the game will come with better graphics even on PC despite the lowered system requirements.
http://www.devicemag.com/2010/03/11/crysis-2-pc-edition...
June 7, 2010 1:57:49 AM

So Two 5970's in Xfire or Tri-SLI GTX 480's combined with a 4.0+ GHz i7 are already fully capable of maxing Crysis 2 with full AA and resolution with a playable framerate? We won't have to wait until the next generation of hardware like we did with the first Crysis?
June 7, 2010 6:33:59 AM

Wait till the game comes out then look at your specs. If you need to upgrade, hardware is only going to get cheaper.
June 7, 2010 8:22:59 AM

This is all pure speculation folks. We'll only know how Crysis 2 runs once it has been released. Any debate before then is effectively pointless.
June 7, 2010 5:57:47 PM

Crysis 1 graphically isn't that much better than others like Far Cry 2 that tax graphics systems far less. Crysis simply suffered from *extremely* poor coding and use of hardware capacity.

If they properly code Crysis 2, they can easily create graphics that blast everything off the charts while still maintaining lower system requirements than the original.
June 8, 2010 1:15:56 AM

Scanlia said:
Well, Crysis 2 has been optimized so much that you can play it on PS3 and Xbox, they have to, so I think that Crysis 2 won't be that far fetched in graphics, maybe quad 5970 or tri GTX 495 or something might be able to handle it...



I dont think we can go by that, I heard the PC version would have high resolution textures and the trailer showed the PC version having some extra effects that the consoles wont have.
June 8, 2010 1:24:29 AM

They Said That The Graphics Weren't Going To Be Improved That Much So If You Can Run Crysis Highest Then Your Bassically Good Maybe Lower Res A little Or Lower A Couple Graphic Settings Lower So Yea Thats Just What I Heard I Could Be Wrong
June 8, 2010 9:42:34 AM

Silmarunya said:
Crysis 1 graphically isn't that much better than others like Far Cry 2 that tax graphics systems far less. Crysis simply suffered from *extremely* poor coding and use of hardware capacity.

If they properly code Crysis 2, they can easily create graphics that blast everything off the charts while still maintaining lower system requirements than the original.


Crysis Warhead looks better and runs smoother than Crysis on identical settings and resolutions. I would imagine that's probably because it was slightly more optimized than Crysis.

Far Cry 2 looks better than Crysis IMHO, has more than twice the average framerate maxed out than Crysis.
June 8, 2010 3:40:22 PM

Crysis warhead's idea of optimizations was to reduce the render distance It looked no better that Crysis since it had a much reduced draw distance.
June 11, 2010 1:59:06 PM

i have recently post same forum but now i think 5870's card will run this game like monster really its like hitting fly with bazoka 5870 will do just fine at 1920-1080
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