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January 27, 2011 3:06:14 AM

So today I went out and preordered Crysis 2 before actually finding out the system requirements. (Probably not the smartest idea I've ever had)
So Im just wondering whether anyone has actually seen any official system requirements for the game? If not does anyone have any idea of how well my system will run Crysis 2?
Ill either be using a single monitor at 1280x1024, or 3 monitors in eyefinity at 3840x1024 depending on how well the game runs with all the optimisations of CryEngine 3.

- AMD Athlon II X2 250 CPU
- 2GB DDR2 800 RAM
- Gibabyte ATI Radeon HD 5750
- Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2 MB
- Windows 7 32bit
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January 27, 2011 4:32:47 AM

Gaming at 1280 x 1024 with a HD 5750 will be fine.

Gaming at 3840 x 1024 with a HD 5750 will be a challenge since it is almost equal to a 30" 2560 x 1600 resolution monitor.

Note the low frame rates in Crysis Warhead and that's using a PC with the Intel i7-965 Extreme Edition CPU. Crysis 2 will be less stressful than Crysis, but it will not be a cake walk. Assuming the same test rig, I would think at 2560 x 1600 resolution the HD 5750 might get 10 or 11 FPS.

January 27, 2011 5:16:01 AM

Eyefinity with that setup is a no-no. The 5750 is simply not powerful enough. Single monitor should be playable though, but it's hard to say for sure. The proof of the pudding and all that.
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January 31, 2011 4:33:56 AM

Thanks guys, thats pretty much the answer I was expecting :) 
One last thing, with the price of RAM these days Ive been thinking about buying another 2GB stick, do you have any idea how much it would affect the performance of this sort of gaming? thanks
January 31, 2011 5:07:33 AM

Totally true ^^ 5750 will struggle. well as for ram upgrade , yes, i thinks its worth it, 4 gb is nice for gaming.
January 31, 2011 5:49:51 AM

RealityClash said:
Thanks guys, thats pretty much the answer I was expecting :) 
One last thing, with the price of RAM these days Ive been thinking about buying another 2GB stick, do you have any idea how much it would affect the performance of this sort of gaming? thanks


Definite yes. I got an extra 2GB and it made a huge difference, especially with StarCraft 2 on Windows 7 x64.
January 31, 2011 10:44:45 AM

RealityClash said:
Thanks guys, thats pretty much the answer I was expecting :) 
One last thing, with the price of RAM these days Ive been thinking about buying another 2GB stick, do you have any idea how much it would affect the performance of this sort of gaming? thanks


The extra 2 GB of RAM would be very helpful, both in gaming and the rest of your computing tasks.

I'd recommend getting a new kit (2x2) just to be safe, its only $64.99, that way you will be fine if your current ram isnt compatible, or if your current is compatible, you will have 6GB which would be even better!

G.SKILL 4GB (2x2) DDR2 800 - $64.99 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or if you you can find another 2GB stick of your current RAM, it shouldn't be too expensive, at the most $40.



February 5, 2011 11:12:57 PM

Thanks for the info everyone, Ill have to look into getting some more RAM.
Oh and if anyones interested the minimum requirements for Crysis 2 were revealed a few days ago:

PC Minimum System Requirements
Operating system: Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7, with the latest Service Pack
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo at 2Ghz, or AMD Athlon 64 x2 2Ghz, or better
Memory: 2Gb (Vista requires 3Gb)
Hard disk space: 9Gb
Video: NVidia 8800GT with 512Mb RAM, ATI 3850HD with 512Mb RAM, or better
Sound: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
DirectX®: 9.0c
Controller support? Microsoft Xbox360 Controller for Windows
Any special multiplayer requirements? Internet Connection Required
Internet connection also required for a one-time authorization when the game installed/first run.
February 14, 2011 10:24:03 PM

No official system requirements where released. People should be worrying about recommended system requirements in order to run the game in at least medium. Crysis was a resource whore. crysis warhead looked better and used alot less resouces to look good. AND THIS GAME WILL RUN MUCH BETTER ON BEEFY MACHINES IF YOU RUN IT IN DX11. I tried running wow on my $300 card and i couldnt get above 15 fps until i enabled dx11 which now i cannot go below 60fps. The game will look great on xbox ps3 and especially PC. crytex listens to the community and in the first week the game will run smoother than on launch day.



Here are predicted recommended requirements:

Windows 7, xp

Core 2 duo 2.6ghz+, core i5 2.8ghz+, core i7

RAM 4gb min

Graphics card: dx11 support. 1gb GPU
February 15, 2011 4:10:40 AM

Should a Core i7, 6GB DDR3 RAM, and Two HD 5870's in CF play Crysis 2 fairly well? I heard that Crysis 2 is supposed to perform better than Crysis and have lesser system requirements.

If I can play Crysis/Crysis Warhead on very high/enthusiast at 1920x1080 and still get 30-60 fps with my current setup, Crysis 2 shouldn't be a sweat.
February 15, 2011 6:12:19 PM

ambam said:
Should a Core i7, 6GB DDR3 RAM, and Two HD 5870's in CF play Crysis 2 fairly well? I heard that Crysis 2 is supposed to perform better than Crysis and have lesser system requirements.

If I can play Crysis/Crysis Warhead on very high/enthusiast at 1920x1080 and still get 30-60 fps with my current setup, Crysis 2 shouldn't be a sweat.


You are either a troll or just trying to boast about your system.

Niether is welcomed here.
February 15, 2011 8:31:28 PM

Hi y'all pretty new on this forum. But I was wondering if my setup might be able to handle crysis 2. By the way, I'm using a 1920x1200 screen.
February 15, 2011 8:31:34 PM

Hi y'all pretty new on this forum. But I was wondering if my setup might be able to handle crysis 2. By the way, I'm using a 1920x1200 screen.
February 16, 2011 1:49:07 AM

hi all, can i run on my system?

dual core 3.0Ghz
2GB DDR2 800 ( i am going to update to 4GB next week )
GT430 1GB
resolution 1368x768

do u think processor will be a problem?
February 16, 2011 7:43:53 PM

First off, I DO NOT support piracy!

With that said, I have heard said pirates who have played the leak version are finding it plays quite well on reasonable hardware. Meaning you don't need 5870 in CF or GTX 580's. I know the leaked version is not the final version but it was the only encouraging news to come from the debacle.

In the spirit of trolling:

I just hope my
i5 750 @4.0
8GB DDR3
2X5870 1GB CF

will be able to run Crysis 2 @1920x1080 :p 
a c 193 C Monitor
February 16, 2011 9:11:54 PM

I predict the minimum CPU will be an i7-985X Extreme Edition and a video card with 64MB of VRAM.

:)  :)  :) 
February 16, 2011 9:22:55 PM

jaguarskx said:
I predict the minimum CPU will be an i7-985X Extreme Edition and a video card with 64MB of VRAM.

:)  :)  :) 


You sure don't mean 64 GB?
a c 193 C Monitor
February 16, 2011 9:41:08 PM

Nah.

64MB or maybe 64KB.
February 17, 2011 3:18:12 AM

lakshitharxx said:
hi all, can i run on my system?

dual core 3.0Ghz
2GB DDR2 800 ( i am going to update to 4GB next week )
GT430 1GB
resolution 1368x768

do u think processor will be a problem?



I can play Crysis/ Warhead on max settings, no AA at 1280x1024 usually without too much lag, so although I dont know much at all about the GT430, you should be able to play at pretty reasonable settings considering Crysis 2 is supposed to be alot more optimised.

My system specs are:
- dual core 3Ghz AMD CPU
- 2GB DDR2 800 (Im also looking at getting another 2GB sometime soon depending on how my system hanldes Crysis 2)
- Radeon HD 5750

But if anything, I believe it'll be your video card that will cause the problems, only time will tell though :) 
February 17, 2011 3:22:26 AM

bloodravenr6 said:
No official system requirements where released. People should be worrying about recommended system requirements in order to run the game in at least medium. Crysis was a resource whore. crysis warhead looked better and used alot less resouces to look good. AND THIS GAME WILL RUN MUCH BETTER ON BEEFY MACHINES IF YOU RUN IT IN DX11. I tried running wow on my $300 card and i couldnt get above 15 fps until i enabled dx11 which now i cannot go below 60fps. The game will look great on xbox ps3 and especially PC. crytex listens to the community and in the first week the game will run smoother than on launch day.



Here are predicted recommended requirements:

Windows 7, xp

Core 2 duo 2.6ghz+, core i5 2.8ghz+, core i7

RAM 4gb min

Graphics card: dx11 support. 1gb GPU


http://www.mycrysis.com/news/crysis_2/crysis-2-pc-min-s...
The system requirements I posted are actually the official system requirements. But yes I'm keen to know what the recommended requirements will be :) 
February 18, 2011 2:47:22 AM

RealityClash said:
I can play Crysis/ Warhead on max settings, no AA at 1280x1024 usually without too much lag, so although I dont know much at all about the GT430, you should be able to play at pretty reasonable settings considering Crysis 2 is supposed to be alot more optimised.

My system specs are:
- dual core 3Ghz AMD CPU
- 2GB DDR2 800 (Im also looking at getting another 2GB sometime soon depending on how my system hanldes Crysis 2)
- Radeon HD 5750

But if anything, I believe it'll be your video card that will cause the problems, only time will tell though :) 



I bought that card recently.. But it give 45> fps in cod black ops in high/med settings.. i don't want to play crysis 2 on maxed out.. Just medium..
February 18, 2011 3:12:55 AM

lakshitharxx said:
I bought that card recently.. But it give 45> fps in cod black ops in high/med settings.. i don't want to play crysis 2 on maxed out.. Just medium..


Ok well from the sounds of it youll probably be looking at medium and maybe some low settings if you want playable framerates then, have you thought about overclocking the card at all?
February 18, 2011 11:44:41 AM

RealityClash said:
Ok well from the sounds of it youll probably be looking at medium and maybe some low settings if you want playable framerates then, have you thought about overclocking the card at all?


I thought to overclock it after having crysis 2.. If it lags i will overclock it.. Do you think there will be a big difference?
February 18, 2011 6:51:55 PM

Just posted in another thread:

Quote:
Minimum: 2GHz Core 2 Duo / A64 X2 CPU, 2GB RAM, 8800GT / HD3850, 512MB Video Memory, DX9.0c, Shader Model 3.0, Windows XP, 20fps @ 1024 x 768

Recommended: 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo / A64 X2 CPU, 3GB RAM, GTX280 / HD4870, 1GB Video Memory, DX9.0, Shader Model 3.0/4.0, Windows XP, 30fps @ 1650 x 1080

Highly Recommended: 3GHz Core i7 4GB RAM, GTX560Ti / HD4870 X2, 1.8GB Video Memory, DX11, Shader Model 3.0/4.0, Windows 7, 30fps @ 1920 x 1200



And I note: No AA settings listed...that could degrade performance even farther.
February 18, 2011 7:44:40 PM

troll;; lol
What about
1gb gtx285 x2 sli
intel q9650 at 3.4
6g 1600 ddr3 ram
(max settings?)

February 19, 2011 6:46:16 AM

@ lakshitharxx
Im not sure sorry as Ive never actually overclocked any of my hardware before but from looking at what people have said above it would probably help.

@ fermata
I pre ordered the game from EB Games.

Thanks gamerk316 and dadiggle for the info. Hopefully ill be able to manage close to 40fps at 1280x1024 with my HD 5750 if I get another 2GB of RAM as that seems to be my system's weak point at the moment.

Oh and in case anyone was wondering the PC Demo is getting realeased 1st March. Cant wait! :D 
February 19, 2011 6:15:59 PM

What about ATI 6XXX series cards.....Would one 6870, DDR3 1600 8 GB, X4 965@3.4 GHz be able to max it out or at least play on high?....How would these stack up? I play at 1366X768 and 1920x1080...
February 19, 2011 7:54:40 PM

Why doesn't everyone in this thread just wait until the full game comes out and see how your system handles it.

If you system is above the minimum specs, then don't worry. Which most people in here are WAYYY above it and are still posting... -.-

Nobody knows how the full game is going to run on any system yet. Just WAIT.
February 19, 2011 11:08:06 PM

lowjack989 said:
What about ATI 6XXX series cards.....Would one 6870, DDR3 1600 8 GB, X4 965@3.4 GHz be able to max it out or at least play on high?....How would these stack up? I play at 1366X768 and 1920x1080...


I guess you couldn't see the photos that dadiggle posted that showed the 6870 on high setting 1920x1080 @ 42 FPS from the beta of Crysis 2. Its was 2 posts above yours.
February 20, 2011 4:39:54 AM

nope...I see it now...my computer at work has crappy resolution
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