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May 13, 2006 11:07:15 AM

Just saw the image gallery of Crysis on TGDaily and it looks amazing. Has anyone any info on what would be a recommended GPU for that game? (At least for DX9?) Or do we have to wait for next gen graphics and DX10 to really enjoy what it has to offer?
May 13, 2006 12:22:00 PM

So you see the first screenshots and expect hardware reccommendations?

If the screenshots were prerendered then you'll have to wait. If not, then you can imagine it using the best you can get right now - a sh!tload of RAM, FX60/62 and Quad-SLi. The best way to prepare for it is to start saving for G80.

Man did it ever look good, though.
May 13, 2006 4:43:00 PM

im sure it will support all mid ranged cards out today(dont know how well it will play). but dx10 is supposed to be what 8 times faster? so id deffinentally wait for dx10 cards. Peace.
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May 13, 2006 5:03:28 PM

dang, no freakin way my 6800gs would run that game !


i have to save some money for vista and a DX10 card




that image makes me Cry
May 13, 2006 5:17:28 PM

from Pong to this !

i need a bigger monitor if im getting that game say 20 inch .. :D 

everyone is going to be upgrading when those type of games come out



freakin amazing
May 13, 2006 5:43:58 PM

wouldn't it be more cost effective to buy a ps3 instead of a dx10card?, you've got to think about upgrading other parts of your system aswell.

onli a thought :) 
May 13, 2006 5:50:08 PM

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20" not with that gfx card :p  trust me having a big hi-res screen is both a gift and a curse. sure it looks great but it takes a hell of alot of gfx power.




yeah -true


probly go SLi with some high-end cards for optimal resolution/Fps

:D 
May 13, 2006 6:18:45 PM

@ stranger
not really you've got to remember that those specs are comletely tuned and dedicated to the system. i mean look at the ps2 for instance it has a 32mb vid card with a 350mhz cpu core, its still ok by todays standards.
And the ps3 HD support is tempting me :S. I cant really afford to keep updating my computer. My only concern is dx 10 and if it would be better than the ps3.
May 13, 2006 6:46:11 PM

PS3 is a waste , its going to cost to much

now with a computer , 1) its fun to build one 2) u know what the hell is in it 3) u cant upgrade a console platform, u must buy a whole new one


i never really liked Console's, i use my Xbox for a DVD player :/ 

mehh it dont matter to some people
May 13, 2006 8:11:37 PM

Has anyone heard what they used to run the game for the screenshots? (Assuming it wasn't pre-rendered). Because TGDaily mentions they were using DX9 as DX10 is not out yet.
a b U Graphics card
May 13, 2006 9:22:48 PM

I read on some forum it was a single X1900XTX. Could be bologna though as no link was provided.
May 13, 2006 10:27:54 PM

And the ps3 HD support is tempting me :S. I cant really afford to keep updating my computer.

Consoles come out every four or five years. Computers outperform them within six months, if not less. 'nuff said.
May 13, 2006 10:37:11 PM

I have found the link saying that the gameplay trailer was running on a single x1900.

http://uk.pc.ign.com/articles/705/705150p3.html

For reference, the gameplay demo we were shown was running on an X1900 (not dual) so there is hope for us all this Winter. We just have to put our hopes in Microsoft that they release DirectX 10 sometime soon following Crysis.
May 13, 2006 10:39:51 PM

I reckon at minimum a Geforce FX/Radeon 9700 will be enough.
I think that you would get good performance/quality from todays mid to high range cards.

I have also read that it is running on DX9 and will when released. It will also take advantage of DX10.

Just because a game has wonderful pre release footage doesn't mean that it will have to look that good when you play. There have always been low quality settings and I'm sure that this is no exception. Heck, even fear will run on a GF4.
May 13, 2006 11:08:17 PM

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I have found the link saying that the gameplay trailer was running on a single x1900.

http://uk.pc.ign.com/articles/705/705150p3.html

For reference, the gameplay demo we were shown was running on an X1900 (not dual) so there is hope for us all this Winter. We just have to put our hopes in Microsoft that they release DirectX 10 sometime soon following Crysis.



wow i admit that really looks good considering that its just a x1900. I wonder what the next G80 or R600 cores can produce :S
May 13, 2006 11:34:19 PM

DX10 will be fantastic news to gamers, however dont feel it will be essential to own a DX10 card to play the game.

It would not supprise me to much if it was as DX9 has not even been exploted to its maximum.
May 14, 2006 4:11:25 AM

Like everybody else has said it looks awesome and it also impossible to tell but we can speculate.
a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2006 1:55:03 PM

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I have found the link saying that the gameplay trailer was running on a single x1900.


Hey good deal, thanks. I hadn't seen it printed anywhere legit, just someone in a forum saying it was a X1900XTX. Amazing looking game; quite excited about this one from what little I know about it. This game seems to be as close as we will see to a farcry 2??? Rumors of farcry 2 never materialized and this seems to be the next project instead. Again, "looking good" is an understatement.
May 14, 2006 2:33:43 PM

Yeah this is as close as we will get to seeing far cry 2 as the far cry franchise was bought from Crytek by Ubisoft, and as Crytek is now an EA developer they aren't allowed to name it far cry 2 or use anything associated with the franchise. So Far Cry 2 is being developed by Ubisoft, but the spiritual successor to far cry is Crysis!
May 14, 2006 10:17:26 PM

Isn't Far Cry 2 being developed for the consoles or am I completely off the mark?
a b U Graphics card
May 15, 2006 3:58:10 AM

I'm not crazy about the whole MSvista and probably not until next year thing. I've been through all the videos and the screenies, and want this game available as soon as I finish Oblivion. Not too much to ask is it? :roll:

I was a farcry nut from the day GeneticWeapon posted the demo link on this forum. And Jack Carver or not, this Crytec game (that maybe many of you have been thinking about for a while), is now catching my eye as the next game I really look forward to playing.
a b U Graphics card
May 15, 2006 9:08:37 PM

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Consoles come out every four or five years. Computers outperform them within six months, if not less. 'nuff said.


Actually by the time the PS3 does finally get out it'll be pretty much two generations behind if you consider the HDR+AA a generation.

The PS3 will have the RSX GPU which is a crippled GF7900 basically;

http://www.beyond3d.com/#news29579

Which means no HDR+AA for the PS3 without doing 2 complete loops (no 2 pass savings because the FP blend is in the ROPs), while the Xbox 360 already has titles that use it smoothly. It'll look pretty good for the most part, but like the PS2 vs original Xbox the advanatage for graphics will go to M$ (although technically the GameCube's flipper chip was DX8.1 vs Xbox's DX8.0, but the flipper was very weak like a very slow R9000SE), and this time it looks like Xbox will also have the titles advantage based on time out on the market and what some developers have said is the ease of programming Xbox360 over PS3, and Nintendo will once again survive on the strength of it's Mario collection whihc makes it a strong contender for 2nd consolee in most people's house. Sony's advantage will be for playing old PS2 games (PSOne is out of contention, right?) so they will get alot of repeat business from people still playing old Metal Gear, Final Fantasy, etc.

By the time the PS3 gets out Xbox360 will likely start making use of it's hardware while the PS3 will just be launching it's first titles, and on the PC side the G80 and R600 will likely be out giving it the power and feature advantage over both (supossedly, since DX10 requirements are higher than the Xenos' feature set).

I'd say the PS3 is in a very VERY tough spot with a high price tag, lacking better features than the competition and right now looking like the titles aren't as compelling as even the Xbox, let alone the Nintendo (heck I might buy a Wii if it's cheap enough just for the Mario Galaxy (if I'm not still stuck with my nose buried in Oblivion [ski season ends next weekend so back to gaming in June! 8) ] )

Crysis is one of the best looking titles, and it's nice to see it looks THAT good using DX9.0C hardware since I don't expect DX10 laptops 'til well after Xmas and I'm not sure if I can wait that long. While FartCry was very linear, the shear beauty of this will make me try it (just like FartCry's beauty did), and I hope it's as good as he hype since by that time with all this Oblivion RPG time I'll likely be looking at some mindless gunplay to calm the nerves. :twisted:

Anywhoo to be brief, the PS3 will be nothing special, and only for things of the truely massive CPU draw will it excell, so perhaps those MMORPGs will benifit, but I doubt the FPS will see much benifit in the PS3 over the Xbox360.
a b U Graphics card
May 15, 2006 9:27:24 PM

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I was a farcry nut from the day GeneticWeapon posted the demo link on this forum. And Jack Carver or not, this Crytec game (that maybe many of you have been thinking about for a while), is now catching my eye as the next game I really look forward to playing.


LOL!

Remember I LOVED the DEMO but HATED the GAME!
Just didn't have the story really. The visuals were fantastic, the AI was great, but lost interest too quickly, but at least I did finish it unlike D3 (which I was looking forward to more than HL2). HL2 was the only game that delivered to my expectations (although a little short) and I just hope that Crysis has a slightly better story line to drive me through the game.

I just wish I had played FarCry as multi-player, as you guys would likely have made it more interesting, but never had the time for it.
May 15, 2006 9:33:05 PM

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Just didn't have the story really. The visuals were fantastic, the AI was great, but lost interest too quickly, but at least I did finish it unlike D3 (which I was looking forward to more than HL2). HL2 was the only game that delivered to my expectations (although a little short) and I just hope that Crysis has a slightly better story line to drive me through the game.


Good point - all we're seeing here is pictures and yet people are already asking what card they should buy in order to play it! Did the same not happen with Doom3 (which ended up being a bit of a bummer?)

They say jump.....
a b U Graphics card
May 15, 2006 10:07:33 PM

Hey, yeah you'd surely remember the good old "ah man farcry" days. Yeah that was an exciting demo release. I didn't realize you played through Farcry and HL2. Last I remember you didn't have time for farcry and a couple other games you had picked up. What level are you in Oblivion? How many quests completed? Level 18 and 58 quests completed for me so far, although finding time to play has been getting harder.

I guess I forgot that between Oblivion and Crysis, I'll need a few hours for HL2 Aftermath. Glad to see that's just a couple weeks away.

Of course like you I tend to stock up on games when they are on sale. I have Riddick and Fear still sitting on the shelf, they both deserve a shot of my time. I'll probably break out fear first, Riddick may become one of those games that will forever remain unplayed.
May 15, 2006 11:14:03 PM

You guys don't realize something... Why would they make it DX10 only? Also, DX10 doesn't enhance anything. If the game is only uses the features of DX9, then DX10 won't enhance anything. It's like playing an old PS1 game on PS2 or an XBox game on XBox 360, it doesn't look any better. Question is, are they going to include DX10 features/effects later on. Like Vista, where you can still use DX9 cards but you won't have the DX10 features/effects.
May 15, 2006 11:29:48 PM

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i'd prefer it to be like HL2 as far as hardware is concerned. it could be played on lower end machine and still looked great but played on higher end ones it looked even better.




have u seen it at 640 x 480 "horrible"

but my fps was above 200+ fps :D  but its horrible


lol
a b U Graphics card
May 15, 2006 11:32:24 PM

? Not sure why or if that was meant for me. There will be DX10 only effects in the game, but it will run on DX9 hardware also.

(according to IGN) The pre e3 demo was running on a single X1900, while the hands on at E3 from a few days ago is supposed to be using DX10 hardware as the fire and smoke were effected by the scream of the hunter, which they say is a DX10 effect.
a b U Graphics card
May 15, 2006 11:32:32 PM

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Hey, yeah you'd surely remember the good old "ah man farcry" days. Yeah that was an exciting demo release. I didn't realize you played through Farcry and HL2. Last I remember you didn't have time for farcry and a couple other games you had picked up.


The others remain unopened, but FartCry was on my list to complete. I completed it about a week after I wrote that, on my laptop the very end where I had to use Cryvision to kill the invisible guys in the big quarry-pit killed the performance on my laptop (that's when I added AtiTool and found the OC limits for the laptop (415ish mhz core artifacting / 425ish mhz memory without artifacts when I stopped it myself [didn't want to wait], up from stock of 350ish/335ish), I had to run @ 375/375 to be playable and ended up with 400/400 for smooth 90-180degree turns with Cryvision on. The chassis got a little warm but not as much as the DELL :roll: . Anywhoo, some of FartCry was good, I even went back to points for sniping, but the hang-glider actually ticked me off because it was more touchy than anything and no matter how fast you decended you never got thermals or anything to help you, so it was like being a paper airplane IMO, but at least a nice touch to move away from the linear. Still think the story needs a tiny bit of tweaking next time around, and maybe a little bit less linear.

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What level are you in Oblivion?


16, just leveled up on Saturday (Skiied Sunday)

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How many quests completed?


Dunno, trying to stick to the main quest, but also doing small side things within the main quest, haven't done many Guild quests yet, kinda want to do it, but trying to progress the story a bit so closed 3 gates sofar, just getting some gear together after my second gate in a row without resupply (was down to using my arrows sparingly and running away alot in the second tower).

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Level 18 and 58 quests completed for me so far, although finding time to play has been getting harder.


The opposite will be the case for me, Ski season ends on Victoria Day so, more time for me, especially once the Stanley Cup's over too.

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I guess I forgot that between Oblivion and Crysis, I'll need a few hours for HL2 Aftermath. Glad to see that's just a couple weeks away.


Yeah just what we both need, eh? :lol: 

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Of course like you I tend to stock up on games when they are on sale. I have Riddick and Fear still sitting on the shelf, they both deserve a shot of my time.


Exactly. I pre-order the ones I really care about and crack into them first day (UT2K4, D3, HL2, EvilDead:Regeneration, Oblivion are the latest), but others I wait until they're on sale or get them for free from other means if I was never going o buy them but want to see the graphics and then uninstall all in the same weekend/day.

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I'll probably break out fear first, Riddick may become one of those games that will forever remain unplayed.


Yeah I feel the same and for me too they are both siting there unplayed, the problem is that so is SplinterCell 3 and really I like the SplinterCell game and it's next on my list to play once I complete Oblivion's main quest and maybe alot of the sub quests. I'll probably keep coming back to Oblivion and even Morrowind to a large extent (still haven't finished/barely started BloodMoon because of all my putzing around on side stuff in Morrowind and all the mods).

Really I think UT2K4 and Morrowind (and NHL 2K3/2K5/2K6 at work on the 50" plasma 8) ) crippled all the other games devotion. HL2 I finished because I liked the sotry and wanted to finish it before time constraints again. D3 I tried to get back in twice, but no dice, just couldn't do it for the time I had, maybe this summer (2 years later!). Rememer I bought the DELL to play D3 on the road, and everyday afterwards regretted rushing into that for such a dissapointment.

Anywhoo, Crysis looks lie it has alot of potential, the interview on TechTV, err... G4, had some good insight and looks like it'll be a little more engaging, but we'll have to see once it's finally released. The screenies look great and if they mke it good multi-player then I can't see how even 2K7 will come close, but that's another game I'd pony up for to sight unseen because of past performance, and I know my UT2K4 friends will get it too. But which one of the three (UT2K7, Halo2, Crysis) I'm still playing depends on the quality of multi-player and what the people I tend to play with will be playing. I'm also hoping that the next laptop will keep up with it and not become a gigantic nut roaster.
July 10, 2006 4:36:33 PM

mm, crysis!

i've been waiting for a game, like what this LOOKS like it's gonna be, since the year dot.


i loved that bit in the demo vid, where he shot that bloke by the tree, he dies and some leaves floated down, from the bullets, i thought that was awesome!

...and the moving leaves when you walk past them?

mmmm!

(fully destructible environs remind me a bit of soldiers...codemasters, loved that game, not FPS tho)


i've played about 500 hours of bf2, btw, since it came out, a year ago.

the original far cry demo has to be the best demo ever, so far.

i didn't finish the full game, only got half way thru it, but it was very good...

July 10, 2006 6:04:42 PM

Could You Please Post The Link To That Gallery? It Sounds Interesting
July 11, 2006 12:59:08 AM

Thanx
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