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Finally MINIMUM and RECOMMENDED specs for Crysis

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a c 169 U Graphics card
October 4, 2007 5:56:54 PM

http://crysis-online.com/?id=421

Minimum Requirements
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz (3.2 GHz for Vista), Intel Core 2.0 GHz (2.2 GHz for Vista), AMD Athlon 2800+ (3200+ for Vista) or better
RAM: 1GB (1.5GB on Windows Vista)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT, ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (Radeon X800 Pro for Vista) or better
VRAM: 256MB 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



Recommended Requirements
CPU: Core 2 Duo/Athlon X2 or better
RAM: 1.5GB
Video Card: NVIDIA 7800 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
October 4, 2007 6:20:31 PM

From.. drum roll please..

System Requirement Lab!

But it's probably pretty close.

12 GB... damn!
October 4, 2007 6:40:13 PM

12gb? i only have a 74 gb raptor how can i have steam AND crysis? i will have to get over portal quickly it seems...
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a c 143 U Graphics card
October 4, 2007 6:52:44 PM

That's much lower than I expected, after all that talk about quad CPUs and GTX SLI.

Maybe "recommended" means the PC that can can run it at 30 fps, at 1280x1024, with all settings somewhere in the middle. I want a demo!!!
a c 175 U Graphics card
October 4, 2007 7:08:09 PM

I don't get it. The 6600GT has about the same amount of power as the 9800pro, why won't one of them work? I was going to ask why a 5900 series card won't work, until I remembered that the FX series choked like the Oakland Raiders when running DX9 code. Why are the requirements so much higher for Nvidia, and does this mean AMD video cards will run the game better overall?
October 4, 2007 7:11:29 PM

I don't believe that a GeForce 6800 GT is equal to an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro.
If it will run on 9800pro it will surely run on 6600gt.

edit: to late I see.
a c 130 U Graphics card
October 4, 2007 7:25:09 PM

Sorry but is that even an official web site? look on the WIKI here http://www.incrysis.com/.
I dont beleive that the requirements would put a core 2 dou or x2 athalon with 7800/1800 either.
And if that storage is right then thats 7Gig more than Oblivion.
Mactronix
October 4, 2007 7:26:52 PM

mactronix said:
Sorry but is that even an official web site? look on the WIKI here http://www.incrysis.com/.
I dont beleive that the requirements would put a core 2 dou or x2 athalon with 7800/1800 either.
And if that storage is right then thats 7Gig more than Oblivion.
Mactronix


1st reply, also in his link, SYSTEM REQUIREMENT LAB is not EA or Crytek, so not official.
a c 130 U Graphics card
October 4, 2007 7:33:54 PM

Ok Stemnin cheers my bad :) 
Mactronix
October 4, 2007 7:40:14 PM

Surprised they didn't recommend 2gig for Vista under the "Recommended Requirements".
October 4, 2007 8:09:44 PM

For the 9800Pro vs 6800GT... the people who make up the minimum and recommended specs do this kind of thing all the time. As soon as it comes out we'll have benches and know for sure anyway. I'm actually sort of surprised that a 9800Pro would work since BioShock and Lost Planet both require more than SM2.0 (at least out of the box). That alone would lead me to expect more of an upset in the other direction... like 6600GT/X800 (for SM2.0b at least). Oh well.

The recommended requirements are giving me hope though that it'll run at least ok with tolerable visuals for me.

-mcg
a c 143 U Graphics card
October 4, 2007 8:12:04 PM

Maybe they meant 1.5 GB for Crysis alone (plus another 2 GB for Vista, of course).

TBH I don't rely much on "recommended requirements". Game makers like to keep them low, to avoid scaring off potential buyers who haven't upgraded very recently.
October 4, 2007 8:31:49 PM

personally, I like to wait and see some benchmarks, Or test it myself (on the 2900 pro I just ordered, YAY stopped faddling around)
October 4, 2007 9:21:22 PM

512mb gpu ram is what worries me, usually reccomended is way lower then what yod need to run it at decently high settings, if 512 isnt enough then only a few cards possibly 640mb gts but mainly the R600 1gb and gtx may be able to run it proeprly.
a c 143 U Graphics card
October 4, 2007 9:32:29 PM

Well, as somebody who recently shelled out $650 for a video card, I'd feel like a total idiot if the GTS 320 or the 7600GT could run Crysis at max settings. I think game makers and nVidia and ATI have secret meetings where they figure out how to make us buy new cards every year. :) 
October 4, 2007 10:05:58 PM

Well I have the beta of crysis, and all I could say is that my 7950gx2 gets swamped. I play the game at 1680*1050 @ a 30 fps on medium settings. Crytec states that you could run this game on a 6800gt. I say thats BS. this game is intended for DX10, DX9 looks sharp, but to get the full effect,,, well thats up to you. I'm only running a AMD 4000+ stock speeds and overclocked my graphics card. I have a raptor 74gb as well.. but in reality,, yes NV and ATI want us to buy the bigger and better graphics card.
October 4, 2007 11:21:42 PM

That warm hopeful feeling just left...

-mcg
October 4, 2007 11:50:59 PM

I remember seeing a gameplay trailer a couple years ago, and the damn video was lagging.

That scared me.
October 5, 2007 8:20:24 AM

Emperor36 said:
Well I have the beta of crysis, and all I could say is that my 7950gx2 gets swamped. I play the game at 1680*1050 @ a 30 fps on medium settings. Crytec states that you could run this game on a 6800gt. I say thats BS. this game is intended for DX10, DX9 looks sharp, but to get the full effect,,, well thats up to you. I'm only running a AMD 4000+ stock speeds and overclocked my graphics card. I have a raptor 74gb as well.. but in reality,, yes NV and ATI want us to buy the bigger and better graphics card.


Just remember the GX2 uses SLI, once they get better drivers not only will its performance increase with other cards, but as SLI performance increases which it will do, then teh GX2 will get even better. Rightnow dont expect a lot from the gx2. I can honestl;y say my GX2 performance has gone up 30 - 40% on ETQW since the demo first came out, beta drivers helped a lot.

Might also be good when someone like gamespot releases their comparisons. 9/10 times tehres one or 2 settings that add a little but take a lot, like shadows on supcom on medium can get you like halve your FPS then putting then on low, but it doesnt look that bad at all on low, for shadows anyway. While other settings like texture detail hardly give any performance hit at all. Crysis wont be any different.
October 5, 2007 11:02:59 AM

We debated this very subject about a week ago. Old post, old topic. Nothing new.
a c 169 U Graphics card
October 5, 2007 11:26:22 AM

a week ago , it was just minimum requirements not recommended , thats why i posted it
October 5, 2007 11:51:15 AM

justinmcg67 said:
We debated this very subject about a week ago. Old post, old topic. Nothing new.

Well WE are debating this here and now, and if you dont want to then simply, dont!
October 5, 2007 12:06:08 PM

na na na na na na na naaaaaaaa ----so thereeeeeeee :) 
hehe
im just glad i updated last month.
October 5, 2007 4:55:16 PM

I wonder how many people have thought, "i'll get a 2900 pro/8800 gts 320 because they are dx10 compatable"
October 5, 2007 5:54:17 PM

spuddyt said:
I wonder how many people have thought, "i'll get a 2900 pro/8800 gts 320 because they are dx10 compatable"


Or.. ill get a crappy DX10 card because IT HAS DX10! instead of the way better performer.. im ordering a 2900 or 8800gts next week, and I could care less about dx10.
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