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Crysis, and the specs that CRYTEK give it

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October 9, 2007 8:45:20 PM

http://uk.gamespot.com/pc/action/crysis/news.html?sid=6...
"The latest such PC game is Crytek's first-person shooter Crysis. With the game set to arrive November 13, CRYTEK today revealed the minimum and recommended system requirements for the game."
unless gamespot is directly lieing, we finally have reliable specs
October 9, 2007 8:51:26 PM

640 :( 
October 9, 2007 8:52:51 PM

lol I think 512 should do ok :p 
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October 9, 2007 8:53:59 PM

spuddyt said:
lol I think 512 should do ok :p 


320


:) 
October 9, 2007 9:30:29 PM

I have a 2.6GHz P4 and it is the fastest CPU my motherboard will support (ASUS P4T-E). I wonder if I'll be able to start the game or if it will detect the CPU speed and refuse to start up.
October 9, 2007 10:02:58 PM

hehe those are quite a lot.

Although there is room for improvising, say a bit mroe ram and a better CPU should be able to make up for a slightly slower gpu. Quad core ftw!
a b U Graphics card
October 9, 2007 10:11:36 PM

Hmm, not much detailed GPU info. I wonder if an SM2.0 card like the X800XT/X850XT is supported? More powerful than a 6800GT yes, but SM3.0 may be required. Too bad they didn't think to ask that one.
October 9, 2007 10:13:58 PM

Yea, 512 should be ok. If you have a 320GTS then that sucks
a c 130 U Graphics card
October 9, 2007 10:53:28 PM

pauldh said:
Hmm, not much detailed GPU info. I wonder if an SM2.0 card like the X800XT/X850XT is supported? More powerful than a 6800GT yes, but SM3.0 may be required. Too bad they didn't think to ask that one.

This is the specs from the incrysis WIKI you will see that theese include the X800 :) 
http://www.incrysis.com/wiki/index.php/Crysis_System_Re...
a b U Graphics card
October 9, 2007 10:54:19 PM

pauldh said:
Hmm, not much detailed GPU info.


Yeah, and considering the cross-over of C2D and even the old P4-AMD64 speeds, a little dissapointed in the generality of information.

I also didn't like that they specifically aren't supporting laptops, but at least they did account for their likelyhood of working.

The minute this comes out I'll probably play a day under DX10, then blow out Vista and continue on with XP. I'm also keeping the Gateway to test how it does with Crysis, and then I'll send it to a friend for Xmas. But I'm interested to see if it can even play on an X700 with 1.7PM at low and 640x480 or something. If it can't play at all that would be a dissapointment, but not really surprising considering the number of SM3.0 games now.
a b U Graphics card
October 9, 2007 10:59:41 PM

I hope you are right, but those still look like the old leaked specs. 9800 pro or 6800GT? That should mean a 256MB 6600GT/6800XT/6800 vanilla should be able to be forced to run a DX9B path too and make min spec.

LOL, I bet Nvidia won't like a game box on a TWIMTBP title saying 6800GT or 9800 pro. :-)
a c 130 U Graphics card
October 9, 2007 11:04:16 PM

I remember with Far Cry you had minimum on the box but then inside the booklet it had low medium and high configurations,That would be interesting to see,what do we recon, Im going to start with Special edition oc ultra's in sli. :) 
Mactronix
a c 130 U Graphics card
October 9, 2007 11:06:27 PM

pauldh said:
I hope you are right, but those still look like the old leaked specs. 9800 pro or 6800GT? That should mean a 256MB 6600GT/6800XT/6800 vanilla should be able to be forced to run a DX9B path too and make min spec.

LOL, I bet Nvidia won't like a game box on a TWIMTBP title saying 6800GT or 9800 pro. :-)

Looks pretty convincing as an official site to me :) 
http://www.incrysis.com/
Mactronix
October 9, 2007 11:07:14 PM

640MB recommended
320MB will be fine, don't fret
a b U Graphics card
October 9, 2007 11:08:49 PM

TheGreatGrapeApe said:
I also didn't like that they specifically aren't supporting laptops, but at least they did account for their likelyhood of working.


Hopefully you'll luck out and have the drivers to play it issue free. It's about time we see official mobile support become a norm.

LOL at the Vista comment. I have a retail Vista Ultimate still sitting here unused and probably won't touch it until my next build.

I struck out today at CC trying to grab the orange box for $38 (ad said in stock today). Tried BB too and they won't have them until tomorrow either. But I got to hold a crysis preorder box in my hands, which almost made me forget why I came to the store. I wish the demo was out, can't wait to play this one.

a b U Graphics card
October 9, 2007 11:09:47 PM

Well I think with the way Cevat is talking they didn't look at comparitively equal solutions so much as best of a generation, so 'capable top of the line SM2.0 card becomes ......... R9800Pro best for that 'generation' sionce the FX is crap. Then they look for nV's bottom of the top of the introductory line for the generation after the FX, which gives them the GF6800GT.
The only thing is, if the R9800Pro is acceptable, then the GF6800GS should be fine, and the X700Pro and GF6600GT should be pretty close (although be a little memory bandwidth starved if anything).

But anywhoo, it would be hilarious though if the R9800 is the min spec for ATi and the GF6800GT is min spec for nV, that would really be out of whack, and likely get PR people's nickers in a bunch.

I have a feeling though that the R9800Pro if it does get official support as the min req. will play it very poorly, like the way an R9600SE played Oblivion.
a c 105 U Graphics card
October 9, 2007 11:15:37 PM

I've been watching and reading a lot of posts concerning this game, and in general, video cards, and what will be needed in the near future. I made a few suggestions myself but was blown off. I bet a lot of people here are eating crow right now. HAHAHAHA

Sorry, had to do it..........HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
a b U Graphics card
October 9, 2007 11:24:39 PM

pauldh said:
Hopefully you'll luck out and have the drivers to play it issue free. It's about time we see official mobile support become a norm.


YEah, and until they figure out the other stuff too, it's not worth the hassle. It's in M$ and the IHV's interest to make this easier, but they're all droping the ball.

Quote:
LOL at the Vista comment. I have a retail Vista Ultimate still sitting here unused and probably won't touch it until my next build.


Yeah definitely, I probably won't go back to Vista until 64bit is a good idea, from a driver and app perspective. I don't see myself using Vista until 2009 at this rate. SP3 will be nice for XP, but if if I were forced to go back to SP1 for XP I would still be going that route, because Vista and its support are just dogs.

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I struck out today at CC trying to grab the orange box for $38 (ad said in stock today). Tried BB too and they won't have them until tomorrow either. But I got to hold a crysis preorder box in my hands, which almost made me forget why I came to the store. I wish the demo was out, can't wait to play this one.


Yeah I saw the Crysis pre-order box last week, I was spinning it around to loko for specs, but of course nothing.

I'm intrigued by the Orange box, but as I already have HL2 & Episode One, I'm not sure about the pricetag. I don't think Episode Two is worth more than $15, and Team fortress will depend alot on the quality of gameplay, I've seen some good reviews of it, but also some that were underwhelmed. However TF2 might keep me occupied until UT3 comes out, but hey I just went shopping with my sister for Snow gear over Thanksgiving, so they better be good or I won't care.
October 9, 2007 11:29:43 PM

Oh screw it! I'll just buy an XBox 360 and play Halo 3 if I want a shooter.
a b U Graphics card
October 9, 2007 11:39:05 PM

Just don't play it too much or you'll RedRing it. :lol: 
a b U Graphics card
October 9, 2007 11:42:24 PM

I did the same spin on the preorder box, but no matter how many rotations, I couldn't get the specs to appear either.

I originally hated the orange box idea for $50, but it's grown on me. Seeing it for $38 for ep2, TF2, Portal and the ability to give HL2 and EP1 away with a key, makes it easily worth it to me. If I could buy just ep2 for $15, I would do that instead though.
a b U Graphics card
October 9, 2007 11:46:34 PM

TheGreatGrapeApe said:
Just don't play it too much or you'll RedRing it. :lol: 
:kaola: 
October 10, 2007 12:36:11 AM

mtyermom said:
I have a 2.6GHz P4 and it is the fastest CPU my motherboard will support (ASUS P4T-E). I wonder if I'll be able to start the game or if it will detect the CPU speed and refuse to start up.


I have a 256MB 8600gts factory oc, q6600 cpu, and 2gb corsair xms2 ram. How well can i expect to run crysis at 1680x1050 without AA enabled?

Note: I could play the bioshock demo with dx10 enabled on vista with the highest settings with no problems

Thanks
October 10, 2007 12:52:49 AM

I have a feeling I wont be able to run anywhere close to the maximum settings @ 1680x1050, when I can run bioshock @maximum with the same system ;(

ps. To aydterrace: I think the 8600gts is going to have trouble playing anything above low/medium settings.
October 10, 2007 1:47:52 AM

I hope that the 320mb GTS doesn't take too big a performance hit from lack of memory, otherwise I might have to use the step-up on the card I just got when the new 640s come out.
October 10, 2007 2:00:31 AM

EVGAs setup program is not exactly good in my opinion. For me to step-up from my 320 that i paid $270 for, it would cost $330 more for an 8800gtx($600). Not to mention the shipping and time w/o any graphics card at all. Their "step-up" prices are not street prices, not even close.
a b U Graphics card
October 10, 2007 2:06:52 AM


Yup, I found myself in that same boat with 8800GTX street prices $100 under stepup price. If street prices for the card you want to step up to are way under evga list price, you are better off skipping the stepup, ebaying your old card and buying a new one.

But back when the 7900's launched and sold for list price, the step up made sense. Problem back then was availability as the 7900GT and GTX were out of stock from evga when I looked at stepping up from a 7800GT.
October 10, 2007 2:29:38 AM

My "setup" period ends at the end of October. I was thinking of getting a 8800 gtx one way or another..or just wait for the next offerings from nvidia/ati(probably jan..)and then get one. I want to be able to sell my current card for at least a good portion of what I paid if I can't setup. I also want to be able to play Crysis at maximum settings but I dont know if the price difference to get a 8800gtx will actually increase my performance that is worth an additional $250. Opinions?
October 10, 2007 2:40:29 AM

AdamJ said:
Yea, 512 should be ok. If you have a 320GTS then that sucks

Are you infering that a 320 GTS will be terrible compared to a XT or 640?
a b U Graphics card
October 10, 2007 2:51:03 AM

It will be interesting to see if a 640MB GTS will truely outgame the 320MB; ie provide better max playable settings. Looking over benchies (Toms recent DX10 for example), the 640MB often pulls ahead at high res, but is still in the unplayable range at those settings. (9 fps vs 15 fps for example).
October 10, 2007 3:24:41 AM

In those tests you're talking about, there were a couple games where the 320mb started falling behind even an 860GTS w/ 512mb of memory at resolution of 1280 and beyond. Good thing I don't play any of those games.
October 10, 2007 3:39:44 AM

"Yes, 64-bit in general runs better than 32-bit. In fact I would recommend gamers run 64-bit only under very high configurations"

This doesn't make much sense to me.
64-bit runs better... then, why only people with monster PCs should use it?
any ideas?
October 10, 2007 3:47:23 AM

I have a 2.6GHz P4 and it is the fastest CPU my motherboard will support (ASUS P4T-E). I wonder if I'll be able to start the game or if it will detect the CPU speed and refuse to start up. said:
I have a 2.6GHz P4 and it is the fastest CPU my motherboard will support (ASUS P4T-E). I wonder if I'll be able to start the game or if it will detect the CPU speed and refuse to start up.


I got a 2.4GHZ P4. I'm not as worried about my processor (I really am) as the abuse my graphics card will take. I don't even have the correct shader model, be my first place for [you] and I to look!
a b U Graphics card
October 10, 2007 11:45:22 AM

Fudzilla says 9800 pro talks are wrong and that crytek has stated a 256MB SM3.0 card is minimum. They give no official link to back it up.
http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?option=com_content&ta...

edit: Official nanosuit.com ea site still lists the 9800 pto/X800 pro.
October 10, 2007 12:51:25 PM

Nice find spuddyt. At last we have something substantial to chew on now rather than just speculation.

Still, minimum / recommended specs vary wildly in their real-world relevance, so even now I guess we'll have to wait for the demo and benchmarks.

October 10, 2007 3:56:41 PM

yeah, Minimum nowadays really does mean minimum, and not really very fun usually
October 10, 2007 4:05:14 PM

pauldh said:
It will be interesting to see if a 640MB GTS will truely outgame the 320MB; ie provide better max playable settings. Looking over benchies (Toms recent DX10 for example), the 640MB often pulls ahead at high res, but is still in the unplayable range at those settings. (9 fps vs 15 fps for example).


http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/245339-15-320mb-640...

Read mah theory

In short terms:

I think the reason why the 320 mb version falls in some games is because it dosent use virtual ram at vram. I would estimate this virtual ram would give a 90% framerate boost, looking at the stats I made. Crysis will most probably use the virtual ram. In quake wars, it dosent use virtual ram. With 4 AA at max settings at 720p, it uses 264 mb of video ram, 0mb of virtual. At 16 AA, it uses 308 megs, the max the 320mb version has. It does not use the virtual ram, and it could be trying to use 350-400 megs, which could explain the framerate drop. Using this theory, :) , id recomend 3gigs of ram for crysis if you have a 320mb version, 2 gigs for 640 . I think only the 8x00 series have the chip that can use virtual ram, not sure about the 7xxx series, I dont think they do, they suffer more from higher resolutions.
October 10, 2007 4:50:50 PM

spuddyt said:
yeah, Minimum nowadays really does mean minimum, and not really very fun usually


Agreed. It has always been my experience, when the box says: "Recommended, 1GB of RAM" that means you make sure you have 1.5 in your system.
October 10, 2007 5:58:35 PM

will it run on my 6600gt?? my pc specs are below.can i play it @800x600??
October 10, 2007 6:04:59 PM

I don't think it will sunny, I'm sorry, but you could get a 7600 pretty cheap..
October 10, 2007 6:11:08 PM

It'll probably run as fast as a slideshow.
October 10, 2007 6:34:41 PM

damn!! so i need a 8800gts 320mb pronto!!
October 10, 2007 7:00:14 PM

@sunny

I'd wait. This may be the time that we really see the the 512mb hd2900 pro beat the 8800 gts 320mb. The pro isn't the perferable card in other games but for this one it may just beat it cause of the memory.



But don't buy either. Stick with your current card until the 2950 pro or 8800 gt come out!!!
a b U Graphics card
October 10, 2007 7:01:56 PM

DO NOT BUY ANYTHING , until you know for sure.

Why Buy a GF/HD anything if it will work on your GF6600, and then you can find out once it launches which platform offers the best bang/buck. Buying prior to test of the actual game is ridiculous.

I'm pretty confident that it'll play on a GF6600 (don't know what setting), not sure about your optys but probably, however why upgrade before you know? Prices aren't going to go higher with the launch of the GF8800GT and HD2950 etc, hold on until you know more and people aren't guessing at what it takes to run this and that mode.
October 10, 2007 7:26:17 PM

I was using an x1650SE.. and the GTS was super cheap at Futureshop (299$ Canadian), I drove 1.5 hours to the store (the nearest city with a Futureshop store with stock), and 1.5h back. I really didn't want to wait for delivery. Both the BFG and EVGA superclocked were 299$ CDN, but the evga was sold out.
October 10, 2007 7:34:00 PM

just waiting for ABIT IX38 QuadGT..and then to see about the Graphics cards (see if both sides are hiding a highend for Nov)...gonna be kinda meh if i get an 8800GTX only to have it topped by Jan-Feb of 08...

October 10, 2007 8:24:23 PM

will the 8800gt be positioned below the 8800gts 320mb in the nvidia gf card hierarchy??? could be an affordable option for me then.busted my wallet on the coolermaster psu and case.dont have much to get 8800gt.
when will the 8800gt hit the shelves??
October 10, 2007 8:27:37 PM

sunny27 said:
will the 8800gt be positioned below the 8800gts 320mb in the nvidia gf card hierarchy??? could be an affordable option for me then.busted my wallet on the coolermaster psu and case.dont have much to get 8800gt.
when will the 8800gt hit the shelves??


Im guessing that the 8800 gt will be half the price, but 3/4 of the power. The gts will probably drop in price.
October 10, 2007 8:31:27 PM

@ spuddyt,there wasn't much difference between the 6600gt and the 7600gt when it came to performance.and then there isn't much difference between the 7600gt and the 8600gt when it comes to gaming performance.all these are main stream cards with a 128 bit memory interface and each have 256mb ddr3.(the 6600gt had a 128 mb version too)
so if it plays on a 7600gt it should play on a 6600gt.gameplay is more important to me now(will change my attitude once i get a good video card!)bioshock worked on my pc without lagging at low settings though.but i played the demo without any hiccups.
October 10, 2007 8:48:31 PM

right now with my current setup i would rather 'get into the game' than 'play it the way its meant to be played'!
;) 
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