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a b U Graphics card
October 26, 2007 7:19:04 PM

Anyone playing the demo? How is your performance. It's not looking good so far. :ouch: 

Check out the link:
http://forums.ea.com/mboards/thread.jspa?threadID=29984...

It seems people with an 8800GTX are running 8x6 or 10x7 to be playable, and that's with todays beta drivers. Also one guy with 8800GTX SLI says SLI isn't working for him (better perfoamnce without it).

BTW, Only EA preorders can get the demo today, the rest of us have to wait until tomorrow.
a c 169 U Graphics card
October 26, 2007 7:26:02 PM

there was a guy in incrysis.com and he had single 8800GTX + Core2 @ 3.4 and he was getting 70-80 FPS in 1280x1024
a b U Graphics card
October 26, 2007 7:27:41 PM

That's good to hear. Looking on about page 13-15 of that ea demo feedback thread, there are a few people with high end rigs claiming pitiful performance.
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a c 169 U Graphics card
October 26, 2007 7:30:49 PM

lets wait untill tomorrow that it will be availabe for everyone ,(although i think i maybe the last guy to get the Demo , because my Download Speed is only 16KB/s :(  )
October 26, 2007 7:39:33 PM

The guy who thought he had 70-80 fps didn't know his ass from a hole in the ground. After installing fraps (his fps was just a guess before) it showed 20 fps.
a b U Graphics card
October 26, 2007 7:40:05 PM

You know what, I think they talk about that guy with the 70-80 fps here: http://www.incrysis.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=10869&p...

Quote: "I'd like to see a fraps screenshot baselerd. Those numbers kinda sound like the other guy who thought he was getting 70-80 fps and then installed fraps to find it was more like 20-30. I really haven't seen anyone post a screenshot above 40 fps on high with any system."


The best claimed performance I have seen so far is the HD2900XT owner. But who knows as some people do guess their framerates instead of using fraps and posting legit fps while playing.
a b U Graphics card
October 26, 2007 7:40:33 PM

lol, you beat me to it. How could somebody getting 20 fps guess 70-80. hahahaha
a c 169 U Graphics card
October 26, 2007 7:42:26 PM

thanx for clearing it up , yeah i didnt see he hadnt installed FRAPs at first
a b U Graphics card
October 26, 2007 7:46:50 PM

I got a feeling finding a fast mirror tomorrow will be beyond impossible. I have 15/2 cable, but it will probably be an all day download anyway.
October 26, 2007 7:49:13 PM

Heheh, I have no idea paul. I used to play counter-strike a lot so I'm pretty sensitive to fps changes. Anyone that can't tell the difference between 20 and 80 probably has never even run a tool that measures it.
October 26, 2007 8:33:10 PM

If they have it I'm getting it from guru3d.com, they usually have demos at un-capped downloads.

I'm not surprised it brings them to their knees, I'm pretty sure thought it will improve as time goes by, its been said SLI doesn't work that just shows how young these drivers are.
October 26, 2007 8:59:53 PM

Does anyone know how big the Demo file is? 1-3 Gig maybe?
October 26, 2007 9:05:58 PM

Rest assured, if Crysis can't be played comfortably at decent resolutions on today's top hardware then it would be an even bigger fiasco than Bioshock's DRM problem. I'm sure its just lack of driver support.

Edit: recurring words
October 26, 2007 9:15:17 PM

physx7 said:
Does anyone know how big the Demo file is? 1-3 Gig maybe?



Demo size is 1.8 gigs
October 26, 2007 9:33:27 PM

Though it probably wont work, im going to try to play it with my x600 :D 
Maybe it might be playable on the lowest resolution and graphic settings. :( 
October 26, 2007 9:45:08 PM

Posted this in another thread over on THGames:

Trolling some of the Crysis forums, I found this neat little thread about the new single player demo:


http://forums.ea.com/mboards/thread.jspa?threadID=30009...

Just a little paraphrase from one of the posts there:

More info, with my QX6850 + 8800 Ultra + 2Gb DDR2 I get:

5fps (1600*1200, 16aa, Very High settings)
8fps (1600*1200, 4aa, Very High settings)
12fps (1600*1200, 4aa, High settings)
25fps (1280*1024, 8aa, Medium settings)

Nvidia Driver version: 163.69

Message was edited by: NickCrysis (EA.com)

If this is representitive, I think "Houston, we have a serious problem here".
October 26, 2007 9:50:06 PM

Nvidia released new beta drivers just for Crysis lol. 169.01, I installed them, waiting to try them tommorrow.

And anyone who can not tell 20fps from 80fps needs to go the eye doctor for blindness. 20fps is not playable imo. 60fps is where I like to keep it.
October 26, 2007 9:53:58 PM

Where are you getting the demo from
October 26, 2007 10:01:52 PM

1.8 GBs. Yeah, I'll be downloading that at work.

That one dude in the 3rd pic looks like he is taking a dump.

Any different results regarding XP vs Vista?
October 26, 2007 10:05:09 PM

bydesign said:
Where are you getting the demo from


People that pre-ordered it from the EA store or other means.. public at large, tomorrow.
October 26, 2007 10:22:17 PM

the image qualities are amazing, but the frames suck
October 26, 2007 11:48:41 PM

The demo has been leaked early to the public! Many are playing it already who did not pre-order it at all (like my brother, and me soon lol)

check out my thread to get it--

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/98522-13-crysis-demo-...

make sure you get the new beta drivers if you have an NV GPU card.
a b U Graphics card
October 27, 2007 12:05:04 AM

OYE-VEY !!! :ouch: 

pauldh said:
lol, you beat me to it. How could somebody getting 20 fps guess 70-80. hahahaha


Well those are probably the same people that keep posting in this forum that the human eye can only see 16-24 fps. :pt1cable:  They also haven't seen an optometrist since they've been born, and think that everyone else see the world through a hazy foggy tunnel. :lol: 

Now I'm just worried about the HD2600, so if the GTX/XT are both runnning in the 20s fps @ 800x600, I guess it's 5fps @ 640x480 for me. :sweat: 

Well it's only too look at the pretty effects and then it's on to DX9 and XP. :hello: 

BTW, too bad I don't have access to it, I love downloading demos at work. The UT3 demo took me less than an hour, and the Quakewars demo took me almost the same time at over twice the size.
That's the nice thing about riding the CO, at 7-10MB/s it's never ME that's causing the slow down after everyone has gone home, if anything I'm being held back by the onboard T100 ethernet. :sol: 
October 27, 2007 12:22:25 AM

Coming down at 300-350 on a private tracker; 16 min. to go.
I'd be willing to upgrade to make this game work well but with reports of sli not working on the demo where to go from an 8800gtx?

a b U Graphics card
October 27, 2007 12:34:43 AM

gamebro said:

check out my thread to get it--

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/98522-13-crysis-demo-...


Dang, just came back to post that, and didn't notice you'd posted it before my reply went up.

Oh,well, that link is coming in for me at work at 371KB/s - 3000kbps, so I guess that's the limit for the server right now. At @ 1hr 15mins ETA for the remaining 90% I'm going home and gonna grab it tomorrow or Sunday.


Still downlaoding at 370 and with 70% to go, just broke the hour, but not good enough, going home. Good luck to anyone else downloading hope it stays strong all night for your guys. Off to watch the Flames game. :sol: 
October 27, 2007 12:38:00 AM

Yep all sorts of places have it out for public download now.... It was rumored to be a leak earlier (and to some degree I still think it was) but Cysis online says this was intentional........ hmmm...

The EA.com pre-order wasn't really nessecary then huh w00t! =D I bet the unlockable vehicle is something we can mod in easy anyways.
October 27, 2007 12:59:38 AM

gamebro said:
The demo has been leaked early to the public! Many are playing it already who did not pre-order it at all (like my brother, and me soon lol)

check out my thread to get it--

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/98522-13-crysis-demo-...

make sure you get the new beta drivers if you have an NV GPU card.


Over 1M/s download thanks!
October 27, 2007 1:06:21 AM

TheGreatGrapeApe said:
Dang, just came back to post that, and didn't notice you'd posted it before my reply went up.

Oh,well, that link is coming in for me at work at 371KB/s - 3000kbps, so I guess that's the limit for the server right now. At @ 1hr 15mins ETA for the remaining 90% I'm going home and gonna grab it tomorrow or Sunday.


Still downlaoding at 370 and with 70% to go, just broke the hour, but not good enough, going home. Good luck to anyone else downloading hope it stays strong all night for your guys. Off to watch the Flames game. :sol: 


My FOIS is faster than your office.....
October 27, 2007 1:13:37 AM

My downloads will be done in less than 15min thanks to Verizon FIOS,then I'll see what my H2900pro can do.
October 27, 2007 1:26:48 AM

Just an FYI, I downloaded and am playing the demo. I have to hand it to Crytek, it runs much better than I expected and is extremely fun so far.
My rig:
e6300 at 2.8ghz
2 gig ram
8800gts 320mb
win xp

Res: 1280x1024
Settings Mostly medium, high textures, high shader detail, high physics

The foliage is so dense and realistic looking, and the fact that you can destroy anything realistically destroyable is so cool. I guess the early spaz reports were due to old drivers and bug problems with the EA downloader. (I got mine from the ea leaked link)

*edit* ran FRAPS and I get between 30-45 fps in the main village with a view of like several miles
October 27, 2007 1:26:50 AM

2.5mbps with comcast :)  almost done downloading
October 27, 2007 1:35:40 AM

Guys, I was wondering, is this game playable AND enjoyable on:

Opty 165 DC @2.25Ghz, 2 GB ram in Dual Channel, with an 8800GTS 640 @ 1440x900? Or would it suck? I was thinking of waiting a dogs age until it hit 30$ and playing it on a newer system then.

I played through Doom 3 with a crappy system and when I finally had a good system it wrecked the game for me, knew what was going to happen.

Just don't want to wreck this game if it is going to suck on this comp.
October 27, 2007 1:36:13 AM

OK some quick feedback on performance using fraps.

Opening scene when you wake up on the plane:

1680x1050__ settings very high__no aa___15-18fps
1680x1050__ settings high______no aa____23-26fps
1680x1050__ settings med_______no aa___37-41fps
1280x768____settings high_______no aa___34-38fps


Have played into the game a little at the last setting and it does look good even without AA and non-native resolution. I've only just started but so far the frames are staying over 30.

CPU usage is not going over 60% and is generally under 50. It doesn't appear to be making use of both cores very well compared games like Bioshock. Memory usage is at about 60-80% from what I've seen so far.

Specs.
e6600@3.2
8800gtx at default 575/1350/1800
2gigs at cas4 @712
Using 169.01 Beta driver
October 27, 2007 1:43:18 AM

I guess it depends what resolution and settings you want to run falken. I think it is a sweet game and looks really fantastic, better than anything I've ever seen, at the settings I posted above. Bioshock looked really nice, but outdoor scenes with massive amounts of breakable foliage and amazingly realistic people/vehicles/objects easily tops it in my opinion. Plus I feel like the Predator with my suit with cloaking and superhuman strength.
October 27, 2007 1:45:13 AM

Forgot I had force 4xAA and 8xAF in ntune.
C2Q6600, 8800GTS 320MB, 2GB DDR2 667. Resolution 1280x1024, Vista 32Bit.


I get between 15 and 30fps. (fraps doesn't show the fps in its screenshots? And using printscreen and copying it to a paint etc just gives me black screens).

Tried without AA and AF and it runs constant 20-25 (90% of the time at 23 lol pretty sad). The game looks great, especially at night. I just wish I could show you the actual fraps numbers!

Sorry about making them jpegs..







I caught this guy walking backwards while staring at me, real creepy...



I wish all those with 8800 GTX/ULTRA's luck!

Damn this game is FUN!
October 27, 2007 1:45:19 AM

Just to add. From what I've seen this game is not the performance disaster that some people are making it out to be. Simply find some settings that work. The developer said some time ago that this game game would scale backward and forward.
You can't expect a game that well scale forward two years to run at high resolutions and highest settings on today's equipment. Maybe some of have been spoiled with some of the great equipment that came out last year and expect to be able to max out every new game.
October 27, 2007 1:47:51 AM

Just got through the demo, plays ok (not great) at 1680x1050 on all high settings on this rig:

8800GTX
Q6600
Latest nvidia beta drivers
4 Gigs Mushkin Enhanced

I averaged about 25 fps. For some reason, I can't run the 64 bit version yet, hoping for that 20% performance increase.

Also, there is a significant sacrifice of image quality going from very high settings to high settings, i was very disappointed, but the game still looks AWESOME on high settings.
October 27, 2007 1:53:03 AM

Thanks ryanjm for the imput.

I think this game will really shine on a 1GB DX 11 card, with an Octal with 8GB RAM and PCI-E 2.0.

So I guess I am just going to buy it and enjoy for what it is worth, and replay it when I get a new computer in 2 years.

Happy gaming everyone!!!
October 27, 2007 2:00:30 AM

Thanks ryanjm!

I guess it is an all-nighter for everyone who got to download Crysis today!!! Can't wait till tomorrow to download it.

Can anyone recommend a good free site that would host the demo?
October 27, 2007 2:01:25 AM

No1sFanboy said:
Just to add. From what I've seen this game is not the performance disaster that some people are making it out to be. Simply find some settings that work. The developer said some time ago that this game game would scale backward and forward.
You can't expect a game that well scale forward two years to run at high resolutions and highest settings on today's equipment. Maybe some of have been spoiled with some of the great equipment that came out last year and expect to be able to max out every new game.


Yeah, I barely saw any kind of ram loading or stuttering, it was pretty smooth straight through (considering 22-24 fps average). I'll be looking forward to getting a new pc in 2 years to run this on highest.
October 27, 2007 2:04:46 AM

Falken699 said:
Thanks ryanjm!

I guess it is an all-nighter for everyone who got to download Crysis today!!! Can't wait till tomorrow to download it.

Can anyone recommend a good free site that would host the demo?


download it now.. from the link someone posted. (he also posted it in games section).
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/98522-13-crysis-demo-...
a b U Graphics card
October 27, 2007 2:10:30 AM

I am downloading it now from bigpond gamearena, but it has already failed once. High server loads I reckon, it's DLing at only 500-600kb/s vs 1000-1200kb/s usual speeds.
October 27, 2007 2:12:42 AM

Pff, what were they thinking? Not even playable on MEDIUM on a 8800GTS 640mb, 600/1000 OC.
2,5ghz opteron w/ 2gb 500mhz ram.
1280x1024
It looks worse than Far Cry on medium.

This was the dumbest release I've seen in a while
October 27, 2007 2:29:05 AM

ok guys, bit of advice from my experience so far:

while most of the other options can enhance image quality quite a bit and not cause much performance decrease, the SHADERS option causes a HUGE hit in performance to my 8800GTX. With all settings EXCEPT shaders on very high (shaders is on high) i get about 30 fps. When the shaders option is set to very high, my frame rate drops down to 15 or so. Try that and maybe you'll see a nice performance increase.
October 27, 2007 2:40:12 AM

Wow, I just set shader quality to medium from high, went from 22 fps in an area i saved to 32! (And I also put terrain quality to high from medium). Thanks, that really is a fps killer.
October 27, 2007 2:42:02 AM

Amazingly, I can play it on my 8600GT and P4 3.4ht at 1280x800, although 25-30 fps, everything mostly on medium, shaders, shadows, and a few others on low. It is one of the worst looking games I have played in years, but it runs on my computer. I like most of the gameplay, gun customizations are cool, but not always too useful, and none of the powers besides armor and stealth are that good in combat (although in the full game, maybe they get upgraded). Good game all around, will be great on full settings. I hope the 8800GT can make it look beautiful.
October 27, 2007 3:39:23 AM

Ok, im starting to get angry. I downloaded and installed the game. It did not place a shortcut on the desktop? Nor did I find it under program shortcuts. I went into the folder and I tried a few different links. It goes to a black screen and says pre-release demo at the top right...and then nothing happens. I have to CRTL+ALT+Delete to get out. Can anyone help me?

Edit: It seems that only the 32bit version runs? I didnt know I could run the 32bit version on a 64bit OS? Weird.
October 27, 2007 3:48:48 AM

I played through @ 1280 x 1024, Medium and 4xAA with 30-40 FPS and no signs of choppiness through the entire run. Specs are in my sig. (No, I did not use the latest beta drivers either.) The game looks and plays fantastic, even on medium. Kudos to those that can play it on very high. The game looks ok w/o any AA... but it just looks so much damn better with some, so crank it up to at least 4x.

Quote:
Also, there is a significant sacrifice of image quality going from very high settings to high settings, i was very disappointed, but the game still looks AWESOME on high settings.
That's because "very high" is DX10 - I think everything below is DX9.
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