like the rest of the world i'm trying to play Crysis at the moment. i know this game is way too advanced for my PC but i refuse to accept that i can't even play it at 1024x768 with everything on medium detail, AA turned off and no vertical sync.
I'm using the following:
MoBo: Gigabyte GA 945-PL S3 Processor: Intel Pentium 4 661 (3.6ghz overclocked to 3.9ghz) RAM: 2GB Kingston DDR2 533 (4-4-4-12) Graphics Card: ASUS Geforce 8800GTX (overclocked to core 621/ mem 1003/ shader 1454)
I'm running win XP with the latest drivers from Nvidia and i've made sure nothing else is running in the background.
Still... i'm only getting about 30 - 35 fps. Now at 1280x1024 i would actually expect that sort of frame rate given the outdated single core processor (although i've read that crysis does not make use of multiple cores) but at such a low res i would expect a lot more.... or am i just mistaken. I know crysis has taken gaming to the next level but come on... gimme a break. I know the MoBo is not great either... but how much difference can that make.
Anyway... i just wanted to find out if there's something i'm doing wrong... is there a bottleneck? something i'm missing or am i doomed to watch from the sidelines as everyone else enjoys the game.
More aboutwhere bottleneck
i got a quad. and 8800GT. all high. 4xAA. running in 11x8. n im getting 35+ fps. lowest will be 10+
Your CPU is the bottleneck. At least get a E21xx (OC quite well, better than the P4) and a P35-DS3L. Should be about a $150 upgrade. Your current system is like a Ferrari that doesn't go above 35 MPH.