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Crysis 2 Max Settings Requirements

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August 29, 2012 5:58:38 PM

I was wondering if i could max crysis 2 with my new computer
I have AMD Fx-4100 Quad Core 3,6 Ghz 8 Gb Ram and Ati Radeon HD 7750 Graphic Card
August 29, 2012 11:34:54 PM

depends on the resolution. anything lower than 1080p (which is 1920 x 1080) should be okay on high settings, and the lower you go the better it'll get. but when you get into resolutions of 2560 x 1520 or so, you'll need a better video card.

your CPU and RAM are fine. it's up to your video card and resolution. the better the video card, the higher the resolution you can play on without sacrificing frames per second.

I'd say stick to mid or high, because the differences aren't major, and the faster speeds look nicer than any bump between high and ultra.
August 29, 2012 11:39:11 PM

I cannot max Crysis 2 on my GTX 560 Ti, which is almost twice as fast as your card. That is on 1920x1080 resolution though. So unless you're running a 1024x768 monitor, you have no chance of maxing out that game.
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August 29, 2012 11:47:02 PM

Probably maxable at 720p or so, but definitely not at any resolution much higher than that let alone 1080p. You're probably looking at low-medium settings for 1080p gaming on that card in demanding stuff like Crysis 2. You need a better video card to max the game at high resolution.
August 29, 2012 11:51:00 PM

Well, you won't be able to max it at any resolution, but you will be able to play it at a mixture of low and medium settings. (high and ultra in Crysis 2 jargon)
August 29, 2012 11:53:29 PM

cuecuemore said:
Well, you won't be able to max it at any resolution, but you will be able to play it at a mixture of low and medium settings. (high and ultra in Crysis 2 jargon)


Nope it's maxable at 720p and maybe slightly above:
August 29, 2012 11:55:45 PM

BigMack, I have no idea how they get their figures, but that's far from the truth. According to them, my GTX 560 Ti should be getting 50 fps at 1920x1080. However, it's getting around 25 on max settings.
August 30, 2012 12:12:37 AM

They probably just test on some super-lite section of the game. I don't believe a 7750 would get 20fps either at 1920x1080 (which is what they have), but I'd believe 25-30fps average maxed out at 720p on a 7750.
August 30, 2012 12:18:05 AM

Obviously that doesn't show it maxed out, but rather goes to prove my point that it can't nearly be maxed.
August 30, 2012 2:31:32 AM

that test is with maxed settings read their review

It includes dx11 + hires textures according to them
August 30, 2012 2:55:29 AM

OP what came over you, Imo with that cpu/gpu you will struggle a bit to run it @720p on ultra you may have to scale back the detail settings as well...
the game is no walk in the park in terms of the hardware that is required to run it

keep in mind that those benches were likely done with a highly clocked i7 2600k or better, especially at low res the cpu will come into play more
August 30, 2012 3:06:35 AM

^agree,even an average of 39fps is not a pass when thinking about maxing out a game. Its probably dipping below 30 at some points, it will just be irritating to play. Youll have to turn the settings down a bit.

Tbh those benches seem a little off anyway, probably spent a min looking at a wall or the sky or something
August 30, 2012 3:11:03 AM

paddys09 said:
^agree,even an average of 39fps is not a pass when thinking about maxing out a game. Its probably dipping below 30 at some points, it will just be irritating to play. Youll have to turn the settings down a bit.

This. And I can guarantee you it's dipping into the teens in places.
August 30, 2012 3:18:06 AM

I'm not sure you guys understand how insanely not-demanding 720p gaming is... the 7750 puts out crazy fps on low settings:


Even if it's not playable on 100% maxed settings, it will get close. Guru3d got the same result TPU did: PLAYABLE at or around 720p maxed out


Now obviously some people need more fps than others for something to be considered "playable". For single player gaming, I believe 30fps average is still the minimum mark to hit. I know the 7750 is very weak, but 720p is a completely pathetic resolution... it just doesn't take much graphical power to max games out when playing at that setting.
August 30, 2012 3:42:28 AM

Not at all, 35 fps average is not playable IMO in any game.......

30 fps minimum may be ok in some games, but crysis 2 has alot of movement in it, like the way your gun moves etc.... you feel every bump in the road when it drops below 30. It just isnt enjoyable, I would be turning the settings down just a bit.

Just don't wanna get the OP's hopes up.
August 30, 2012 3:48:45 AM

BigMack70 said:
I'm not sure you guys understand how insanely not-demanding 720p gaming is... the 7750 puts out crazy fps on low settings

No, we do get exactly how much power it takes. At least you stumbled onto the right track with what you linked. You do understand that the "high" setting in Crysis 2 is the lowest setting, correct? That chart you linked is showing low end cards playing Crysis 2 on low at low res.
August 30, 2012 4:09:22 AM

I'm getting 25 fps on my GTX 560 Ti at 1920x1080. Bigmack is right though, I've tried at 720p and I got 50 fps average. It is definitely maxable with HD 7770 at that resolution.
August 30, 2012 12:25:02 PM

yeah but again you guys are forgetting ops lowly cpu....

I remember playing bf3 with a 5770 and an oc'ed 955 @ ~720p and it was passable but not great, and yes annoying cpu dips did occur.

I know we are talking Crysis2 and not bf3 but figured that they were in the ballpark of each other in terms of how demanding they are...

on a side note I hate Crysis 2
August 30, 2012 12:40:49 PM

cuecuemore said:
No, we do get exactly how much power it takes. At least you stumbled onto the right track with what you linked. You do understand that the "high" setting in Crysis 2 is the lowest setting, correct? That chart you linked is showing low end cards playing Crysis 2 on low at low res.


Notice that I clearly stated that that 85fps graph was "low" settings. Maybe read my posts before disagreeing with me? :non: 
That chart shows that there's a lot of room to crank settings up on a 7750 and still have playable or even smooth framerates depending on the settings you pick.

Anyways, there's been a bunch of articles showing that there is fairly little performance hit for having an older or AMD CPU in Crysis 2 vs a 2500k or something. It's not a very CPU dependent game - I wouldn't expect the OP to lose any framerates from that CPU, since the GPU isn't very strong. BF3 multiplayer is a very different animal than Crysis 2 single player.

I know that 30fps will not be playable for some folks. But remember - the vast majority of console games are 30fps. A lot of people are fine with that for single player PC gaming as a result; it's just what they're used to. Heck, I remember playing through Doom 3 at 20-25fps on my FX5200 (such an awful, awful card) and managing to enjoy the game just fine. Why? Because at that point I was more used to console gaming than PC and I just didn't notice the framerate.

I think it's a fair assumption that people buying low end GPUs don't need 40fps minimum framerates for something to be considered "playable". But anyways, this argument is kinda pointless right now since OP disappeared and we don't know what resolution or framerate he is desiring. If ~35fps average is playable for you, then the game is maxable at 720p-ish resolutions on a 7750. If not, you gotta get a better card or turn down the settings.
August 30, 2012 1:00:36 PM

BigMack70 said:
If ~35fps average is playable for you, then the game is maxable at 720p-ish resolutions on a 7750. If not, you gotta get a better card or turn down the settings.


Yes we can sum this entire thread up to this statement, the rest is speculation imo bc no test bed is using an FX cpu to run tests...

at the end of the day OP will likely be able to play decent settings at ~720p, enjoy
October 4, 2012 9:15:20 PM

This thread became a pointless debate when the op can simply try it himself. The only way we can know for sure is if we build a system exactly like his and try to play on it. OP please send us an update on this. Thanks
October 5, 2012 12:55:38 AM

Yes, I can confirm that a HD 7770 does work with Crysis Maxed (DX9), but it runs with a FPS barely playable under 1080p (around 26FPS), but at 720p, it is definitely playable. (around 39FPS)

I can assume that the 7750 would have 5-6 less fps than the 7770.

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