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November 1, 2012 3:22:20 PM

Did anyone of you get the trial key?I received the newsletter from nvidia yesterday but by the time I responded to it,I was too late :(  :??:  :cry: 
Those of you got lucky,what rig do you have? and please share the performance you experience tomorrow onwards.I wanna knw how our systems and GPUs handle it... so p-l-e-a-s-e :sweat: 

Here's the newsletter -


START THE HUNT. JOIN THE CRYSIS 3 ALPHA TRIAL
Assess. Adapt. Attack. In Crysis 3, the limitless versatility of the enhanced Nanosuit transforms you into a technological predator. Some of your best tactical options will be forged with customizable next-generation firepower.

Be the first to play Crysis 3 in this exclusive Alpha trial. NVIDIA will be distributing 5,000 keys to the first 5,000 people who sign up starting at 8am UK time / 9am CET on October 31st, 2012.

Play will begin on November 2nd and will proceed until November 10th.

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November 2, 2012 7:55:21 AM

Hi, I got in :p  and my spcs are:

AMD Sapphire 7850 OC
i5-3570K @4.0
4GB RAM

I am stuck on medium settings, With some medium and some high, I can get 50 FPS, but it stutters alot, and periodically, the game becomes unplayable for several seconds. I actually think that it might be a RAM bottleneck, but this just adds to the incentive to buy a new video card.
November 2, 2012 8:05:31 AM

Hi,I got it too :)  My Specs:
HD 6850
i5-3570k
8gb ram
1680x1050
playable at medium but best on low...tons of stutters and from time to time fps drops below 20-30 and becomes unplayable.Heck man i can play battlefield 3 on med/high with around the 60fps and i can't play this game at low with stable and consistent fps...THey really need to work on the optimization
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November 2, 2012 8:27:26 AM

Well, that's why it's an Alpha.
a b U Graphics card
November 2, 2012 9:24:55 AM

I agree with you on that it might have something to do with your ram.Just like battlefield 3 used to stutter a lot on systems with low system memory.
@hotwheels,
I think its about time you upgrade your GPU.
November 2, 2012 10:12:35 PM

2500k
8GB G.Skill 1600MHZ
XFX 6970 x 2

Maxed everything out, Very High, DX 11, High Res Textures ---> 18 - 24 fps.

Wow.
November 2, 2012 11:51:51 PM

i7-2600k @ stock
16GB G.Skill 2133mgz
SLI'd GTX 680 2GB

I average 20-30 FPS. Ill try some overclocking and see what I get later.
November 3, 2012 12:15:06 AM

i7-2700K @4.6GHZ
8GB Kingston HyperX 1600
Dual 7950's OC'ed to 1325MHz

Average fps: 22-38fps. Sometimes drops to lower than 15!


Can someone shout un-optimized louder please?
November 3, 2012 3:09:36 AM

Hexa-core i7-3930k @ 4.5ghz
16gb Gskills quad channel 2133mhz
2x gtx 570 SLI OCed

average 60-70 fps in all high settings only
November 3, 2012 6:16:27 AM

I have gtx 570's in SLI x2, and I can confirm that SLI does not function at this stage. Anyone with SLI wondering why your fps is balls, only 1 card is actually getting used.
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November 3, 2012 6:24:05 AM

Limerick said:
i7-2700K @4.6GHZ
8GB Kingston HyperX 1600
Dual 7950's OC'ed to 1325MHz

Average fps: 22-38fps. Sometimes drops to lower than 15!


Can someone shout un-optimized louder please?


nah. this is what everyone hope for. didn't that crytek promise that crysis 3 wil melt your pc? :D  btw they will not cry about 'un-optimized bla bla bla...' this time around because last time they do crysis 2 come up with dx9 at launch :pt1cable:  .
a b U Graphics card
November 3, 2012 6:55:10 AM

@renz496
agreed crysis 3 seems to offer the best of crysis and crysis 2 plus some more.
But at the same time you know its not like the new dawn.
November 3, 2012 12:22:44 PM

Hey im also an Crysis 3 alpha user.

I have an ok computer:

i7 2600K @ Stock with HT enabled.
Gigabyte Z77 D3H mobo.
Evga GTX 570 @ Stock. + lucid virtu software for CPU internal GPU Support, some extra free fps.
2x4Gb Corsair Vengeance Rams @ 1600Mhz profile.
Samsung 830 128GB Sata III SSD (Fast Moofo).
Old Samsung 320Gb for storage.
750 watts coolermaster PSU Bronze certificate.
Win 7 x64 tuned like a motherf.

I downloaded the Alpha, installed it and played,it selected Very High by itself, i noticed frames where just a tad slow, about 20-50 but then i forgot origin had installed the game on my old HDD! :D  First i put the gfx to High, omg the game ran smooth as butter!! Then i redownloaded it and installed it on my SSD, OMFG still ubersmooth max 60FPS bcuz vsynch is on ;)  ofcs hehe... then 1 time i switched to desktop checked some IM,s and back using alt tab, come back in the game OMFG? 2-15 fps? stuttering liek a motherf. totally unplayable.
stopped game restarted,.... same rebooted PC,.... Same! WTF!
Then i went beserko mode, searched in my documents for "Saved Games" saw crysis 3 alpha, went in there very silently, and agressivly erased the damned shader cache map, as CryJesus gave me a sign that was it.
Started the game up WTF it worked, full constant 60 FPs again, but i could see my taskbar so it was not fullscreen, fuckit i can play now, accidentally i clicked my taskbar ingame, and it did the go in windows and back 2 game move, and guess wot......... OMFG same bs again.
Then i erased the cache map again, opened the system.cfg file, and added the line r_fullscreen = 1, and now game boots up with no taskba ;) 


Hope it helps you guys in some way!

November 3, 2012 9:22:35 PM

Really enjoying Crysis 3 so far after an hour or two... definitely like it better than Crysis 2. And it looks amazing... like Crysis 2 but better, less console-y.

@Limerick - the game does not support crossfire or SLI at this alpha stage. Try restarting your computer and launching again, you should get better FPS unless you're playing at very high resolution.

I used FRAPS to benchmark about 10 minutes of gameplay, 1920x1200, completely maxed out, and got the following:

Min: 27
Max: 49
Avg: 40.8

It was very playable but not as smooth as I'd want. It definitely is going to be melting PCs!

That was utilizing only a single card. The game was a bit finnicky, though - sometimes when I'd launch it, you could tell it was trying to enable CF, and when that happened, I'd see 60% utilization on both cards but ~20fps average (as opposed to 95-99% utilization on a single card but 40fps average).

I don't think it's so much unoptimized as it is an amazing looking game that's in alpha stage... also worth noting is that it indeed was using all 8 threads of my 2600k, which is awesome :D 
a b U Graphics card
November 4, 2012 4:57:04 AM

BigMack70 said:
Really enjoying Crysis 3 so far after an hour or two... definitely like it better than Crysis 2. And it looks amazing... like Crysis 2 but better, less console-y.

@Limerick - the game does not support crossfire or SLI at this alpha stage. Try restarting your computer and launching again, you should get better FPS unless you're playing at very high resolution.

I used FRAPS to benchmark about 10 minutes of gameplay, 1920x1200, completely maxed out, and got the following:

Min: 27
Max: 49
Avg: 40.8

It was very playable but not as smooth as I'd want. It definitely is going to be melting PCs!

That was utilizing only a single card. The game was a bit finnicky, though - sometimes when I'd launch it, you could tell it was trying to enable CF, and when that happened, I'd see 60% utilization on both cards but ~20fps average (as opposed to 95-99% utilization on a single card but 40fps average).

I don't think it's so much unoptimized as it is an amazing looking game that's in alpha stage... also worth noting is that it indeed was using all 8 threads of my 2600k, which is awesome :D 

I agree... these were my numbers with a 660 ti power edition in its factory clock.
Avg: 25.546 - Min: 2 - Max: 49
Loved playing the game.Its a lot smoother than witcher 2 with ubersampling On,which gives me the same avg fps but makes me go dizzy.
a b U Graphics card
November 4, 2012 1:07:16 PM

Update:
I found a frog in there so I fired at it,the frog took a sudden jerk,I fired again and now that thing seemed to stutter a bit,and fired at it again but it just sat there.
November 6, 2012 10:58:14 AM

This game is performing pretty damn well here. I have a 7850 oc'd to 1150/5600 and a i7 2600 with 8 GB ram. I can run this on 45 fps +(high preset, 35+ on very high), and it's mostly 60 fps lol. GPU temps were about 65 C after playing for an hour and my CPU was at 68 C.
a b U Graphics card
November 6, 2012 11:29:18 AM

The performance is varying a lot in this game.The settings with which I got 55 fps 2 days ago now gives me 30 fps.
On High preset I get constant 60 fps with adaptive v-sync enabled though with my 660 Ti.
November 6, 2012 12:32:03 PM

Graphics are just average.BF3 MP shits all over it.
a b U Graphics card
November 6, 2012 12:35:37 PM

I actually found BF3 SP graphics better than BF3 MP.I don't knw wat has caused this,optimizations,patches,fixes or watever but that's that.
EDIT: We've so far seen a single map in Crysis 3 and that too a map where lighting conditions are poor.
November 6, 2012 12:39:44 PM

Oh also, forgot to mention something. If the game stops periodically for a few seconds, after which it starts again, you might want to enable hyperthreading from the BIOS(if your CPU supports it). That fixed it completely for me. For those of you on Windows 8, try running the executable(Origin Games/Crysis 3/bin32) in Windows 7 compatibility mode. It'll make the game more stable.
a b U Graphics card
November 6, 2012 1:06:54 PM

so the 64-bit exe is having problems just like the new dawn demo?
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November 6, 2012 3:48:55 PM

If someone would like to PM me with the T.o.S of this Alpha test so that I can be certain that this thread and any others like it are not in violation then I'll reopen it.
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