Longed for, the Crysis demo allows us to have a peek at the most demanding game at the moment, but very clearly, the most impressive one too. The fact was that we had to limit ourselves to "High Quality" mode, but reduced our resolution as well to 1280 x 1024 and 1600 x 1200 on all our cards. It's the faithful successor to Far Cry on every level.
It's not a surprise, Crysis doesn't bring major changes in the hierarchy, but confirms the 8800GT's performances, which are only really outgrown in 1600 x 1200 + filters, although 512 MB are still enough for the HD 2900 XT which doesn't collapse under this mode. The Radeon manages to reach beyond our expectations being only 10 to 15% lower than the 8800GT on other resolutions. The 8800GTS 320 MB doesn't allow for comfortable play in 1280 x 1024 in High Quality, and you should almost abandon the idea of running this game on an 8600 GTS!