Crysis System Requirements
What would it take to build a system that would play Crysis with max game settings, high frame rates, without over clocking anything? Can it be done with today’s components?

I'm talking about using minimum components specs to get the job done, not the most expensive parts. I know motherboard and CPU brand choice will be hard for many to agree on. Please no Intel / AMD wars. What would it really take? Try to keep the total price between $1000 to $2000. . I'm not talking a dream system, just one that would really work that an average person could afford.


CPU: Intel or AMD
Motherboard: SATA capable
RAM: 4 gig
GPU: 2 cards SLI or even one card if possible
OS: Windows Vista 64 DX10
Power supply: Watts
What would it take to build a system that would play Crysis with max game settings, high frame rates, without over clocking anything? Can it be done with today’s components?



I'm talking about using minimum components specs to get the job done, not the most expensive parts. I know motherboard and CPU brand choice will be hard for many to agree on. Please no Intel / AMD wars. What would it really take? Try to keep the total price between $1000 to $2000. . I'm not talking a dream system, just one that would really work that an average person could afford.





CPU: Intel or AMD

Motherboard: SATA capable

RAM: 4 gig

GPU: 2 cards SLI or even one card if possible

OS: Windows Vista 64 DX10

Power supply: Watts

#1
Posted 02/27/2008 04:21 AM   
A nice Intel proc (2.66 dual core) and a 8800GTS 512 or 8800GTX/Ultra depending on res (the GTS is better at low res but the GTX/Ultra wins at high res). Some will swear on a quad core for running crysis but its been proven that a slightly higher clocked dual core will beat a quad, proving the game is more reliant on clock speed over the # of cores. A cheap 2GB set of ram (DDR2 ram is VERY cheap these days) and a i650 or cheap i680 SLI board (SLI to keep your SLI options open should you get your hands on some cash for a second card) to top it off and your good to go.
A nice Intel proc (2.66 dual core) and a 8800GTS 512 or 8800GTX/Ultra depending on res (the GTS is better at low res but the GTX/Ultra wins at high res). Some will swear on a quad core for running crysis but its been proven that a slightly higher clocked dual core will beat a quad, proving the game is more reliant on clock speed over the # of cores. A cheap 2GB set of ram (DDR2 ram is VERY cheap these days) and a i650 or cheap i680 SLI board (SLI to keep your SLI options open should you get your hands on some cash for a second card) to top it off and your good to go.

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#2
Posted 02/27/2008 04:28 AM   
These should be the settings you consider "Crysis Minimum System Requirements" (on the box as Recommended):

CPU: Core 2 Duo 2GHz or faster, minimum (will play well on low resolution but not much else unless you're at 3GHz, and I recommend a Quad)
RAM: 1.5GB (I recommend 2-3 minimum if you want to ever be able to play on high settings)
Video Card: NVIDIA 7800 Series, ATI Radeon 1800 Series or better (I recommend at the very least a 9600GT or 8800GT as anything worse is NOT going to be able to keep up with this game at higher resolutions)
VRAM: 512MB of Graphics Memory
Storage: 12GB
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
ODD: DVD-ROM
OS: Microsoft Windows XP or Vista
DirectX: DX9.0c or DX10


[quote name='StAndrew' post='128607' date='Feb 26 2008, 09:28 PM']
A nice Intel proc (2.66 dual core) and a 8800GTS 512 or 8800GTX/Ultra depending on res (the GTS is better at low res but the GTX/Ultra wins at high res). Some will swear on a quad core for running crysis but its been proven that a slightly higher clocked dual core will beat a quad, proving the game is more reliant on clock speed over the # of cores. A cheap 2GB set of ram (DDR2 ram is VERY cheap these days) and a i650 or cheap i680 SLI board (SLI to keep your SLI options open should you get your hands on some cash for a second card) to top it off and your good to go.
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And again here you go giving false information. I've proven that Quad to Duo scaling in Crysis is 10-25% in high stress situations, which is the difference between playable and not playable.

You need a Quad if you want to run SLI. if you DON'T want to run SLI, a dual core is fine for the most part.
These should be the settings you consider "Crysis Minimum System Requirements" (on the box as Recommended):



CPU: Core 2 Duo 2GHz or faster, minimum (will play well on low resolution but not much else unless you're at 3GHz, and I recommend a Quad)

RAM: 1.5GB (I recommend 2-3 minimum if you want to ever be able to play on high settings)

Video Card: NVIDIA 7800 Series, ATI Radeon 1800 Series or better (I recommend at the very least a 9600GT or 8800GT as anything worse is NOT going to be able to keep up with this game at higher resolutions)

VRAM: 512MB of Graphics Memory

Storage: 12GB

Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible

ODD: DVD-ROM

OS: Microsoft Windows XP or Vista

DirectX: DX9.0c or DX10





[quote name='StAndrew' post='128607' date='Feb 26 2008, 09:28 PM']

A nice Intel proc (2.66 dual core) and a 8800GTS 512 or 8800GTX/Ultra depending on res (the GTS is better at low res but the GTX/Ultra wins at high res). Some will swear on a quad core for running crysis but its been proven that a slightly higher clocked dual core will beat a quad, proving the game is more reliant on clock speed over the # of cores. A cheap 2GB set of ram (DDR2 ram is VERY cheap these days) and a i650 or cheap i680 SLI board (SLI to keep your SLI options open should you get your hands on some cash for a second card) to top it off and your good to go.





And again here you go giving false information. I've proven that Quad to Duo scaling in Crysis is 10-25% in high stress situations, which is the difference between playable and not playable.



You need a Quad if you want to run SLI. if you DON'T want to run SLI, a dual core is fine for the most part.



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#3
Posted 02/27/2008 04:56 AM   
[url="http://forums.slizone.com/index.php?showtopic=14031"]http://forums.slizone.com/index.php?showtopic=14031[/url] Proof is in that forum ;) He got 31FPS in SLI in one of the screenies, and at the exact same settings, and CPU clock, I got 44FPS. That's a 33% increase, just from having a quad instead of a dual.
http://forums.slizone.com/index.php?showtopic=14031 Proof is in that forum ;) He got 31FPS in SLI in one of the screenies, and at the exact same settings, and CPU clock, I got 44FPS. That's a 33% increase, just from having a quad instead of a dual.



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#4
Posted 02/27/2008 05:18 AM   
[quote] play Crysis with max game settings, high frame rates, without over clocking anything?[/quote]
This will do it.
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play Crysis with max game settings, high frame rates, without over clocking anything?


This will do it.

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#5
Posted 02/27/2008 07:46 AM   
[quote name='Freddywarbird' post='128696' date='Feb 27 2008, 12:46 AM']
This will do it.
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/haha.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':haha:' /> /haha.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':haha:' /> Funny funny. But he's not far off. I've yet to see a computer that can do what I call truly 100% playable, in Crysis on settings that high yet ;) course, "100% playable" to me is near-constant 60FPS with VSync on (which I can do in FEAR and most other games... least I could on my 8800Ultras, haven't had a lotta chance to test my 9600GTs thanks to this Creative/NVidia error I'm having with my sound card disappearing every time I reboot since the 174.16 WHQL XP Signed Drivers were installed. Grrrr.)
[quote name='Freddywarbird' post='128696' date='Feb 27 2008, 12:46 AM']

This will do it.

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/haha.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':haha:' /> /haha.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':haha:' /> Funny funny. But he's not far off. I've yet to see a computer that can do what I call truly 100% playable, in Crysis on settings that high yet ;) course, "100% playable" to me is near-constant 60FPS with VSync on (which I can do in FEAR and most other games... least I could on my 8800Ultras, haven't had a lotta chance to test my 9600GTs thanks to this Creative/NVidia error I'm having with my sound card disappearing every time I reboot since the 174.16 WHQL XP Signed Drivers were installed. Grrrr.)



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#6
Posted 02/27/2008 01:46 PM   
[quote name='Goddess84' post='128646' date='Feb 27 2008, 12:18 AM']
[url="http://forums.slizone.com/index.php?showtopic=14031"]http://forums.slizone.com/index.php?showtopic=14031[/url] Proof is in that forum ;) He got 31FPS in SLI in one of the screenies, and at the exact same settings, and CPU clock, I got 44FPS. That's a 33% increase, just from having a quad instead of a dual.
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QFT, Goddess! I just recently went from an AMD 64x2 6000+ w/ 2x8800 Ultras to my current setup, and I couldn't believe the world of difference with my Q6600 G0 at [i]stock[/i], let alone @ 3GHz (same as the AMD chip), or @ 3.6 GHz (I'm in love!). Nitrofuel, nothing today can max-out Crysis, but a system like this would do an admirable job:

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[quote name='Goddess84' post='128646' date='Feb 27 2008, 12:18 AM']

http://forums.slizone.com/index.php?showtopic=14031 Proof is in that forum ;) He got 31FPS in SLI in one of the screenies, and at the exact same settings, and CPU clock, I got 44FPS. That's a 33% increase, just from having a quad instead of a dual.





QFT, Goddess! I just recently went from an AMD 64x2 6000+ w/ 2x8800 Ultras to my current setup, and I couldn't believe the world of difference with my Q6600 G0 at stock, let alone @ 3GHz (same as the AMD chip), or @ 3.6 GHz (I'm in love!). Nitrofuel, nothing today can max-out Crysis, but a system like this would do an admirable job:



Q9450--you'll need to overclock it to 3GHz+ (should be very easy) ~$325

EVGA 780i MoBo ~$250

4x1 GB Corsair or Patriot Ram ~$125

2x Nvidia 8800 GT ~$500 or less(total for both)

1x Seagate Barracuda 500GB HDD @7200 RPM ~$125

Thermaltake Toughpower 1000W Supply ~$250

Lite-On 20x CD/DVD-RW w/ Lightscribe ~$35

Kandalf LCS w/ Water-cooling (great for OC'ing) ~$275

Windows Vista Ultimate 64-Bit ~$200 on eBay



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#7
Posted 02/27/2008 06:54 PM   
[quote name='Goddess84' post='128747' date='Feb 27 2008, 05:46 AM']
I've yet to see a computer that can do what I call truly 100% playable, in Crysis on settings that high yet ;) course, "100% playable" to me is near-constant 60FPS with VSync on (which I can do in FEAR and most other games... least I could on my 8800Ultras, Grrrr.)
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I disagree with you there, why does 60FPS have to be 100% playable? I mean running smooth with the FPS between 35 and 45 I would've called that 100% playable. Also an overclocked phase-cooled QX9650 at 4.4GHz with 8BG of 1066MHz ram, three factory-overclocked, watercooled Ultras in 3-way SLI on x64 Vista should have no problem running Crysis at 50FPS at 19200x1200 DX10 everything maxed out.
[quote name='Goddess84' post='128747' date='Feb 27 2008, 05:46 AM']

I've yet to see a computer that can do what I call truly 100% playable, in Crysis on settings that high yet ;) course, "100% playable" to me is near-constant 60FPS with VSync on (which I can do in FEAR and most other games... least I could on my 8800Ultras, Grrrr.)





I disagree with you there, why does 60FPS have to be 100% playable? I mean running smooth with the FPS between 35 and 45 I would've called that 100% playable. Also an overclocked phase-cooled QX9650 at 4.4GHz with 8BG of 1066MHz ram, three factory-overclocked, watercooled Ultras in 3-way SLI on x64 Vista should have no problem running Crysis at 50FPS at 19200x1200 DX10 everything maxed out.

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#8
Posted 02/27/2008 07:23 PM   
[quote name='Goddess84' post='128747' date='Feb 27 2008, 03:46 PM']
/haha.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':haha:' /> /haha.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':haha:' /> Funny funny. But he's not far off. I've yet to see a computer that can do what I call truly 100% playable, in Crysis on settings that high yet ;) course, "100% playable" to me is near-constant 60FPS with VSync on (which I can do in FEAR and most other games... least I could on my 8800Ultras, haven't had a lotta chance to test my 9600GTs thanks to this Creative/NVidia error I'm having with my sound card disappearing every time I reboot since the 174.16 WHQL XP Signed Drivers were installed. Grrrr.)
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I can almost do that at 1600 with only high settings but very high with 4x aa rips me down to 35-45 while playing.

Quite a few people have noticed that 1.1 spits out more FPS with a quad than a duo with SLI etc. But alot of people are running heavy OC'ed Q6600 and most of them have a pain with crysis as it hates about 95% of all OC's including the GPU ;) It does seems a very fast CPU also prevents slow downs.

2x ultras /GTS 512 G9, a 3ghz + quad and Raid HD's can run crysis at 1600 res very high very playable or high perfect.

More than probable that the 9800 GTX/ultra or 4000 Ati may do that with one card or run 60 FPS very high 1600 4x AA no issue. Big thing most of us wait for is a single card and GPU to do that not SLi CF x2!
[quote name='Goddess84' post='128747' date='Feb 27 2008, 03:46 PM']

/haha.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':haha:' /> /haha.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':haha:' /> Funny funny. But he's not far off. I've yet to see a computer that can do what I call truly 100% playable, in Crysis on settings that high yet ;) course, "100% playable" to me is near-constant 60FPS with VSync on (which I can do in FEAR and most other games... least I could on my 8800Ultras, haven't had a lotta chance to test my 9600GTs thanks to this Creative/NVidia error I'm having with my sound card disappearing every time I reboot since the 174.16 WHQL XP Signed Drivers were installed. Grrrr.)





I can almost do that at 1600 with only high settings but very high with 4x aa rips me down to 35-45 while playing.



Quite a few people have noticed that 1.1 spits out more FPS with a quad than a duo with SLI etc. But alot of people are running heavy OC'ed Q6600 and most of them have a pain with crysis as it hates about 95% of all OC's including the GPU ;) It does seems a very fast CPU also prevents slow downs.



2x ultras /GTS 512 G9, a 3ghz + quad and Raid HD's can run crysis at 1600 res very high very playable or high perfect.



More than probable that the 9800 GTX/ultra or 4000 Ati may do that with one card or run 60 FPS very high 1600 4x AA no issue. Big thing most of us wait for is a single card and GPU to do that not SLi CF x2!

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#9
Posted 02/27/2008 07:44 PM   
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#10
Posted 10/15/2009 08:40 PM   
[quote name='Nymosis' post='128916' date='Feb 27 2008, 11:23 AM']I disagree with you there, why does 60FPS have to be 100% playable? I mean running smooth with the FPS between 35 and 45 I would've called that 100% playable. Also an overclocked phase-cooled QX9650 at 4.4GHz with 8BG of 1066MHz ram, three factory-overclocked, watercooled Ultras in 3-way SLI on x64 Vista should have no problem running Crysis at 50FPS at 19200x1200 DX10 everything maxed out.[/quote]
yeh i have to agree, my 285 SLI setup can push crysis at enthusiast settings at 1920x1080 with AF at 16x and AAx4 and i get 50 FPS and vsync does not need to be enabled on crysis, i have it disabled and see absolutely zero screen tearing, even with my single GTX 285 at the same settings could play at 20-30FPS and i would say it was at least 90% playable. the game is just truely optimized even running at low FPS. now other games you have to understand that they can be either very CPU limited or just a horrible console port that just wont play well no matter what you have. so sometimes its not about what you have its about how well the game is optimized and some are not, like GTAIV, in the benchmarks i get awsome scores but in real gameplay its not that great because its just horribly optimized and it seems that they have not put out an update that solves all of the issues with it.
[quote name='Nymosis' post='128916' date='Feb 27 2008, 11:23 AM']I disagree with you there, why does 60FPS have to be 100% playable? I mean running smooth with the FPS between 35 and 45 I would've called that 100% playable. Also an overclocked phase-cooled QX9650 at 4.4GHz with 8BG of 1066MHz ram, three factory-overclocked, watercooled Ultras in 3-way SLI on x64 Vista should have no problem running Crysis at 50FPS at 19200x1200 DX10 everything maxed out.

yeh i have to agree, my 285 SLI setup can push crysis at enthusiast settings at 1920x1080 with AF at 16x and AAx4 and i get 50 FPS and vsync does not need to be enabled on crysis, i have it disabled and see absolutely zero screen tearing, even with my single GTX 285 at the same settings could play at 20-30FPS and i would say it was at least 90% playable. the game is just truely optimized even running at low FPS. now other games you have to understand that they can be either very CPU limited or just a horrible console port that just wont play well no matter what you have. so sometimes its not about what you have its about how well the game is optimized and some are not, like GTAIV, in the benchmarks i get awsome scores but in real gameplay its not that great because its just horribly optimized and it seems that they have not put out an update that solves all of the issues with it.

#11
Posted 10/15/2009 08:57 PM   
WOW someone dusted of this old thread and brought it back to life....Wipes hands...Dusts off pants...cough cough almost two years old whew.
WOW someone dusted of this old thread and brought it back to life....Wipes hands...Dusts off pants...cough cough almost two years old whew.

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#12
Posted 10/15/2009 08:59 PM   
lol i knew something was up :P

I wondered why they were talking about 8800 GTXs.
lol i knew something was up :P



I wondered why they were talking about 8800 GTXs.

#13
Posted 10/16/2009 04:35 AM   
LOL.... I guess now the question will be..
What do I need to Max Crysis (3) ?
LOL.... I guess now the question will be..

What do I need to Max Crysis (3) ?

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#14
Posted 10/16/2009 05:38 AM   
[quote name='geckoguru']lol i knew something was up :P

I wondered why they were talking about 8800 GTXs.[/quote]

I almost had a heart attack.

But as grandpa explained, this thread is OLD. I too, was wondering why people were suggesting Q6600s, and gt80 series gpus as prime hardware...
geckoguru said:lol i knew something was up :P



I wondered why they were talking about 8800 GTXs.




I almost had a heart attack.



But as grandpa explained, this thread is OLD. I too, was wondering why people were suggesting Q6600s, and gt80 series gpus as prime hardware...
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