February 4th, 2008, 02:34 PM
Anyone Built A Crysis Ready Computer?
I have been thinking about it but am stuck on a few things, and from what I have been reading so are some other people, one of my problems is the choice of an Nvidia or a GEForce card (high end of course) for crysis, each seem to have some pros and cons, but I dont want to give up either of their pros, any suggestions?
February 4th, 2008, 07:25 PM
Nvidia is that company that make the GeForce cards, the alternative is ATI/AMD and theirs radeon cards.
AFAIK, Nvidia has the lead with best high end cards now.
just remember that to get max setting in cysis you would need DX10 support which require Nvidias GF 8k-series card and vista. not sure which radeon cards support DX10.
February 4th, 2008, 07:43 PM
Yes I have
I can run Crysis on HIGH settings with my current hardware without lag or jitters in Windows XP Pro and XP 64.
I was able to run campaign mode in VERY HIGH in Crysis (and Vista Business) for about 10 min, but then ran into issues nVidia and EVGA could not rectify (See my post a few down from this one). I think I just had bad luck and got two deffective 8800's that have issues with nVidia's current drivers.
During the time it was running - it was beautiful and I was running 30-40FPS in game at VERY HIGH settings.
Manufacturer: Antec P180B Case/EVGA 122-CK-NF68 nForce 680i Mobo/Thermaltake 850w Toughpower Modular PSU
Processor: Intel E6600 Dual Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz/Zalman CNPS9500LED HS&F
Memory: 4GB OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 REAPER Enhanced Bandwidth
Hard Drive: (1) 74GB WD Raptor, (4) 300GB WD SATA, (1) 500GB eSATA, (1) 250GB IDE
Video Card: (2) EVGA 8800GTS KO 640MB in SLI
Monitor: HANNS-G 28" 3ms Widescreen 1920x1600 HDMI 1080P
Sound Card: X-Fi Fatal1ty Champion Platinum Series w/64MB X-RAM
Speakers/Headphones: Logitech z-5300e 5.1 Surround 280w & Razer Baracuda HP-1 Headphones
Keyboard: Razer Tarantula Gaming Keyboard
Mouse: Razer Lachesis 4000dpi Laser Gaming Mouse
Mouse Surface: Razer eXactMat Game Pad
Operating System: XP 64-bit (Current OS)
Last edited by confuzed2xover; February 7th, 2008 at 08:58 AM.
February 5th, 2008, 07:33 PM
best bet would probably be a Core2 Duo mid to high, or OC. 2-4 GB ram, a HD3870 X2 or 2 8800's. 2 8800 GT would probably be best bang for the buck
February 6th, 2008, 08:43 PM
There is no crysis ready machine at the moment, everything runs about 30fps on high or lower on dx10. Unless you want to get High-end SLI or triple SLI when you might do a bit better.
You could probably spend 2 or more grand on CPU,GPU,Mobo,RAM and it would play it very decently for today's standards.
Get anything upwards of a nVidia Gefore 8800GT and you'll do pretty well.
February 12th, 2008, 12:42 PM
I actually run higher (obviously) the lower the res, but still with my machine configured as it is above, here are the Crysis Benchmarks I got (I hope this helps). I run on HIGH settings, DX9 (Because I am running XP Pro right now, plus I dropped 2 GB of RAM before these tests and am running the RAM's 4-3-3-15 @2T speeds now).
If you build a similar system with similar components you should get similar results. Obviously better components will give you better results.
You can download the Crysis Bencchmark Tool here:
Here are my results - Pay close attention to 2 things:
Resolution and Anti-Aliasing, two major taskings in these benchmarks.
2/12/2008 11:12:41 AM - XP
Run #1- DX9 1280x1024 AA=4x, 32 bit test, Quality: High ~~ Overall Average FPS: 41.11
2/12/2008 11:25:38 AM - XP
Run #1- DX9 1400x1050 AA=4x, 32 bit test, Quality: High ~~ Last Average FPS: 30.42
2/12/2008 11:28:48 AM - XP
Run #1- DX9 1400x1050 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: High ~~ Last Average FPS: 32.19