Recommended Crysis Specs Make PCs Cry
Both the minimum and recommended specs to run the upcoming Crysis have been unveiled today, and the minimum are actually not too bad. EA and Crytek are claiming that the game will run on systems as old as three years from the game’s ship date next month, and that’s probably true. See for yourself:
Minimum System Requirements
OS – Windows XP or Windows Vista
Processor – 2.8 GHz or faster (XP) or 3.2 GHz or faster* (Vista)
Memory – 1.0 GB RAM (XP) or 1.5 GB RAM (Vista)
Video Card –256 MB**
Hard Drive – 12GB
Sound Card – DirectX 9.0c compatible
* Supported Processors: Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz (3.2 GHz for Vista) or faster, Intel Core 2.0 GHz (2.2 GHz for Vista) or faster, AMD Athlon 2800+ (3200+ for Vista) or faster.
** Supported chipsets: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT or greater; ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (Radeon X800 Pro for Vista) or greater. Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Integrated chipsets are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required.
Not too bad, eh? I think it’s fairly reasonable. Now, I imagine people are more interested in the recommended specs. I think the title of this story speaks for itself, so I’ll leave it to the numbers to explain why:
Recommended System Requirements
OS – Windows XP / Vista
Processor – Intel Core 2 DUO @ 2.2GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
Memory – 2.0 GB RAM
GPU – NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS/640 or similar
I just built my computer in June and it has 2GB RAM and an 8800 GTS. And that’s just hitting the recommended specs. I wonder what it would take to run this game with every setting set to max.
The single player demo is releasing on October 26 and the full game is shipping to retailers on November 16.