Posted on October 9, 2007,

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.

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21 Comments on Recommended Crysis Specs Make PCs Cry


On October 9, 2007 at 2:04 pm

12 gig install. that is stupid. “Hey, lets make the biggest most bloated game ever!”


On October 9, 2007 at 2:06 pm

more like hey lets make the best game ever with graphics that will blow your mother out of her seat i thought it would be bigger.


On October 9, 2007 at 2:50 pm

well it runs fine on my p4 3.0ghz and 7600gt so i imagine an 8 series and dual core will run it a helluva lot better.


On October 9, 2007 at 3:38 pm

Ive currently got a P4 running at 4.2ghz and a X1900XTX with 2gb RAM so I would be OK but I’m gonna leave Crysis alone ’till I build my new rig early next year and then I can enjoy it at its full :mrgreen:


On October 9, 2007 at 5:24 pm

NOOO! I have 2.4 Ghz P4 :sad: :mad: :evil:

Well time to build a new one……



On October 9, 2007 at 5:53 pm

@Norbit – Not a bad plan. That’s probably what I would do in your case, too. It’s exactly what I did with Halo 2 Vista and Shadowrun. (Not that I was missing out on much.)


On October 9, 2007 at 6:17 pm

@Chris. The thing that is most exiting to me about Crysis is the graphics so playing it with the settings down or on DX9 would just ruin it imo.

2008 means a quad core twin DX10 GPU water cooled kicker overclocked to the nuts and stuffed with oodles of DDR3 RAM :mrgreen:

and a PS3 of course.


On October 9, 2007 at 6:36 pm

@Norbit – lol, overclocking might be unnecessary but hey whatever floats your boat. Maybe you should go with 64 bit Windows so you can stick 16GB of RAM in there, eh? :|

I don’t know that I’d say playing on DX9 would _ruin_ it, but I don’t think you’d get quite the same experience as DX10 users will be treated to.


On October 9, 2007 at 7:03 pm

I need money……..

I’m taking donations


On October 10, 2007 at 1:46 am

Chris said – “Maybe you should go with 64 bit Windows so you can stick 16GB of RAM in there.”

I thought about that but there are loads of programs that don’t work on 64bit. I was thinking of going down the workstation route with Dual Xeons and Vista Ultimate 64bit. On a board like the Supermicro X7DA3 I could install up to 32gb RAM but there are still loads of compatibility issues with software on a 64bit OS. It would be great for my Adobe stuff but less so for all the cheap freeware programs you pick up along the way.

I’ve got Vista Ultimate 32bit which I believe supports 16gb so I’ll stick with that. I think I’ll start off with 4gb (2 blocks of 2) and maybe add another 4gb at a later date.


On October 10, 2007 at 10:50 am

@Norbit I was being sarcastic; 64bit isn’t worth it at this point. ;)


On October 10, 2007 at 10:51 am

i just recorded some video of crysis that shows how it runs on my computer, i have no clue why they approved my beta key because it’s well under par.


On October 14, 2007 at 7:06 am



On October 14, 2007 at 2:11 pm

If you click on my name, you’ll get to my youtube which has a video of crysis and how well the beta runs on my pc.


On November 21, 2007 at 7:21 am

merci bien good


On January 8, 2008 at 11:12 am

I have a Processor : Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile T7200 @ 2000 MHz Fujitsu Siemens LAPTOP with a 128MB graphics card.
I have installed the game, but it will not play! Is there a way i can get it to work, then play it in low quality? I have seen people say they can play Crysis with a 64MB card… don’t see how.
Please Help.


On January 9, 2008 at 4:32 pm

ow my god. :eek:

my pc is has a quad core prossesor, 2 gig of dominator ram, a evga ko acs3 8800gtx
and vista an i need to put all crysis setting on on medium to make it run smooth!! :shock:


On May 11, 2008 at 4:36 am

Please! Why can’t I play this game on high specs when i have OS – Windows XP
Processor – Intel Core 2 DUO @ 2.2GHz Memory – 2.0 GB RAM and
GPU – NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS???
I can’t even turn antialiasing on, and it does’t go on highest res…


On August 19, 2008 at 5:44 am

i just bought a dell xps 420 at 1,000$ that can run this game at required settings,i don’t see what the problem is, just waut 4 the deals, and buy big


On October 24, 2008 at 4:42 pm

My com has – Quad @2.4Ghz, P45 platinum mobo, 4GB of ram, XP Home, ATI RX2600XT Gfx and i can only run it smoothly on medium settings. But i am ptting an 8800GT in as soon as i have some free time so it should run a little better :)


On November 22, 2008 at 1:16 pm

Hi guys
you think this computer can play it?

Hp pavilion

AMD Phenom™ X3 Triple Core processor 8450 2.1 GHz

Vista home premium

NVIDIA® nForce™ 8800

3 GB

750 GB

HDD speed
(7200 o/m)

:?: :?: :?: