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Old 11-14-2007, 03:05 PM   #1
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Default Ok for Low / Medium Crysis settings?

I just paid today and I ordered pretty much a new computer besides the hard drive because I had a brand new one lying around that I haven't even opened.. I am just curious at to how this hardware could run Crysis, the parts are fairly new but they are not the top dogs like some of the others out there..

AMD X2 4400+
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I am not using Vista because I don't have the money to get it as of now.. Next week I may pick it up all depending on if I have the money.. Either way, I am due for a new Computer anyway, this machine now is an Athlon XP 2000+ geforce 6200 256mb and 1 gig of ddr333 ram.. I mean this thing is just not acceptable for new age games, but I love playing wow and cs on it. When the parts get here I am going to try the demo to see how it works.. I understand that the GPU is not the biggest most bad ass in the 8 series, and was that a bad choice on my part? Should I have saved for the 8800gt? The card on newegg was 99 dollars and it seemed like too good of a deal just because of the price tag. So how does mediumish settings sounds with this setup?
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Crysis will eat that 8600GT. You should have went with the 8800GT. The 8600gt will play crysis but you'll have to play lower resolutions and use lower game settings.

What resolution are you going to be playing at?
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Old 11-14-2007, 03:45 PM   #3
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I was planning on playing at 1024 res with low settings.. And newegg didnt have any 8800gt's in stock when I went to look and saw the price of the 8600gt and went crazy over the 100 dollar price tag.. -_- how about 8x6 res with everything low? It would kinda suck to play Crysis like that but it seems as if the card is going to struggle with anything higher than that.. Also, if Crysis wont be able to run well, what about Counter-Strike Source? This card should own source I would think and I haven't really played Source on a faster computer than mine and I always have wanted to see how it runs. How is the proc though? It seems like it is ok and I dont plan on OC'ing and 2 gigs with XP seems ok for Crysis. But how do you think 8x6 would run or if I pushed 1024 with low / medium? Or will it just not happen with that card I chose? Thanks
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u can play medium settings prob in 720p
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even at 1024x768 at low settings a 8600GT will struggle, but Nate says he can play with medium settings on his 8600GTS in Vista. although i havent tried it in XP, in vista the FPS are pretty bad in the demo but i dont think it was fully optimized upon release.

an 8600GT should be able to play CSS maxed with no problem, i know a guy who played it on a 6600GT maxed, i think it was maxed anyways. although a 8600GT should be able to max it no questions asked. on my card i get 150+ FPS with it maxed at 1024x768

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720p is a tv resolution and isnt used for monitors.
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even at 1024x768 at low settings a 8600GT will struggle, but Nate says he can play with medium settings on his 8600GTS in Vista. although i havent tried it in XP, in vista the FPS are pretty bad in the demo but i dont think it was fully optimized upon release.

an 8600GT should be able to play CSS maxed with no problem, i know a guy who played it on a 6600GT maxed, i think it was maxed anyways. although a 8600GT should be able to max it no questions asked. on my card i get 150+ FPS with it maxed at 1024x768



720p is a tv resolution and isnt used for monitors.
My 8600GT provides above 60 frame rates on Crysis, on medium and 1024
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your running XP then right, becuase i cant even get 60 on medium settings in vista.
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i just say 720p for short cuz i dont remember the rez num
what does it take to play crysis maxed out at 60 fps
(im getting the game for Christmas) and i just upgrade to a quad 4g ram
what do you think ill be able to get at 1680 x 1050)
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your running XP then right, becuase i cant even get 60 on medium settings in vista.
LOL Just out of morbid curiosity I decided to run the Time demo's to see if I pull 60FPS. With everything overclocked to the spec's in my sig I managed 56FPS in the CPU Bench and I managed 54.5 FPS in the GPU with all medium settings @ 1024X768.

I'd say he is either guessing his FPS or giving a quote when he's strolling through the jungle with nothing going on. Otherwise I'll be rather disgusted that his 8600Gt is pulling better FPS. I'd boot into XP and give it a go but I don't really feel like it.

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i just say 720p for short cuz i dont remember the rez num
what does it take to play crysis maxed out at 60 fps
(im getting the game for Christmas) and i just upgrade to a quad 4g ram
what do you think ill be able to get at 1680 x 1050)
Please quit saying 720p save resolutions to a notepad file if you can't remember that just sounds dumb when your talking computer monitor sizes.

Now what does it take to play crysis maxed with 60 FPS?

The answer is simple. Build a time machine travel to the year 2009 grab the future CPU and GPU of choice and then travel back to current time. Because nothing can do it currently.

Also why is everyone so obsessed with playing the game on max settings? They could of easily made the game and excluded very high settings and made high appear to be the best you can do. Everyone would have been happy. But theres a setting out nobody can take advantage of yet. Big freaking deal. Give it a little bit of time at least they built a game that can look even better as time goes on. Screw all these 60+FPS games. I'd rather get a game that looks great at medium/high detail then as graphic cards get better enjoy the game in even higher detail.
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i would boot into XP and try it but i havent been arsed to activate it, i have vista and until i run into a program that wont run in vista im going going to bother to activate it.

matties right, nothing can play crysis maxed at that resolution, i dont care how much money you have, its just not happening.

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Ehh what the hell i'm just waiting for UFC unleashed to come on. I suppose i'll boot up XP and see how much more I get. Be back in a bit.


Damn my curiosity!

Edit IN: So I booted into XP to test the difference. My first thought being this is the first i've used XP for quite some time it looks like crap. Now moving on.

XP 32bit 1024X768 Sig Overclocked Spec's

CPU Time Demo: 74FPS
GPU Time Demo: 81.5FPS

I was really suprised there is that much of a difference! Xp was 18FPS faster in the CPU test and for the first time the GPU bench was faster then the CPU test and yielded 27FPS more! Damn I never would have guessed it was that drastic of a difference. Sorry for saying you were full of it DJ you probally could pull 60FPS in XP.

Off to reboot back into Vista. Unreal once you use Vista you'll never ever want to use XP again. TFF it looks like some POS car.
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Well, its nice to play it as intended.

Using the very high settings trick in XP, my computer gets 11fps to 18fps depending on whats happening.
Thats at 1680x1050 by the way.

I'm picking it up this fri Can't wait! I've played through the demo a few times now

I tend to play it in window mode though at 1280x1024 with around 25fps
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GPU Time Demo: 81.5FPS
still dont think a 8600GT would be able to pull off 60FPS though, the 8800GTS is MUCH faster than the 8600GT.

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Yeah, the 8600GT is not a very powerful card at all. It MIGHT play it at like the lowest settings.
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Well, its nice to play it as intended.

Using the very high settings trick in XP, my computer gets 11fps to 18fps depending on whats happening.
Thats at 1680x1050 by the way.

I'm picking it up this fri Can't wait! I've played through the demo a few times now

I tend to play it in window mode though at 1280x1024 with around 25fps
So your getting 25FPS with Tweaked Very high settings in XP then @ 1280X1024. Thats not bad at all. I just play 1680X1050 with medium settings myself. Forget the exact numbers but its around 40FPS.

I only ran these tests just to see if it was possible to get 60FPS at those settings.

I don't like playing a game myself at 25FPS. Thats the only reason I play at medium settings. When I first tried it in XP I played high settings without a problem. In Vista it just drags to much for my tastes.
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I may install Crysis demo tommorow on my brothers PC, which is basically the same except he has an 8800GTX, and I have an 8800GTS 640, to see if running using the Very High settings hack, wheather its more playable on that.

If so, I may be tempted to sell my 8800GTS since I still have the box and that, and buy the 8800 GT since even though it has less ram, its now overall, the better card, and should run Crysis well, with around 25fps if I'm not mistaken from benchmarks.

Heck, maybe I'll be okay anyway, and the retail version MAY just push the Quad that little bit more, pushing me just over 20fps on High (Very high mod) and I may be happier.

I don't mind running in Window mode (I just hope in the retail they have other widescreen settings) as I don't get stretching and can run it at a native res, albeit, acting like a smaller monitor, but ah well.

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@MattieDaShark83, Yeah, I didn't think it's that bad either, and at that setting, it's my full monitors length downwards, but with borders either side, which I don't mind if I can play it as its meant to be.

I wasn't prepared to drop the quality though, not for a new computer like mine. It was either going to run at full, or not at all

The retail version I've heard has more tweaks than the demo anyway (i.e, seperate settings), as the demo doesn't give you much in the way of settings for different parts of each sector as it were.
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im wanting to sell my GTS aswell, but i have the 320MB version so im going to have shell out a little cash if i find someone to sell it too for a decent price.
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Just be patient remember the game isn't really designed for dual/quads yet so hopefully they will take better advantage of the multiple cores when its released.

I've been playing through the sandbox editor in windowed mode and its really not bad playing in a window. I think it was like 1440X790 or something.

I don't really see that much of a performance difference to justify selling you 640mb card unless you can pull close to face value. The performance difference just isn't that great.

I'd say stick with the 640mb and tough it out for the new line of the GTS/GTX. Of course its your decision. I've got itchy fingers myself and almost ordered a 8800GT the day they were released but I figured i'd hang off for Nvidias next launch.

Be sure to let me know how the GTX peforms i'm rather curious to see how much better it does than your GTS. It will probally shine alot more at higher resolutions.
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Yeah, though... I'll have to hook it up to my 1680x1050 monitor to make it a fair test.

My brothers lucky (he won't be buying Crysis though... heck... he didn't even know it existed...), as he has a 8800GTX, but also has a rather small native resolution on the 17 inch panel, of 1280x1024, so I know, at that res, with that card, the game would fly by pretty much with hardly any slow down, and as the monitor is meant for that res, it'll look pretty damn good.

As for buying the card... I can afford it, but you may be right.

I'm not usually a compulsive buyer... but lately... I don't know... somethings been happening, and I've been doing it a lot more. Its ever since I shelled out on this PC...
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Yeah, though... I'll have to hook it up to my 1680x1050 monitor to make it a fair test.

My brothers lucky (he won't be buying Crysis though... heck... he didn't even know it existed...), as he has a 8800GTX, but also has a rather small native resolution on the 17 inch panel, of 1280x1024, so I know, at that res, with that card, the game would fly by pretty much with hardly any slow down, and as the monitor is meant for that res, it'll look pretty damn good.

As for buying the card... I can afford it, but you may be right.

I'm not usually a compulsive buyer... but lately... I don't know... somethings been happening, and I've been doing it a lot more. Its ever since I shelled out on this PC...
Dude I know the feeling looking at how much i've spent at newegg. Seemed like every week I was ordering something new. I'm trying to stop for a little bit lol.

Why the hell did he buy a GTX to game at 1280X1024 LOL? Tell him to buy a bigger monitor to really enjoy his card!

As for Crysis I can't even pick it up till tuesday. I'm on my week off from work and go back friday night go figure. So I won't be off till tuesday morning.
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