Crysis 2 Minimum Specs (and Trailer) Revealed, Can Your Rig Run It? - HotHardware
Crysis 2 Minimum Specs (and Trailer) Revealed, Can Your Rig Run It?

Crysis 2 Minimum Specs (and Trailer) Revealed, Can Your Rig Run It?

Here's what we want you to do. Take whichever arm's stronger and clench a fist. Raise it above your head as high as you can, take a breath, and sock yourself in the gut if you've ever posted the question, "But can it run Crysis?" It hardly ever fails -- if there's a story about a next-generation videocard or a new supercomputer, it's a safe bet someone is going to ask that question. The main reason, of course, is because the original Crysis was so ahead of its time, or so poorly coded (depending on who you ask), it brought even the burliest of rigs to their knees when cranking up the screen resolution and eye candy settings.

Here's the deal, folks. Crysis 2 is shipping on March 22, 2011, and if your PC can't keep up, it's because you waited too long to upgrade, not because of insane system requirements. Revealed via a Facebook post, here are the minimum specs to run Crysis 2 without coughing up a hairball:
  • Internet connection for activation and online gameplay
  • OS: XP / Vista / Windows 7
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz, AMD Athlon 64 X2 2GHz or better
  • 2GB RAM
  • Hard Drive: 9GB
  • DVD-ROM: 8X
  • GPU: Nvidia 8800GT 512MB RAM, ATI HD 3850 512MB RAM or better
  • Audio: DirectX 9.0c-compatible
  • Keyboard, Mouse, or the Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows
In other words, everyone with a modern or even semi-modern rig should be able to run Crysis 2, the only question is, will you want to? Check out this awesome new trailer and decide for yourself:



Yep, we're officially excited. How about you?
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Only one problem, those are the minimum specs "to run". What I want to know is the minimum specs "to run well".

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@Infinity - general rule of thumb is to double the minimum requirements IMO.

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That's a pretty buff system to run that game. I wouldn't consider a system with those specs a slouch.

I am curious how Crysis 2 will run on my system... maybe I should upgrade my graphics card lol

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Minimum requirements are what is required to run the game at ALL LOW settings at the lowest resolution possible and still maintain 30fps avg frame rate. Basically a top of the line rig now might stand a chance at running at 1920x1080 max settings at 30-45fps average.

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my system is ready!

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RA1D:

my system is ready!

Yeah, my system is ready too, thanks to HotHardware Stick out tongue  !! My last PC Specs:

Core 2 Duo E8400 / Asus P5KPL-CM / 4gb DDR 2 800 / Win Xp 32 bit

PowerColor HD 4650 / generic 500watt PSU

Pathetic isn't it?

Now:

Intel Core i7 950 @3.8  / Asetek Liquid CPU Cooler (240mm Radiator) /Win 7 64Bit

Asus SaberTooth X58 / 6GB DDR3 1600MHz / 1TB Hitachi HD(7200 RPM) (32MB Cache)

ATI Radeon 6870  / 750w PSU      Cool

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I just upgraded from a PC better than that so I guess mine will be fine.

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Well..... I would have been able to run Crysis 2 but now I have to wait until the SandyBridge issue gets sorted out.

The specs look very conservative to me. Can't wait.

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Am I the only one still running an old system? I was planning a Sandy Bridge upgrade but not until it's fixed.

I'm rocking a Core 2 Duo E6400 / Asus P5NSLI / 4gb ocz gold 667 / MSI GT 240/ Win XP soon to be 7

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Drake_McNasty:

Am I the only one still running an old system? I was planning a Sandy Bridge upgrade but not until it's fixed.

I'm rocking a Core 2 Duo E6400 / Asus P5NSLI / 4gb ocz gold 667 / MSI GT 240/ Win XP soon to be 7

 

I have a Pentium 4, onboard graphics, and 512MB or RAM Ick!

 

lmao

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Looks like these specs, even though they came from the German Crysis 2 FB page are not official...

http://www.mycrysis.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=110701&sid=3bb4ae47723218f8889e0e7c4a6ea2e2

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when the first one came out it had a downloadable content that would tell you if you can run the game or not does anyone know if they have it this time

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Im ready, 2560 x 1600 res, quad at 4ghz, 8gb ddr 3, Asus 5870 but upgrading to a AMD 6990 4Gb card the end of this month when they hit online. Will look excellent!

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News:
Raise it above your head as high as you can, take a breath, and sock yourself in the gut if you've ever posted the question, "But can it run Crysis?" It hardly ever fails -- if there's a story about a next-generation videocard or a new supercomputer, it's a safe bet someone is going to ask that question.

Actually, my question has always been, "CAN IT RUN CRYSIS ON FULL?"

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The Crytek game engine actually scales much better than people give it credit for; people can play Crysis on some surprisingly low-end configurations.

With that said, the minimum specs are a joke. 2GB of RAM and a Radeon 3850 / 8800GT? Minimal, I'd believe--but I expect it'll be one of the first games that shows the difference between a 1GB and a 2GB GPU at settings we can still call "High" as opposed to resorting to a 2500x1600 Ultra Detail configuration to spot clear gaps.

Then again, folks who don't care about DX10/11 will hopefully be able to shut it off and pick up a lot more GPU oomph in DX9.

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Ah... Mine wont run it at all...But, i have a ps3... so that should be interesting.

Two questions in the online world that always are entertaining.

1) But will it run Crysis?

2) But will it blend?

Anywho... my wonderful AMD x2 5000, with 3gb's of mix-and-match ram + a Sapphire 5450..... i'd rather not complete the sentence haha.

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I look forward to trying it and Duke Nukem out soon.

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realneil.... you must make an awesome dad. the only game my old man plays on the computer... and he can go on for hours and hours, is freecell. Dont know how he does it.

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coolice:
the only game my old man plays on the computer... and he can go on for hours and hours, is freecell

There are  tons of people addicted to FreeCell. I have one lady who goes into some sort of withdrawal when her PC stops working due to that game. The last time it broke, she had me fix it, and then she had me build her a new PC that had all of the latest, greatest parts, just for that game. She demanded that the PC would be able to play today's games and never balked at the cost.

So now, just imagine that there's an elderly lady in Virginia with an AMD Phenom II X6 1100T, a Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5, 16GB of DDR3-1600 GSKill Flare Series RAM, a 1TB WD Black hard drive with a 64MB cache, and a Radeon HD 5870 card in her computer and all she does with it is play FreeCell, check her e-mail, and surf the web.

As for me being an awesome DAD, I don't think so,........I just try to listen to my kids when they want help, and stay out of the way when they don't. (this sure as hell isn't always easy to do) I'm always honest with them too, no matter what I think the result may be.

I do keep 3 Gaming PC's here for when they show up. We can all play at the same time and THAT'S a blast!

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elderly lady with a 6core cpu and 16 gigs of ram and a 5870....

wow.... all that to play free cell... i'm speechless.

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coolice:
all that to play free cell... i'm speechless

She sat down at the computer with me on NewEgg and started picking parts. I would tell her when things didn't work together and she would ask me for ideas. I tried to tone it down a lot, but she wouldn't hear of it. She said, "This is the last computer that I'll ever buy, and I want the best!"

She was over last night for a few minutes to talk to my wife about something to do with the church service today. She saw my new ASUS 27" LCD screen and had me order one for her on the spot. Smile


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I'm glad we won't be on an island for this one.  Urban games are fantastic.

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mentaldisorder:
I'm glad we won't be on an island for this one.  Urban games are fantastic.

Yeah, I agree with you,......it seems to be much more involved and lot's more is happening too.

 

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lololol I bought a second gtx 570 just in case xD

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I can't wait. I just put a 64 meg VooDoo card in my 286 with 256k of memory.

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