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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IM guessing since it can run on a console it wont really take much....

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mine will handle it easily it seems I am looking forward to SWTOR though not Crisis.

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i need to get a 6950. My 4850 still runs stuff fine, but i think its time i get a new one. I mean in only paid $80 with it after a rebate, and she has done awesome for a year and half of gaming.  Besides that my 8 gigs of ram and my AMD x6 will handle it fine :)

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Hey guys, I am planning to get my build very soon. Was going to get SB, but you know what happened and I have to either wait or go with something else. Now my question is what would be the best monitor to run Crysis on and what video card should I get in a current market. I feel I would feel too guilty if I paid more than 350.00$ for the video card. The monitor, if it makes the difference I am ready to pay 400$. Thats a lot of money. HH do you guys have monitor articles? I heard there is LG monitor coming out E2370v is there something better on the market right now?

Thanks,

Sergey

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The E2370v isn't out yet , but I definitely wanna see a review of it pronto, since its an IPS panel geared towards gamers.

Since you want  a monitor for gaming, I recommend the Samsung PX2370 it wont disappoint.

If you want to go bigger, say a 27 inch, there's also the Samsung  P2770FH or The P2770HD  with a built in TV Tuner.

Video Card? Go for the GTX 570 $350 Free Shipping

 

 

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Thanks! PX2370 does look good and has good reviews.

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I finally got my new mouse now I need that computer from the sweeps to be fully ready LOL. Can't wait to try my rat 9 on this game (saved 50$ on it).

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http://deepinuniverse.blogspot.com/2011/02/time-travel-epic-emblem-of-future.html

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Now the only problem that remains are what are the maximum specs?

Those are relatively respectful minimum specs posted, it makes sense that a game would require this much memory in this day and age. I'm getting a new GTX 580 this month, I just hope that it will be enough to even run this baby at 30 FPS.

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Maximum specs is an odd question.... it would require that all computer manufacturing stop... and the best gpu u could buy at this very moment is the one that is the most powerful.

Like... there is no cap that exists as computer hardware keeps enhancing. Especially GPU's... man, they change FAST!

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oh i think i just understood your question..

what are the minimum specs required for a maximum performance? tough question to answer.

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| Mobo: ASUS M4A78-E| CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black| GPU: 2x Radeon HD 4890| Ram: 4GB DDR2 1066| HDD: WD Cavair Black 1 TB|

Its not the top of the line, but it'll get the job done

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JZarcone:
it'll get the job done

Sounds like it will do just fine,.........

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Honestly I think they need to worry more about the CPU than the GPU. In today's generation the CPU is the bottleneck for most games. They keep just adding cores where in fact they need to just work the the programming and design.

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SManda:
Honestly I think they need to worry more about the CPU than the GPU. In today's generation the CPU is the bottleneck for most games. They keep just adding cores where in fact they need to just work the the programming and design.

I think that they're adding cores and changing core designs on CPU's because they ran into a MHz. speed wall. It's how to get better overall performance at lower clock speeds and cooler temperatures. There are plenty of other innovations that are having good effect on game play, such as SSD's Better GPU's, 120MHz. LCD Screens, and entire platform advancements that integrate many new features on  a new CPU/Mainboard design. (Sandy Bridge, Bulldozer)

As to programming, they kind of have to code their games to run well on older, slower PC's so that more people can buy their games. It makes them work harder, but the benefit is a better quality code in their game. It's just an added bonus that a fast machine can run it with the bells and whistles turned on and not suffer slow frame-rates.


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with the specs for crysis2 they should also provide the fps that you will be getting ?? but they wont cuz after seeing that even GTX users will be disappointed and they wont buy / download the game..!! :p :p ;)

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rachit2588:
with the specs for crysis2 they should also provide the fps that you will be getting ?? but they wont cuz after seeing that even GTX users will be disappointed and they wont buy / download the game..!! :p :p ;)

Those are the minimum specs, as in the specs required to run it at all (though at the lowest level possible.) Don't fear just yet, just wait until the Crysis 2 benchmarks come out.

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TaylorKarras:
Those are the minimum specs, as in the specs required to run it at all

The original Crysis brought many high-end gaming PC's to their knees when people tried to run it on 'very high' settings. These were people who were used to cranking up the "Eye-Candy" in all of their games, and it came as quite a shock for many of us. It just needed more ass at very high settings than most of our PC's had at the time.

I'd be willing to say that Crysis was responsible for many a computer upgrade back in the day.

These days, many of us have much faster and more capable computers on our desks, (the latest PC computing and video card developments are fantastic and available on less expensive parts too) so this latest version, while it may have some challenging features, will not come as the technical shock that the original game did. While it may not be possible for some of us to crank the game's settings to MAX, I think that overall, we're ready for this version of the game.

It does look like it will be a marvelous time waster! Smile (and of course, Duke Nukum too)

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i wish they would post minimum specs for a specific resolution..depending on the cpu and gpu...800x600 would run it...but 1920x1080 has no chance..todays resolution are kinda limited though unless you want an extreme BLURRY picture.

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MMcCutcheon:

i wish they would post minimum specs for a specific resolution..depending on the cpu and gpu...800x600 would run it...but 1920x1080 has no chance..todays resolution are kinda limited though unless you want an extreme BLURRY picture.

Haven't people forgot they could adjust the graphical settings, I get that they can get an extremely blurry picture or something that was playable at medium but I think those are the minimum specs for any resolution (depending on graphical power).

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I won't be playing it. While I appreciate the technical achievements from Crytek, I disagree with the direction they took with the game. I was such a big fan of the original Crysis... it had the elements of Half-Life (with the parallel story from Warhead, similar to HL:OF)... but instead they, IMO, sold out and decided to go for easy console money. Imagine the game had they NOT gone the console route, technically with the engine and creatively with the story. The potential is all gone now. I'm no console hater, I love my 360 in fact... but at heart I am a PC fanboy and I see the PC blockbuster exclusives slowly disappearing.

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JBraun:
but instead they, IMO, sold out and decided to go for easy console money

Isn't that what selling games is all about? Aren't they supposed to be making money? I imagine that they have to pay the bills too.

I don't even own a console, but I don't begrudge them selling games to console owners. And if the game, when it comes out, is not as good because they're porting to consoles, I'll get over it,...............while I'm playing it.

EDIT: You can download the demo starting right now at this link.    Crysis II Demo Link

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I have a agree with JBraun on this one RealNeil. Any time a game starts out as PC only then evolves for the console the PC's always get a sub-par game.For reference see COD starting with first Modern Warfare, Farcray 2, and Crysis 2 will be right along there with them.... 

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The Crysis II demo is downloaded while I went to a doctor's appointment. Now I'll go and Play it a little.

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honestly i think a low end dual core and some low end DDR2 ram + a mid range video card like 5770 can already handle it ... my system is running it on max at more than 60 FPS

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