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Friday, 04 March 2011 14:56

Crysis 2 benched by Nvidia

Written by Slobodan Simic
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Geforce 8800GT enough for medium settings
Since Nvidia is one of the main companies behind Crytek and its Crysis 2 game, they had a chance to get it early and test some of its own graphics cards on various settings and resolutions. It looks like optimisation done by Crytek has paid off so you'll be able to play it quite nicely at 1680x1050 and medium settings while running the, now quite old, Geforce 8800GT graphics card.

Nvidia ran the benchmark with 8800GT, GTX 260, 460, 560 Ti, 570 and the 580 paired up with Core i7-960, 6GB of DDR3 memory and Windows 7-64-bit OS. The 8800GT was enough to score just above 30fps at 1680x1050 on medium (Advanced) settings.

Hardcore settings are a different story and if you want to run the game at those settings and at 1920x1200 you'll need the GTX 460 at least. At the same time, the GTX 570 is the cheapest card that can run over 30fps at hardcore settings and at maximum 2560x1600. At 1680x1050 the GTX 260 is quite enough to get you over 30fps at hardcore settings.

You can check out the full test lineup here.

Last modified on Friday, 04 March 2011 17:08
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+22 #1 himanshu 2011-03-04 15:44
Quote:
GTX 570 is the cheapest card that can run over 30fps at hardcore settings and at maximum 2560x1600

Man this means Crysis 2 is less demanding than the orignal crysis... Sooo looking forward to this game... :lol:
 
 
+7 #2 123s 2011-03-04 15:48
How comes, a 8800 GT could run Crysis 1 at the same settings easy too and it looked better.

Hardcore settings are like high and this arent demanding in the original game either. Only some very high settings like blur are.
 
 
+13 #3 63jax 2011-03-04 15:51
i tried it already and is true, i works good on a medium pc on hardcore settings. but the graphics is still better in crysis 1.
 
 
+25 #4 TheDude 2011-03-04 15:55
The Cry-engine is fricken BLOATWARE, Crysis doesn't look any better than the other games of the same generation, it's just a big marketing scam to force people to upgrade. I'll buy Bulletstorm but not Crysis.
 
 
+12 #5 Super XP 2011-03-04 16:31
Well if NVIDIA helped make CRYSIS 2 not suck back your GPU like the first one, then good on them. Finally we will be able to enjoy super high quality at full 1920 x 1080p HD. Though I do agree with one post above mine, by TheDude...

As for which one has better graphics? CRYSIS 1 or 2? Many are saying that #1 has better graphics. Well it's in beta stage right now. Just like DOOM 3 back in the day, the beta looked good but not great, though once the game got released, it was much better in PQ than the beta. So only time will tell I guess...
 
 
+3 #6 The blue fox 2011-03-04 16:53
I was able to run Crysis 2 and max setting at 1920 x 1080 with 30+ FPS on 2 9800 GTX cards.
 
 
+24 #7 droid_hunter 2011-03-04 16:54
"It looks like that optimisation done by Crytek has paid off"

You call lowering the graphics so that it can run on consoles, optimisation? I call it consolizing games. Crysis 1 on ultra settings looks way better than the crysis 2 demo with those extremely low-rez textures. But then again its just a demo, we havent seen the finished product yet. no doubt that they rushed the pc demo because of the game being leaked online.
 
 
-30 #8 Warrior24_7 2011-03-04 17:34
The PC couldn't handle Crysis 1 maxxed out, some couldn't handle it at all! The graphics had to be dumbed down just so the damn game could play because it choked 90% of the PCs it went into like a large... :-x ! Crytek and Nvidia learned from that dismal performance by optimizing then benching the game to make sure it works and sphincter faced fools are b!tching about it! Be lucky the PC can play the damn thing at all!
 
 
+9 #9 PorscheRacer14 2011-03-04 17:48
Played it and it ran fine on my single 4770 on hardcore settings. Feels like a console port so meh, nothing special but the gameplay seemed ok.
 
 
+2 #10 GrumpyOldMan 2011-03-04 17:57
Quoting 123s:
How comes, a 8800 GT could run Crysis 1 at the same settings easy too and it looked better.

Hardcore settings are like high and this arent demanding in the original game either. Only some very high settings like blur are.


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