'Crysis 3' hacked to run at 8K resolution is simply stunning

By Shawn Knight
May 7, 2014
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  1. Current GPU hardware already struggles to run Crysis 3 at 1,920 x 1,080 with details maxed out. If you want to run the game at 4K, you're going to need a pair of GPUs to pull off the feat. But...

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,332   +381

    LOL...2fps, eh? Well, the point wasn't to actually PLAY the game, but to show off the artwork. And well done in that regard. Makes me wonder how many years away are we from actually having these kinds of gaming resolutions at 60fps. We all know it's going to happen sometime.
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  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,667   +509

  4. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,174   +511

    Wtf!!! Thats amazing and looks awesome but I find the 2FPS part making me laugh. Impressive to say the least but obviously not feasible even on the most OP system possible at this time.

    Though it does bring new meaning to the idea of "Can it run Crysis".
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  5. davislane1

    davislane1 TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,260   +463

    I'd wager 10-15, if cost is no object. Closer to 20 if you don't have $20,000 to drop on an absurd gaming rig.
  6. wastedkill

    wastedkill TechSpot Maniac Posts: 1,113   +228

    10 titans... thats like calling 1 7950 equilivent to atleast 2-3 titans... I would say that 2 R9 295X's OC'D quite a bit will be able to get around what 25-30FPS now THAT is playable more playable then 2FPS lol and crysis 3 maxed out at 1080P can get 50-60FPS depending on your system.
  7. mike derp

    mike derp Newcomer, in training

    Cryengine is a pretty amazing game development platform. More realistic than most if not all others I've spent some time on.
  8. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,835   +885

    Yeah definitely.
  9. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,960   +728

    It's just showcasing. When 4K is mainstream hardware will have advanced so much you'll be able to play the game without breaking a sweat on a regular mainstream gaming PC for a fraction of the cost. I'll wait until then.
  10. Yashiru

    Yashiru Newcomer, in training

    Just checked the Flickr gallery for all of the full-resolution screenshots. For some reason they all looks like painting. Very nice.
  11. misor

    misor TechSpot Addict Posts: 994   +149

    Is this just for the LOLZ?:) ... like the amd processor overclocked above 7ghz (?) but under liquid nitrogen cooling and the intel processor overclocked to 8.1ghz (?) ?
    :) best quote of the day.
  12. theBest11778

    theBest11778 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 151   +32

    Wouldn't looking at pictures on a 1080P or 1600P display be kind of silly. You'd need an 8K monitor to actually see the true image. I don't know about you guys, but I don't have one of those laying around.
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  13. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,351   +122

    Obviously he's using a multimonitor setup.

    If you're interested in this there is someone else who took some screenshots of games running at 12264x4000. Apparently some of the screenshots are over 100mb.
    It's at overclock.net search for 49mb gaming test.
    Last edited: May 7, 2014
  14. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,816   +651

    Well, it is more playable than 2 f.p.s., but I wouldn't call 25-30 "playable" for a first person shooter- an RTS game yes, but Crysis 3. Not really. You'd need to be a real masochist to persevere with that kind of framerate when simply disabling fullscreen MSAA (which shouldn't be much of an issue for a 4K (or indeed 8K) monitor given its pixel pitch) would provide a better experience.
    Exactly. People tend to judge the future by multiples of present hardware and software standards. Back when DX9 first launched people were extrapolating future graphics horsepower for resolution and features using in place quality settings - no one was talking features we now take for granted - global illumination, depth of field filtering, ambient occlusion, full scene tessellation etc. By the time this kind of resolution goes primetime- as you say, a new breed of high bandwidth architectures will be in place to exploit it...and we'll probably wonder how we ever got along without widespread use of full applied transparency SGAA, real time illumination, fully interactive environments, path, ray tracing. or being able to execute software rendering on the GPU pipeline.
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  15. Mr Majestyk

    Mr Majestyk Newcomer, in training Posts: 17

    At 4K let alone 8K, the need for AA is almost non existent. I rarely use it at 2560 x 1440 and wouldn't even bother above that unless the engine was simple enough that AA didn't really make much difference to fps.
  16. Mikymjr

    Mikymjr TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 126   +7

    Awesome work ^^. This guy really got creative =)
  17. Wtf? It can run Crysis?
  18. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,821   +1,432

    The joke is the term in general holding weight under a larger resolution, not specifically the first Crysis game. Geez, I'm slow and I caught that one!
  19. tonylukac

    tonylukac TechSpot Maniac Posts: 842   +20

    Why'd they pick the worst one
  20. treetops

    treetops TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,661   +57

    I don't get why they don't hook something amazing like this up at a arcade with all the hardware to support it.
  21. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,960   +728

    There's nothing wrong with what they're doing, in fact it's great, it sells and innovates but it's something I struggle to relate to. I've never seen the sense in splurging a whole wad of dosh on something I can wait a bit longer for that will better and cheaper but the industry needs people like early adopters, tech freaks, sponsors, commerce, general money wasters etc. to drive onwards and upwards. If it wasn't for them where would we be?
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  22. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,580   +863

    I that that meme had been executed, and its followers hung along with it..

    Besides it is supposed to go, "oh sure, but will it run Crysis"?

    I'm resisting almost five years of temptation, in not adding, "Crysis", to the spellchecker.

    If you can't be "the first kid on your block to have the latest and greatest", of anything. Do what I did, move to a poorer block....:oops:
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  23. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,960   +728

    I can't afford to move to a poorer block. In fact I can't even afford to pay attention to these posts anymore. :D
  24. Puiu

    Puiu TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,036   +91

    in 5 years you'll be able to play at 8k no problem with 2-3 high end video cards in your PC
  25. Moxiy

    Moxiy Newcomer, in training Posts: 24

    This is simply amazing. I don't think my machine can be able to pull of such... it might crash under the weight

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