Can 8800GT Max Out Crysis?

By Dilmog ยท 20 replies
Nov 4, 2007
  1. Hey, I am going to build a computer soon, and I really want to play Crysis at its full potential. I was thinking of getting an 8800GT, but I want a card that can max out crysis, and I was wondering if an 8800GT can, and if not, what is the next cheapest card that can?
  2. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

    That card doesn't exist (yet) and won't be cheap.
    8800GTX at the moment.
  3. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,673   +988

    The 8800 GT is a bit slower than the GTX but it costs less than half its price so it's definitely the better buy... here is a good rundown of how Crysis performance looks in a wide range of videocards:

    We will likely bring an update once the full game ships, those are preliminary tests from the demo release.
  4. Dilmog

    Dilmog TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 123

    Thanks alot, and I do believe that the 8800GT is out..
  5. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    it is out, but finding one may take a month. that is how short supply they are.
  6. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    Right now if you are buying a video card, the 8800 GT is the only card.
  7. Op2

    Op2 TS Rookie Posts: 86

    I think when kpo6969 said "it doesn't exit" meaning the card which can max out Crysis, not the 8800GT.
  8. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,673   +988

    If your budget maxes out at $250 then it's quite likely the 8800GT is your best bet BY FAR.

    If you can spend a little more, then wait and see is the correct strategy for now.
  9. i agree with the 8800gt choice. i'm on auto-notify on right now just in case they get a shipment.

    i looked at a benchmark that used an 8800 gt, on this site even. on a lot of good games, the 8800gt was only 2-3 fps behind the 768 megabyte version. and that 8800gt can overclock like crazy. so DEFINITELY get it. you won't be able to play modern games without a top of the line card anyway. and this one performs with the best.

    i'm all for it 100%.

    btw. if you like, i can also notify you when I get notified of the shipment. i'll keep tabs on this topic and on newegg.
  10. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    If you wait for a few more weeks the GeForce 8800 GT's prices will fall.
  11. if thats true, thats good news for me :3 because i want one of my own.

    hopefully they won't be all gone before the price goes down. if they're all gone, it doesn't matter if they cost a penny or a million dollars because you can't buy one until they're back in stock.
  12. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

    What I meant was the 9000 series or a G92 x 2 (whatever is to replace the 8800GTX).
    I agree about the 8800GT. I got one last week. This is the one I have and as of this posting they are still in-stock (have been this past weekend)
  13. Dilmog

    Dilmog TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 123

    Actually I was browsing around yesterday looking for Crysis videos, and I found some that people made of them running it at max graphics on cards such as the 8800 Ultra. Is this really possible?
    P.S. the frame rates actually looked decent and playable.
  14. Razmo

    Razmo TS Rookie Posts: 35

    I'm curious whether two 8800GT's in SLI mode will run circles around one 8800 Ultra. As a guesstimate, it would seem twin 8800GT's should certainly outperform one 8800 Ultra but, I'm hope to hear from someone with more experience.

    Twin 8800GT's cost less than one 8800 Ultra.

  15. Dilmog

    Dilmog TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 123

  16. peterock

    peterock TS Rookie

    Just bought a 8800gt as of 11-10-07 for $299 from tiger direct. May be one left.
  17. Razmo

    Razmo TS Rookie Posts: 35

    Thanks for this!

    I am dissapointed to see such low Crysis frame rates with no AA at 1920x1440. I understand that these are guestimates due to there being no SLI support but this is DX9 as well, yes?

    It seems that twin 8800GT's won't have enough power at 1920x1200 via DX10 at full AA and AF on Vista
  18. Lethogar

    Lethogar TS Rookie Posts: 36

    Well my current system specs are dual amd 3.0GHz 1 8800GTX 2 gigs ram and crysis runs pretty excellent for me on Very High on Xp (Maybe a little lag here and there but nothing to major or to much to make the game unplayable)
  19. Razmo

    Razmo TS Rookie Posts: 35


    At what resolution?

  20. Lethogar

    Lethogar TS Rookie Posts: 36

    1240x1024 is the highest resolution for my monitor
  21. D@nny

    D@nny TS Rookie Posts: 176

    i think 1300xsomething is the highest resolution for my monitor, yet I can set a higher resolution during games, does that mean its not really the max resolution if I can play with something that says 1600x800
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