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Electronic Arts reveals PC system requirements for Crysis 3

By Shawn Knight ยท 26 replies
Dec 3, 2012
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  1. Crysis 3 was officially announced way back in April following a premature leak on EA's Origin the week before. We already know a great deal about the title and the storyline at this point and Crytek even offered up some...

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,633   +691

    Locked and loaded for high performance. Bring it on! :D
    hammer2085 likes this.
  3. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,862   +1,183

    Much better than I was expecting.
  4. Littleczr

    Littleczr TS Addict Posts: 439   +84

    I'll wait and see when it comes out. I was disappointed in crysis 2, it felt like a console port. I wish they would make it so like to run the game in absolute max settings you need a Graphics card that has not even come out yet. Kind of like they did in crysis 1.
    Modeazy likes this.
  5. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,710   +869

    Looking forward to this one! Don't think I will be able to completely and utterly max it but I should be damn close....well maybe, maybe not! My old junker scores a P9419 3DMark11 (i7 930 + 670) and runs Crysis 2 very well at my resolution (1600p) lets hope it doesn't melt playing this.
  6. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,171   +203

    8 Gb memory for high performance.

    Crazy high.. wonder what thats all about?
  7. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,946   +200

    Maybe they didn't make a console port this time?
    I'm sure as ... not holding my breath though, no pre order this time!
    It's not like 8GB of RAM would kill anyones vacations plans though... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148543
  8. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    I am below the lowest settings and I ran the alpha at medium at 45 fps...
  9. Dawn1113

    Dawn1113 TS Booster Posts: 322   +65

    I'll have to take a wait and see attitude toward this one.

    I've been itching for a proper PC game for a good long while now. I hope this one hits the mark.
  10. DKRON

    DKRON TS Guru Posts: 568   +25

    So wait that's the "High performance system requirements" not recommended? Atleast we know its not cpu depended with the AMD Bulldozer FX4150 or a i72700K
  11. No DirectX 10?!?!?! But it runs on a Athlon 64 X2 5200+.... That makes no sense.
  12. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,168   +3,261

    What that tells me is the game will use hyper-threading but not 6 or 8 cores. I could be wrong but thats the way I interpret the High Performance values.
  13. dcnc123

    dcnc123 TS Enthusiast Posts: 55

    Good Thing the System Requirements in not that high :D

    I think I'll be able to play this game with my 3 year old MSI GT 160M-Equipped GT628 Gaming Laptop
  14. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    This is mostly rubbish.

    You can run this with a 560 Ti or later easily at 40+ fps.

    They are trying to convince hardcore Crysis 1 fans (basically the entire PC community) that they're going to back to their roots. They're not.

    Truth is, the CryEngine has been optimized for consoles, this in turn has caused Crytek to make certain graphical compromises. They offset these drawbacks by adding unnecessary eye candy, such as the blinding (but beautiful) sun rays, extra blur, etc. Even textures look worse. I believe someone from TechSpot wrote a lengthy, technical forum post explaining how Crysis 2 in reality looks worse than its predecessor.

    This game is no different.
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  15. Shadownova

    Shadownova TS Rookie

    Maybe they optimized it with intentions of porting it to next gen consoles? (Crosses fingers.)
    treetops likes this.
  16. indiangamer

    indiangamer TS Enthusiast Posts: 57   +9

    For everyone saying tht CE3 is optimized for consoles, I want to say that it is true but it doesnt mean that CE3 is worse than CE2.
    I think current consoles are capping CE3 true power.
    I played C3 MP alpha and I have to say that it looks better than C2 and even the first one atleast detail wise.
    now looking better doesnt mean 100% as being technically better. for ex in real life when you see a beach for first time and a desert for first time then most of the people will praise the beach but every effect is same because it is the DAMN REAL LIFE.
    that makes crysis look better to our eyes but this doesnt mean that it is technically better.
    after seeing the grass in fields C3 trailer I am just amazed with CE3 thats why I am posting in favour of CE3 and C3
  17. "I believe someone from TechSpot wrote a lengthy, technical forum post explaining how Crysis 2 in reality looks worse than its predecessor."
    Do you think you could find and link it?
  18. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,041   +793

    Meh, Original Crysis is one of my top 10 games I've played, Crysis 2 is at near the top of one of the worst games I've played, I've played the Alpha version of Crysis 3, so far thoroughly disappointed but it could all change I guess, I'll wait for the reviews this time though.
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  19. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Addict Posts: 609   +109

    Even though my system's in between recommended specs, I still need a little experiment to play it in smooth framerate (preferably 60fps). Can't wait to test it out.
  20. Modeazy

    Modeazy TS Rookie Posts: 27

    Textures probably
  21. Modeazy

    Modeazy TS Rookie Posts: 27

    All that 'can it play Crysis' stuff is over. Just make a game thats playable and fantastic.
  22. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,028   +197

    Arg directx 11 required, id bet this will change before release
  23. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,946   +200

    Or after release, depending on the mod community of course
    Anyone remember "Halo 2" and it's supposed Vista requirement? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halo_2#Windows_version
  24. Blue Falcon

    Blue Falcon TS Addict Posts: 161   +51

    If they start tessellating invisible oceans, trees and clouds in the sky, every concrete barrier and building wall, you can bring a GTX690 to its knees if you wanted to.

    I am rather looking forward to Tomb Raider, Company of Heroes 2, Metro Last Light, Starcraft 2 HoTS, GTA V, etc.

    Crysis 3 looks just as linear as Crysis 2 is and the graphics are nothing special at all.

  25. Don't care for this game because it's published by Electronic Arts - the company that has the motto "If you are better than us, we buy you out".

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