Crytek specs a budget machine for Crysis

Written by Joe Martin

January 17, 2008 | 08:37

Tags: #crysis #requirements #specs

Companies: #crytek

Crysis is a demanding game, that much even my Grandma knows - and she hasn't been keeping up on the gaming front either these last few years because of her arthritis.

One of the main problems which seems to have been plaguing the game lately has been the high level hardware required to run the game on high settings. Most gamers don't want to run it at any less than high, but can't run it at anything close to that level.

Never fear though, Crytek has come to the rescue and put together a basic hardware specification which the team claims will run the game on High settings without breaking the bank (albeit at 1280x720 - Ed.). Check out the machine specs below.

CPU - Intel Core2Duo E6750
GPU - GeForce 8800 GT 512MB
Motherboard - Nvidia nForce 650i Socket 775
PSU - 600W ATX12V
RAM - 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit
HDD - SATA 250GB 7200RPM
DVD - 20x DVD±R Burner
Case - ATX Midi Tower Computer Case
OS - Microsoft Windows XP Home with SP2

If you want to do a full spec-by-spec comparison then you can check out the minimum and required system requirements for the game here.

There are a few interesting things to note in the above spec. Firstly, that the system Crytek has designed doesn't come with much of the essentials - no keyboard, mouse, monitor or speakers. Secondly, Crytek recommends XP over Vista - that's something that tickles us just right.

Crytek has posted up a video of some game footage on the above machine, which you can check out over at Kotaku if you want to get a full taste of how the game will look.

Crysis is a game which has suffered from poor sales since release and many attribute that to the heavy demands on PC hardware. Obviously, Crytek is hoping to show that its possible to play the game with a lower end system.

How much do you price the above system at and what are you currently running in your PC? Have you tackled Crysis yet and, if so, what level of performance did you get? Head over to the forums and let us know.
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