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    Crysis 10 Years On: Why It's Still Melting The Most Powerful Gaming PCs

    DF goes into detail about the technology behind the original Crysis and why it was groundbreaking at the time(and even does stuff which isn't common now),and how an updated version would improve on the original:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcYA-H3qpTI



    They even tried it on some modern high end gaming systems,and it still is a punishing game!


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    Re: Crysis 10 Years On: Why It's Still Melting The Most Powerful Gaming PCs

    Funny you posted this, I tried it with GTX1080 @ 1440p @ Ultra just the other week, managed around 70 to 80 fps, if I remember correctly. Obviously more than playable but you'd have expected 100+ given the age of the game and performance of the 1080.
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    Re: Crysis 10 Years On: Why It's Still Melting The Most Powerful Gaming PCs

    Quote Originally Posted by cptwhite_uk View Post
    Funny you posted this, I tried it with GTX1080 @ 1440p @ Ultra just the other week, managed around 70 to 80 fps I remember correctly. Obviously more than playable but you'd have expected 100+ given the age of the game and performance of the 1080.
    I really liked how they went into depth about the tech they used and how forward looking it is,and how some of it is not even used that much today due to the performance cost,and how the game actually got use a lot of VRAM,which is probably a reason for the stuttering issues people had at the time. Also,the CPU benchmarks were really interesting too - it basically is dependent on one thread,but could use 2 to 3 more too.
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    Re: Crysis 10 Years On: Why It's Still Melting The Most Powerful Gaming PCs

    Yeah performance is obviously CPU limited, I was running on an i5 3570k @ 4.2Ghz for reference.

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    Re: Crysis 10 Years On: Why It's Still Melting The Most Powerful Gaming PCs

    *Contains spoilers*
    Haven't seen the video yet (at work) but surprised modern systems struggle...

    I could run Crysis on decent settings, I think there were a couple of AA settings that weren't on max, but most stuff was and the graphics sure were lush. That was at 1080p on a 1GB_GTX460SO (so basically 470 performance) and with an i3-540 at 3.06GHz, 8GB RAM. It ran fine, well even. Provided it wasn't too hot ambient temps in the room, otherwise it stuttered a bit in the summer heat particularly when it got to the freezing part and the snow starts falling. At normal room temps even that was playable just fine. No idea what FPS it was pulling, but perfectly playable. Completed it, and the Warhead expansion. Fun times those. Didn't play it online mind, maybe that complicates things.
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    Re: Crysis 10 Years On: Why It's Still Melting The Most Powerful Gaming PCs

    The video goes into why it is so playable at lowish framerates too.


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    Re: Crysis 10 Years On: Why It's Still Melting The Most Powerful Gaming PCs

    Yes, low average framerates were quite tolerable - it was the framerate dips/stuttering in the middle of a firefight that were more problematic. While I'm not sure most of the game was CPU limited those critical sections with lots of particles flying around might well have been.

    I recently played it through again after I got a 4k monitor - my old R9 270X definitely wasn't happy with everything on very high + AA but didn't struggle too much with a little judicious pruning of the settings. My GPU is almost half the age of Crysis though so definitely not a 'modern' system.
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    Re: Crysis 10 Years On: Why It's Still Melting The Most Powerful Gaming PCs

    Wow very interesting video! I remember my PC back then barely able to run Crysis...

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    Re: Crysis 10 Years On: Why It's Still Melting The Most Powerful Gaming PCs

    I still break out Crysis, every time I have a major GPU upgrade. Dunno why, I just do.
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    Re: Crysis 10 Years On: Why It's Still Melting The Most Powerful Gaming PCs

    I remember Crysis bringing my 8800GT to its knees, even though I was only gaming at 1280 * 1024 back then!

    Still a cracking game today. Some of the mods were fun too - I remember Physis being great fun.

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    Re: Crysis 10 Years On: Why It's Still Melting The Most Powerful Gaming PCs

    Ha I just watched this the other day, it's crazy how ahead of the curve they where with the lighting and textures in this game.

    although arguably they took it a bit too far if we still cant run it at full speed on a 144hz monitor in ultra

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    Re: Crysis 10 Years On: Why It's Still Melting The Most Powerful Gaming PCs

    With the PC I had 10 years ago, think the answer to can it run Crysis would be yes, but only at lower settings. Bought it in late 2011 when I had a better PC and it ran OK then (with most graphics options on higher settings).

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    Re: Crysis 10 Years On: Why It's Still Melting The Most Powerful Gaming PCs

    They made a video about the technical aspects of Crysis2:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iHELp8SWFM



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