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Old 11-03-07, 01:49 PM   #1
8800reject#2
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Default Free 25% speed boost in Crysis

Sorry if this has been covered already.

If you are running the x64 executable then change the shortcut to 'bin32' instead and get a nice boost. The x64 version is slower than the 32 bit version for some dumb reason. In x64 XP anyway. This was verified by running the x32 and x64 GPU/CPU benchmarks with the same settings.

I went from unplayable to 1440x900 with Very High settings, 8x CSAA and 8x AF with my lowly system listed below:

XP Pro x64
8800 GTS 640MB stock
AMD X2 4200+
2 GB DDR


With a Quad core upgrade this game will be very playable (in DX9 anyway)

I am not aware of any extra content in the x64 version (like Far Cry) so they definately have some headroom to optimize the x64 version.
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