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Old 01-02-09, 07:57 PM   #1
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Default Retrofitting my gaming system for Crysis

I missed the 2008 gaming season and I'd like to play Crysis now, belated or not.

What do I need to comfortably run on 1920x1200? I'll not use DX10, and I'm not big on graphics options other than the resolution.

I still have a Core2 Celeron single-core at 3.3 GHz that's doing nothing, is that a good starting point? Is Crysis making good use of multicores?

What kind of graphics card would you say?
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Old 01-03-09, 03:43 PM   #2
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its very gpu bound... you need at least 2gb of ram and a gtx 260 or hd4870
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Old 01-03-09, 05:52 PM   #3
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Actually at 1920x1200 you'll want 4GB of memory. A GTX260 covers the job nicely
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Old 01-03-09, 05:55 PM   #4
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1920x1200 if you don't mind aa jaggies maybe...
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Old 01-10-09, 03:06 PM   #5
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Use of the word "retrofitting" made me think you were from 10 years in the future.
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That CPU may hurt you since its a single core celeron, even with a good overclock like that.
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That CPU may hurt you since its a single core celeron, even with a good overclock like that.
Yes, I agree there. Your CPU is pretty slow. Things like shadows and physics are pretty demanding on the CPU... I was CPU limited on a 3.2Ghz Quad Core on Very High... And I mean 17fps points during some maps... I had SLI at the time which puts a bit more strain on your CPU than usual.
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Core2 Celeron?
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