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Crysis PC fully specced

Crysis PC fully specced

The Crysis Warhead branded PC has been designed by Crytek, EA and Nvidia.

EA has now released the full specs for the Crysis Warhead branded PC, which will apparently ship with Windows XP Professional edition.

EA has teamed with Nvidia and UltraPC to offer this single-spec machine which is guaranteed to run the upcoming Crysis Warhead on high settings without ever dropping below 30 frames per second. The big caveats are though that EA has still not confirmed what resolution the machine will run at, though we do know that it'll be running Crysis in DirectX 9 mode and without all the 64-bit enhancements.

The machine is still competitively priced however at $699.99, especially considering it comes with the OS included, and the offer of a one year parts and labour warranty is something we weren't expecting either.

The PC will come with an 9800GT 512MB, an Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 running at 2.66GHz and two gigabytes of DDR2 RAM. Keyboard, chassis and mouse are all included too - but expect a monitor to cost extra by the look of it.

The Crysis Warhead machine will ship at the same time as the game, which is out later this month and which again plunges players into the alien / Korean / American tropical conflict, though this time the action is viewed from the perspective of American Delta Force soldier, Psycho.

If you want to find out more about Crysis Warhead and what exactly we think about it then check out our hands-on Crysis Warhead preview.

Planning on picking up a copy of Crysis Warhead? Let us know in the forums.

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proxess 11th September 2008, 11:07 Quote
was crisis really ever worth all the fuss about it. The pc seems to have nice specs but it'll probably come out cheaper if you mount your own with the same specs.
[USRF]Obiwan 11th September 2008, 11:14 Quote
So you got a DX10 oriented Game and you put XP on it.

Makes no sense at all...
Star*Dagger 11th September 2008, 11:18 Quote
Indeed Obi-Wan the Force is weak in this computer.

S*D
Firehed 11th September 2008, 11:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by [USRF
Obiwan]So you got a DX10 oriented Game and you put XP on it.

Makes no sense at all...

XP probably works out cheaper. Or they just couldn't pull the performance necessary with all of the DX10/64-bit goodies enabled.
Star*Dagger 11th September 2008, 11:30 Quote
BTW, I'm playing through Crysis now, just started the VTOL mission and everything up until then has been impressive. I was expecting less storyline or immersion, but I have found, pleasantly, that I am falling in love with FPSs again (left after Jedi Knight series, hard to play FPS games without a light saber...).

There is also the question, proxess, of not whether Crysis is worth, but what other development teams will do with their incredible engine. Here is to hoping that LucasArts licenses Crytek2 and make the definitive lightsaber/Star Wars combat sim.

Redeploying to the South China sea Plasma,
Star*Dagger
Gunsmith 11th September 2008, 12:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by Star*Dagger
BTW, I'm playing through Crysis now, just started the VTOL mission and everything up until then has been impressive. I was expecting less storyline or immersion, but I have found, pleasantly, that I am falling in love with FPSs again (left after Jedi Knight series, hard to play FPS games without a light saber...).

There is also the question, proxess, of not whether Crysis is worth, but what other development teams will do with their incredible engine. Here is to hoping that LucasArts licenses Crytek2 and make the definitive lightsaber/Star Wars combat sim.

Redeploying to the South China sea Plasma,
Star*Dagger

wait till you get to the aircraft carrier EPIC FINAL BOSS
Paradigm Shifter 11th September 2008, 12:20 Quote
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Originally Posted by Star*Dagger
Here is to hoping that LucasArts licenses Crytek2 and make the definitive lightsaber/Star Wars combat sim.
Oh hell yeah!

It has to be more Kyle Katarn, though - none of this 'prequel' or 'secret apprentice' nonsense. ;)
Lepermessiah 11th September 2008, 12:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by Star*Dagger
BTW, I'm playing through Crysis now, just started the VTOL mission and everything up until then has been impressive. I was expecting less storyline or immersion, but I have found, pleasantly, that I am falling in love with FPSs again (left after Jedi Knight series, hard to play FPS games without a light saber...).

There is also the question, proxess, of not whether Crysis is worth, but what other development teams will do with their incredible engine. Here is to hoping that LucasArts licenses Crytek2 and make the definitive lightsaber/Star Wars combat sim.

Redeploying to the South China sea Plasma,
Star*Dagger

Crysis is an excellent game, it has a hate group for some reason, but don't listen to the idiots, comapred to other linear console generic FPS it is a very good game with great combat and interactivity. People tend to hate on it because they assume a game cannot have amazing graphics and gameplay.
Deadwolf 11th September 2008, 12:49 Quote
Crysis is the next evolution to minuim specs, EA is trying to push consumers to upgrade there PC or buy new ones that will have a minimum spec as the his machine, so that all future games for the next few years will run on this machine or similar machines with with comparable parts.. it's actually a brilliant marketing strategy that i hope some people will follow, instead of buying shitty wal-mart dell's and Compaq's that run on integrated graphics..
Yemerich 11th September 2008, 13:22 Quote
Crysis is an good game at most. Really nice visuals, nice physics, but the story is a terrible cliche and the gameplay itself is OK at most. Compared to CoD 4 it is a "mario bros" game.

I am not saying the game is bad! "Au contraire". I just think it is not THAT great. CoD 4 is much more involving.
Narishma 11th September 2008, 13:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by proxess
was crisis really ever worth all the fuss about it. The pc seems to have nice specs but it'll probably come out cheaper if you mount your own with the same specs.

This PC is not for the minority of people who can build their own.
djDEATH 11th September 2008, 14:30 Quote
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Originally Posted by Narishma
This PC is not for the minority of people who can build their own.

agreed. looks like a decent spec base machine (bout the same power as mine effectively) and although i could have built mine for less than they're asking for, ~£400 is not bad at all for a full featured gaming PC, with a warranty and presumably recovery disks and all that kind of stuff. You dont get that if you're building a machine for your brother who knows nothing about it and calls you day in day out for minor tech support issues.

edit: sorry adrian if you are reading, but ffs learn something
wiak 11th September 2008, 14:53 Quote
why NVIDIA 9800GT?
a Radeon HD 4870 or 4850 will do way better with AA/AF!
wuyanxu 11th September 2008, 14:57 Quote
i do plan to pick a copy up once i get back from holiday next week. really enjoyed the original, even the flying part was great fun. and running it max out at 1400x900, very well.

the fact they put XP on it just shows that this PC cannot handle very high.

so what's the point calling this PC if it can't handle maximum setting?
Gunsmith 11th September 2008, 15:16 Quote
id call it a reasonable middlepoint to stop people bitching like tards that crysis is shit because they're machines cant run it.
MgM* 11th September 2008, 15:48 Quote
Crysis was or rather will be a milestone in game development tech "at least until hardware catches up to it greedy appetite" till then well i simply wonder why they bother....i mean please, high spec on a $700 machine.... sounds like "advanced" tweaking to me. Not to be too pessimistic tho. just 171 hrs left before Farcry 2 can't wait. Lets hope that will be a better balance of performance, looks and yes "real time graphics".
LeMaltor 11th September 2008, 15:57 Quote
There's no screen and speakers? How am I going to play warhead with it?
Redbeaver 11th September 2008, 17:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by Paradigm Shifter
Quote:
Originally Posted by Star*Dagger
Here is to hoping that LucasArts licenses Crytek2 and make the definitive lightsaber/Star Wars combat sim.
Oh hell yeah!

It has to be more Kyle Katarn, though - none of this 'prequel' or 'secret apprentice' nonsense. ;)

amen!!!
Jojii 11th September 2008, 17:43 Quote
What resolution are they talking about? Did I miss that in the article? I refuse to play at 640x480. Also, does this computer come with warhead or do you still have to drop money on that too?
CardJoe 11th September 2008, 17:48 Quote
Presume you have to buy the game - and they don't mention a res. 1280x1024 I reckon though.
wuyanxu 11th September 2008, 17:54 Quote
resoultion should be 1280x1024. it's always been the resolution Crytek been talking about.

but widescreen res even at similar or less pixels always performs worth. i really hope they optimise for widescreen, because there's a lot more people with widescreen nowadays
hotdog 11th September 2008, 18:00 Quote
9800GT??? but what FPS were they getting?
WildThing 11th September 2008, 18:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by Paradigm Shifter
Oh hell yeah!

It has to be more Kyle Katarn, though - none of this 'prequel' or 'secret apprentice' nonsense. ;)

+1
lamboman 11th September 2008, 19:48 Quote
Meh, alright, but I would definitely not buy a PC from Ultra. Average price for the spec.
spectre456 12th September 2008, 04:31 Quote
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Originally Posted by wiak
why NVIDIA 9800GT?
a Radeon HD 4870 or 4850 will do way better with AA/AF!
perhaps if you read the article a little more carefully you will notice the words "EA has teamed with Nvidia and UltraPC"
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Originally Posted by wuyanxu
i do plan to pick a copy up once i get back from holiday next week. really enjoyed the original, even the flying part was great fun. and running it max out at 1400x900, very well.

the fact they put XP on it just shows that this PC cannot handle very high.

so what's the point calling this PC if it can't handle maximum setting?


the point of the pc is to try to get a "would be pc gamer" to purchase this thing and run crysis very well, NOT an enthusiast. hence the approachable price point (they need to have a good price point). i mean, this is way cheaper (and less heart attack inducing) than alienware's prices. if you really want to play the game on v. high then its just a matter of upgrading the gpu. i remember reading that crytek said v. high was more of a "future proofing" of the games' (crysis) visuals and that it was better off played at high settings since you really weren't missing out on much (except for gorgeous post processing on light rays).

btw i thought the flying bit was pretty awesome as well. i don't why some people bashed it so much. actually i loved every bit, even the ship level (except for the spaceship, i thought it was average in comparison to the rest).
wuyanxu 12th September 2008, 08:40 Quote
yes, that's what they said, yet somehow, my 2 year old technology still managed to play at Very High. Crysis isn't badly optimised, it's just people expect too many pixels from their graphics card
Cupboard 12th September 2008, 21:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by Gunsmith
wait till you get to the aircraft carrier EPIC FINAL BOSS
I accidentally managed to fall through the floor at one point on the carrier. That took a bit of sorting out :D
Quote:
Originally Posted by wiak
why NVIDIA 9800GT?
a Radeon HD 4870 or 4850 will do way better with AA/AF!

They are a tad more expensive and unfortunately not made by Nvidia.

I am rather suspicious about the PSU "500w" of rubbish? I hope not but won't hold my breath
Star*Dagger 12th September 2008, 23:31 Quote
Finished Crysis, I am looking forward to part 2 and the upcoming (non)expansion Warhead. 9 out of 10 in my book.
Really a beautiful game. I'm going to look into COD4 on the recommendation of the posters here.

As far as enthusiast vs consumer cards, it is all a crock. Nvidia and ATI/AMD could release their best cards for half the price, but that would hurt their so called product line. Crapitalism with a capital crap.

I am a gamer so I buy the hardware that I know will allow me to enter the Gamer Zone. A dimension of sight and sound, mystery and intrigue. Where you are the hero, Kyle Katarn, battling against ancient Republi...Sith evils. Next stop the Gamers Zone (cue trippy 60s acid induced music)

LOL

Yours in Gamers Zone Plasma,
Star*Dagger
Stuey 13th September 2008, 00:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by wiak
why NVIDIA 9800GT?
a Radeon HD 4870 or 4850 will do way better with AA/AF!

When you start up the game, it says 'Nvidia, the way it's meant to be played" or something like that. Going with an ATI card probably would have lost EA/Crytek quite a bit of future promotional agreements.
roshan 13th September 2008, 08:07 Quote
What is this? direct x 10 game with a xp instaled pc.That makes it a directx 9.0c game.
deathbringer72 16th September 2008, 00:40 Quote
hope its worth all the hipe
k4p84 17th September 2008, 20:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by Cupboard
I accidentally managed to fall through the floor at one point on the carrier. That took a bit of sorting out :D

Was that as you have to go down the elevator at the bow?

I went down there then auto-fell through the floor and died, even reload of the level, reboot, etc wouldn't get me round it.

Any idea why it would do this?

I'm doing a rebuilt atm but i'm still curious how to avoid it in the future.

ED
Star*Dagger 18th September 2008, 13:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by wuyanxu
resoultion should be 1280x1024. it's always been the resolution Crytek been talking about.

but widescreen res even at similar or less pixels always performs worth. i really hope they optimise for widescreen, because there's a lot more people with widescreen nowadays

Such a low resolution makes kittens cry. 1600x1200 is the minimum, and most gamers have 1920x1200 now, for that widescreen loving.
Quote:
Originally Posted by roshan
What is this? direct x 10 game with a xp instaled pc.That makes it a directx 9.0c game.

XP is dead, let the worm go.

Yours in Vario-Thermetic Plasma,
Star*Dagger
LeMaltor 18th September 2008, 13:45 Quote
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Originally Posted by Star*Dagger
XP is dead, let the worm go.

Tell that to EA and Crytek.
Star*Dagger 18th September 2008, 21:41 Quote
EA and Crytek would be the first ones to tell you that they would love to see XP gone. They have to write games for XP because alot of people still have XP, but Crysis is absurd with dx9.

S*D
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