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.
- Intel Core2Duo E6750
- GeForce 8800 GT 512MB
- Nvidia nForce 650i Socket 775
- 600W ATX12V
- 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit
- SATA 250GB 7200RPM
- 20x DVD±R Burner
- ATX Midi Tower Computer Case
- 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.
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