The big problem with Crysis
in the eyes of publisher Electronic Arts is that a lot of people weren't confident their PCs could handle the game. Thankfully, EA has come up with a solution thanks to a partnership with Nvidia, Crytek and UltraPC and will be shipping a Crysis: Warhead
branded machine later this year.
The machine, which is priced at $699 in the US, is ready for pre-order now and will ship on the same day as the game - September 16 according to BigDownload
The PC is similar to the machine which Crytek originally specced for playing Crysis
, except that this one has been used as a PC benchmark through all stages of development for Crysis Warhead
Currently the specs for the PC include an Intel Core 2 Duo e7300 processor running at 2.66GHz along with an Nvidia 9800GT based video card (with no mention of a specific brand) and 2GB of RAM. The development team at Crytek claims that this hardware should run the game on high detail without ever dipping below 30 frames per second.
There's currently no word on a UK price, but you needn't worry too much as if you're looking for a slightly more bespoke option to the one-size fits all PC above then we've also specced our own budget gaming PC
. Check out the hardware and benchmarks of our machine, as well as a breakdown of price and suggested retailers in the full article
If you're more worried about the game though then you can check out our latest Crysis Warhead hands-on preview
, or our interview with game producer Ben O'Donnell
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