Crytek has revealed the minimum system requirements for their highly-anticipated shooter Crysis 2. The figures, which were posted on the game's facebook page, are detailed below:
Holy crap. I've been waiting for these figures!
Given that even the recommended requirements of Crysis 1 were less than half of what I would consider needed for smooth gameplay...I would take these with a grain of salt. People seem to forget that minimum really means minimum 600p 30 frame avg on low settings with no AA Recommended would likely mean 1080p 30 frames avg high settings no AA ( with things like Ambient occlusion and tessellation turned off ) To max a game out you really need to leave recommended specs in the dust... Recommended specs for BFBC2 was a gtx260....it takes my overclocked gtx480 to get 60 frames maxed.
- http://www.youtube.com/watc... This is 6 months ago & it looks polished!
@ Xfanboys vid - that is pure awesome
Some of that looks really nice. I'm upgrading my PC this weekend to a Phenom 1090t and 560GTX, so I'm hoping I can get this game's settings pretty close to max.
@inveni0 I don't know much about the 560 but I had a 460 a while back and it could nearly max the original out. I know the 560 is just a revision but it is certainly a more powerful card so I don't think you'll have any problems. Plus, Crysis still looks great on High with 2X AA. Good luck!
WOW crysis 2 on PC looks AMAZING! Makes the 360 version look like crap and crysis 1.
"Recommended specs for BFBC2 was a gtx260....it takes my overclocked gtx480 to get 60 frames maxed." That's because the AA on BFBC2 is horribly optimised. As I run BFBC2 at constant 60fps with highest settings (except AA which is at 4xAA rather than the maximum 8xAA for the game). I tried 8xAA but it dropped to like 20fps and less sometimes. Also I'm only running an overclocked Radeon HD 5750 (oc'ed to about 5770 level).
Crysis only cost 20 million to make. If the PS4 has high end 2010-2011 hardware when it releases and with the usual $60mil KZ budgets imagine how awesome games will be in 5 years time. And that is just for consoles of course PCs will be even more awesome.
I can deal with a 8800gt / HD 3870 being the minimum cards because basically these are what the consoles are almost equal to. This is a good step. Dual core 2.0ghz so hopefully it supports multi-core cpu optimization better than Crysis. Unfortunately Nvidia is sponsoring this game so they are gonna Far Cry 2 it, which means do everything possible so AMD cards run slower on it. I just hope Crysis 2 uses Cryteks software physics instead of that crap Nvidia Physx. OpenGL FTW!!
I prefer Nvidia anyways. AMD's drivers are kinda wonky.
Wonder if my rig can handle high settings Phenom ii x4 965 be Hd6850 crossfired 8gb ram
Of course you can and you know it, stop trying to boost your ego by boasting your computer specs. It's pathetic.
What a waste! Such good cards with a shit CPU :(
This is silly, the submitter went with a GeForce.com version of the story, when there are others available. GeForce.com claimed to be quoting the system requirements from the Crysis 2 Facebook page, but they actually changed one of the requirements: Crytek themselves list the following GPU requirement: NVidia 8800GT 512Mb RAM, ATI 3850HD 512Mb RAM, or better. GeForce.com deleted the ATI card from the requirements so it looks like you have to have an NVidia chipset to run the game. Why not just quote the system requirements as is, rather than modify them to serve your agenda?
''Crysis 2 Minimum System Requirements Revealed''a xbox 360?
Well, Crysis has always been known to be a PC franchise, with the original and warhead and all. Will be interesting to see how the consoles like the franchise.
xbox 360 is medium to low settings.
I don't think my computer 50 years from now could handle this
I know right, my PC has INTEL EXTREME INTEGRATED GRAPHICS and a whole 128mbs of RAM, and while it can run Quake II at a decent clip, I couldn't imagine it running like those magnificent PC's you get at Walmart for less than $600. I wonder if it'll support my Sound Blaster value card...
You can indeed run Crysis 2 for less than $600. It's called a $299 PS3 lol
Or a $199 Xbox 360.....
...OR a $299 PS3 which includes a 160GB HDD and be able to play more than 2 games, plus no online fees.
Don't be fooled, crysis has about the same spec requirement and we know how it runs. SPOTTY! Meaning it varies spot to spot... Maybe getting it to run on windows 7 64bit properly is a pain in the ass though and nobody wants to admit it to me.
What are you talking about exactly?
I thought I was pretty clear, defining spotty. Crysis 2 shouldn't be quite as much a resource hog since it is on consoles though.
How can anyone disagree with slugboss? he's absolutely correct. The minimum specs for Crysis, even at Recommended was far too low for that game. To my best memory, this is "barely minimum". 1-1.5GB RAM to avoid streaming stuttering A 512MB GFX Card AT LEAST! Anything less and your memory page will fill up fast! Any CPU that isn't the Athlon X2s or the E4400s equivalent. And recommended specs? ...that all depends on what resolution you wanna play at. But definitely around 1.5GB RAM at least. A OC'd GTX 480 or whatever's higher than that. doesn't matter about CPU since Crysis isn't CPU-intensive, so long as it isn't a E2180 lol. EDIT: Maybe Crysis 2 will be less intensive, 90% maybe, but still a maybe until we get our hands on the game itself. But I'm prepared for my rig to get raped.
If i'm lucky i'll be able to run this in high settings with decent framerate.
What's your system setup?
HD 5670 4GB Win 7 Ultimate 64b AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.01GHz
You need to get rid of them AMD/ATI products and go with Intel and nvidia they are much better quality...albeit at a higher price tag.
Last year i would have Flaimed you out about saying get rid of AMD CPU's. AMD makes some very affordable and great CPU's. Be proud of your AMD cpu but if you got the cash go Intel, that's what I tell people when building them a PC. As far as Nvidia is concerned, they are overpriced and over rated except for the GTX 560 which is a DAM good card at a great price. No PC gaming publication will ever say Nvidia has better picture quality than AMD cause they are the same. Some games AMD is faster some games Nvidia is faster. It all boils down to how much horse power you want at what price point. Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4.4ghz ASUS P8P67 Deluxe MOBO 8GB DDR3 G-skill ripjaws 1600 Win 7 32 Win 7 64 Win Xp Mac OSX 1 128Gb Crucial SSD 4 300 GB WD HDD Raid 1+0 1 1tb WD HDD Haf X case Corsair 1200w PSU Visiontek Bigfoot Killer NIC Rosewill Raid Controller No GPu's yet as I haven't decided on GTX 560 SLi or HD 6950 CF or HD 6990
awiseman - you're on crack dude. AMD/ATI have shown over the years that they build great components and don't charge through the roof for them, and nothing has changed.
@Kon You might just need to disable dx11 and run it in DX9 to play.
I reckon medium-high with no AA you'll be fine, doubt you'll be able to get much more than that though.
Requires internet connection...that does not sound good
i dont understand why EA doesnt use steamworks... what is it with them? do they hate steam??? @kancerkid thats true. but at an event that your internet connection goes out then what, LOL
Unfortunately they have their own online store. They only support Steam at all because it'd be silly not to considering its gigantic market share.
No offense, but why would someone have a PC and not have an internet connection? not to mention it is only required for installation, not constantly.
@kancerkid What if your internet connection goes out? or some problem happens that you dont have internet?
Then king maybe you should be at work tying to pay for that internet bill.
"Requires internet connection...that does not sound good " Only for activation. Pretty much a standard for PC games nowadays.
I'm good with online activation, not because I like DRM, but because a crack is out after a week. But if a game has steam...then the only way around it is to pirate the game. I'm not a pirate so I'll take the online activation as it's the easiest method for me, the legitimate customer; to get around.
The recommend system requirements for Crysis 1 are the same as the minimum system requirements for Crysis 2 - interesting!
I don't have the crysis box to check, but I think the graphics card requirement was just kicked up a couple notches. Probably because they don't make any gaming cards worse than that anymore.
At minimum and I still cant run it... (No joke)
Time to upgrade?
What are you using a netbook?
lol! Believe it or not some poor souls do look at netbooks. I blame WOW.
I'm running a netbook. :(
What was that about better performance in Crysis 2 than Crysis 1 due to optimisations?!?!?!? WTF Crytek. More BS? Most games' RECOMMENDED requirements are just that, those are only the MINIMUM?!?!?! I can't believe this. Oh and it requires an internet connection too? DRM confirmed? Goddamnit. http://www.qj.net/qjnet/gam... http://www.techspot.com/new... So many lies... So, Best looking console game? Nope Best graphics to date? Nope (crysis 1) Lower system requirements than Crysis 1? Nope Can remember them saying it will be the next COD in popularity, too Seriously they need to not run their mouths, they're like Turn 10 in that department.
Those minimum requirements are extremely strange. It's got to run on an Xbox, so the requirements really don't make much sense.
Uhm, if the game has better graphics than Crysis 1 (to be seen), but runs at the same specs, that IS optimized...
Yeah, it's actually perplexing to me how they even got it to run on an Xbox 360/PS3 given it's paltry amount of RAM and processing power.
It doesn't run at the same specs, Kancerkid. Crysis 2's minimum requirements are what Crysis 1's recommended requirements are. Plus Crysis 1 looks better @Dr Face Doctor It's a shame the PC version hasn't benefited from the optimisations they had to make for the console versions. It's also a shame that the console version doesn't even look spectacular for a console game. Guess Crytek didn't learn how to optimise like they said they did.
@geodood There is little to no known footage of Crysis 2 of PC. If you have some, please provide a link. Otherwise, you cannot say it doesn't look better.
It's OVER 9000!!!
8800 < 9000.
That's the problem with PC gaming. Crysis as a franchise has been known to cause a Crysis amongst PC gamers finances.. LoL sorry for bad joke : (
I spent more time tweaking my rig to get MAXIMUM performance from the first crysis than i did actually playing the game.
At least you didn't get any disagree's LoL. All best with Crysis 2, should be a great game. ; )
The requirements are similar to Crysis. Thank God it doesn't require those 400-500 series Nvidia cards.
you mean the MINIMUM system requirements are similar to the RECOMMENDED system requirements for crysis? This whole thing is bull, Crytek have lied again :/ I'm running what's equivalent to a 9800 gtx+ (OCed 5870m) so I think minus tesselation and AO I should be able to run this - hopefully - in 1080p @ 30fps with no AA and everything at med-high. Which sucks. I'm used to either maxing everything or playing it with no AA and max settings. Such a disappointment, Crytek.
I'm unsure how they have lied. And honestly, you can't expect your old 9800 to run every game max forever. We should be thankful that Crytek are pushing things forward - far too many games run at console spec for easy conversion.
The 9800 GTX+ runs every game released so far in 1080p above 30FPS at least with max settings. If it doesn't run Crysis 2 like that then Crytek haven't delivered on their promises - AGAIN - They've lied because they stated the requirements would be lower than for C1. They aren't, evidently. You can't expect it to max everything forever, true, but you can expect it to for the next year at least. They overpromised and underdelivered again.
Nobody wants to listen to you bitch about not being able to game on your laptop.
Well, if this system can't run it at decent settings: 8GB DDR3 ram I7 @2.8ghz OC DX11 equivalent of 9800GTX+ Then enjoy everyone pirating your game to see if it'll run at decent settings, crytek
a "DX11 equivalent of 9800GTX+"? why dont you just say the actual video card? sounds pretty shitty to me. if you havent upgraded from a 9800gtx and you can run crysis 2, you should bow down to crytek, not bash them. why would you be running such a shitty gpu with a nice i7 930 and 8 gb ddr3? you need an upgrade buddy, both ati and nvidia are releasing new top-of-the-line dual gpu cards next month. those are more suited for your system. kind of a wasted potential right now.......