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my friend is looking to upgrade his computer to max out crysis. He has a core i7 870 and 6GB ram so hes good to go in that department, but he only has an 8300GS so he needs a new card but he insists on maxing crysis 1 and warhead i was originally thinking a 470 but im not 100% sure. His budget is $400 maximum. He will be running at 1440x900.

He is one of those guys who wont be satisfied for any less than 60 FPS.
any suggestions for him?
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You probably won't need more then a gtx470
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You probably won't need more then a gtx470
okay that's what i was thinking too, I'll tell him.

thanks.
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post #4 of 27
At such resolutions, a GTX 560 Ti might do the job.
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post #5 of 27
A GTX 570 would probably give him something close to liquid-smooth performance.

With my system, I get truly liquid-smooth performance in Crysis 1 (and 2).
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post #6 of 27
A GTX 460 OC'd or a GTX 465 should do, actually. Unless he plans on using a lot of AA. in Which case he should probably get the GTX 470, or a GTX 560Ti, etc. He wont need more than that, pretty much a waste for a 1440x900 screen.

Currently using a GTX 460 SE on a 1440x900 monitor and I can max crysis on DX 10..its just I can't play with lots of AA. probably 2x is the usual. Usually get around 40 fps.
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post #7 of 27
a 470 will be MOAR then enough for that resolution
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post #8 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by TehStranger? View Post
a 470 will be MOAR then enough for that resolution
In reference to your sig regarding getting more performance: try Alt+Enter instead.

Seriously: max everything out to Ultra, Motion Blur all the way up, and then press Alt+Enter once you can get in the game and move around. After that, press Alt+Enter again and move around some more.

If it's noticeably better, then you will no longer need to reduce the settings just to get better performance. This is a trick that I do every time I play Crysis 1 and 2.
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post #9 of 27
a gtx570 will max it
    
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My GTX 470 can max out Crysis 2 w/DirectX 11 @1080p with stock speeds...
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