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I don't agree with those that say Crysis 1 can be maxed out. My rig can't and in areas of intense firefights I get fps in the 40s on myrig. Crysis 2 runs flawless with everything maxed.

Problem with crysis 1 is that it is seriously CPU limited with sli beyond 2 does not add anything. In fact my previous 2x580s gave me the exact same benchmark as my current setup even when I enable tri-sli which is apparently the best option.
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I don't agree with those that say Crysis 1 can be maxed out. My rig can't and in areas of intense firefights I get fps in the 40s on myrig. Crysis 2 runs flawless with everything maxed.
Problem with crysis 1 is that it is seriously CPU limited with sli beyond 2 does not add anything. In fact my previous 2x580s gave me the exact same benchmark as my current setup even when I enable tri-sli which is apparently the best option.

The game is 5 years old. They stopped optimizing drivers for it for newer hardware years ago. Go over to the Nvidia forum and find one of the geeks there and ask him why you can't max crysis, I promise you they will give you a very detailed explanation about why the differences between old and new hardware have moved driver development beyond what the game requires and which Nvidia card was the first that could max the game. I myself don't care enough to know these things about either Nvidia or ATI, but I promise you there is plenty of hardware out there that can max the game. If you can't, either there is something wrong with your setup, I.E. a bad overclock somewhere, or it is as I have stated. Since Nvidia stopped caring about the game years ago and chose to devote their attention to new releases, newer hardware is not fully utilized.
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The game is 5 years old. They stopped optimizing drivers for it for newer hardware years ago. Go over to the Nvidia forum and find one of the geeks there and ask him why you can't max crysis, I promise you they will give you a very detailed explanation about why the differences between old and new hardware have moved driver development beyond what the game requires and which Nvidia card was the first that could max the game. I myself don't care enough to know these things about either Nvidia or ATI, but I promise you there is plenty of hardware out there that can max the game. If you can't, either there is something wrong with your setup, I.E. a bad overclock somewhere, or it is as I have stated. Since Nvidia stopped caring about the game years ago and chose to devote their attention to new releases, newer hardware is not fully utilized.

But you are repeating what I am saying. The fact that the game uses only two cores as the video says - optimised for dual cores and the fact that the original engine was not made keeping sli in mind is the reason that it can't be maxed. Obviously if proper coding/driver support was there there are rigs that would max it but in the world we live in, no rig will be able to get a constant 60 fps for quite some time.
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I think its going to run just fine on a single GTX670/ radeon 7970 with everything near max but will have a ultra hyper extreme setting where they completely through caution to the wind and ramp up LOD, tessellation, shadow resolution, you know everything that is simply a number in the engine. That will be the new benchmark setting that makes a even a 690 quad SLI rig bend over and take it.
    
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But you are repeating what I am saying. The fact that the game uses only two cores as the video says - optimised for dual cores and the fact that the original engine was not made keeping sli in mind is the reason that it can't be maxed. Obviously if proper coding/driver support was there there are rigs that would max it but in the world we live in, no rig will be able to get a constant 60 fps for quite some time.

There are plenty of single card solutions that max out Crysis. Check your rig. I'd rather not have to download it again just to take a couple screenshots. My internet is not that great.
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At least tri-sli 8800GTX Oc'd.
post #27 of 28
If they say that Crysis 3 will be similar to the original Crysis in system-crushing graphics, then at least three 680s or two 7970s to crank out 60fps.
Four years ago, the only way to get close to 60FPS was an SLI with GTX 295s or Crossfire with 4870 X2s.
I hope it becomes a staple for benchmarking.
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To be honest, the only time i've seen crysis 1 ever get "max" (which in my book is minimum 60fps and never any less) was with 7970, and an i7 2600k overclocked, and it wasn't even possible at 1080p, had to be done at 1680*1050 res, but the fps never went below 60fps. And if we were to optimize cryengine 2, there would have to be talks between nvidia/amd and crytek to get it working better with newer hardware, which is pointless to both sides since they have a new engine that supports dx11 rather than cryengine 2 that only suppports up to dx10. Not to say it doesn't look good to this day but nonetheless.
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