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But the fact is that when crysis came out... no one could run it very well, even computers with dual and tri video cards had trouble with it. Maybe it was bad coding and maybe they were just ahead of there time with their graphics.
My 8800GT SLI paired with 2 gigs of DDR2-800 and an Opteron 1214 at 3GHz ran it pretty much flawless on Very High settings, DX10 on 1680x1050. 4x AA aswell. 34FPS average.

Single card ran 1280x1024 same settings 28FPS.


So yes, it was pretty much playable.

Edit: Got the Limited Edition on the release day

And as you said, it was VERY advanced to its time. No one has matched its technology, not even today.
It's not an issue of a bad coding, it's an issue of it being light years above anything ever created.
   
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Crysis 1 was definatly bad coding, look at crysis warhead, the graphics were definatly better and it ran easier.
I disagree, I found crysis had nicer graphics than warhead and ran better at all settings maxed with my 570 @ 1080p

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Double fail. First of all CryEngine 1 was what FarCry run on. Crysis ran on CryEngine 2, and it was very well optimised.

Only because your old computer wasn't able to run it, then it doesn't mean it's bad coded. If you have a game with 2x the graphics of Unreal Engine 3, do you expect it to have the same sys requierements? No, it will probably have 1.5x or 2x the requierements.

And CryEngine2 is, to date, still the best graphics engine out there.

CryEngine3 won't be as demanding considering the rough power our systems have. If you were able to max Crysis and still run at 45-50FPS, you'll probably pull 35 out of Crysis 2 maxed out.

There isn't much ground to improve graphics though. You can add tessellation, increase environment polygon count and so on, but that doesn't really make a massive load on the GPU.

And considering CryEngine3 is well optimised for multicore CPUs, having a quad or hexa core will probably help a lot, as happened with Frostbite 1.5.
Pretty much this. I ran crysis @ 1280x1024(max monitor resolution) @ VH around 25-30fps with my 8800GTS 512. It was smooth throughout except for the boss battle where I had to tone down some settings. I can only imagine what crysis 2 will be like considering the optimization and multi-core support
    
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Also crysis 2 SHOULD run better because DX 11 runs better, DX10 was kind of a pile of crap.

Should being the main word.
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