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Well guys it's almost time. And true to my word, I am making a call out. to Xenthos.

Earlier this year a thread was started detailing minimum system requirements for Crysis 2, confirmed by EA on their blog.

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Here's what you'll need to run it.

Internet connection to play the game, to install and get online
OS: XP / Vista / Windows 7
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz, AMD Athlon 64 X2 2 GHz or higher
GPU : Nvidia 8800 GT 512 MB RAM, ATI Radeon HD 3850 512 MB of RAM or better
2 GB RAM
Hard Drive: 9 GB
DVD ROM: 8x
Audio: DirectX 9.0c compatible
Keyboard, Mouse or Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows
Here's the source

So what's my point?

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Originally Posted by Xenthos
If anyone reaches a playable fps on those minimum specs, I'll eat my hat.
You can find the now closed thread here its the second reply following the OP.

True to my word on page 2, I am holding him to that.

Please take note of his reply below mine on page 2 of the above thread, featuring 'The Hat' a copy of the picture he provided is below.



So, March 22 is the apparent release date in the US for Crysis 2. I would to like to call anyone forward who meets those system specs, and those only, to post their results, prove they are real and true results, showing playable framerates in Crysis 2.

Now what isn't specified is the graphic setting required, or what is to be determined as 'playable framerates'. So I think it would be fair to say, that minimum specs would mean playing on the minimum setting, which going from the demo was 'Gamer'.

Do we all agree that 'playable framerates' would be the equal of 25-30fps?

PLEASE - this thread is for pure fun only and coz i promised Xenthos i would hold him to it dont bring your Crysis hating here or really any discusion of anything outside of the topic at hand.

I don't want this to get out of hand, remember it's not really about Crysis 2 as much as it is about Xenthos eating that hat

C'mon guys, start pushing those rigs haha.
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My 4650 and q6600 "tank" will run it
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I still wonder, those people that got it already(pre-order)..why don't they post the result from FPS and stuff like that. I.e Performance.
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Originally Posted by topog_z View Post
My 4650 and q6600 "tank" will run it
yeah but you're above minimum specs there buddy. its the quad core that will save you there.

we wanna see a dual-core with an old 8800GT running this thing, or we wont see a hat being eaten.
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Whats the minimum resolution Crysis 2 supports?

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Do we all agree that 'playable framerates' would be the equal of 25-30fps?
Are you talking minimum fps or average fps? If the minimum fps was 25, then I would call that playable but if it's average then your probably dipping much lower at times which woudnt be very enjoyable.

The was a thread about someone running Crysis 2 demo on a single core Athlon64 (http://www.overclock.net/pc-games/95...ngle-core.html) although he was a little overclocked.

I'd love see someone running an X2 @ 2.0ghz, 3850 512mb, 2gb ram, running Vista post their scores. IMHO that rig can barely handle the OS
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Be ready to eat that hat Xenthos.
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Whats the minimum resolution Crysis 2 supports?



Are you talking minimum fps or average fps? If the minimum fps was 25, then I would call that playable but if it's average then your probably dipping much lower at times which woudnt be very enjoyable.

The was a thread about someone running Crysis 2 demo on a single core Athlon64 (http://www.overclock.net/pc-games/95...ngle-core.html) although he was a little overclocked.

I'd love see someone running an X2 @ 2.0ghz, 3850 512mb, 2gb ram, running Vista post their scores. IMHO that rig can barely handle the OS
no i dont think minimum resolution should be a factor. i think we can all assume that if you are running an 8800GT you probably arnt running a resolution higher than 1680x1050 or something like that.

and playable framerates is hard to determine since everyone is different, i would say an average of 25fps is considered playable framerates. anything below 20 is no good but above 20 and up to 30 is still ok in some areas.
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I wonder if it will be like Dragon Age 2, when they release the DX11 Patch for Crysis 2.

Bringing the most 1337 systems to their knees.
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im thinking a nice bbq sauce,grilled,with a little salad garnish...
...and pics.
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More OCN fun!

I'll be subscribing to this thread for kicks.
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