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  • 13% (37)
    Srsly gais, minecraft l00ks better
  • 35% (96)
    I am bit let down, but it's Crysis... it's held to a higher standard
  • 37% (101)
    Game looks really good, but not quite perfect
  • 13% (35)
    Best looking game I've ever played
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post #41 of 120
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Originally Posted by Nexus6 View Post
Hardware has vastly improved since the release of Crysis. I remember I built my first gaming rig back in 2008 just so that I can play Crysis with playable framerates (1920x1200 30fps avg) That rig had i7 920 CO and a 4870x2. Even the 4870x2 had trouble keeping up with the game, especially during the mothership battle.

3 years later, my rig has gone through many generations of graphic card and Crysis 2 is released. Guess what? My GPUs are barely breaking a sweat and Crytek is well known for making games that will take down most gaming machines. Well, not this round.

My point is that Hardware has improved drastically whereas Crysis 2 is just that, no improvement. What will be the next "Can it play Crysis", because Crysis has been conquered when I had my 5970s and Crysis 2 is weak sauce.
Sounds to me like you are bent that it runs well. Perhaps you wish it was harder to run to better justify your frequent hardware expenditures? That's not at all what this thread is about.

What this thread is about is how the game looks. Please tell me what games you think look significantly better than Crysis 2 ?
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I’d just like to interject for a moment. What you’re refering to as pc game, is in fact, a console port, or as I’ve recently taken to calling it, Crysis 2. Crysis 2 is not a pc game unto itself, but rather another expensive component of a fully functioning CryEngine 3 heavily watered down by the developers at Crytek in order to function on the extremely decrepit system components comprising a 360 or PS3 as defined by Electronic Arts.

okay that was kinda lame, haha. i think crysis 2 looks great and runs great. in some ways it looks better, in some ways worse. they packed much more details into a smaller space. however the levels are also extremely small compared to the first two games. gameplay on the other hand... ill save that for a more specific thread. but to say the least i feel they sold out. they severely dumbed down the game to make it work on consoles.
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What graphical setting should I be able to play Crysis 2 at @ 1920x1200 with a single GTX 470?
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What graphical setting should I be able to play Crysis 2 at @ 1920x1200 with a single GTX 470?
From everything I've heard you should be able to max it at a decent frame rate.
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From everything I've heard you should be able to max it at a decent frame rate.
i believe someone else with the same setup couldn't max crysis. was running 17fps or something.

edit: http://www.overclock.net/pc-games/97...gtx-470-a.html
it's 1920x1080 but still.

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267.31 failed to install saying it couldn't find the appropriate hardware.

I'm going to try 267.24 which the latest for the 470.

EDIT: Installing!

edit: fixed it 45-70fps

Edited by soilentblue - 3/22/11 at 4:53pm
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post #46 of 120
I've got to say it looks great except for the fact that it has to much bloom
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post #47 of 120
If you think Crysis 2 looks bad then you need to go to Specsavers.

Seriously.
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post #48 of 120
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Originally Posted by Nexus6 View Post
Hardware has vastly improved since the release of Crysis. I remember I built my first gaming rig back in 2008 just so that I can play Crysis with playable framerates (1920x1200 30fps avg) That rig had i7 920 CO and a 4870x2. Even the 4870x2 had trouble keeping up with the game, especially during the mothership battle.

3 years later, my rig has gone through many generations of graphic card and Crysis 2 is released. Guess what? My GPUs are barely breaking a sweat and Crytek is well known for making games that will take down most gaming machines. Well, not this round.

My point is that Hardware has improved drastically whereas Crysis 2 is just that, no improvement. What will be the next "Can it play Crysis", because

Crysis has been conquered when I had my 5970s and Crysis 2 is weak sauce.
Crysis wasn't that hard to run.
It just took a nice rig.

And CrossfireX 5970's, no offense, was and still is a total waste of power and money.
Many triple SLi/Trifire setups would bend 5970's over the picnic table.
Nothing/next to nothing supports 4 GPU's.

And the 4XXX series GPU's had subpar CrossfireX performance.
4870's weren't that great.
My 5770's beat them. ( in fact, they ran Crysis actually quite well at 1080P/Gamer settings/2XAA)
The 5XXX/6XXX series scaling is MUCH better.

And I disagree about the hardware.
Hardware hasn't drastically changed in a couple years.
The Cayman is just an updated Cypress.

The enthusiast market has always moved along at about this pace.
You just joining?


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3 years later, my rig has gone through many generations of graphic card and Crysis 2 is released.
3 years is not enough to say you've gone through generations of GPU's.
Not even close. I don't care how many GPU's you bought in that time span.
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post #49 of 120
I think it looks absolutely awesome. There are a few places where you'll find some lower res textures (like all the exit signs on doors outside), but beyond that it seems to be pretty nice.

I voted for the second to best because I know DX11 will improve it a bit more.
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post #50 of 120
"Game looks really good, but not quite perfect"
That's about what you can expect I think.
Very few games have nice enough graphics to be called "perfect" (wouldn't use that word though).
I think Metro2033 is better looking any day of the week.
And I also couldn't care less if the thing uses DX11 or not... tesselation can improve some of those razor-sharp lines and angles but, depending on the overall experience, that may not matter much.
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