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Is anybody else getting an amazing framerate in Crysis 2 for PC? My framerate never seems to drop below 60FPS on gamer mode, 1280x1024 and my video card is pretty old!

What's the deal with this? Is it because I have an nVidia card? Or has CryTek managed to do the unthinkable with CryEngine 3 and produce amazing graphics at amazing framerates? (even for lower end cards)

I mean.. even on max settings (Hardcore, 1280x1024) it never seems to drop below 30FPS. I am VERY impressed to say the least! Makes me wonder.. why can't more PC games pull this off?
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post #2 of 33
Well that resolution is pretty low imo ,but Crysis 2's CryEngine 3 is supposedly more efficient and can utilize multi-core CPUs and newer graphic cards better. GTX 470 plays it maxed out without breaking a sweat.
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post #3 of 33
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Ohhh.. it must be the quad core CPU then. I have never seen such amazing graphics at amazing framerate on my sig rig before.. even at 1280x1024 resolution. Definitely much higher framerate then Crysis 1!
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post #4 of 33
I run 2560x1600 Extreme on my GTX580 so it doesn't surprise me your 2-generation older (so maybe 50% as fast) card can handle it at 1280x1024 @ Gamer
    
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post #5 of 33
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It still looks breathtaking in Gamer and I'm even able to get 30FPS-35FPS average in Extreme. True, my resolution is not 1920x1080 but games like Dragon Age 2 would probably give me 5-10FPS at max settings even for that resolution. Hats off to CryTek for the optimization!
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post #6 of 33
Yes it's normal.

Crysis 2 runs on my laptop with a GT330 on extreme 1280x720.
post #7 of 33
I was using the benchmark tool today and crytek did an awesome job, it looks almost the same no matter what preset. I think the console thing is going to open up pc games a bit, people can buy a low end card and play premium titles with this level of optimisation. Crysis was bull**** even if you had a quad and gtx280.
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Jeesh.. so is this the future of gaming then? Utilizing quad core CPUs to attain higher framerates for lower end systems? When will the other games catch up to this standard? And why do some (if not most?) games still only make use of single core CPUs?
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post #9 of 33
I play very smoothly at 1680x1050, Advanced settings.

I guess it's kinda disappointing when the supposed pinnacle of PC visuals can be maxed out on a 4 year old Core 2 Duo and a budget GPU from last generation.
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post #10 of 33
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I would not say Crysis 2 is a console port.. it's made for XBOX360 and PS3 as well, but the PC version definitely stands out on top.
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