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I downloaded the HUGE Crysis SP Demo and have been giving it a try. I started out setting everything to medium (1680 X 1050) and it was very choppy. Really unplayable at medium. I dropped everything to low (1280 X 960) and it runs much better. I have (I think) a pretty good machine and I still have to set everything to low. However even on the low settings the graphics are really quite good, very good in my opinion. I just wonder if the new NVidia GeForce 8800 GT would make enough of a difference to justify the purchase??
 
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Techspot just did a performance review of the Crysis SP Demo for a number of video cards, of which the 8800GT is included.
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http://www.techspot.com/article/73-crysis-performance/
In short, the GT has stellar performance, especially for its price. As somewhat of a sidenote, I would say your video card is your limiting factor, since I would be hesitant to call it even a lower-end mid-range card.


(Mods: since I'm not affiliated with Techspot, I'm assuming this does not constitute as advertising, but if it does, please act accordingly and/or let me know).
 
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Go for the 8800 Ultra man.... 8600GT is getting really old now and trust me when i say it's not enough for Crysis.
 
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I think losing the onboard sound would help you out too. The game isn't too demanding with the settings on medium (I started with everything on medium, then moved a few to high).

Look at my sad configuration; it plays the Crysis demo quite well, albeit at 1024x768, and it's way lower spec than the one you're using. A new vid card is always a good thing, but I doubt that's why the game's choppy for you, though you don't specify the frame rate you're getting.
 
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GodforSaken said:
Go for the 8800 Ultra man.... 8600GT is getting really old now and trust me when i say it's not enough for Crysis.
He recommended the new 8800GT not the 8600GT
 
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oh my bad.... well in that case mind as well just get the 8800Ultra and not the 8800GT.. add a few bucks...
 
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Anyone think this is close to the final product?

I Know the drivers both companies will release will (hopefully) improve the game but is it fully multicore enabled (the demo)?
 

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My current video card drivers are 7.9
I checked and they have 7.10 posted and I may give them a try. As for the sound card I have not had any problems with the onboard sound previously. Why would that make a difference? I have an older sound card that I could install but I do not know which model it is. Is there some way to determine that? It is about 4-5 years old. I believe it is an Audigy (first model). Also how do I determine the frame rate on the demo?
 

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I gave Fraps a D/L and install. It isn't working with Crysis. I get an error message as soon as the save load completes. I gave it a try on FarCry where it works ok I guess. At any rate in the upper left corner of the screen I get a number that continually changes. In FarCry it varied between about 26 to 48. Mostly it stayed in the 40's. I have everything in FarCry set to maximum. I think FarCry runs at a very acceptable rate on my machine.
 
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