HEXUS is at the 2007 Games Convention, and boy do they have a scoop.  Crysis will play on a single core machine with dual 6600’s.  That means that you should be able to get a nicely playable experience out of a dual core and a single 8800.
“Over at the EA booth here at Games Convention 2007, an EA rep has let slip that Crysis, the hugely anticipated shooter from the Crytek boys, doesn’t need high spec kit to run.

The slip came about when we asked about the specs EA were showcasing Crysis on, which illicited the usual answer of “We’re not mentioning specs”. So when pressed that there was probably a couple of 8800’s and an Intel Core2 Extreme running the game, we were told that of course the machine was high-spec as they wanted to so the game off to it’s best, which is only natural.

But happily, we were then told that they’d had Crysis running perfectly well on a single core machine fitted with a pair of 6600’s. So that means that us cash-strapped gamers can still enjoy Crysis without having to rob the bank. And yes, it’s playable framerates even at that spec, you just don’t get all the bells and whistles that a higher end machine will give you.

Check back soon for the coverage of our hands-on with Crysis… if EA let us back in the booth! ”

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