Underclocking Crysis

Oct 29, 2007

The much anticipatedCrysis single-player demo was released for download Friday night, and naturally we had to have a go at it. Most of us (PC editor excluded) lack any significant horsepower under our desks, so it’s DX9 and low settings or nothing. To our delight, our mediocre systems are at least capable of rendering Crysis’ intricate jungle setting well enough to play.

Our chugging machines, however, can’t produce anything akin to the quality of thelow setting DX9 screenrecently released by Crytek. We’re not implying any misdirection on Crytek’s part- low settings are going to look different on different machines. Ours just happen to be capable of producing the lowest of the low, which you can see in the comparison below.