I am glad to see that Crysis 3 still has "consolitis" ( the disease that every new game has, that of being ported from a console!!
), this means I do not have to upgrade my system anytime soon.
Intel Q9400 quad @ 3.35 Ghz
4 GB ( 2 x 2 GB ) G.Skill DDR-3 1333 Mhz ( running at stock speed )
EVGA GTX 560 Ti ( 850 Mhz stock, running 880 Mhz for games, no overvolting!! )
Latest nVidia driver WHQL for Crysis 3.
Acer 24" LCD ( 1900x1200 capable )
I can play Crysis 3 smoothly on Very High settings at 1900x1200 with Vsync On, excepting the following settings:
Shadows: High ( instead of "Very High" )
Motion Blur: Low
Lens Flares: Off
Everything else is maxxed out including textures ( very high ). If I increase the four settings listed above, the game slows down in heavy scenes sometimes, and the very odd time crashes the game. With these settings above it does not slow down and no more crashing, and still quite stunning. This means I don't have to rush to upgrade my old gaming platform just yet... it is still "strong enough" to handle the latest games
While there is nothing staggeringly new about the plot, action or gameplay, I must say that visually this game is STUNNING...the reflections, lighting, water effects, textures... just awesome... prettiest game I have played yet. FarCry 3 also plays perfect on my system at very high settings, also gorgeous...some of the water effects in FC3 seem to even outdo the water effects in Crysis 3 ( or are on par at the very least ). http://www.gamespot.com/news/crytek-cry ... ce-6404708
I can't wait for the new consoles to come out ( Xbox Durango/720/Next and PS4/Orbis ) , imagine how great the games will look then ( after being ported to/from next-gen consoles that is )!
PC gaming is starting to pick up again in terms of visual quality ( Crysis 3, FC 3 ) and in terms of gameplay ( FC3 ) , makes me excited to see what the future holds for pc gaming...