What we should ask is what the OP considers smooth.
To me, crysis is not enjoyable if you cannot have it maxed in every respect and have it "run" smooth..
Originally Posted by ohGrFreak
My 8600GT must just be special then. Crysis high settings, no hiccups to speak of. If price is a major concern, check out the 8600GT's that are overclocked from the manufacturer. Of course for just a tad bit more, the 9600GT's that came out recently are pretty darn slick and I'm sure can churn through Crysis with no problem.
the 8600 is better at least better than the 1650 and 2600, also high settings is very different from maxed out.
Maxed out as in modified auto config file to allow greater than very high set through game. But it also depends on yours and his definition of smooth.
Here is my Crysis config File when unziped the .CFG file needs to be placed in C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\Crytek\Crysis\Game
After placement you can start crysis.
This is one of the many absolute maxed settings, higher than the Very high.
More information here: Crysis, the real graphics! - FileFront Gaming Forums
Edited: Changed attachment to the ziped autoexec file.