Originally Posted by mnelson07
Crysis is ahead of it's time no matter how you look at it. But look at TechSpot's full review of crysis:
Crysis demo performance in-depth - TechSpot
Pretty much only the "Low" setting looks crappy. If you can play medium or higher, you are definitely reaping the benefits of the eye-candy. You simply aren't gratifying yourself knowing that all the settings aren't at "Very High" when you can't really notice a very significant difference between "Very High" and just "High" (besides apparently the water and distant trees). I'm sure this will change once the 9000 series rolls around you just use eVGA's step-up program if possible. Otherwise you'll have to dish out the cash :/
Yeah, I've come to terms with that. I just wish they labeled things differently, like this:
Low ( = Current Low)
Medium ( = In between current Low and current Medium)
High ( = Current Medium)
Very High ( = Current High)
Maximum ( = Current Very High) *This option should also be allowed in XP
The "Maximum" would go well with the whole "Maximum Game, Maximum Armor, Maximum Speed, etc, etc.." Plus, it wouldn't be as demeaning for people who are playing "Medium" considering that medium is actually pretty visually good and what most people will play on anyway.
Any idea how the 8800GT performs with Crysis on 1280x1024 without AA or AF? edit// wow nevermind, I'm blind....
Hmmm... these benchs are run in Vista or XP? If it's Vista, then we can expect better numbers under XP, particularly since that DX10 features in DX9 config trick has surfaced
One last thing to add: Think the GTXs will decrease in price?