Crysis is a highly anticipated first person shooter developed exclusively
for the PC by Crytek, the makers of the award-winning Far Cry. The demo
offers PC gamers a quick look at what will possibly be the most advanced FPS
ever created, you just have to swallow the huge 1.8GB download first. I'm
sure many will agree that the demo is well worth the download though,
offering the entire first level of the game which represents "roughly 45
minutes" of pure gameplay.
Today we are going to see how the various mid-range and high-end graphics
cards handle this new and exciting first person shooter. There will also be
some brief visual quality comparisons along with some CPU scaling and DX9
vs. DX10 performance charts. The single-player demo supports both DX10 and
DX9 rendering in Vista while Windows XP users are limited to DX9. While the
game has been said to include 64-bit support, the demo can only be run in
32-bit mode, so there are no 32-bit vs. 64-bit comparisons just yet.