AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X can render Crysis without a GPU

Posted on Monday, Feb 17 2020 @ 10:20 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
While it is kinda pointless, Bit Tech points out that AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 3990X can render Crysis without the help of a GPU. Since 2007, "Can it run Crysis?" has been a popular meme and now there's finally a CPU that can run the game entirely in software mode. This piece of Monday morning entertainment is courtesy of Linus Tech Tips. The game doesn't run very playable, but it's better than the last time he tried it with some EPYC CPU.
Without going anywhere near a dedicated or even integrated GPU, YouTuber Linus Tech Tips has demonstrated that the Threadripper 3990X can run Crysis entirely in software. Why you'd want to is anyone's guess and it's not like it runs with a particularly playable frame rate but it's possible.

Granted, the 64-core and 128-thread processor costs about $4,000 so a lesser CPU would give you plenty of spare cash to buy a dedicated GPU but for a quirky experiment, it's rather impressive.

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