Crysis: Remastered is so powerful it is making the RTX 3080 struggle
September 20, 2020

Living up to its name.

A few weeks ago, Crytek has announced that it will be introducing a new ‘Can it run Crysis?’ graphics mode in Crysis: Remastered. The original Crysis – released more than a decade ago – was notorious for making PCs struggle with its hardware requirements. Even with high-end hardware, many PC users complained that the game can’t reach a smooth framerate. This led to an ongoing meme among the PC community often telling new graphics cards if ‘it can run Crysis’. 

With the release of Crysis: Remastered happening in the same window as Nvidia’s new RTX 30 series GPUs, it is now a good time to try out the hardware if it can actually run Crysis: Remastered. The result? Barely. This was even confirmed by the game developers, saying that there is no existing GPU that can run Crysis: Remastered in maxed-out settings in 4K at 30 fps. 

True to that statement, several media outlets like Gizmodo tried out the new game and an Nvidia RTX 3080, outfitting it on a rig running on the latest Intel i9-10900K CPU with 16GB of RAM. While it still managed to churn out framerates above 30fps, it struggled to maintain it. The game often went through a couple of freezes and stutters during gameplay.

Not all is lost though, you can get a playable framerate with maxed out graphics settings if you play at a lower resolution. Though many are saying the 4K renders are definitely gorgeous and something worth experiencing even for a couple of minutes.

That confirms that Crysis: Remastered should now always be included in every GPU benchmark. If it can run Crysis: Remastered, then it can definitely play any game.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. When he’s not busy playing with the latest games, Victor usually spends his time collecting Blu-rays and building his own movie library. As the Online Editor for T3 Middle East, he develops and writes content for which includes reviews, features, and videos in addition to managing its social media and web content.
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