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.