Crysis 3 PC graphics comparison

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Crytek’s games are often technical and visual showcases; displaying the cutting edge in graphics technology. One problem resulting from that is there’s a perceived lack of well, game when it comes to Crytek titles; with many believing they’re just highly interactive technical demos. That said, you can’t deny that their games are gorgeous. Here’s a look at the most gorgeous version of Crysis 3 -  on the PC, naturally with a range of different visual settings and anti-aliasing implementations. Time to play spot the difference!

The chaps from ResetLoad (via DSOGaming) have done a video comparison, comparing the game on Pc on all of its settings – and the most striking thing is that there’s not much fundamental difference. Sure, it obviously looks a little nicer and sharper using “very high” presets, it still looks pretty damned incredible on low.

For reference , ResetLoad used  a machine with the following specs: Core i7 Sandy Bridge @ 4.5ghz with an NVidia Geforce GTX 690 and 8gb Vengeance RAM – which is pretty high-end stuff. Thankfully, it looks like you won’t need that sort for hardware to get the game to run, and look great doing so.

Youtube obviously isn’t the best for this sort of thing thanks to compression, but you can mitigate it somewhat by loading the video in fullscreen at 1080p.

Of course, there will still be people who’re adamant that Crysis 1 looks better. Crysis 3 is out this Friday on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Last Updated: February 19, 2013

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    I actually downloaded the high-res packs for Crysis 2 this week, should get to installing them.

    I don’t really see any Crysis game as a technical demo. I played the first three installments, and was entertained! I am definitely going to be getting Crysis3, but NOT on day one.

    • Trevor Davies

      Yip, waiting for the bargain price in a few months

      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        I got my Crysis Max Edition for ninety randelas, and Crysis 2 for eighty randelas 🙂

    • matthurstrsa

      Oh there are high texture packs? Link?

      • Admiral Chief Erwin
        • matthurstrsa

          Thank you sir.

          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            XD, always a pleasure matt 😉

        • “2. Grap the link and share it” – ek het lekker gelag vir daai grap 😉

  • Nicholas Rowan

    That’s pretty sexy. Wonder how my pc will cope. I’ll be happy with Medium to high.

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    Woah. Even low looks incredible! Sjoe!

    • Yeah, I just wonder how scalable it is then, if there’s hardly any big difference between LOW and MAX settings?

  • Crysis 3 is the most beautiful FPS I have ever seen.

  • godrilla

    nice video

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