Crysis 2 can run on some netbooks

first_imgFor years, Crytek‘s 2007 first-person action game Crysis has been shorthand for a system-intensive game that can test the mettle of even the beefiest rig. Over the past four years, though, computers have gotten a lot faster and Crysis has fallen behind the times… almost anything can run it pretty well now.With Crytek’s Crysis 2 now out, most of us expected it to be the next stress test for modern rigs, but Crytek’s taken pains to let gamers know that won’t be the case: heck, they’ve designed it to run on the Xbox 360, not a Cray.How optimized is Crysis 2? It can actually run on netbooks. For example, check out Crysis 2 running on an Asus Eee PC 1215B, an AMD Fusion based netbook with a Radeon HD 6310M GPU. That is, admittedly, beefier than most netbooks… but still pretty wimpy in the grand scheme of things.How’d the Asus do? Not only did it run, it ran pretty well, albeit at an 800 x 480 resolution. at lowest detail. At that res, it managed to render about 12-15 frames per second, which isn’t great, but is still probably what I got from the original Doom on my 386 back in 1993. Not too shabby at all!last_img

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