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Chryst: Crysis 2 Minimum Specs Out

More than three years on and Crysis remains one of the most technically demanding games you can buy for your PC, a dubious honour it shares with such fine programs as Arma 2 and Photoshop. Now it is the future and Crysis has a sequel and the minimum specs for that sequel have been disgorged by VG247. How bad are they? Are they awful? Well, they're actually not too bad at all. I just really like that headline.

The original Crysis demanded a 2.8 GHz or faster (XP) or 3.2 GHz or faster (Vista) CPU, a gig of RAM, a 256MB video card and 12 gigs of hard disc space.

Crysis 2 wants the following:

* Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2 2GHz or better
* Nvidia 8800 GT or higher
* 2 GB RAM
* Windows XP/Vista/7
* 9 GB free hard disk space
* Internet connection

So, same sort of video card, slightly heftier CPU, more RAM, and 3 gigs less hard disc space. Hardly a giant leap forward in expectations considering Crysis 2 uses CryEngine 3, Crytek's successor to Crysis' CryEngine 2.

Man. Remember having to upgrade your PC every year to get the best out of it? No? Me either.

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