Crysis games have always pushed PC hardware to the limit. When the first Crysis game came out, it was used as a benchmark for 3 to 4 years after it was released. It looks like that trend will continue with Crysis 3: Crytek’s CEO Cevat Yerli suggested that Crysis 3’s jaw-dropping graphics will melt your PC’s hardware.
Just to clarify, Yerli didn’t mean that in a literal way. Nobody would buy a video game that deliberately destroyed their expensive hardware, right? However, what Yerli did state is that PCs are so far ahead of consoles that game developers can push the limits of what is possible, especially with new game engines like the one used to build Crysis 3.
Crysis 3 is powered by CryEngine 3. The previous two instalments of Crysis followed a similar naming scheme. Although the base graphics engine is the same as Crysis, there have been thousands of tweaks and improvements over the years to keep the engine up to date with the latest graphics technology.
PCs are getting more powerful every year, and game developers are always trying to jump over one another when it comes to pushing the limits of computer graphics technology. Crytek and its popular CryEngine technology have been pushing the limits of PC technology for many years, and it looks like CryEngine 3 will make your video card beg for mercy once more.
While Yerli’s “melt your PC” statement was a joke, it could be taken literally if your PC doesn’t have the right cooling power. Your PC’s fans might be too clogged with dust to perform the job properly. Or, you might have overclocked your hardware without installing appropriate cooling systems. In that case, your PC components – like your video card – could certainly melt when exposed to enough heat.
The Crysis 3 trailer is a beauty in itself. This trailer showcases the majesty of CryEngine 3 as opposed to strictly showing Crysis 3 gameplay, but the effect is spectacular either way. Watch it in 1080p for full effect:
What do you think? Does your PC have what it takes to run Crysis 3? There isn’t a confirmed list of hardware requirements as of yet, but we’re thinking many PC users will need to speed up their PCs if they even want to have a chance of running Crysis at its full power.
If you want to speed up your PC for video games, then there are a few different ways to proceed. Here are some of the popular ways to speed up a gaming PC:
-Buy a new video card (expensive)
-Upgrade your RAM (affordable)
-Install extra cooling and overclock your existing hardware components (affordable)
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