If there is one game that will blow you away, it’s Crysis 2. The game requires enormous system power and in return provides a spectacular detailed game play experience like no other. We will review some of the desktops and laptops available in today’s market that meet the system requirements for Crysis 2.
The Crysis 2 Story:
The world has been ravaged by a series of climatic disasters and society is on the verge of total breakdown. Now the aliens have returned, with a full invasion force bent on nothing less than the total annihilation of mankind, starting by trying to rip the heart out of Earth’s most iconic city.
In New York, terrifying alien invaders stalk the streets and a nightmare plague strikes down the city’s myriad inhabitants with brutal epidemic speed. The city’s systems are in chaos, its streets and skyline are smashed and in flaming ruin. This is New York City like you’ve never seen it before.
Neither paramilitary law enforcement nor the might of the US military machine can stand against the invaders, and all who choose not to flee are dead men walking. Just to survive in this maelstrom of death will require technology beyond anything any modern soldier has ever seen.
One man will inherit that means to survive. One supersoldier, wielding the combat enhancement technology of the future with Nanosuit 2, will make the last stand to save humanity from destruction in the urban jungle that is New York City.
Recommended System Requirements for Crysis 2:
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2 Processor with 2.66 GHz processor speed. Intel’s Core i7 is highly recommended.
Memory: 3 GB DDR3 RAM. 4 GB will be better.
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD4870 or Nvidia GTX280 with 1GB dedicated video memory. Video cards with higher memory will be better.
DirectX: Direct X version 9. Direct X 11 is highly recommended.
Shader: Shader model 3.0/4.0. (In the field of computer graphics, a shader is a set of software instructions that is used primarily to calculate rendering effects on graphics hardware with a high degree of flexibility. Shaders are used to program the graphics processing unit (GPU) programmable rendering pipeline, which has mostly superseded the fixed-function pipeline that allowed only common geometry transformation and pixel-shading functions; with shaders, customized effects can be used.)
Operating System: Windows XP or higher. Windows 7 is highly recommended.
Display: 30 fps with screen resolution 1650×1080
Laptops and Desktops that are loaded with the above requirements:
Alienware M15X-722CSB Laptop
Featuring Intel® Core™ i7 Processor speed upto 2.8 GHz / 15.6″ Display / 4GB DD3 Memory / 320GB 7200 RPM Hard Drive / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M graphics with 1GB video memory. Available in Bestbuy.com. Expected retail value: $1750 – $1900.
Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q882 Laptop
Intel® Core™ i5 Processor upto 2.53 GHz / 18.4″ Display / 4GB DDR3 Memory / 500GB SATA Hard Drive 7200 RPM / NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M graphics
With 1GB GDDR5 discrete graphics memory and up to 1274MB dynamically allocated shared memory (2298MB total). Available in Bestbuy.com. Expected retail price: $1800 to $2000.
Alienware – Area-51 A51-2443CSB Desktop
Intel® Core™ i7 Processor / Features an 8MB cache and 2.66GHz processor speed / 6GB DDR3 memory / 1.2TB Serial ATA II hard drive (7200 rpm) / ATI Radeon HD 5870 graphics
Features 1024MB video memory and DirectX 11 capability. Available in Bestbuy.com. Expected retail price: $1800 – $2000.
Alienware – Area-51 A51-5477CSB Desktop
Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Features an 8MB cache and 2.66GHz processor speed / 6GB DDR3 memory / 1.2TB Serial ATA II hard drive (7200 rpm) / Dual ATI Radeon HD 5870 graphics Features 1024MB video memory and DirectX 11 capability. Available in Bestbuy.com. Expected retail price: $2000-$2300.
Acer Aspire Predator AG7750-U3222 Gaming PC
Powered by an Intel Core i7-930 2.8GHz Quad-Core Processor / 12GB of fast 1333MHz DDR3 Memory provides with more than enough system resources / Enormous 1.5TB 7,200RPM Hard Disk Drive / Dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 Graphics Card 1280 MB GDDR5. Available at Tigerdirect.com. Retail value: $1700 – $1900.
SYX EG-201 AMD 1090T Elite Gaming PC
AMD X6 1090T 3.2 GHz 6 cores / 8GB DDR3 RAM / 1TB 7200RPM Hard Drive / Dual ATI Radeon 6850’s in Crossfire Configuration 1GB per card / 850 Watt 80+ / Liquid Cooled. Available in Tigerdirect.com. Retail value: $1300 – $1600.
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