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Crysis Remastered Includes a Crazy “Can it Run Crysis” Graphics Mode
"The new mode is meant to push your hardware to a new limit."

Crysis Remastered launches on 19 September 2020. Those of you looking to use it as a benchmark for your PC will be happy to know there’s a special graphics mode just for you. Crytek released one (yes just one) screenshot showing off the “Can it Run Crysis?” graphics mode in Crysis Remastered. The developer claims it is designed to demand every bit of your hardware with unlimited settings.

The phrase “Can it Run Crysis?” is an iconic 2007-era meme about the punishing graphical requirements the original game needed in order to run.  Back in the day, if you had a PC that could run Crysis on max, you were truly part of the so-called “PC master race”. Even years later with new generational leaps of hardware, the game still demands more GPU than most games on the market.

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Crytek posted a 4K screenshot of what the “Can it Run Crysis?” mode looks like on Twitter and it looks pretty crisp. However, Twitter’s compression does take away from the beauty a little. We can clearly see some fancy ray-tracing algorithms at work here and some decent draw distance rendering. Not to mention the great detail of the objects in the distance and the lack of texture quality reduction.

Someone on Reddit went to take a screenshot of the current game on the highest settings to compare it to the remaster and you can clearly see some impressive visual changes. Sure, the new game seems to have cranked up the saturation quite high but overall, things are damn gorgeous. I am taken back by the mountain in the distance. In the original, it is empty and clearly includes a lower polygon version. In Crysis Remaster on the  “Can it Run Crysis?” graphics mode, the mountain is dense with trees and the polygon count is clearly a lot higher.

Crysis Can it run Crysis Graphics Mode

So what do you need in order to run the game? Well, we are not sure what Crytek is using to render this fancy new mode. However, the developer did release the system requirements.

Crysis Remastered Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3450 / AMD Ryzen 3
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Storage: 20GB
  • Direct X: DX11
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti / AMD Radeon 470
  • GPU memory: 4GB in 1080p

 

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-7600k or higher / AMD Ryzen 5 or higher
  • Memory: 12GB
  • Storage: 20GB
  • Direct X: DX11
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti / AMD Radeon Vega 56
  • GPU memory: 8GB in 1080p
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