All I know is that I personally put together a computer from scratch for under $900 that absolutely did play Crysis on High details
Interesting. Whereas I'm running high (with optimisation pack posted here) with a 4870, C2D@3.3Ghz and 6GB RAM and I'm still getting noticeable slowdowns (though good for the most part) - I'm running a 22" monitor (1680x1050) but that's pretty standard these days. I guess other people have a very different definition of what is acceptable.
The pop-up in the video is quite noticeable, though if it improves performance then I suppose that's an acceptable trade-off. Seems like a sensible move for EA - polish up an existing engine, reuse most of the plot / gameplay and release at a discounted price. I really hope they improve vehicle, though - handling in the original is absolutely pathetic.
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