Crysis Warhead plays way better than Crysis on a MBP

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  1. wgilles macrumors 6502

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    Hey everyone. For those of you wondering how your Penryn MBP will fare on the new Crysis Warhead game, you are in luck. I have a 2.5GHZ with 4GB of RAM and the 512 8600GT. I was able to run everything on medium settings at 1440x900 resolution and still get frame rates at 25 FPS, which for Crysis is VERY smooth. Just thought I would throw this out there in case anyone was wondering.
     
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  3. t19880821 macrumors regular

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    25fps still isn't that great though...

    just wondering what drivers you're using and if you overclock. i'm asking because if you don't, then it should run at 35fps for me.
     
  4. Dagless macrumors Core

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    It should run better, it's always been stated by EA that Warhead would run on lesser spec systems than Crysis.
     
  5. t19880821 macrumors regular

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    right. considering i run crysis at 25fps, 1440x900 medium settings aa off

    tbh though crysis isn't really that fun of a game. what makes it a good game is the graphics. other than that, you can definitely find better gameplay elsewhere. and crysis online isn't great at all.
     
  6. ildondeigiocchi macrumors 6502a

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    Tried it on my octocore 8800 GT Mac Pro. Ran great. Loved it.
     
  7. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

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    So no one has tried it in boot camp on a 2.4ghz iMac? I think I might just wait for Far Cry 2 anyway :p.
     
  8. adom macrumors 6502

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    25 FPS good? Hah, you can tell this is a mac forum :p
     
  9. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    Good for a laptop. You don't need to be on a Mac forum to understand that.
     
  10. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

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    but on a $2500 laptop?

    If you are running Vista via bootcamp, I would advise forcing the game to run in dx 9 mode. I managed to eek out another 10fps by doing so. There is a difference but getting it over that 30fps hump on a higher setting is worth losing some of the shadowing.
     
  11. Demigod Mac macrumors 6502a

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    They need to get cracking on the 64-bit patch for Warhead.

    Warhead runs about the same as the original in 64-bit. A 64-bit version of Warhead would be even better.
     
  12. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    Oh it sucks, I know. But the only other "powerhouse" gaming notebook is alienware crap, which are like 4 inches thick and have a 2 minute battery life. :p

    I havn't played Warhead yet but I'm not surprised it's faster under DX9.
     
  13. t19880821 macrumors regular

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    Yeah, alienware is way too thick, heavy, and have bad batter life. Kind of a bad choice considering a lot of us here, I'm assuming, are college students or have a career in the graphic design field or something similar.
     
  14. txa1265 macrumors 6502a

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    I am thoroughly enjoying this, and it runs great without much tweaking at all ... can't wait for Far Cry 2 next month.
     
  15. t19880821 macrumors regular

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    you think our MBPs will be able to play Far Cry 2? Looks like a graphic intensive game. I'll probably end up buying it for console.
     
  16. txa1265 macrumors 6502a

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    Absolutely - it certainly has the chops.
     
  17. Trip.Tucker Guest

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    Indeed. Enemy Territory - average graphics by today's standards, but has far more playability than a lot of games out there.
     
  18. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

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    but remember, it looks even better in DX10 *sigh*
     
  19. Trip.Tucker Guest

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    Just how much better is down to interpretation. The additional graphic beauty is barely noticeable unless you look for it.
     
  20. OttoG macrumors newbie

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    Crysis is great on a iMAc

    I have a 24" iMac 3.06Ghz, 512 MB 8800GS and 4 Gigs of ram. And Crysis runs everything on high at 1920x1200. The Same with Warhead. And there are no lags. Even my PC friend who has a Quadcore PC is impressed. I Use Xp Pro SP3, dx9
     
  21. diego2k7 macrumors newbie

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    This is relative, of course, don't expect the same visual fidelity. Yet it will "run".
     
  22. Demigod Mac macrumors 6502a

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    Just a reminder:

    If you want to get good performance out of Crysis, upgrade to a 64-bit version of Windows and get at least 4 GB of RAM.

    I can attest to the effectiveness of doing this. My Macbook Pro (Penryn) choked to death on the final boss in 32-bit and I had to turn down the settings, but in 64-bit I had no problems at all with the performance.

    You'll see about a 15% framerate improvement across the board, and much less stuttering problems.

    Unfortunately, a 64-bit version of Warhead has not yet been released, but Crytek is working on it.
     
  23. Chone macrumors 65816

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    25fps IS good for Crysis, if you haven't experienced it yourself, shut up because otherwise you are just an idiot.

    Crysis Warhead runs much better on all my computers, the game is pretty awesome, people assume that just because it has good graphics the gameplay must suck, the gameplay is awesome.
     
  24. t19880821 macrumors regular

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    25fps is good for crysis, considering how demanding it is. but that's like saying "well, 70% is a good score considering it was a really hard test." it's still pretty bad. i know, i have played it. it's much better running at 45+ fps, without sacrificing so much graphics. play it on a better machine, run it at better framerates, then tell me how that compares to 25fps.
     

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