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Yeah, I'm liking everything and anything about this game too. I noticed on a lot of forums and gaming sites that they are a lot of people that seem to be unimpressed by the game. I am not sure if it's because they are running the game on out dated hardware and getting visuals that make it look like the original Far cry or what, but I for one have been really enjoying the game. Heck I've been hyped up about this since there was an announcment of crytek developing it way back. I was a huge fan of Far cry (bought it the very day it came out), and they said anyone who enjoyed far cry will surely enjoy this game, which I am.
I look forward to it's release, can't wait to get it. I'm hoping they'll have a multi-player demo out soon before the official game release, that way we can see how this game shapes up online, which I'm hoping will be good. I am getting very bored of playing BF2, and BF2142...need something newer and more graphically appealing which this game is. I think the power struggle mode in multi-play is what most people will be playing, that looks pretty cool. You can see a video on it from here: (in HD BTW) http://www.gametrailers.com/player/25064.html (for some reason its not working for me anymore as it says I need a plug-in but it shows a very appealing multi-player mode the game has.
Well, if you notice in my screen shots, I had riva tuner statistics running and for all of them it says Direct3D10 (D3D10 in screen shot top left hand corner). If it were running in DX9 mode, it should say D3D9, I have tested this by running the game in vista in DX9 mode by right clicking the desktop shortcut and choosing "Play DX9" and you will notice no lense flare, volumeteric lighting, and a few others effects that are only are the DX10 version of the game. Also in riva tuner it will show whether your running the game in DX10 or 9 no matter the game...whether it be Crysis, Bioshock, World In Conflict.. it's always been accurate for me in telling which version of DX I am running.
Screen shot in DX9 Mode: (notice the higher fps)
Same area and settings screen shot in DX10 Mode: (lower fps)
Also, I've noticed when I run in DX10 mode, after loading it says to press enter to continue, it doesn't do that in DX9 Mode for some reason.
Here is what the game looks like with all settings on very high and 2x
aa at 1440 x 900 resolution. This was definitely not playable on my
8800 GTS card, but just wanted to show how good the game can look if
you run the right hardware:
I managed to run the game fairly good now at medium / high settings
(everything on high except physics, post processing effects, &
particle effects set to medium) after I overclocked my video card to
660 mhz core and 1000 mhz for the memory.
Well, I completed the demo early this morning and I took a bunch of
screen shots. Overall I think the game is fun, when I first started it
up I set all graphics settings to high.......I only got about 21-23
fps, so I had to lower to medium. I think if I want to run everything
on high settings I would want to OC my videocard, but medium quality
still looks pretty good. I'm on vista, so all these are direct x 10
Game settings: 1440 x 900 resolution, 2x anti-aliasing, all graphics settings on medium running in DX10.
Oh and my average fps using medium quality was between 28-38 fps....the
screen shots shower lower only because there is a slight pause when I
take a screen shot.
Overall, I am very pleased with the game and look forward to it's upcoming release....which I have reserved at gamestop.
Nice, yeah I know my temps even before and after the mod are a little hot, but my room stays warm even when it's cold out....so that is why for now. I say its worth doing if you got nothing better to do, which is why I did it today....got bored and decided to do that. I know I would of gotten much better results using an actual aftermarket cooler, but for just spending about 1 hour of my free time to do that and getting a few degrees cooler temps is always worth it. I will test later to see if I can OC any higher now, for now though all is well.
OC limit before thermal paste Mod:
Core: 675 Mhz
Memory: 1020 Mhz
Will test for higher clock speeds later.
Stock Paste Idle Temp: 61-62C (78F room earlier today)
AS5 paste Idle temp: 59C (78F room earlier today)
Idle temp SS:
Stock paste Load: 77-78C (80F room temp)AS5 Paste Load: 74c-75c (80F room temp)
Screen shot from Test Drive Unlimited showing load temps in top left hand corner:
Hey guys, I was really bored today and put offwhen I later hear that the Crysis demo will be out tomorrow and not theexpected release date of today. So what better thing to do then takeapart your video card, and add some AS5 to the core...[:)]I kept the stock thermal pads on for the memory as they are very thickand I knew that if I removed all thermal paste / pads and replacedcooler with just AS5 there would be a gap between cooler and memory.Anyways, I took many pics through out the process and they are posted below.My stock thermal paste idle temps were usually about 62-63c and nowthey after AS5 they seem to be 58-59c. I will later update this withload temps, which is where there should be a good difference I amhoping. The whole process took about 1 hour as I took my time and I tookapart the fan stuff to clean out a little dust....I think it was worthit and it gave me something to do on my day off work.(which was plannedso that I can spend my day playing the Crysis demo.. [:(])Pics:I used a paint scraper to spread out the AS5 evenly, it looked almostperfect...way better then how it looked stock, that's for sure. Oh andthe picture that shows the screws was taken because when I removed allof them, I placed them in the exact position as they were on the cardthat the pics so I can later hook everything back in where it wasexactly.
when I later hear that the Crysis demo will be out tomorrow and not the
expected release date of today. So what better thing to do then take
apart your video card, and add some AS5 to the core...[:)]
I kept the stock thermal pads on for the memory as they are very thick
and I knew that if I removed all thermal paste / pads and replaced
cooler with just AS5 there would be a gap between cooler and memory.
Anyways, I took many pics through out the process and they are posted below.
My stock thermal paste idle temps were usually about 62-63c and now
they after AS5 they seem to be 58-59c. I will later update this with
load temps, which is where there should be a good difference I am
The whole process took about 1 hour as I took my time and I took
apart the fan stuff to clean out a little dust....I think it was worth
it and it gave me something to do on my day off work.(which was planned
so that I can spend my day playing the Crysis demo.. [:(])
I used a paint scraper to spread out the AS5 evenly, it looked almost
perfect...way better then how it looked stock, that's for sure. Oh and
the picture that shows the screws was taken because when I removed all
of them, I placed them in the exact position as they were on the card
that the pics so I can later hook everything back in where it was
Hi, thanks yea I like it too.
And you can download it from here: http://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_downloads_nvidia.html
This is what it looks like with not anything in the way:
PU: Opteron 165 @ 2.916 Ghz
Memory 2 x 1 gb @ 265 mhz
Graphics: 8800 GTS 640 MB @ 665/1000