Posted by KniteWulf
Does it look better than Crysis on Very High? If it does, there's your answer.
Well it doesn't really, just a few new textures for the explosions.
Posted by drkgeek
In my opinion it didn't look as good, AND didn't run as well as the original Crysis.
Well I liked the new skins alot, and it did look a little better(explosions and ice effects), but the original crysis runs so much better for me. I run very high settings(1440x900 2x AA) and get 22-28 fps, in Warhead I try the same and get 12-17 fps, makes no sense.
@ Biohazard - No the effects are not crap. Today I was playing the tank level in crysis(Onslaught) and I was noticing how amazing the smoke looked when it was passing through the trees from a blown up AA tank 100 meters away. The wind actually had an effect. I could also see the sun rays shining through the trees, and through the water as well. The DX10 effects really make the game for me to be honest, I love them. People say that they suck because they don't have a computer that can even run it in DX10(Not saying you don't).
Posted by Bi0h4z4rd
Add -DX9 as a target in the shortcut icon you use to start up the game.
Then use Enthusiast, it will give you the best graphics +10-20 extra fps.
You just wont get the DX10 effects, which are crap anyway.
Generally I'd agree with you about DX10, but Crysis and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. are two series that have actually used DX10 in a decent manner. The performance hit is fucking ridiculous though.
Posted by Fallen_Angel
I personally don't know how you could see that it doesn't run better. Run through more of the missions before you make your verdict.
In the original Crysis I ran the game at all high setting on 1440x900 with 2x AA and got around 25-35 FPS. In Crysis:Warhead I play the game at all Very High(Enthusiast) setting on 1440x900 and get the exact same FPS, 25-35.
Just letting you know that the game does run better than the original.
1. Read the post, he's played the whole game already.
2. Well, for what I've read on your review about FPS, you say you played on HIGH 1440X900 WITH 2x AA.. but seems like you played Warhead without X2AA? I may be wrong though.
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (4x2,4 GHz)
GeForce 8800 GTX
4 GB RAM
Vista Ult. 32 Bit
I just tested this with my 'ole Q6600, 8.8KGTX kit, with 3GB of RAM, and it ran (at 1920x1200) on Enthusiast settings, with no antialiasing at around 35-50 FPS consistently, (when large explosions weren't going off nearby).
I'd suggest checking your RAM quality, and disabling any motherboard "CPU power save/rest" mode.
Edit: My Q6 is running at 3.8GHz, though, that will make a difference.
Posted by codybiroth
The beginning is very demanding.
yea it is
after that cutscene everything seemed to run smoother in the game
Posted by XSS3
As for RAM quality, check the timings, and just try to google around to see if anyone's complaining about poor performance using it.
How? What are the timings of the RAM and WHERE do I look for it. Besides is there a big difference between 32-Bit and 64-Bit in Crysis/Warhead. Because I'm going to install 64-Bit Ultimate this friday or saturday, so I just want to know!?
Oh and should I overclock my CPU or GPU?