Crytek’s original Crysis release back in November 2007 and became a bit of a meme for crippled PCs during that time when running at high settings. At the end of 2021, Sabre Interactive produced a remastered version (alongside the two sequels Crysis 2 and 3), which was met with a mixed reaction, but still continued the series “But Can it Run Crysis” meme, even naming its highest settings after this. The other two games fared much better as modern gaming experiences. With the Nvidia RTX 4090 releasing recently, we looked back at these remasters to see how well the current king of GPUs performs, despite some possible CPU bottlenecking with the i5 13600K partnership. All three games use max settings, 4K resolution with DLSS OFF (aside from Crysis Remastered which shows DLSS ON and then OFF).
We think it’s safe to say, that if looking for a 60fps or even 120fps 4K experience the RTX 4090 can achieve that. It can run Crysis pretty easily when considering back in 2007, 4K wasn’t a benchmark setting for most, if any PC gamers using the GeForce 9 series GPUs or AMD’s Radeon HD 4000 series.