Crysis, the demo is coming

We are told that the demo for the Crysis PC video game will be available tomorow (Saturday) on a large number of game web sites.

Update: The demo is now available. Beware! It’s no less than 1.7GB of a download. Go and fetch it from one of the following sites:

This is still only the DX9 version, but it has been said that the DX10 version would soon be available from nZone, the nVidia web site.

Crysis - game boxFurthermore, we already know that the performance required from the PC will be relatively (too?) high.

System Requirements (minimum):
OS Windows XP or Windows Vista
Processor 2.8 GHz or faster (XP) or 3.2 GHz or faster (Vista)
DRAM Memory 1.0 GB RAM (XP) or 1.5 GB RAM (Vista)
Video Card 256 MB
Hard Drive 12GB
Sound Card DirectX 9.0c compatible

Supported Processors:
AMD Athlon 2800+ (3200+ for Vista) or faster
Intel Core 2.0 GHz (2.2 GHz for Vista) or faster
Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz (3.2 GHz for Vista) or faster

Supported Video Cards:
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT or greater; ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (Radeon X800 Pro for Vista) or greater. Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Integrated chipsets are not supported.

Updates to the video card and the sound card drivers may be required.

System Requirements (recommended):
OS Windows XP / Vista
Processor Intel Core 2 DUO @ 2.2GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
Memory 2.0 GB RAM
GPU NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS/640 or similar

In my eyes, this is more or less what was to be expected. A double-core PC with a 8800 GTS/640 is a pretty good machine todya, but it can be bought by the more intensive (or best paid) players. The minimum is really accessible (nothing worse than what is required by all the games from the last six months).