Uhh... is that literally impossible? Asking out of sheer ignorance.
@ThePandaPool , basically if you want to test how good the graffics on you PC are you use crisis
@disaprin, I understand that. I'm saying running just about any game without a graphics card.
@ThePandaPool , besides solitaire and space cadet pinball... probably not
@disaprin, in theory yes. A CPU and gpu are quite similar and one can do the others task but far less efficiently. This is totally impractical.
@ThePandaPool , YouTube search for "LTT Threadripper Crysis"... It should the first video called "It's hard to watch, but I can't look away - Threadripper 3990X" by Linus Tech Tips
That's the video where he proves you can run Crysis on the new AMD CPU alone (they have a graphics card in the build, but use a modified game that doesn't use the GPU at all [not that you have to have a GPU in a build, but you'd regret it once you try to do something remotely graphically intensive])
@ThePandaPool , yes you can. But not very well. An easy way to explain it (even if it's incredibly oversimplified) is that imagine the CPU cores are the smartest people in the world. They can solve any question asked of them. So you give your hardest questions to them. Meanwhile, video games require lower level math, like some trigonometry. A gpu has some average people as it's cores. They can solve the trigonometry but not much above it. But where as a cpu may only have 4 cores or so, a gpu has 1000-2000 cores. Luckily a video game is just billions of low level math equations. A cpu can do it no problem, but it will struggle to keep up with the quantity. The complexity isnt the issue. It's the opposite for the GPU. it can handle as many as you throw at it, granted you keep it simple. Hope that makes sense.
@bojangles8u, thats actually the best explanation I've ever heard for it, well done
@Emaciations, you beat me to the punch. Linus explained this perfectly
@disaprin, Why Crisis? I dont remember it being that phenomenal when it first came out. But i am very ignorant ao pls be gentle
I remember when crysis 1 was the epitome of amazing graphics back in the day.