StarCraft II Revisited: How Much Gaming PC Do You Need?

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L0tus

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The Radeon cards are clearly bested by their similarly-priced GeForce counterparts here.
Hence why I regret my ATI purchase.

It's good hardware but the constant driver issues & benchmarks such as these make you think twice.
 

letsgetsteve

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i wish the test was re-run with a bigger overclock so we could see how cpu limited the game really is and what card will really let it stretch its legs.
 

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I don't reget my ati purchase at all. I'd rather deal with driver issues *which I never seemed to have with ati only nvidia.. for some odd reason*. Then deal with crap hardware with nvidia..

Of course this is just personal exp.

Some games will run better with nv, and some better with ati.. Don't really care as long as I can play it smoothly. And usually 1-5 fps don't determine that.
 

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[citation][nom]Doom3klr[/nom]5770 should run it with a 3 core amd[/citation]
Yep it worked flawlessly on my 5770 1GB + Athlon II X3 435...
 

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Well my E8400 @ 3.6Ghz, and a gtx260 seems more then capeable of playing sc2. I got everything on ultra, and it have allways been running smooth for me. Even in me vs 7 FFA insane AI opponents.
 

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I run it fine on my X58 Extreme3, core i7 920 @ 3.60ghz. 12GB DDR3 1600, 2 evga GTX470SC in SLI, Win 7 64 @ 1920x1080 with aa maxed on ultra.
 

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[citation][nom]gpharman[/nom]I run it fine on my X58 Extreme3, core i7 920 @ 3.60ghz. 12GB DDR3 1600, 2 evga GTX470SC in SLI, Win 7 64 @ 1920x1080 with aa maxed on ultra.[/citation]

show off :p care you maybe share some frame rates with your bragging?
 

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My GTX 260 and Phenom II 940 (overclocked to 3.5 GHz) plays nice with Starcraft 2... Ultra setting at 1920x1080 is beautiful, and I've never seen a slow down.
 

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[citation][nom]L0tus[/nom]Hence why I regret my ATI purchase.It's good hardware but the constant driver issues & benchmarks such as these make you think twice.[/citation]

What driver issues you are talking about? I had none. If you don't care about power consumption, temps and noise then perhaps you should consider Germi.
 

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Wow. I'm continually surprised seeing the performance of the 5850 vs the 460. I'm not complaining, and I wouldn't trade the months of fun I had with my 5850 before 460 was released, but it can be a bit much to swallow to keep seeing benchmarks like this... it just gives me a chance to advise others when they make a new purchase.
 

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c2d e6600@2.4ghz and hd5850 1080P ultra detail and it's very smooth... dont know why they say it needs a dual core at 3ghz or a triple core...
 
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