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are slowdowns in SC2 common?

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I play SC2 now and then but I can't help but notice the reduced fps later in the game.
During 4v4s I would only get around 10-20fps, even when just staring at mineral fields.
The settings are at max, and all drivers are up to date, no viruses, etc.
Not enough mana!
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post #2 of 18
Is your GPU always at 100%? Framerates shouldn't lower once you get into lategame. I always maintain a constant 60+ FPS with my 560 Ti, even around an hour and a half into a game, so there's definitely something wrong.
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SCII is a CPU intensive game with not that much benefit from higher end GPU's. Not only that but it only uses like 2 cores, but it could be 3....

Quite lame actually.
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post #4 of 18
Youy should try disabling antialiasing since it can make your GPU beg for mercy... Try mixing up some of the options and check if the situation improves.
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Youy should try disabling antialiasing since it can make your GPU beg for mercy... Try mixing up some of the options and check if the situation improves.
There is no AA in SC2.

The only time I get slowdowns are mass carriers
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post #6 of 18
Are you in windowed-fullscreen? I was having many issues where my GTX 460 would be stuck in 2D clocks.
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post #7 of 18
SC2 only uses two cores, and Phenom II architecture well... you can see for yourself compared to the PREVIOUS generation of i7s. So people with Sandy Bridge (roughly 10-15% faster than 1st gen i7 in most cases) shouldn't really have any bottleneck at all. With you, depending on how many units and action is going on, you're going to see some major dips in frames as you described.
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post #8 of 18
Check if your card is downclocking to 2d speeds. (405 vs whatever your stock/oc frequency is)
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A number of people are experiencing hangtimes with their SC2 during games. I am on my sig rig at times, and I believe Doom you said you were too at one point?
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After 1.3 I've had problems getting a smooth frame rate maxed in SCII. Even if the FPS meter said 52 it felt like 15 to me. Its something wrong with the game because I can literally be sitting at 120 fps with the same units on the screen sometimes, and that 50 fps that feels like 15 fps other times. I've noticed some maps trigger it more than others. I switched to lower settings just because having lag in an important match isn't worth the maxed settings, and I haven't tried it maxed to see if they fixed it since, because I really have no faith in Blizzard to do so.
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