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I'll be getting this new computer:

Phenom II 955
Asus crosshair formula V 990fx
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I'm really passionate about SC2

But I saw this, and I was wondering what will happen after configurating it to play at 1920x1080 resolution.

I found that maybe Microprocessor could be a bottleneck, I wanted to have as low in battle as 50 fps. But I found this :

CPU with same GPU variances

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for starcraft 2 the cpu is the most important part

you will play just fine with that, don't worry
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What will be just fine? (running it with low graphics and with 800 x 600 resolution)? xD

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But I saw this, and I was wondering what will happen after configurating it to play at 1920x1080 resolution.

I found that maybe Microprocessor could be a bottleneck, I wanted to have as low in battle as 50 fps
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Overclocker.Monster View Post
I'll be getting this new computer:

Phenom II 955
Asus crosshair formula V 990fx
XFX 6950

I'm really passionate about SC2

But I saw this, and I was wondering what will happen after configurating it to play at 1920x1080 resolution.

I found that maybe Microprocessor could be a bottleneck, I wanted to have as low in battle as 50 fps. But I found this :

CPU with same GPU variances

Suggestions please gamer friends
SC2 is CPU intensive and is one of the games where phenom II falls way behind in. Another example showing the huge difference:





If I was passionate about SC2 I would force myself to get a sandy bridge CPU even if that meant getting a slightly slower GPU.
Edited by Derp - 7/23/11 at 3:06pm
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Well... I run the game at Ultra @ 60 fps with my PC, just to give you an idea.

HOWEVER, when I play competitively I run at low settings anyway..
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What will be just fine? (running it with low graphics and with 800 x 600 resolution)? xD
you will be perfectly fine with 1920x1080 with maximum settings
your gpu is even too powerfull for starcraft 2
if you plan on playing starcraft2 only and nothing else then get intel's cpu and cheaper graphic card
but i would recommend to you to stay with this setup since it is perfectly fine

i can also run a game right now if you wan't some fraps results

my system is in signature, so ask which settings, how many cpu-s and what do you want to know...if you want tons of units you're gonna have to wait for me to play full game so there are so many units
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post #7 of 14
My Phenom II 940 @ 3.3GHz and GTX 285OC handled SC2 on Ultra settings no problem. I'm sure it dropped well below 50 at times though. For a RTS game though, fps above 30 in the heat of battle is still very playable and competitive.

My new setup plays the game ~100fps, so I have capped it at 60 in game.
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post #8 of 14
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I think that I could keep this config and when the bulldo goes out acquire it seems it will surpass i7 performance so I could get like both (bulldo and 955) for price of an actual i7 processor and intel motherboard it's quite expensive (high-end)
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post #9 of 14
Yeah, sc2 can run fine with a 460. Drop the phenom II + 6950 and get yourself a 2500k + gtx 460. Much better setup for sc2.

Good luck.

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I think that I could keep this config and when the bulldo goes out acquire it seems it will surpass i7 performance so I could get like both (bulldo and 955) for price of an actual i7 processor and intel motherboard it's quite expensive (high-end)
There is no actual proof that a bulldozer processor will beat anything. Besides, ipc is what matters for most games, especially sc2. You will get much better gaming performance out of an intel processor atm than you will with an amd processor. Amd is pushing the "more cores = more performance" slogan, which while being good for multi-threaded apps, is not that great for gaming.
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post #10 of 14
I run my sig in sc2 on ultra settings awesome...It really didn't take much for me to build something solely for sc2.

Hell, I can run Crysis 2 on Ultra and it runs alright.

If you have the cash for the Intel set up, go for it. But, if you are on a budget, the 955 will not let you down.
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