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when playing large maps specifically, Nexus wars (late in the game) there is sooooo much lag. I searched the blizzard forums for an answer but all I can find are TONS of forums with people asking this same question with no real answer. During the higher lag situations CPU load nor GPU load seems to be up too high. i've got an A8-3870K @ 3.5GHz and a 7870 at 1.2GHz., 8GB ram @ 2133MHz. the network also doesn't seem to be a problem.

any ideas?
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Its the game engine it wasn't designed with that many units in mind.
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My SC2 games fail if they go into the late game as big army vs. big army causes massive lag. I've tested with minimum graphic settings (GTX 570) and it still happens. Also happens a lot in Diablo 3 for me. Never been able to solve this issue.
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Engine issues people still get the same lag in wc3 custom maps such as tower defense n stuff

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my programming knowledge is limited to python, perl and very little cpp. I keep telling myself that this is a dead end but I can't help but think there is some way to solve this.
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Starcraft 2 is very CPU intensive. I've seen benchmarks between the 3770K and the 3930K and there was over a 10 fps difference. In large battles having a beefy processor reduced lag greatly.
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Starcraft 2 is very CPU intensive. I've seen benchmarks between the 3770K and the 3930K and there was over a 10 fps difference. In large battles having a beefy processor reduced lag greatly.

This is definitely part of it. In Desert Strike and Nexus Wars I typically see 15-20 fps late game, but if I drop my clock down to stock speeds I'll see <5.
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what's the fastest processor out (including a modest oc) for single threaded applications?
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nevermind I more or less found what I was looking for. the block is from http://www.anandtech.com/show/5626/ivy-bridge-preview-core-i7-3770k/9 which is listed as "Discrete GPU Gaming Performance," Unfortunately it doesn't show what exact hardware was used. I doubt it but for all I know they used different GPUs for each benchmark so take it with a grain of salt. Has anyone actually seen the 3770K on SC2 with large battles?
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We have two Starcraft II benchmarks: a GPU and a CPU test. The GPU test is mostly a navigate-around-the-map test, as scrolling and panning around tends to be the most GPU bound in the game. Our CPU test involves a massive battle of 6 armies in the center of the map, stressing the CPU more than the GPU. At these low quality settings however, both benchmarks are influenced by CPU and GPU. We'll get to the GPU test shortly, but our CPU test results are below. The benchmark runs at 1024 x 768 at Medium Quality settings with all CPU influenced features set to Ultra.
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nevermind I more or less found what I was looking for. the block is from http://www.anandtech.com/show/5626/ivy-bridge-preview-core-i7-3770k/9 which is listed as "Discrete GPU Gaming Performance," Unfortunately it doesn't show what exact hardware was used. I doubt it but for all I know they used different GPUs for each benchmark so take it with a grain of salt. Has anyone actually seen the 3770K on SC2 with large battles?

My Core2Quad Q8400 is getting *****slapped by SC2 frown.gif
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