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^I agree with Zulli85.

I was in last phase of the beta last week and my sig rig ran it perfectly fine. You should have a more than adequate rig to max everything out smoothly.
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Yep. I played the game with little lag with an 8800 GT and Dual core 2.2 Ghz Intel of some kind. However, in UMS games with a lot of stuff going on, it froze up and sometimes crashed.

So I built this set up to assure that all my bases would be covered.
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CPU speed is actually more of a limiting factor according to some benchmarks/reviews out there.

Even with a 8800GTX, you can run the game on the all the highest settings and it will run pretty smooth. However, once you get into a big game, like 3v3 or 4v4 (maybe even 2v2). You will start lagging like crazy. My buddy lags so much he has to give me control of his units as he can't micro at all. He was using a netbook though

My rig, as stated below, still experienced lag during 3v3 battles if everyone was just massing up huge armies.

Not a big deal if you only play 1v1. Which, IMO, is the most fun anyways.
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CPU speed is actually more of a limiting factor according to some benchmarks/reviews out there.

Even with a 8800GTX, you can run the game on the all the highest settings and it will run pretty smooth. However, once you get into a big game, like 3v3 or 4v4 (maybe even 2v2). You will start lagging like crazy. My buddy lags so much he has to give me control of his units as he can't micro at all. He was using a netbook though

My rig, as stated below, still experienced lag during 3v3 battles if everyone was just massing up huge armies.

Not a big deal if you only play 1v1. Which, IMO, is the most fun anyways.
This ^

It's good that SC2 takes advantage of as many cores as it can, but the game is 70% CPU, 30% GPU.

I played with friends in 7v7s some had 2 cores and would start to lag 10 minutes in, 4 cores at 30 minutes, and my six cores ran strong until the 1 hour mark, then I noticed some frame rate drops.

We all have high end GPUs as well, I think the lowest was a 4890 and the highest being my two 5850s.

I had to play SC2 on a single core processor for a few days and let me tell you, about 5 minutes in, the computer went from 60FPS to 15FPS if I was lucky.
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CPU speed is actually more of a limiting factor according to some benchmarks/reviews out there.

Even with a 8800GTX, you can run the game on the all the highest settings and it will run pretty smooth. However, once you get into a big game, like 3v3 or 4v4 (maybe even 2v2). You will start lagging like crazy. My buddy lags so much he has to give me control of his units as he can't micro at all. He was using a netbook though

My rig, as stated below, still experienced lag during 3v3 battles if everyone was just massing up huge armies.

Not a big deal if you only play 1v1. Which, IMO, is the most fun anyways.
uh my CF 5770's should be able to max it out or I'll regret ever going CF instead of a single card.
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uh my CF 5770's should be able to max it out or I'll regret ever going CF instead of a single card.
You should be fine in 4v4s for an entire game, but you will experience lag near the end, at least I did. Not much can be done when 8 players have an average of 200+ units per person on the field (thats 1600 total).
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hopefully my comp can handle it. will be playing @ 1440x900 everything high no aa. if i can get ultra w/ no aa i'll be happy
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hopefully my comp can handle it. will be playing @ 1440x900 everything high no aa. if i can get ultra w/ no aa i'll be happy
The only problem will be your CPU, I think past 2v2s, you're computer will be toast. I played 2v2s with friends on Dual Cores and they lagged after about 45 minutes. If you're really serious about SC2 you'll wanna go pick up a quad core. Again, the game is not very demanding graphically, it's very CPU intensive.

Hopefully the actual released version will be a little bit more refined.
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The only problem will be your CPU, I think past 2v2s, you're computer will be toast. I played 2v2s with friends on Dual Cores and they lagged after about 45 minutes. If you're really serious about SC2 you'll wanna go pick up a quad core. Again, the game is not very demanding graphically, it's very CPU intensive.

Hopefully the actual released version will be a little bit more refined.
2v2s are easy to handle. It starts to get shaky when 8 people play a custom game with in game cut-scenes; someone always lags because they like to turn up the settings more than they can handle. I can't play unless I'm getting 70+ fps at all times, even under large battles.

I'm probably going to pick up a 460 gtx before the games release, but I'm not sure if I will even notice a difference in fps.
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