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Well according to:

http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=172593


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There have been several benchmarks provided by Tom's Hardware for the HD 5570, which suggest it can run SC2 @ 60fps on medium settings with a 1280x1024 resolution


http://www.techspot.com/review/305-starcraft2-performance/page9.html

Here is a benchmark with a 5570 on medium at 1920x1200 (1920x1080 isn't listed)

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Edited by CravinR1 - 4/5/12 at 8:33am
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yep sure can maybe even medium
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I've been beating top 25 masters tvp by always staying an expansion up on them (sort of like what zerg has to do against protoss or terran). I think it works at my rank ~15 masters level, but probably fails at GM level since forcefield and guardian shield micro is better from GM's (A gateway all-in from 7minutes up to 10 minutes is stronger against a single bunker terran at GM level). My build is standard depot/rax, then orbital command, then expo command center, then expo bunker, then 2nd depot (with a supply lock at 18/18). Even if protoss is doing the very fast 2 stalker opening (9pylon, 12gate, 14 gas, 15 gate, 16 cy core, 18 2nd pylon, 18 2x stalkers with 2x chrono boost), the bunker will finish right before the 2x stalkers arrive on the smallest maps. Slightly more scary is a single zealot attack since all my concentration will be on beating it with 2x marines while still keeping macro crisp and building scv's alive. I build a 3rd command center in my base blind (still off of 1 rax and no gas), then follow it up with 3rax and gas.

Against 4gate: If scouted, just make 3x bunkers for insta win, if you don't know until he is attacking @ 7m (which is more typical) start bunkers in main (near ramp) while retreating scv's and lifting CC. Then it ends up 1 base vs 1base except I have 3x orbital commands. Tech to 2x medivacs as fast as possible and then take both expos.

Against a big gateway push @ 10 minutes: You should have 2x medivac's built and should be able to hold if he has added other tech like observer (which almost all protoss do). Please note: this is a very difficult hold, I don't have constant scv production from about 7minutes to 10 minutes as I'm trying to get my army up as fast as possible. I'm also using several scans during this period.

Against a protoss that gets +1 armor and 6gate attacks at 8 minutes (sort of like the FFE +1 pvz build many protoss do), I'd probably just die. That almost never happens since protoss needs an observer in case of banshee.

If he is going for a big 2base attack (colossus and/or ht), my superior econ should be enough to hold. It will be something like 8 stalkers, 15 zealots, 2 sentries, 3 ranged colossus, verse my 4 medivacs and 6 vikings with 25 marines 20 marauders. If he tries to take a 3rd, I take a 4th and go live-or-die on multi-prong drops. I'm not afraid to lose 2 medivac's full of units if it means i'm also killing or even just canceling his 3rd.

Lots of the pro tvp players get 2x fast engineering bays. I usually just go 1x and am behind on upgrades the entire game :\ That's the cost of being a macro/econ player though.

Unrelated, but sc2 benchmarks are not good unless they give minimum FPS during a standard replay/game. Playing on Ultra or Extreme requires a 3ghz processor and $250 card released within the last 6 months (otherwise you will have below 30fps spikes or even quarter second complete freezes, even though your average fps may be 60+). Minimum FPS is all that matters for benchmarking sc2.

edit- fixed a typo.
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In Korea P's are very good at trying to punish terran FE's, on NA I never see the same type of early game aggression.
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3-0 on korea all TvZ's. I just started using SCII gears again, and although its an extremely small sample size look at the Zerg count compared to TvP or TvT lol.

Been on quite a hot streak.

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Originally Posted by avaya View Post

Unrelated, but sc2 benchmarks are not good unless they give minimum FPS during a standard replay/game. Playing on Ultra or Extreme requires a 3ghz processor and $250 card released within the last 6 months (otherwise you will have below 30fps spikes or even quarter second complete freezes, even though your average fps may be 60+). Minimum FPS is all that matters for benchmarking sc2.
edit- fixed a typo.


I ran it ultra with a 955 and a 4870 on 1680x1050
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In Korea P's are very good at trying to punish terran FE's, on NA I never see the same type of early game aggression.

Thats because NA are so worried about being BM'd by idra for being cheesy or not playing macro. I love the Korean mentality. If you dont like it beat it.
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Make that 8-1 to end the day. 8 TvZ, 1 TvP. Crazy amount of Z's jeeze!!

and the koreans mega aggressive. I love that they roach rush me so often, easy wins imo. Roaches suck ZvT imo.

2nd in my plat division, with very little chance of first sadly lol.

http://kr.battle.net/sc2/ko/profile/3313120/1/DoomDash/ladder/32333#current-rank

seeing green.

http://kr.battle.net/sc2/ko/profile/3313120/1/DoomDash/matches
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not bad doom. Keep it up thumb.gif
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no. just winning average. Keep playing the amount you do and you will be soon. As long as your winning like that (8-1) you wont be promoted for a WHILE. Cause its just gonna keep testing you against better and better peeps until you level out.


OR go on a losing streak.
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