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I have a question since the benchmarks I found so far were conflicting. Can a 7770 or GTX650 (non-TI) run SC2 at Extreme preset with AA @ 1080p at a decent fps? I'm planning on downgrading my card from 7970 to either since I wont be having time to play other games starting next month until God knows when. Anyone have experiences with those cards and SC2?
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In Hots on one of the campaign my 5870 slowed foe a few seconds at 1080p
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well I think I should still downgrade if I can't use anymore my 7970 at its max. I can just change some settings if its laggy.
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Get 7790 instead if you want something from mid-range.
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sadly it's still not yet out in the Philippines. :/
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sadly it's still not yet out in the Philippines. :/

It should very soon.
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I still think a 7850 is the best bang for buck (especially if you consider the "free" games it comes with), 7790 and 7770 need to be slightly cheaper in my opinion to be worth considering (or at least come with the same games).

 

With AA i'm not sure, but without it campaign should work nicely on extreme (though at least 2 HOTS missions felt like benchmark tests - over 400 supply of units at least... they should be bearable), and 1v1 bearable/micro-able most of the time. 4v4 I highly doubt it - not because of the GPU, but because of how CPU intensive the game can get, and when there's say 4 players going mass marines versus 4 with mass lings even the best CPU's limits start to show (captain obvious redface.gif).

If you really can't stretch to a 7850, the 7770 is slightly better than a non-Ti GTX 650 for starcraft.

 

Personally, I usually run matchmaking on low like some of the pros, because I find all the shiny effects and explosions and everything can be distracting/make it harder to spot/see stuff.


Edited by Sainesk - 3/23/13 at 12:09pm
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Silver League, currently in top 8 of my league , i've been playing only for four days swarmhosts+hydras does wonders , except boring muta ball fights in zvz

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I still think a 7850 is the best bang for buck (especially if you consider the "free" games it comes with), 7790 and 7770 need to be slightly cheaper in my opinion to be worth considering (or at least come with the same games).

With AA i'm not sure, but without it campaign should work nicely on extreme (though at least 2 HOTS missions felt like benchmark tests - over 400 supply of units at least... they should be bearable), and 1v1 bearable/micro-able most of the time.
4v4 I highly doubt it - not because of the GPU, but because of how CPU intensive the game can get, and when there's say 4 players going mass marines versus 4 with mass lings even the best CPU's limits start to show (captain obvious redface.gif ).

Personally, I usually run matchmaking on low like some of the pros, because I find all the shiny effects and explosions and everything can be distracting/make it harder to spot/see stuff.

good point. Im done with the campaign. I'm just gonna do ladder and custom game with friends. I should learn how to play without the eye candy. I'm a graphics freak. :|
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I have a question since the benchmarks I found so far were conflicting. Can a 7770 or GTX650 (non-TI) run SC2 at Extreme preset with AA @ 1080p at a decent fps? I'm planning on downgrading my card from 7970 to either since I wont be having time to play other games starting next month until God knows when. Anyone have experiences with those cards and SC2?

I can play the campaign on max with a GTX 480. I only get FPS drops on the highest graphics settings in 4v4s

But like Sainesk said, I run lower graphics for multiplayer as well. Less distractions and not even a remote chance of slowdown.

would you guys say these settings are optimal for minimizing visual clutter?

Textures: Ultra
Shaders: Medium
Lighting: Low
Shadows: Medium
Terrain: Low
Reflections: Off
Effects: Ultra
Post-Processing: Low
Physics: Off
Models: High
Unit Portraits: 2D
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