Originally Posted by Velathawen;12028798
I think you should check to see if your 470 is randomly dropping into 2d mode when you play sc. That is probably where the lag is coming from. I've seen it happen in wow with my 460. Forcing clocks fixed it, might save you a few hundred bucks
Yeah, at first I thought that was the case as well so I checked MSI Afterburner while playing the game. Everything is fine with the speed of the GTX 470. I noticed its usage is only 60% though since I only play at 1366x768.
After looking at some benchmarks for SC2, the performance I'm getting is consistent with the results.
Averaging about 40FPS in 3v3s and dropping down into the low 20s (which happens to be during the big battles which almost always the turning point of the match).
I'm just gonna wait and maybe upgrade late this year or early next if the newer CPUs perform well.