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August 1, 2010 12:16:04 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

This is the new set up I bought, I need card that would be able to handle SCII, I am looking at the PNY GeForce 9800GT 1G, any suggestions?

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a b Î Nvidia
August 1, 2010 12:36:45 AM

that's a pretty good deal, you basically get the PSU for free after rebate.

the i5 + GTX 460 will max out SCII easily. it will also give you very good to excellent performance at 1680x1050 resolution depending on the other games you play.
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a b Î Nvidia
August 1, 2010 12:40:43 AM

Timop said:
That PSU would be good.

With the GTX460, it will be one potent rig that should run SC2 at Ultra settings with 40+fps @1900*1200.

But why not these, it will give you nearly the same SC2 performance for $50 less:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(PS. If you hate MIRs, heres an alternative card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)


the GTX 460 will play SC2 at 55+ FPS, with the OC i7 it averaged 61FPS at ultra 1900x1200. considering SC II only uses two cores the OP can achieve better then 40 FPS easily with some light OC.

http://www.techspot.com/review/305-starcraft2-performan...

also, how does the 5770 offer similar performance to the GTX 460?

heck even the i3 broke 40 FPS average with an OC and the i5 is a better CPU
http://www.techspot.com/review/305-starcraft2-performan...
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a b Î Nvidia
August 1, 2010 12:45:19 AM

ct1615 said:
the GTX 460 will play SC2 at 55+ FPS, with the OC i7 it averaged 61FPS at ultra 1900x1200. considering SC II only uses two cores the OP can achieve better then 40 FPS easily with some light OC.

http://www.techspot.com/review/305-starcraft2-performan...

also, how does the 5770 offer similar performance to the GTX 460?

Ah, sorry. The 40+ was a guesstimate, hence the "+", will edit.


I do recall the HD5770 to be very close to the 460 on that bench, guess I looked at the bench of 1900*1200@ high:


The Nvidias do pull ahead of the ATIs on ultra, hmm..
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a b Î Nvidia
August 1, 2010 12:53:07 AM

Timop said:

The Nvidias do pull ahead of the ATIs on ultra, hmm..


yes, currently you see Nvidia cards like the 9800GT pulling ahead of ATI 4850. it goes all the way up the chart like that with lesser Nvidia cards giving better performance. at higher resolution some of the ATI cards start to pull even. future ATI drivers may eventually even it all out but currently Nvidia is the way to go for SCII.
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August 1, 2010 1:06:08 AM

Thanks for the information, definitely will help a lot in the decision making process.
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August 12, 2010 2:57:27 AM

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