Graphics card that runs starcraft 2 with decent fps?

Running on kind of a budget which is $60-$70.

CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 220

Current GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430(integrated)

If you need anymore specs just ask. Thanks.
20 answers Last reply
More about graphics card runs starcraft decent
  1. +1 for choice by Vmem - that should play on low settings
  2. Thanks!!! I'm not sure if you can answer this or not, but do you think it will get atleast 30FPS or more, on low settings
  3. Didnt see starcraft 2 performance but here is a link to look at the cards performance
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_6670/17.html
  4. SC2 wasn't out when that card was reviewed :P what monitor resolution are you running? if you go to a 1650x1080 resolution with 2xAA or no AA, I'm sure you can hold 30 or 40 fps+. SC2 isn't a super demanding game
  5. vmem said:
    SC2 wasn't out when that card was reviewed :P what monitor resolution are you running? if you go to a 1650x1080 resolution with 2xAA or no AA, I'm sure you can hold 30 or 40 fps+. SC2 isn't a super demanding game


    My monitor res it 1600x900 And what does 2xAA or no AA mean, sorry i'm a nub :3
  6. AA is anti-aliasing. what is anti-aliasing you might ask? well, aliasing is essentially the jagged edges you see when you zoom in a lot on any picture, you essentially see the square edges of pixels. anti-aliasing is well, anti jagged edges. essentially it tries to smooth out the edges and make the picture look more realistic. it comes at the price of making your video card work harder for each frame. 2X, 4X are basically how much anti-aliasing you're using , the more the better, but also the harder your video card has to work.

    if you want to know more, feel free to read the wikipedia article:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spatial_anti-aliasing
  7. Thank you, you are very helpful! :D
  8. I'll be getting this card in a few weeks, ill update you on how it does ^.^
  9. awesome, look forward to hearing about it :)
  10. Btw, do you have any second recommendations, in case this one doesn't fit? (small case)
  11. How small? There are low profile versions of the same card
  12. My graphics card is right next to a wall, and there's about a 1 inch gap between the slot and wall. so maybe a smaller one in width? maybe smaller in length too
  13. if there is a gap between the slot and the wall, it will fit. length should not be an issue. the main issue is how long your slot is

    this is a low profile version of the card:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102958

    it's basicly built for a narrower slot
  14. What's that white input on that one? I only have the VGA one
  15. it's DVI. don't worry about it, the card comes with an adapter

    though for modern games, you really should be using DVI or HDMI on your monitor... VGA is analogue
  16. Zrze said:


    Not necessary. while digital is better, analogue will do. also, what matters is what your monitor can take in, not what signal you send at it. if your monitor only has VGA input, then it can only take analogue. there is no changing that. if you'd like, there are relatively cheap 22 or 23 inch monitors on the market (around $150). but that's a different topic
  17. Okay thanks :) are there any other options besides this lower profile one? if not ill get it :)
  18. well, there are other cards, but that one gets my recommendation (cheaper or same price as others and Sapphire is a very reputable company).
Ask a new question

Read More

Graphics Cards Starcraft 2 Graphics Product