Starcraft II is less than two weeks away, but many of you are still sweating on the game's final, official system requirements (for both PC and Mac) to see if you can play it or not. Well, here they are.
I would say those are a little high, the recommended. The beta ran fine for me with an 8600gt, at Default settings.
no the recommended isnt to high i run on a dual core amd athlon 5200 @2.66ghz hd radeon 4650 with about 2 gigs of ram which is above recommended and i run on medium @ 30-60fps
Yeah, but it ran fine on a low end computer too.
It seems normal to me. Mafia 2 tother day recommended a quad core and a 9800GTX. 8800GTX is no faster than the 9800GTX, 3870 certainly isnt. 3870 is there but its hardly much faster than a 65 dollar 4670. 2.4ghz dual probably refers to an athlon X2 or a core 2. In other words the top spec they put there is very modest in my eyes.
Blizzard said during the beta for highest graphically settings (ie max everything out) you need a 3870 or a 8800GTX. I was in the beta and I played with a 3870 with everything turned up and got 35-45 fps avg and only dipped below 30 curing the higher player count matches.
Since the game will be out for 3x50€/$ i am not interested any more.
u r wrong here in SC1 the campaigns was very small around 25-30 missions for all 3 races in SC2 u get 20-25 missions for each race on different disk + extra units, the other 2 disks with Zerg/Toss campaign will be an expansion with extra units. SC2 will be the next competitive RTS on all over the world for the next 10 years at least, if u love SC1 then u must have it we r talking for the best RTS in the world. I <3 SC cant w8 for launch!
Saying Kasasensei is wrong proves how much you don't pay attention. He simply stated that he isn't interested in paying 50 bucks for each installment. Reading comprehension ftw! What you were saying is completely irrelevant to what Kasas said. Way to go!
It's clearly not optimised well it looks about on par with supreme commander 2, possibly worse, and I can run supreme commander with 400 units on screen all of the pathfinding their way and maneuvering around each other and still have above 40 frame with my 2.5 year old PC...the cpu benchmarks for starcraft are horrifically bad... LOL @ the mac specs being higher...yep them apple macs sure are some fine tuned gaming machines...
who ever said apple macs were gaming machines? apart from the desperate fanboys of course :) but nobody ever listens to what they say anyway.
@ dchalfont - You sir, are a dickhead. OT - the specs are pretty low really, considering most games these days specify a C2D or equivelant. The difference between a current gen dual core and the old athlon and first batch C2D's is pretty massive.
Dude, why do you brag about your computer when it's not that good to begin with? "LOL @ the mac specs being higher...yep them apple macs sure are some fine tuned gaming machines..." Dude, a Macpro can rape your cheapass computer. You think IMacs are Apple's highend? Try benchmarking vs a nehalem Macpro with 32 GB of DDR3 and a 5970. And don't try the, "games can't use macs" cough*boot camp*cough My Specs: i7 940 (2.93) ASUS PT6 Premium 6GB DDR3 Corsair Dominator 160 GB SSD ATI Radeon 5750 (Will be upgrading to 5870 in tri-configuration) AZZA Full Tower
lol what a budget ass video card you have, my pc is 2.5yrs old and it is twice as powerful as yours [email protected] gtx280 I don't even need to mention the other specs, go have a look at some benchmarks, so how much was that pre built POS? did you get it from tarfet?
Lol, the only way you can troll macs is by saying they aren't as good as PC at doing something a mac isn't designed for but a pc is? How many gamers do you know who bought a mac for gaming? So much fail.
have you EVER heard of boot camp? Macs CAN do what PCs do. "On PC they're quite managable, on Mac they're way too high though." @Ceekay Just run Mac in bootcamp, problem solved.
Yeah but the system requirements are for macs running OSX. A MAC built system running Windows has the same system requirements as a PC.
On PC they're quite managable, on Mac they're way too high though. Seems like Mac is suffering the same problems the PS3 has when it comes to programming difficulty.
I would disagree, since a PS3 is technologically superior to its competition, while a Mac isn't.
You're missing the point, I was talking about difficulties in architecture.
I can't imagine OSX is built with gaming in mind, probably why a game running through OSX demands a higher spec machine than the same game running through windows. Either way, the specs for running the game on OSX are still pretty low, machines that are 3/4 years old shouldn't have a problem.
I have a fairly decent computer but when they released the beta it seems they bumped the game up quite a bit and now I get lots of slow downs. I have a pent4 3.2ghz 3g ram 1gig video memory and can barely handle min requirements. I plan on building a really nice beast by the end of this year though should be able to max this baby soon.
That is NOT a decent computer. That is an ancient piece of crap, and you should be ashamed.
lol good pc I am sorry but Pentium 4 is about 7 years old and motherboard that has socket would only have AGP slot. the graphics card must be about 7 years old and only allow slow and old ram. blizzard are amazing at getting oldish pc to work for there games but your pc is too old.
True his rig is old. But just to clarify, there are boards that can run PCIe and P4(478). Also, there are boards that support the 775 socket P4 that can run PCIe. Crossfire/SLI too! http://www.tigerdirect.com/... http://www.tigerdirect.com/... Just a few examples. @thehitman, if you really are strapped for cash or w/e. You can always grab a board for under 100 bucks usd and be able to run newer cards. Faster memory options are always nice. After that just upgrade the cpu when you can. Hell unless you're set on an i5/7 or 965BE, go with a Core 2 Duo/Quad. But until you do get a faster cpu, that P4 is going to bottleneck damn near every gpu that's less than 4 years old. Every good gpu that is...
Blizzards specs are to be taken with a grain of salt. They already said the game will have a highly scalable engine. Those of you with low end rigs should do fine on lower settings/res. Those of us with higher end rigs will do fine with higher settings. My rig isn't that powerful compared to newer builds with i5/7 processors. But in the beta on Ultra(maxed), 1920x1080 and maxed sound channels and such. 60 fps pretty all the time with V.Sync. I think I'll be fine
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