Graphics Cards Guide

Starcraft 2 Multiplayer GPU Performance Analysis

Starcraft 2 Multiplayer GPU Performance Analysis


Hell, It's About Time

Hell, It's About Time

After 11 long years of waiting, fans of Blizzard’s Starcraft series can finally revel in the fact that Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty is finally here. The game sees the return of the Terran, Protoss and Zerg races, and focuses on events set four years after Starcraft: Brood War. Needless to say, the game is a massive hit with critics and gamers, receiving rave reviews and having sold over 1.5 million copies within 48 hours of its launch.

Prior to Starcraft 2’s launch, many were curious and some were even worried that their systems would not meet Blizzard’s minimum system requirements for the game. Fortunately, however, Starcraft 2’s minimum system requirements is actually fairly forgiving and even the recommended system requirements is quite modest. Here’s what Blizzard recommends for optimal performance.

  • Windows Vista/Windows 7
  • Dual-core 2.4GHz Processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX or ATI Radeon HD 3870 or better

Generally speaking, performance on modern games is usually more dependent on your graphics cards rather than processor. So today, we are going to run Starcraft 2 on a selection of the latest graphics cards from ATI and NVIDIA to see just what kind of performance you can get, and perhaps help you make a better decision of whether or not to upgrade your existing gaming rig.