Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty - GPU graphics performance with thirteen graphics cards
With all the graphics cards released lately we are still missing some really big PC game titles to put these card at work at. However, in a week or two Starcraft II is going to be released. Word is that this game has cost 100 million to develop -- Crazy stuff.
Last week we got an inquiry to see if we wanted to write a performance preview on this what really seems to be delicious game.
Obviously we could not resist putting some numbers out there, it is a cool looking game with awesome gameplay. Once we started testing we were puzzled though, with so much development funds this title is only DirectX 9 based. No DX10 and no DX11. Minimum requirements are low as well, flick down the quality settings a little and the game can play on 6600GT or ATI 9800 Pro, yup .. but at very low monitor resolutions though.
We however will be looking at the somewhat newer card with the best image quality settings, as always.
As such today we take no less than thirteen graphics cards from both ATI and NVIDIA. We have a peek at overall performance in four common monitor resolutions. We'll grab a few current and last generation graphics cards to see if we'd run into any performance issues whatsoever. Short answer here is .. no.