Member Since: Jun 16, 2011
06-20-2011, 05:43 PM
Originally Posted by lonewolf
I've been a bit curious about this too. The problem with SC 2 benchmarks is that everyone has their own replay file. The use of a replay file may skew the bench results anyway, simply due to the fact that the CPU isn't having to actually calculate pathing and such.
That said, I ran some tests at native res on a 27" 2011 6770m (2560x1440) with 12GB of RAM. I did shut down any misc programs running, but I didn't go so far as to shut down any 'extra' stuff I have that always runs, like bonjour or plex media manager.
With extreme and ultra settings on a replay at 2x speed, which gave an FPS of 18-21. It didn't seem to make a lot of different how much was going on on the screen, and there was no discerenable difference between ultra and extreme.
At High settings native res, it was slightly faster. I was running between 19 and 22 fps.
At Medium suddenly the FPS stayed at 29 most of the time, with a range of 27-31. This was perfectly smooth gameplay imo.
None of these are really 'unplayable' for an RTS type game, but I think the medium / native 2580x1440 res or dropping down to 1920x1080 at the ultra settings yields the best gameplay on this particular iMac. To be honest, I cannot see much difference between 1920x1080 and 2580x1440 within the game. The difference is startling on the OS X desktop though.
Guys want to thank everyone for their cooperation in helping me. I do not mind playing at 2556x1440, 1900x1080 believe it's good to play, you were not the first to tell me that it makes no difference in the game in 2556x1440 resolution.
Currently my PC is:
I5 760 2.8 Ghz
Kingston 8 GB DDR 3
GTX 460 1GB DDR 5
Monitor 23 "E2350 - LG
My only fear is to replace my PC which is great for me and I invested only R$2,380 (U$ 1.190 ) on another computer that is much more expensive R$7399,00 ( U$3699,00) and does not meet my expectations.
These prices is because I live here in Brazil and unfortunately due to the high taxes it is much more expensive.
But I think it's worth buying the iMac 27 ". I will work twice as hard to buy one. It's more than one need is a desire.