How come starcraft 2 suggests medium settings?

JSmoove05

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I have a 27 inch Imac 3.4 with 256 ssd and 2 gb video card with 8 gb ram. How come when i put the graphics settings it suggest medium settings shouldn't it suggest ultra. Even thought I run it on Ultra. Also my cousin has a pc with similar specs but no ssd and his game loads a bit faster then mine in the load screen how is that possible.
 

Warhawk15

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Feb 1, 2012
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I wouldn't worry about suggested settings.
I changed mine.
It prefers medium/high detail with a lower resolution.
I prefer medium/low detail with full resolution.

How fast does yours startup?

Wow, was just about to check mine and theres an update!
I haven't played since Christmas, shame on me!

Mine takes 7-8 seconds to get to the log in screen.
 

Warhawk15

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Feb 1, 2012
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To the log in screen?
Mine is about 3-4 for the loading screen, but 7-8 for the log in screen.
Then again, I have the slow Toshiba drive.

I know some games play better in Windows, not sure if they start up faster or not though.
 

microHARD

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Apr 5, 2012
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I have a similar iMac as Op, save for 1GB gpu and 4 gb of ram. Mine recommends medium settings as well. But even on medium I find the fps way too low for effective mid-late game micro (30-40). I know they say that your eyes can't tell a difference past 30 blah blah blah... But when I put graphics all on low (except for ultra textures for cloaked units off) and rock the 140 fps its a muuuuch smoother feel. But I wish I could play smooth on high settings....I love those glowing minerals lol.
 

CubeHacker

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I know they say that your eyes can't tell a difference past 30 blah blah blah...
Who says that? Its an ignorant assumption, as you've already discovered. Hell, 3dfx made a small demo way back in like 1998 that demonstrated the difference between 30fps and 60fps. The difference is of course, huge.
 

tipman2000

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I have a similar iMac as Op, save for 1GB gpu and 4 gb of ram. Mine recommends medium settings as well. But even on medium I find the fps way too low for effective mid-late game micro (30-40). I know they say that your eyes can't tell a difference past 30 blah blah blah... But when I put graphics all on low (except for ultra textures for cloaked units off) and rock the 140 fps its a muuuuch smoother feel. But I wish I could play smooth on high settings....I love those glowing minerals lol.
Just a little thing to know, the actual display on your imac can not refresh faster than 60 frames per second. if you had a 120Hz display, then it would be Super-smooth. unfortunately for most of us, anything past 60 fps is lost. But it is true that you can tell the difference between higher frames. i have a monitor that does 75 frames per second and it is much smoother than the usual 60. i could only imagine how much of a godsend 120 frames per second would be for a first person shooter.