imac ati radeon hd2600 and starcraft 2 settings?

whatname

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Jul 24, 2010
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hi everyone
anyone here with this setup and played with the beta?
iMac core 2 duo 2.4
3gb ram
ati hd2600 256ram


i wanted to know what kind of settings i can get out of it
medium setting?
mixed medium-high?

and with that setup better to play on osx or win 7?
 

chaosbunny

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Starcraft 2 will perform about 15% better in Windows than in Mac OS X, according to blizzards Mac beta forum. So if you don't mind to reboot I say go for bootcamp. I have the ati 2600 gpu in my iMac too (but with a 2,8 ghz c2d and 4 gb ram), but only have a win7 partition on my mbp, so I'll definitely try it on tuesday. I guess and expect medium settings and native resolution.

Judging from WoW experiences from the past blizzard games love ram, so upgrading your 3 gb to 4 gb might offer a cheap but effective upgrade.
 

whatname

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Jul 24, 2010
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Starcraft 2 will perform about 15% better in Windows than in Mac OS X, according to blizzards Mac beta forum. So if you don't mind to reboot I say go for bootcamp. I have the ati 2600 gpu in my iMac too (but with a 2,8 ghz c2d and 4 gb ram), but only have a win7 partition on my mbp, so I'll definitely try it on tuesday. I guess and expect medium settings and native resolution.

Judging from WoW experiences from the past blizzard games love ram, so upgrading your 3 gb to 4 gb might offer a cheap but effective upgrade.
15% better? wow well yea i wont mind booting over to play starcraft 2, but then i been trying to find a 2gb ram for cheap lol. maybe i'll head over to frys before the 27th.
 

Cougarcat

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In the beta I'd get 20-25 FPS in OS X, 35-40 in Windows 7, medium settings and native resolution with that graphics card. Bootcamp is definitely the way to go, I'm afraid.
 

MowingDevil

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My MacBook Pro will certainly be able to handle SC2 but I was wondering if my iMac will as well...its a little older but still Core 2 Duo. It meets all the system requirements but I'm not sure about the graphics card....as mine has the Intel GMA 950.

Typcially Blizzard games aren't as taxing on machines as other games and can be played on much older units but who knows w/ this one.
 

asphyxiafeeling

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My MacBook Pro will certainly be able to handle SC2 but I was wondering if my iMac will as well...its a little older but still Core 2 Duo. It meets all the system requirements but I'm not sure about the graphics card....as mine has the Intel GMA 950.

Typcially Blizzard games aren't as taxing on machines as other games and can be played on much older units but who knows w/ this one.
no way in hell the GMA 950 is going to play SC2. At least not in OS X. I have to turn every setting down to the absolute minimum to play on my 2008 alumacbook w/ the 9400m.