Performance in StarCraft II

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#1

Hello. Just joined:)

Need to know if hardware can handle starcraft 2 on medium settings or do i need to use thunderbolt? Could any1 check? What avg. Fps?

Ps. Yet to buy. Still thinking… thanks!:slight_smile:


#2

Sadly nobody can do this right now, since the final devices are not shipped until now.
But sc2 is pretty old afaik, so I would wonder if it does not run on the V.

PS: welcome to the Community :slight_smile:


#3

sc2 is pretty graphic intensive. i would be curious as well!


#4

It’s got a fairly wide range on its graphics quality sliders, though. The system can probably handle lower settings at the very least. And that’s what the Korean pros play at :wink:


#5

I’ll test it as soon as I get my V and let you know.


#6

Can’t wait pls don’t forget. Settings slider has wide range of presets, as long it looks as sc2 and plays at least 45+ fps. Thunderbolt gives more options. I reckon thats one of the options. I any1 has an optikn to test that would add to my purchase;) awesome community!:stuck_out_tongue:


#7

I would have a look at the prototype testing section. One of them tried a range of games on them so you could get clue what to expect. I think it was Witcher 3, civil V and a view other. Sry don’t know who it was.


#8

Thats as much worth as saying the i7 7700k is better than ryzen CPUs cauz ryzen bottelnecks the gpu in 720p benches. (gaming)


#9

Back when I was investigating whether to switch from the m3 to the i7 one of the things I took into account was graphics horsepower.
There’s a noticeable gap between the m3 and the i7 model in this regard and apparently, on paper, the i7 model is comparable to my current laptop which I also occasionally use to play StarCraft 2 on medium settings.

You’ll have to reduce resolution to 1080p when playing, but I would expect the i7 model to handle that load. Frame-rate won’t be impressive, of course, but I expect the game to be playable.

All this I derived by looking at overall performance indicators, based on the processor (unknown whether configured for 7W or 15W) so I might still be wrong.


#10

The V has i7 with a base tdp of 4.5W , that can go up to 7w.


#11

So, basically, 7W.
I remember however that (by violating warranty) you could use Intel’s tools to bump it up to 15W… so I think it’s all still on the table.

A large part of the issue however is the resolution. If you push it down to half of Eve’s native resolution it should be fine even with low TDP configurations.