If you are anything like me, you are anxiously sitting at home/work (or in the gutter) waiting the 11 days for the official launch of Starcraft II. I know I will be up in Brisbane, Australia to be one of the first people in the world to pick up a copy. But what many of you might not know is whether or not your PC (or Mac!) will actually have the power to make it run.
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Well, I’m happy to give you a head-start to get down to your local computer store to start buying. I was hoping that Starcraft II would single-handedly take the world out of the global financial crisis and support the Computer industry by making everyone upgrade… although the recommended specs are quite high, I have my dreams destroyed by fairly reasonable minimum game specs.
[b]PC:[/b] Windows Vista/Windows 7
Dual Core 2.4Ghz Processor
2 GB RAM
512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX or ATI Radeon HD 3870 or better
[b]Mac:[/b] Intel Core 2 Duo processor
4 GB system RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT or ATI Radeon HD 4670 or better
[b]Minimum System Requirements*:[/b]
[b]PC:[/b] Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7 (Latest Service Packs) with DirectX 9.0c
2.6 GHz Pentium IV or equivalent AMD Athlon processor
128 MB PCIe NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT or ATI Radeon 9800 PRO video card or better
[b]Mac:[/b] Mac OS X 10.5.8, 10.6.2 or newer
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT or ATI Radeon X1600 or better
[b]PC/Mac:[/b] 12 GB available HD space
1 GB RAM (1.5 GB required for Windows Vista/Windows 7 users, 2 GB for Mac users)
Broadband Internet connection
1024X720 minimum display resolution
[i]*Note: Due to potential programming changes, the Minimum System Requirements for this game may change over time.[/i]
If you want the best gaming experience you will need a fairly grunty PC, however if you are running on a budget it looks like you can still run Starcraft II on a fairly modest PC. and remember for those folks up in Brisbane, Australia don’t forget the [url=http://www.playerattack.com/news/2010/07/09/calendar-note-aussie-starcraft-ii-midnight-launch/]Starcraft II Launch[/url] to be held on Monday the 26th.