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GTX 660 vs GTX 550 TI

UaVaj

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for sc2 "only". all you need is a 550TI. put the rest of your money into the fastest cpu you can buy.

run a i7-3770k with 680sli and in large heated battles. frame dip to the low 20. cpu usage is at a pathetic 45% (basically maxed out on 2 core) and gpu is 35% on each (extreme setting with AA).
sc2 is a piss poor optimized game (think blizzard intended it to be that way).
 
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willomz

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Starcraft 2 is pretty CPU bottlenecked.

If you look at Tomshardware 1080p benchmarks:

GTX 580: 104.6 fps
GTX Titan: 104.22 fps
GTX 680: 103.97 fps
GTX 670: 103.92 fps
GTX 550Ti: 103.54 fps
GTX 660Ti: 102.93 fps

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2012-vga-gpgpu/12-Starcraft-2-DirectX-11-B-Performance,2965.html
It can be a lot worse than that with the wrong CPU, the 8350 only averages 47.9 fps at high settings, so could actually bottleneck a 550 Ti.

Ideally you want something like an i5 3470 or higher. Something with decent IPC and 4 or more cores.
 

alcoholbob

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for sc2 "only". all you need is a 550TI. put the rest of your money into the fastest cpu you can buy.

run a i7-3770k with 680sli and in large heated battles. frame dip to the low 20. cpu usage is at a pathetic 45% (basically maxed out on 2 core) and gpu is 35% on each (extreme setting with AA).
sc2 is a piss poor optimized game (think blizzard intended it to be that way).
Maybe you should turn off SLI, then a single 680 can boost faster and you should have better framerate, I don't think SLI works in SC2.
 

UaVaj

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SLI works perfectly with SC2.

with single GPU. same results for CPU. GPU is now 55%.

simply not enough CPU to feed GPU for more frames.
 

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