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May 11, 2010 at 23:15:07
Specs: Windows Vista, amd 64x2 dual core5200+ 2.71GHz, 4GB
Is this a good graphics card to play StarCraft II with?

and if I use DDR2 RAM can i use a video card thats DDR3 or do they have to match?

Galaxy 95TGE8HUFEXX GeForce 9500 GT 1GB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Chipset Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Core Clock: 550MHz
Stream Processors: 32
Effective Memory Clock: 800MHz

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May 12, 2010 at 09:08:20
"Is this a good graphics card to play StarCraft II with?"

The 9500GT is not a good gaming card. The system requirements for StarCraft II Beta aren't all that high so it would definitely be playable, but if you have to buy a new card anyway, I suggest you get something better.

The type of memory used on the video card has nothing to do with the system memory. Generally speaking, when looking at video card memory, GDDR2 is better than DDR2, DDR3 is better than GDDR2, GDDR3 is better than DDR3, DDR5 better than GDDR3, GDDR5 is better than DDR5. (G = graphics)

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May 12, 2010 at 09:15:10
The 9500GT is low end by todays standards, even thou it meets Starcraft II's minimum specs. The cheapest low end card you can get at the moment for the price is probably the 9600GSO.

The 9600GSO is as fast as the 240 GT, but at only 1/2-2/3 the price.

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI

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