StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is a military science fiction
real-time strategy video game developed by Blizzard Entertainment for
Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. A sequel to the award-winning 1998 video
game StarCraft, the game was released worldwide on July 27, 2010. It is
split into three installments: the base game with the subtitle Wings of
Liberty, and two upcoming expansion packs, Heart of the Swarm and
Legacy of the Void. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty has had a successful
launch, selling three million copies worldwide in less than a month.
We tested Starcraft II at Ultra Settings on both the GPU and CPU at resolutions of 1024×760, 1680×1050, and 1920×1080.
Only at 1024×768 do we see much of a gain in performance between all of our results even with a huge increase in clock speeds! Clearly, we are GPU limited by our single AMD Radeon HD 6950 for most of the test. We see that there is some scaling with memory speed but it would never be noticeable during a game.