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Is Starcraft II Killing Graphics Cards?

August 2nd, 2010 08:39 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

An anonymous reader writes “One of the more curious trends emerging from last week’s Starcraft II launch is people alleging that the game kills graphics cards.The between-mission scenes onboard Jim Raynor’s ship aren’t framerate capped. These are fairly static scenes, and don’t take much work for the graphics card to display them. Because of this, the card renders the scene as quickly as possible, which then taxes your graphics card as it works to its full potential. As the pipelines within your graphics card work overtime, the card will heat up and if it can’t cope with that heat it will crash.”

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