TechSpot wanted to see what effect your graphics card has on your experience while slaughtering mobs of baddies in Diablo III. First they removed any chance of a CPU bottleneck by building a test bed using an i7-3960X and then they gathered over two dozen GPUs to test with, ranging from a Radeon HD 6450 to a GTX 680 and almost everything in between. At lower resolutions all but the slowest seven cards and Intel’s HD4000 were able to give 60fps or more but at 2560×1600 only half of the cards they tested could make 60fps or better. It is interesting to see that the GTX680 and HD7970 offer the same performance at the upper end of the resolutions they tested but you should expect that to change as drivers mature.
"While we disagree with making single player components online-only, there isn’t much mere mortals like us can do about it. What we can do, however, is beat the hell out of Diablo III with today’s finest hardware. Blizzard has somewhat of a reputation for making highly scalable titles that run on virtually any gaming rigs, so that’s largely what we expect from the developer’s latest offering…"
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Playing fine on a 8800GT at
Playing fine on a 8800GT at 1920×1200; textures high; other settings low. No problem. Wish the game was more demanding graphically or could be scaled up much higher to take advantage of modern technology. My 8800GT is old!