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Set in the 26th century, the game revolves around three species fighting for dominance in a distant part of the Milky Way galaxy known as the Koprulu Sector: the Terrans, humans exiled from Earth skilled at adapting to any situation; the Zerg, a race of insectoid aliens in pursuit of genetic perfection, obsessed with assimilating other races; and the Protoss, a humanoid species with advanced technology and psionic abilities, attempting to preserve their civilization and strict philosophical way of living from the Zerg. The game has been praised for pioneering the use of unique factions in real-time strategy gameplay and for a compelling story.
StarCraft GPU Performance Comparison Graph

StarCraft GPU Analysis
Comparing StarCraft PC system requirements to all GPUs shows that StarCraft is going to need a graphics card that is capable of DX 9 or OpenGL 1.5.

StarCraft makes use of DX8.00 so a GPU with that capability could benefit from enhanced visuals.

To get the best visual graphical experience on StarCraft, aim to have a GPU that has at least 256 MB GPU RAM.

Most bottom end graphics cards currently available today, will probably allow you to play StarCraft

We are advised that 15 year old graphics cards should be able to run StarCraft , but there could be a few exceptions to this rule.

Note that most games do not officially support laptop graphics cards, but nowadays many laptop graphics solutions are capable of running modern games. Whether desktop graphics cards or laptop, try searching for your graphics card to compare against the StarCraft graphics card requirements chart below.