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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 4
06-22-2010, 01:34 PM
Lighting quality takes up a lot of resources period. I have never played a single game where lighting quality was a minor thing. In STO, it affects almost everything, so ofcourse it will be a huge portion of your video card's workload, thats an obvious.

Oh, and do remember that your CPU is equally, if not more important than your video card at times. The two must be compliments of eachother, as either lacking will result in immense slow down despite how good the other is.