lol I am
Since 2004, I can't do anything but click.
Originally Posted by HAF_wit
I see Recount on, but not any other telltale signs of other addons. I know that addons can drastically change your fps especially
if they're outdated. I currently play wow and can't recall the last time I dipped below 60fps. (I play on a far higher pop server than Kel'thuzad too.) SSD only seems to really matter for me when loading or in a really really high congestion area such as Tol Barad. By chance, are you running in windowed mode? I recall WoW not using SLI unless you're fullscreen/non-windowed.
I'd love WoW to be bottlenecked by my CPU as it would give me another reason to tell the missus I NEED
to upgrade once BD/SB-E/IB are released. I have a serious case of upgrade-itis.
I don't think anyone is making this personal, and there is certainly nothing wrong with your hardware. I'm quite jealous of your memory bandwidth, but I've been cut off from buying more RAM until I upgrade my motherboard/CPU.
Recount is all that I'm using
The only time I dip below 60 is in very high pop areas, everything else is cheese. However because of the cpu usage, I believe it is a cpu bottleneck, increasing gpu speed does not increase fps in these cases. However increasing cpu speed increases gpu usage -> increases fps. Which is a classic case of cpu bottlenecking.
I'm running full screen, and SLI is fully active and able to do 99% load in 99% of the areas I visit.
SB-E isn't going to provide a performance increase outside of what the larger cache brings, the additional cores and memory bandwidth probably aren't going to matter - at least not in WoW.
Sandy Bridge is an awesome chip, but I'm always looking for faster gear at reasonable prices. I don't think bulldozer is going to deliver on per core performance so my next upgrade if I make one will be IB on this board (if that works).
What sever do you play on? I wouldn't mind dropping in with you and going to where I can reproduce these results if you're willing to come Edited by BallaTheFeared - 5/11/11 at 3:11am