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We're talking about CPU power requirements in WoW, yet idling in Orgrimmar/Stormwind? Go to a raid and do your testing there. That's where the weaker CPUs are crippled and the stronger CPUs shine. Idling in a major city is more of a 50/50 split on CPU/GPU.

Also, you're using SLI. WoW is known to be tempramental with SLI configurations. It will sometimes like an SLI configuration on one driver version and not another. Have you tried it with only a single card enabled or using different drivers?

Finally, WoW is not dual threaded. It's quite multi-threaded. Open Process Explorer and take a peak. It uses a large main thread, large sound thread, and a bunch of other smaller threads. I've seen thread counts in the 70-80 range while playing. Even the devs have come out and said that it's optimized for at least 3 cores. You're limiting the program to 2 cores based on incorrect information, which can be holding you back.
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Originally Posted by Cilraaz View Post
We're talking about CPU power requirements in WoW, yet idling in Orgrimmar/Stormwind? Go to a raid and do your testing there. That's where the weaker CPUs are crippled and the stronger CPUs shine. Idling in a major city is more of a 50/50 split on CPU/GPU.

Also, you're using SLI. WoW is known to be tempramental with SLI configurations. It will sometimes like an SLI configuration on one driver version and not another. Have you tried it with only a single card enabled or using different drivers?

Finally, WoW is not dual threaded. It's quite multi-threaded. Open Process Explorer and take a peak. It uses a large main thread, large sound thread, and a bunch of other smaller threads. I've seen thread counts in the 70-80 range while playing. Even the devs have come out and said that it's optimized for at least 3 cores. You're limiting the program to 2 cores based on incorrect information, which can be holding you back.
Better CPUs will indeed shine in raid situations because all of the spell animations, etc., however we're still talking about FPS loss in high population areas which can't be avoided. WoW isn't going to fully utilize more than 2 cores while idling in a densely populated area, the 2nd and 3rd cores as you said are used to offset sound and miscellaneous threads both of which won't be an issue while idling.


Though everything looks ok, this thread should be taken with a grain of salt.
post #93 of 253
This thread actually has me quite interested. I'll pay a month for my main and do some raiding.
Edited by CalypsoRaz - 5/11/11 at 8:46am
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why do you need 60 FPS at the bank and AH?

Also why for the love of god are so many of you running the default UI
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I lost a year of my life to wow.
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I lost a year of my life to wow.
I played from beta all the way through ICC
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WoW is a weird game :\\ you need a good server connection speed to load all the stuff, WoW does not take advantage of multi GPU setups, and it does not fully use 4 cores . WoW will always be bottlenecked no matter what hardware you have.
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Oh god, will these wow cpu threads never end, haha.

You need alot, tons, loads of cpu's okay!
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Oh god, will these wow cpu threads never end, haha.

You need alot, tons, loads of cpu's okay!
yah that, you need a 10 ghz Dual core XD /thead.
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I lost a year of my life to wow.
As opposed to?....

Losing a year to sleeping in on the weekends? Losing a year to watching television? To playing other PC games? To spending time browsing OCN?

As long as you had fun playing the game, you didn't "lose" anything. You "spent" your time wisely. The game for some reason has lots of haters, especially people that have never actually played it. No real reason, just hating because it's cool.
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