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is 1440x900 really that low? maybe i should get a cheap 1080 monitor?




what is your framerate with everything max?
for WoW and that GPU with 19" 16:10 monitor would easily be completely maxed out with well above 60+ fps.

You can either tick down the GPU a bit to save some money if its just for WoW, or get a bigger monitor for the hell of it. you dont have to though.
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post #12 of 35
The optimization of full shadows just sucks it always has.
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for WoW and that GPU with 19" 16:10 monitor would easily be completely maxed out with well above 60+ fps.

You can either tick down the GPU a bit to save some money if its just for WoW, or get a bigger monitor for the hell of it. you dont have to though.
no its not only for WoW its mostly for crysis 2 and far cry 3 when it comes out
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post #14 of 35
Crysis 2 isn't really a game you're going to play for a long time, but if it can run it well you should be fine in older games.
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You'll be completely satisfied with how WoW looks with that setup. Now , just get you a nice new monitor to add with that !
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Crysis 2 isn't really a game you're going to play for a long time, but if it can run it well you should be fine in older games.
well according to xfire i got 97 hours of gameplay lol the single player is fun when u cheat.
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for WoW and that GPU with 19" 16:10 monitor would easily be completely maxed out with well above 60+ fps.

You can either tick down the GPU a bit to save some money if its just for WoW, or get a bigger monitor for the hell of it. you dont have to though.
No it wont, go to a very busy realm like Stormscale and he wont even run 35+ fps on his resolution.. my PC just runs 37 to 41fps there on 1920x1080.

My GF got a Q9550 with a GTX285 and just manage to stay above 28fps on 1280x1024 resolution.

Its not about your PC, the game just runs a bit bad is densly crowded places.

But since he state's he will be running on a patch 3.35 realm he will be more then fine, it probably wont be that crowded either.
If you want good performance in WoW and dont want to set settings lower then ultra i would keep with the system you picked.

What people sayed before going 1 step back on shadows can help alot.

Before you link pics of your pc in in SW or Ogri at 60+ fps go have a look at Stormscale during peak time first because your realm isnt crowded then.
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post #18 of 35
Shadows just aren't really well optimized, and when you get into crowded areas (pvp situation, raid, town) it can really slow down your fps.

Even with good rigs, its better to just leave them on low or completely off for a performance increase.
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post #19 of 35
Crysis 2 is heavily nvidia favored so you'll get less than optimal performance. besure to use lastest CAT 11.8 as it has performance improvements and bug fixes for that game.

also 1440x900 is a very, very low res (for reference, it has less pixel than 1280x1024, the lowest res in all benchmarks). i used to have that res, very easy to max games out.
1080p is about 2x the pixels of 900p, so be prepared for a very noticable performance drop. I have to go SLI to keep the fps optimal (45+)
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post #20 of 35
I keep my FPS capped at 120 a lot of the time with vsync on, ultra settings, 1920x1080 res, and triple buffering enabled using just one of my cards.

Sometimes it drops into the 90's but that's the minimum I've seen.

Your card is my card's rival. So you should be able to expect similar results.
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