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So my EVGA GTX580 just arrived...
While I'm downloading my Steam games (just formatted my PC), I was playing WOW (cause it's the only game I have atm) and look my FPS:



Is this normal?

When I look at EVGA Precision it says only 32% of the gpu is being used, and my processor is only at 42% of usage too...

Weird, isn't it ?
(Resolution is set to 1440x900 and all settings on ultra)
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Edit: got it
It doesn't really matter what GPU will have, WoW will still get you low fps sometimes.
Edited by Razi3l - 10/11/11 at 8:43am
    
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Got all your drivers installed and stuff?

And Damn, that's the FPS I get on ultra with that res on my 5830.

EDIT: and Razi3l, the FPS is 34 in the picture.
    
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Do you tab out often? That usually causes the FPS to get stuck in the 30's.

Restarting WoW is generally the only fix for that problem.
     
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post #5 of 37
It says 34fps, and WoW is generally going to be CPU limited, especially at 1440x900.
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Wow is a very very cpu intensive game, I'm no expert but i'll assume you're bottlenecking the gtx 580/ and your CPU just can't keep up.
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post #7 of 37
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Actually, I play it on windowed mode, so yes... I tab a lot, but I mean, I just upgraded from a HD4870 and I used to get 34FPS on THAT card with ultra settings, this is really weird...

I mean, I'm in the center of StormWind city, which is always kinda lagged due to lots of players there, but I was still waiting a huge upgrade when I bought this card...

Also, I have Vsync off and even when I'm all alone in my screen the FPS do not pass 70-80... And I'm not even playing on my 42" TV, it's on my 19" monitor..
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Originally Posted by wupah View Post
Wow is a very very cpu intensive game, I'm no expert but i'll assume you're bottlenecking the gtx 580/ and your CPU just can't keep up.
My CPU usage is actually at 42%, so I don't think it's a CPU bottleneck...
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post #9 of 37
cpu bottleneck, the more people around, the worse it will be.

Wow only uses 2 cores, and only one of them is typically running close to 100%, the other is usually around 78% when it is maxed out.

Otherwise if you see usage across all cores it's just windows thread spreading, rest assured the game will only use two cores at the same time.
    
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Guys, my CPU is barely being used, and I'm doing a lot of stuff at the same time...
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