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Hi! Im currently looking for a real nice grapich card to play wow with....the price range is
350USD
250EURO
220GBP

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post #2 of 19
570 or a 6970 or 6870 in CF.
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A 6950 - wow still doesn't play well with crossfire.

I assume you're aware that, in 25 mans/BGs when there's a lot of stuff going on, your FPS is VERY limited by your cpu.
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Correction, WoW does support CF and SLI
I have proofed this before in another thread.

Fact is though the game is graphicly kind of weak.

An 6850/6870 - GTX460/470/560 should be more then enough.
What you really need is 3 fast cpu core's [Wow has 3 threads]
CPU speed is very important for WoW imo.
A fast drive or even better an SSD helps alot in loading and flying through highly crowded places.

I never dip below my fps cap of 60fps, i only dip to 40fps in Ogrimmar on the Stormscale server, all other servers i have 60fps in main city's to.
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post #5 of 19
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Looks like im gona hit on a ASUS Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5, The price is amazing it seems (considering that i get like zero cash a month ahah) tongue.gif

GTX 560 is also a nice card but what to choose?
Edited by Mathswk - 10/23/11 at 6:01am
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If its this Asus card [EAH6870 DC/2DI2S/1GD5] then go for it!

Its a very nice card smile.gif
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I never said wow doesn't support crossfire (although it didn't use to) I said it didn't 'play well' with crossfire, as in you see little performance gains (because as you said, the game is not taxing on gpus). I did see small gains with mine, though.

All MMOs (and other games where loads of 'stuff' is going on) rely heavily on CPU grunt. WoW's multithreading capabilities are similar to other games' multithreading abilities - some trivial tasks are offloaded onto other cores, but the main game thread still totally saturates an execution core.

edit: 6870 is a good choice - you can sometimes find some really cheap 5850s as well if you are tight on cash (which are roughly as fast as the 6870). We have them in our local shop for £89.
Edited by fluxlite - 10/23/11 at 6:07am
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560ti would be enough for wow. but really it depends on your resolution. 560ti will do nicely at 1080p anything higher and you'll need to spend more moneys, other wise it's just overkill really
 
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post #9 of 19
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They got this in store:
Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5
PCI-Express 2.1, 2xDVI-I, 1xnative-HDMI, DisplayPort, Lite-Retail

XFX Radeon HD 6870 2GB GDDR5
PCI-Express 2.1, 2xDVI, HDMI, 2xmini-DisplayPort, 900MHz

XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5
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post #10 of 19
6950 tfiii

im getting it, and im going to unlock it and overclock the snot out of it

will run every game at max with>30fps average at the most graphically demanding games

will run wow at >80 fps i beleive
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