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While standing in Orgrimmar my GPU usage is at 20-24% constantly, this gives me a whopping 22 fps ingame.

CPU Usage is at 50%.


Anyone know how to improve this?
The game is on High, 1920x1080, DX11 Enabled. Vsync Off. Tried with it on but same thing.

When I fly outside orgrimmar, to Thunder Ridge, my GPU usage is nearing 50% and my FPS is at 60.

But then slowly, it starts to decrease again. To then increase back to around 50%.
post #2 of 33
Ah, that would be World of Warcraft using exactly 2 cores, at 100%.

(overclock higher or get a processor with faster cores)
    
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make sure to turn on directx 11, and turn all the AA and sampling all the way up and turn shadows down
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As other people will know, wow is cpu limited, and it becomes very cpu limited in populated cities, raids/BGs etc.

The main game thread just can't keep up with the graphics card, and the game itself doesn't really have many triangles to draw anyway, so you're always going to see GPUs not getting saturated.

If you had an overclocked 2500k/2600k and the same card your fps would be considerably higher in areas where there's a lot going off.
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Did you try messing with settings like shadows and stuff?

And you said High, did you mean Ultra?
 
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You are bottlenecked by your CPU.
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post #7 of 33
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dwood View Post
make sure to turn on directx 11, and turn all the AA and sampling all the way up and turn shadows down
But the game looks hideous without shadows. Looks flat and boring lol.

DX11 is on, AA is at 8x.
post #8 of 33
Improving the situation would require massive overclocking of your current CPU or well, sandy bridge.
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It really is the CPU, I had my 5870 on a 720 @ 3.7 with a 2.4 NB OC and had better FPS but they hit the floor in really populated areas. After switching to SB my friend came over to play Wow (I no longer play) and I saw HUGE improvement night and day. Oh, and mine was also unlocked to x4 20 lol
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post #10 of 33
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Improving the situation would require massive overclocking of your current CPU or well, sandy bridge.
And the 720 aint known for overclocking.

And SB would require atleast 300 euroes, which Id rather not drop on a single game.
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