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MY first news thread, It isn't exactly something i can quote or copy exactly, But it has shown great results, i couldn't find any other threads, so sorry if its a repost.



http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/3988300405 (Source)
I played with it a bit last night and today
here are my results with it (including my current sigrig specs since i get lazy about updating it)

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/4142244460
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Can someone inform me exactly what this means? I have 64bit win7 so does this benefit me?
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Well if you view my second link, IT basicly states we get a rather large boost in performance, though that may differ per system.
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Ahhh...well i think that dudes test is off. I get 60fps in some busy bgs and org with a 450gts on ultra......though my server (tortheldrin) blows and has no pop.
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Yay! Need more 64bit games!
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Can someone enlighten me on how 64bit is different from 32bit in gaming?
Faster processing times or something?

I'm new to this haha
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32-bit versus 64-bit

As the number of bits increases there are two important benefits.

More bits means that data can be processed in larger chunks which also means more accurately.
More bits means our system can point to or address a larger number of locations in physical memory.
32-bit systems were once desired because they could address (point to) 4 Gigabytes (GB) of memory in one go. Some modern applications require more than 4 GB of memory to complete their tasks so 64-bit systems are now becoming more attractive because they can potentially address up to 4 billion times that many locations.

Since 1995, when Windows 95 was introduced with support for 32-bit applications, most of the software and operating system code has been 32-bit compatible.

Here is the problem, while most of the software available today is 32-bit, the processors we buy are almost all 64-bit.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/32-bit-and-64-bit-explained.htm
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post #8 of 36

I was always under the impression it was already 64-bit.

 

I guess this would be nice for people with 6gb+. Almost makes me want to try it out and I don't even play any more. :P

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Inb4 people come in and say they can max the game with 5 year old graphics cards, etc.
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Originally Posted by Foolsmasher View Post

Inb4 people come in and say they can max the game with 5 year old graphics cards, etc.

You can't max Cata 25 man raids with a 5 year old graphics card and keep a steady 60fps, in fact you'd get 25ish.


Folks be careful when using this client. There have been a lot of patch issues, add on breakage and such. I wouldn't recommend it. It's not ready for prime time. Use it to test it out, but don't depend on it to raid with.
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