Hey guys, just got my sig rig up and running and I noticed that i'm not getting quite as much performance as I expected out of my setup.
IE in WoW full fully maxed settings, vsync off, triple buffering off, refresh rate set to 120hz in nvidia control panel and in game i'm only at 45-50fps in org (of course area 52 is a mega populated horde dominant server so I don't expect to be rocking 120fps there at peak times) and outside of org im averaging maybe 74-90 fps. I know there were quite a few vast improvements made to the graphics engine since patch 5.0 but jeez upon 4.0 release my 955be @ 4ghz and 6850 crossfire was giving me similar fps (albeit on a lower population server) but crazy cpu load aside, when i'm alone in a area im getting roughly the same fps showing as my old setup although it feels MUCH smoother and more responsive than previous setups at the same reported fps values.
CPU load is at 25% at peak time in org and it's properly boosting to 4.6ghz upon wow launch.
Afterburner is showing both cards receiving load and SLI IS being recognized by WoW and utilized. Load fluctuates per card between 25 and 60% (it juggles the load between the cards, it'll jump from 25/60 to like 50/30 etc) i'm not sure if that's an indication of throttling or what for the lightnings.
Also, when streaming in org im stuck at around 20-34 fps (50%cpu load) which is just crazy for this setup no matter what settings I try with xsplit and around 54-100 else where in very low pop zones.
Could it be that wow just isn't stressing the cards much or the system and it's throttling back?
Please let me know what you think.