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In reading the thread on MMO-champion, WoW mostly runs on ONE core. Some minor things, are offloaded to other cores. This is why there's no real performance advantage in anything over 2 cores.

See this forum thead:

http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/692741-WoW-can-use-more-than-two-cores

And more specifically, this graph:

http://media.bestofmicro.com/1/K/269624/original/Intel%20Core%20i7%20Core%20Scaling.png

Note how two cores achieves 102fps. Six cores achieves 104fps.

This would indicate (to me) WoW is not CPU bottlenecked.


maybe but that's 1680x1050 and on a 980x, how is it at 2560x1440 and with a 4770k (which has a better IPC) that I drop into the 20s
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post #72 of 86
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maybe but that's 1680x1050 and on a 980x, how is it at 2560x1440 and with a 4770k (which has a better IPC) that I drop into the 20s

The lower gaming resolutions are meant to leverage cpu load. The higher the resolution, the more it leverages the GPU.

My point isn't the actual FPS anyways. It's how WoW is not processor bound after 2 cores.

You will get VERY similar FPS with any Haswell chip, regardless of i3/i5/i7.

In fact, you can test this yourself. Disable hyperthreading on your 4770 and run WoW. Your FPS will be the same.
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post #73 of 86
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The lower gaming resolutions are meant to leverage cpu load. The higher the resolution, the more it leverages the GPU.

My point isn't the actual FPS anyways. It's how WoW is not processor bound after 2 cores.

You will get VERY similar FPS with any Haswell chip, regardless of i3/i5/i7.

In fact, you can test this yourself. Disable hyperthreading on your 4770 and run WoW. Your FPS will be the same.


my point is if the game is cpu bound then as I move to a much higher res then it should become more gpu bound.


Also I was comparing to the 980X which my IPC of my 4770k should be quite a bit higher
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post #74 of 86
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my point is if the game is cpu bound then....

It isn't. That is all.
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post #75 of 86
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It isn't. That is all.


its either cpu bound or gpu bound, and it sure isn't gpu bound
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post #76 of 86
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its either cpu bound or gpu bound, and it sure isn't gpu bound

In WoW, at higher resolutions your FPS is all GPU.

What makes you think otherwise?
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In WoW, at higher resolutions your FPS is all GPU.

What makes you think otherwise?

my 30% gpu ultilization
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my 30% gpu ultilization

And your CPU utilization was?
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And your CPU utilization was?


about 30% as well
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about 30% as well

So the GPU utilization as 30%.
And the CPU utilizaton was also 30%.

And you conclude you're CPU bottlenecked, why?
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