Acually, "the human eye and its brain interface, the human visual system, can process 10 to 12 separate images per second, perceiving them individually". So there IS a limit. Since the brain can only process 10-12 separate images per second, it follows that it cannot discern the difference between 60, 120, or 1800 FPS.
As to the rest:
33FPS in WoW is not awful. Actually, your knowledge is awful, as 33 FPS in WoW with my 4770k means absolutely no stuttering, lag or freezes.
And not only that but, my QX9650@4GHz (an Intel Core 2 Extreme CPU made in November 2007) was more than capable or offering similar performance to my 4770k at stock in WoW.
WoW is an extremely old game as well as incredibly non-demanding graphics-wise, and the engine it uses was made in July 2002. It is no wonder that even a Core 2 CPU, when overclocked, is more than capable of offering great performance in WoW.
A 4770k at stock is overkill for WoW, and overclocking it just to play WoW is a waste of heat & electricity.
If I played WoW only, it would probably take me several years before I would have to overclock it.
As to the rest:
>The trolls at MMO Champion used to say the same ignorant crap about my QX9650. They claimed that my QX9650@4GHz was severely bottlenecking the game at 25 man raids, and claimed that gaming on the QX9650 (a 2007 CPU) would be a lag fest. This, of course, was BS which I proved by posting a screenshot from a WoW 25 man raid where I was topping the DPS meters:
The above is a screenshot of a 25 man WoW raid, wherein I am topping the DPS meters with my QX9650@4GHZ (a November 2007 Core 2 CPU) at 1920X1080 ULTRA.
Clearly, if I didn't get sufficiently smooth gameplay, I would never have been able to top the DPS meters.
Conclusion: If a November 2007 CPU is able to offer such great performance in WoW, it follows that a 4770k @ stock is overkill, and -in addition- overclocking the 4770k just for WoW is a waste of heat, electricity and an unnecessary stress on one's system.
As always, happy to educate you.
Please tell me you are joking? Did you ever actually bother to do your research? Let me guess, you read the first line on Wikipedia after looking up Frame Rate?
There is a minima on the frame rate require for your brain to perceive motion via interpolation. Your brain essentially fills in the gaps of "data" during the time where there isn't a screen refresh. Hence why you perceive motion.
There literally is no maxim on the frame rate that the human eye is capable of perceiving. It varies by person. What refresh rate helps with is to essentially update your brain with new "data", rather than your brain essentially filling in the gaps.
And that isn't even taking into account the latency of how long it takes for the information to reach your brain. 33Hz literally means that your brain is getting an update on motion 30.3ms. 60Hz means your brain is getting an update every 16.7ms. And 120Hz means your brain is getting an update every 8.3 (repeating OFC) ms. Your brain is quite literally being starved for "data" at a low refresh rate. Your brain tries to make up for the difference, but that does not mean that it is perfect.
As for WoW. The graphics engine has been significantly updated since the game has came out. Since you seem dead set on your idea that it isn't, and nothing I say will convince you. Here is some lovely proof straight from Ghostcrawler's mouth:
And I'm actually laughing sitting in my car reading your post and writing this response about you "topping the meters". You should've done some photoshop to at least make it look like you aren't in LFR, saying you are topping the meters against people who play even more casually than you do. Rogues back when Mogushan Vaults were actually relevant were easily pulling in the 160k+ dps range on that fight. Clearly you seem to be underperforming.
Also, here is something from someone who actually healed and dps'd at a fairly high level (world top 75). DPS means jack all if you are dead, or aren't doing your job. Topping DPS charts means utterly nothing if you weren't doing your job in the fight, or causing other people grief because you couldn't get it in your mind that the raid > you. You wouldn't know about that because, and yes I did check, you've never raided at that level.
There is a huge damn reason there are monitors above a 30Hz refresh rate. More information means less brain interpolation. Which means you can react faster to what is going on since you have the visual information to make a decision. Faster refresh rate means less motion blur because your brain isn't interpolating the frames being shown to you as much (Its no low persistance, but a high refresh rate of 120Hz+, heck even 96Hz+ is still considerably better at reducing motion blur).
I usually hate attacking other users, but your post is worse than a console player who adamantly thinks that 30Hz is the best refresh rate. It is unbelievable how uninformed you are on the topic. And its incredibly rude to make the comment, "As always, happy to educate you.", when you haven't even educated yourself.