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Originally Posted by sarien View Post
Hey,

Is it just me or WoW not all optimized for high end cards (and crossfire). I like to game on 5760x1200 or 5760x1080. And I load up the game with all ULTRA settings at either of those resolutions. I am getting around 45-55-60ish tops. It does drop below 45 at times.

Shouldn't this game fly with 2x6970s?

And on 1920x1200...I am getting close to 110+ with ultra settings.

How can I improve the Eyefinity resolution mode for this game.

Thanks,

sarien

I am running that thing on Ultra with 130+ FPS
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post #22 of 78
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Originally Posted by nseaton1 View Post
This. That is a ton of screen to fill. It sounds like you have no issue. Also, crossfire scaling and amd drivers. Sorry.

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I am not sure what you are trying to fix here reflex... WoW does use SLi... I use it everyday and monitor the usage of it... Both my GPUs are at constant ~30% usage.
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post #23 of 78
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Says the guy using dual dual-GPUs.

I would say thats pretty low Lune.
Using a single 5970.

eyefinity + 2x 5970 is not possible

Also SLI / Crossfire works for Cata since beta
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You have to forgive Amstech, he over exaggerates... everything and is generally giving the worst advice and recommendations I have ever seen. A SSD will just decrease load times, and speed up data caching. You will get no FPS from this.

To OP: I get weird performance when I SLi enable the 580s. Sometimes its great 170fps, then after a while it gets weird and stuttery performances that sometimes dips to 40s and I have never figured out why. ALT+TABBING in and out seems to help quite a bit for about 30 minutes then I have to do it again. Even if I disable SLi, and use only one card, this bug eventually finds me too, and I will have 75~90fps then plummet to 30fps for no reason (not moving, not doing anything really) and then will slowly get back up. GPU usage is all over the place, sometimes its solid 33%, sometimes it fluctuates between 53~67%, sometimes it spikes to 99%, sometime it spikes to 1%. This looks like poor optimization to me.. or perhaps TOO much optimization has occurred and it doesn't know how to handle all the extra horsepower my machines have.

The 6970 with extra VRAM shouldn't have much of a problem doing this setup, this is WoW. There is no official multi-gpu support in WoW, so if it works/uses two or more GPUs, consider yourself lucky. You do need a good amount of speed on your CPU to take off the bottlenecking from BOTH WoW and the Multi-gpus. You should also have a high Northbridge frequency too.

I have also heard that some people load up a second game, and leave it minimize (if they have the RAM) and try running WoW to trick the computer into using the GPUs. That seems like hocus pocus to me, but some claim it works.

Edit: All of that is on Ultra by the way.
I know your problem as I was having this exact problem. Your cards are downclocking to lower power mode.

Check out this thread and follow it to setup RivaTuner I can guarantee if you do it properly that it will fix your problems.

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/4238...nclocking.html

NOTE: You have to do this for both cards if you want both of them to stay in performance 3d mode. PM me if you have problems and I will help you out.

What's funny is my cards would downclock and still only be at 50% usage but I would take a HUGE FPS hit.

Personally, I don't set up new cards without forcing perf3d clocks. It doesn't hurt them to force it and it will only solve problems, not create them.
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You're complaining about 45-60FPS?
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You're complaining about 45-60FPS?
40-50 FPS on Eyefinity feels like 10 (No clue why)
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I am not sure what you are trying to fix here reflex... WoW does use SLi... I use it everyday and monitor the usage of it... Both my GPUs are at constant ~30% usage.



Dude, you came into a thread that wasn't about WoW having crappy graphics but was about optimizing it to run better and you started bashing it. What the hell did you expect to happen? To be welcomed with open arms praising you? Get a grip on reality and grow up a little. Have fun with your games that look awesome but aren't worth it to play because the gameplay is horrid due to them focusing on the visuals.

Polished gameplay > polished visuals.
orly? this is news for me

I have been under the impression that WoW does not support multi GPU setups.

<--does not play WoW
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orly? this is news for me

I have been under the impression that WoW does not support multi GPU setups.

<--does not play WoW
I think it may have been with Cata. I know back in the day it was definately not an equal load like it is now. My cards used to be like 50%/10%.
 
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@Lune: Its the microstutter Lune, why I left ATi, instead of Quadfire. Makes 90 FPS FEEL like 30 and below. I still think SLi/CrossfireX is not officially supported (blues keep mentioning that in their forums still) but I agree, its distributing load.

@Shrimpy: Holy hell, how did I not find this before?! I looked for 3 hours yesterday, it is finally annoying me after a week of playing Cataclysm. To be honest though, I find it strange, EVGA Precision has my clocks reading right? I will give it a try anyways
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I'll jump into this too. Yes, WoW supports SLI/Crossfire, but it doesnt mean that it utilizes it. Our roads can support 1000hp cars, but it doesnt mean that the drivers can utilize all that horsepower.
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