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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.
If you are gonna use it like that then most games don't utlize SLi/CF.

Just because the usage isn't high between the two cards doesn't mean it isn't utilizing it. It could just mean that the game was coded to not use the GPU's heavily, as is the case with WoW.

I get 50-60% load on a single card and then 25-30% load with SLi on both cards so I don't see how it isn't utilizing it. It looks to me like it's doing it's job exactly as intended.
 
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does WoW have a framerate cap or something? If it didn't, then your GPUs should be running close to max all the time.
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does WoW have a framerate cap or something? If it didn't, then your GPUs should be running close to max all the time.
The CPU on most peoples PC's is the bottleneck. WoW is heavily CPU coded and it can only utilize 2 logical CPUs 100%. Any more than 2 logical CPUs on your CPU and you start to see diminishing returns from processing power.

Even with a 4-core, I never see more than 50% usage across all cores (not combined). Basically, WoW sends out 2 streams of data, those streams hit Windows and Windows spreads the load among the 4-cores when really, 2 cores would do the work almost just as fast, but spreading it to multiple CPU's allows for simulataneous calculations to be done.

If WoW were coded to utilize the CPU better or to utilize the GPU in place of the CPU, then you would see the load shift to the GPU and the usage would rise.
Edited by Shrimpykins - 12/22/10 at 10:15am
 
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I am not sure what your issue is. I am thinking maybe it might be ATI related, though I am not sure. I am running 2 470's in SLI @ 5670x1080 and I am getting a constant 55-70 FPS with my GPU usage at 97% for both and stock clocks at 608/1674 for my GPU's. I run wow from a WD black 1tb HDD also. Good luck on getting it solved, maybe older/newer drivers will do it for you.

@ RaginCain, dude I thought you quit wow.....
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Keep it on topic please
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post #36 of 78
Mmmmm... considering you're pointlessly (I know, you just enjoy it it's your thing) playing a game like WoW across 3 screens each at 1920x1200, those frame rates seem totally normal. If you're getting 110 at 1920x1200, your card is rendering 1920x1200 3 times, making 45-60fps pretty reasonable.
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I am not sure what your issue is. I am thinking maybe it might be ATI related, though I am not sure. I am running 2 470's in SLI @ 5670x1080 and I am getting a constant 55-70 FPS with my GPU usage at 97% for both and stock clocks at 608/1674 for my GPU's. I run wow from a WD black 1tb HDD also. Good luck on getting it solved, maybe older/newer drivers will do it for you.

@ RaginCain, dude I thought you quit wow.....
My post was deleted not sure why, I started again 5 days ago, did you ever have to force the 3d performance?

I don't think this is OPs problem, ATi never had this issue for me at least.
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I'm just reading through basics, there is a win 7 approach to fix registry, literally fixed my 20-30fps and spiked it to 100 average, 200-300 peak on 1920x1080 max'd for my rig alone (single screen output).
    
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Im not gonna go into what is best in Hardware and what is supported and what not.

But I will help the OP by saying:

Go into the Process tab and set the Priority for Wow.Exe*32 to the highest.
Will increase FPS a little
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Yeah exactly, like I said, it doesn't boost the FPS, it decreases loading times when zoning. You said it doubled your framerates. It won't increase the FPS much, but it definately helps with loading times.

And yes, it is on my SSD.
Strange, I saw a 15-20fps improvement with WoW once I put it on my ssd. Hell the peak fps I saw almost doubled!

There was actually a performance site that did a review on ssd's and results with min/average/max.. Which showed the ssd as giving a fps boost(not large in most cases).... If only I could find it....
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