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I am also using 10.12a drivers...as those are ones which have 6900 series support
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You can always keep the custom drivers in mind when they offer the latest 69xx support though. I know I had really good results 30% performance gains at times and really helped with microstutter.

I really think its more WoW. Are you running the game in Dx11 mode out of curiosity, you might be surprised it runs better.

Also you can always disable HPET. It may lower overall performance, but it may greatly increase min FPS and microstutter.
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Originally Posted by Lune;11741761 
What drivers? It didn't work last time I checked (which was 10.10 or smth)

they work with 10.5 all the way to 10.12 for me confused.gif

although 10.10 and 10.11 unmitigated disasters.

come to think of it, aren't all versions of catalyst unmitigated disasters?
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Originally Posted by RagingCain;11741931 
You can always keep the custom drivers in mind when they offer the latest 69xx support though. I know I had really good results 30% performance gains at times and really helped with microstutter.

I really think its more WoW. Are you running the game in Dx11 mode out of curiosity, you might be surprised it runs better.

Also you can always disable HPET. It may lower overall performance, but it may greatly increase min FPS and microstutter.

To use Eyefinity - Directx 11 mode doesn't work. To use that mode - the resolution is capped at my monitor max 1920x1200 (and breaks Eyefinity). I even emailed Blizzard, they said they found issues when going to higher resolutions and (its testing feature).
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Originally Posted by dracotonisamond;11741942 
they work with 10.5 all the way to 10.12 for me confused.gif

al
The 10.5's where the best AMD drivers for my CrossfireX 5770's.
Fewest issues, best performance.

As far as my comments about SSD's and WoW, I am exaggerating when I say double the FPS, but they do make a darn big difference, and not just loading times, it does directly affect FPS and by a very noticeable margin.
Edited by amstech - 12/22/10 at 12:57pm
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Originally Posted by sarien;11741964 
To use Eyefinity - Directx 11 mode doesn't work. To use that mode - the resolution is capped at my monitor max 1920x1200 (and breaks Eyefinity). I even emailed Blizzard, they said they found issues when going to higher resolutions and (its testing feature).

I find that surprising as its the most common Eyefinity resolution. Bad QA at Blizzard.

Try disabling HPET.

High precision event timer. It may or may not be located in BIOS. If you want to look for it, more than welcome, or you go to Device Manager, and right click and disable it under System devices. (I see you have an ASUS mobo, you probably won't see HPET in BIOS.)

If you have IOMMU in your BIOS too, you should enable that for 6970 CrossfireX as well.

It is definitely starting to sound a lot more like a combinations of issues from early drivers to WoW being a pain. Although your performance is not terribly bad, some consider it good, I really think you are able to get more out of it with 2x 6970s.

Shame on me for not asking this earlier but can you compare with other games? Metro2033 would be a great one, or run the Heaven 2.1 Benchmark all maxed with extreme tesselation.
Edited by RagingCain - 12/22/10 at 1:03pm
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You guys have to understand that this game is OLD! Especially in terms of the tech world. There is a ton of dated code embedded in the entire game. In order to fix all the aged code they would almost have to just start over from scratch.

This is all just a guess but it makes perfect sense if you were ever a programmer.
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Well you are right, but the dang thing just got rebuilt with Cataclysm, although I am sure quite a bit of it was cut and paste wink.gif

This coming from a QA tester tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by amstech;11741973 
The 10.5's where the best AMD drivers for my CrossfireX 5770's.
Fewest issues, best performance.
.

I'm selling my SAPPHIRES 5770's because of this issue. I put anything from 10.6 - present... I freeze at windows login screen... or it will reboot after 20 seconds or the monitor stays blank.

Got a GTX 570 wave2.gif
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Hmm thats nice.
During heavy moments it helps FPS alot.
Thousands of spells and calculations, highly detailed areas that are several GB in space.

It makes a huge and very noticeable difference.
Obviously, not when you are running through Goldshire or something simple.
Do I actually have to type that? You couldn't figure that out all by yourself?

Anyways, Overall for WoW (and SC2), a SSD is a large improvement over a 7200RPM HD.
1-2 FPS? lol. It helps more then that. (indirectly)

Ok bud, whatever you say. That's why I swap my WoW folder over to my 7200 RPM drive whenever I want to play something else, such as Mass Effect. Because I don't mind slower FPS... Wait... That's not it... It's because you don't get more FPS, all you get is the zone and everything in it loading faster, and then..... nothing extra.... Hurr durr.

Why don't you go pull some benchmarks showing this supposed huge FPS boost you get from going from a decent HDD to a SSD. I'd really like to see some that aren't from a half-assed two-bit review site with no statistical data. Or just quit giving out bogus advice based on nothing. There is already a lot of mis-information out there on OCN about WoW as it is and just as many WoW bashers.
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You guys have to understand that this game is OLD! Especially in terms of the tech world. There is a ton of dated code embedded in the entire game. In order to fix all the aged code they would almost have to just start over from scratch.

This is all just a guess but it makes perfect sense if you were ever a programmer.

Oh, it definately is old coding, that doesn't mean you can't work with your hardware to optimize the efficiency of the processing though. I was surprised at how little my FPS changed when doing from my E8600 to my Q9650. I saw like a 5 FPS increase, that was it and it was only at certain moments. My E8600 @ 4.8Ghz was eating WoW like candy.
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