Originally Posted by amstech;11741536
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.
Originally Posted by Shadowclock;11742138
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.Edited by Shrimpykins - 12/22/10 at 3:32pm