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Originally Posted by amstech;11741973 
they do make a darn big difference, and not just loading times, it does directly affect FPS and by a very noticeable margin.

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Well, some of you stat guys want hardcore proof, and being a stat doosh myself I can understand why.

When I had my 720 X3 with a 5770 running WoW at max, I was getting 30-40FPS in 25man ICC boss fights, during the heat of battle (FRAPS)
With just a switch to my Agility 2, it increased to 50-60FPS, but overall the fights are much smoother. Maybe my numbers aren't correct but I can tell you the experience is MUCH SMOOTHER.

Same fights. Same hardware. Same settings. Same server.
Everyone else's cast's I could actually see, the spell effects during battle didn't skip, everything is just much smoother overall.
I don't know how else to explain it. frown.gif

Once again, changing no hardware or setting besides a HD.
When the game is loading high res textures and processing the mip-mapping when flying, I notice that parts of the world load much faster.

When I fly through Dragonblight I would always drop to 25-30FPS in certain parts, never happened with my Agility 2, always stayed above 45 or more.

I have been playing WoW since release on and off and I am just saying with only a switch from my 7200RPM to this SSD, overall the game experience has been much smoother in all areas, not just direct FPS or load in times.

I am not trying to go against anyone or give bad advice, just telling ya what i see and what my overall experience has been like. blushsmiley.gif

So whatever.
It literally feels the game has doubled in speed at times, and once again, not just load in times etc.
Edited by amstech - 12/22/10 at 3:24pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lune;11739932 
eyefinity + 2x 5970 is not possible

False.

http://www.overclock.net/graphics-cards-general/714064-5-gpu-total-4-ati-1-a.html
http://www.overclock.net/ati/709589-thought-you-ati-guys-might-like.html
Edited by 2Luke2 - 12/23/10 at 6:46am
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just fyi the gtx 460 1gb is faster than any card AMD has on the market in wow shown in recent benchmarks by toms... wink.gif
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WoW Performance is based on the HDD read/write speeds and RAM speeds more than the GPU.
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A better hard drive or SSD can improve performance for some games. Some drives are so slow that it bottlenecks the framerate in some games. You will get weird frame rate drops because the hard drive is too slow to catch up.

I had weird performance drops playing a game on an old 160GB 5400rpm 2.5-inch hard drive. There was nothing on that drive but that one game. The problem was fixed when installing it on a faster hard drive/SSD.
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I know about your thread long ago - you got lucky or something.

Go ahead and check other forums - it doesnt work!
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post #78 of 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lune;11751593 
I know about your thread long ago - you got lucky or something.

Go ahead and check other forums - it doesnt work!

Then they didn't know what they were doing or didn't try hard enough lol ;P

No offense to you Lune, just saying it can and has been done. I believe someone else on the forums here did the same thing just a month or so after I did.
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