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Is WoW the weirdest game ever in terms of performance?

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I know there's a ton of debate on here about what wow likes and doesnt like about cpu's, cores, mhz, gpu's, ram, raids, blah blah blah.

It just seems to be the weirdest game in terms of performance, i can't max it out on my sig rig without significant dips in fps in areas. The game seems to even run better on older technology sometime from what ive read by posters. Anyone find it to be a weird one in this area too?

Although I do play on the garrosh server which isn't very speedy for me as well.

Just my general rant of the day.
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Try running your ram in dual channel.
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of course it runs better on older technology it was made a long time ago so there is more than likely acceleration on some older hardware.
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post #4 of 10
Runs smooth on my rig, I play it completely maxed but only thing holding me back at some points in my net speed and I haven't played the game on older hardware so I can't confirm that other rumor
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Try running your ram in dual channel.
I lawl'd
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http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ance,2793.html

This review gives you a good idea of the performance after cataclysm. It's also the reason why I decided against using a phenom II quad to upgrade my friends PC.

People claiming that they max wow at 60+ FPS with their P4 + HD4670 gets old.
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I know there's a ton of debate on here about what wow likes and doesnt like about cpu's, cores, mhz, gpu's, ram, raids, blah blah blah.
Your avatar is making it run slower.


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Just my general rant of the day.
http://www.overclock.net/rants-raves/
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People claiming that they max wow at 60+ FPS with their P4 + HD4670 gets old.
It's called having a 1024x768 monitor.
post #9 of 10
I played WoW for 2 years and I can say that turning Shadows off is the best thing you can do. When hardcore raiding like I used to, shadows were a pest anyway. Just turn them on for leveling or something.

I used to get 100+ FPS with my rig (all on full except shadows). Sometimes during ICC 25 encounters it'd drop to 50-60 but that's it.
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i run at MAX everything and have shadows off and get 100+ frames unless i hit storm wind then it dips to 80
    
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