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Here is a image of me and my System in Orgrimmar:


In the top right corner you can see how little each core actually is used and how little of the GPU is used. Although, wow does use 4 cores.

This is with one GPU though, and I am using windowed mode.
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full screen usually work better than windowed in games
try playing the game at full screen and report back
anyway try lowering or turn off MSAA.
WOW looks like a very unoptimized game imo.
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made some screen shots for you all to prove sli and crossfire work 100% with WOW.

in ogrimmar with ****loads of people. Load is low for some wierd reason [FPS cap @ 65] giving 45-47 FPS here
GPU1 usage: 46%
GPU2 usage: 45%


Just a flight i took in outlands [FPS cap @ 65] giving 66 FPS here.
with just 1 single card i wouldnt be able to hit fps cap here.
GPU1 usage: 60%
GPU2 usage: 59%


And look what happens when you run without any FPS cap. 325+ fps lol
GPU1 usage: 99%
GPU2 usage: 97%


This should prove sli or cf does work. pls dont say it wont work with WOW anymore

Not very usefull on powerfull cards since 1 runs it fine to, but with a lower end graphicscard putting it in sli or cf will help alot.
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Originally Posted by Farih View Post
Not very usefull on powerfull cards since 1 runs it fine to, but with a lower end graphicscard putting it in sli or cf will help alot.
Huh? By your own admission CF gave you ~5-6 fps increase with your 6950s. Lower end cards would be lucky to see even that.

Honestly, when I was using my 9800 GTs (low end by today's standards) my cards would choke in dense grasslands (on ultra) just as badly with SLI enabled. I remember getting ~13 fps in Elwyn forest in SLI.
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Huh? By your own admission CF gave you ~5-6 fps increase with your 6950s. Lower end cards would be lucky to see even that.

Honestly, when I was using my 9800 GTs (low end by today's standards) my cards would choke in dense grasslands (on ultra) just as badly with SLI enabled. I remember getting ~13 fps in Elwyn forest in SLI.
It give's me only 5-7 FPS increase yes, but thats only in highly populated area's.
When you look at the flightpath thing in outland the cards are on 59 and 60%. thats a 19% increase with CF there

If you have a lower end card i bet it will give you even more of a boost, to bad i cant test it

If its usefull or not, if it will give a big boost or not doesnt matter.. people are saying everywhere around this forum that sli or cf doesnt work with warcraft and when it works it will give you worse performance.

This test is just to show it does work and that its more of a boost in performance instead of loosing performance.

So i stay with my facts, sli or cf does work in warcraft and wont give you worse performance, it canmake the game run slightly better even.
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Wow does not use 4 cores.

What you're seeing is Windows spreading load across multiple cores, but it doesn't send 4 simultaneous threads.

Since Wow is cpu dependent and terribly coded I'd say your x6 at 4.2GHz is what holds your fps and gpu usage back.


All that said I haven't played WoW for awhile now and I hope to never return, played it on and off since 2004 - its time for a new MMO that isn't based on 7 years and counting of endless grinding.

Also the lack of good pvp, and the fact that it's a carebear fest doesn't help either.
    
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