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You guys are really making me want to sell my new video card and get a GTX580, lol. I wonder how much I would get for it.
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I have a Asus 5870 and play wow, if your getting that low of a fps then, imo something else is wrong.. not the gpu... i stay at 59-60 fps in wow unless im in a city or raid...
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You should really consider going with Nvidia on this one, try a GTX580, you wont regret it and you will see very large performance increases in all of your games.
@ 1440, no I don't think so. 60 fps on the 60hz monitor = 2billion fps on the 60hz monitor. A single 5870 is absolutely fine for that resolution and honestly the 5870s only get about 60% scaling for the second card < not worth it imo. Even one of those new 580's or 6970 (even 2 of them) will be choked by the cards memory buffer on max of the maxes, maybe not on 1440 but thats what happens. the 580 has even less memory so it suffers before the 6970 would. TO SUM UP, you won't have to upgrade.
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I have a Asus 5870 and play wow, if your getting that low of a fps then, imo something else is wrong.. not the gpu... i stay at 59-60 fps in wow unless im in a city or raid...
It drops to 30ish in cities. 60-140 fps everywhere else usually.

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@ 1440, no I don't think so. 60 fps on the 60hz monitor = 2billion fps on the 60hz monitor. A single 5870 is absolutely fine for that resolution and honestly the 5870s only get about 60% scaling for the second card < not worth it imo. Even one of those new 580's or 6970 (even 2 of them) will be choked by the cards memory buffer on max of the maxes, maybe not on 1440 but thats what happens. the 580 has even less memory so it suffers before the 6970 would. TO SUM UP, you won't have to upgrade.
We were talking about GPU performance. Not how it appears to the human eyes up on the screen.
Edited by Max FPS - 2/20/11 at 5:48pm
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As already stated WOW doesn't support CF.

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It drops to 30ish in cities. 60-140 fps everywhere else usually.
WOW is a very CPU bound game. Especially in large crowds and cities. You said you were getting poor framerates in cities, check your cpu and gpu utilization when your framerates drop.

I'm betting on a cpu bottleneck. Getting a better cooler than stock (if you really care about temps you should have already had an aftermarket cooler on there) and overclock the cpu and the cpu-nb on that 1090t.

Here is as article from anandtech on overclocking performance for the 1090t. Note the performance increase in SC2 (another Blizzard game) from 3.2/2.0nb to 4.0/3.0nb. FPS increase of 43%.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/3877/a...ance-scaling/7

If it is a cpu bottleneck, adding a second 5870 or upgrading to a 580 won't help. Overclocking your current processor or upgrading to a newer Intel Sandy Bridge processor would be your best options.
Edited by RichardS - 2/20/11 at 6:32pm
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I say you over clock a bit.. not to much since you said your not comfortable with it.. then see what the fps is... disable any running processes you dont need and see what that puts you at... like i said my 5870 runs wow perfect.. but i am running a OC'd 920.. so that could be the difference.. i am in the same boat with RichardS... while WoW may not have the "best" grafix, there is alot going on that the cpu has to process.. disable any programs that are running in background and see where that puts you at fps wise... you may also want to try a older ATI driver... for me 10.9 has work the best...
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@ 1440, no I don't think so. 60 fps on the 60hz monitor = 2billion fps on the 60hz monitor. A single 5870 is absolutely fine for that resolution and honestly the 5870s only get about 60% scaling for the second card < not worth it imo. Even one of those new 580's or 6970 (even 2 of them) will be choked by the cards memory buffer on max of the maxes, maybe not on 1440 but thats what happens. the 580 has even less memory so it suffers before the 6970 would. TO SUM UP, you won't have to upgrade.
GTX 580 is faster than a single 6970. The only way you're going to top a 580 right now is going CrossFire (or SLI)
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