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Blizzard increased graphics levels with every expansion, so way back when BC first came out, there was a pretty heavy difference in performance as soon as one went through the dark portal. Same thing happened in the transition to Northrend.

As others have said, drop down shadows; on my old GTX 275, dropping shadows by one notch out of 10 or whatever it was (back when all the settings were sliders) would shoot my fps up by around 30fps.

You can also try the "experimental" DX11 support, that ends up improving performance like no other on cards with DX11 support. The change has been known to cause weird graphical bugs for some people (I never had 'em), so just turn it off if it gets to be an issue. Just add the line SET gxApi "d3d11" to the bottom of ...\World of Warcraft\***\config.w t f

You've got the processor and hard drives to back up the game, so that shouldn't be an issue. If I have some time, I'll run around with my 560 and see what happens.
post #12 of 14
The biggest influence in fps I saw was when I turned off the Mouse Smoothing I think, some sort of input lag eliminator. That cured everything right up. Also, I'll second everyone else's saying, but you dont have to remove them, just drop down a step or two.

Shadows look great, you do not need ultimate shadows, but one tep down from that is much better than the basic blob shadow.

Water looks great too. That's one I'll always keep at max.

I play every day on the system listed in my signature. Unless I am flying through heavy tree cover, I do not notice any frame reduction, even while raiding. I have everything set at max except shadows and player texture.
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Thanks, guys. It ended up being the draw distance in Northrend that was killing FPS. I'm going to mess with shadows as well. +rep
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you can also Gain FPS by adding this line you your desktop icon -d3d11 This will allow Wow to run DX11 which has been shown to increase performance up to 30%

Edit: Someone already beat me to it above grr
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