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Try another game. You'll see that the cards CAN do amazing things.
I know that some people love WoW to the point that they WILL invest in a monster rig in attempt to get it running perfectly.
Unfortunately, WoW sucks as far as coding goes. And I'm not some WoW hater. I love the game, and think it's amazing in some aspects. It's beautiful because of real talent and attention to detail, not because of a great...or even good engine.
You made a great buy in cards, it's just that one particular game can't take advantage of it.
The DX11 config line does help quite a bit, or at least it has for me.
Dunno what else to say, except Blizzard has attained such a huge userbase by paying more attention to the lowest common systems than the highest.



Plus REP !

What other games would you suggest, as I do want to see the awesomeness that sits behind my case side work the way they were intended.

Can you tell me how/where the DX11 line goes? I poked around the files in WoW but just not seeing the config file.
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Add:
SET gxApi "d3d11"
with quotes, into the config.***
The config file is in the W T F folder.
Unfortunately, you need to do this every so often as WoW resets it every time it updates...and sometimes for no reason at all.
And as far as games?
With 2 6970's I'd whip out Crysis and run ONE monitor so the game actually plays at 60fps.
For Eyefinity? With that setup Bad Company 2 would run great and look fantastic.
Plus it's amazing multiplayer, the singleplayer ain't half bad either, and only $20 on Steam.
EDIT WoW actually USES W T F as it's config extension.
But I understand the need for the censoring.
Edited by Nixuz - 2/27/11 at 7:37pm
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well let me ask this,

ONE -- do I need one or both the Crossfire ribbons ? I have one installed in the connector closest to the PCI slot (rear of case) as I had read somewhere thats all thats needed as the other connector is for tri fire or quad fire connections.

TWO- simply disabling crossfire in CCC is ok? Or do I need to physically eliminate the card altogether?
Here's the issue:

I solved this by switching the view distance to fair.
When using eyefinity in wow for some reason anything above this causes massive lag when turning. I don't really know why, but it works.

Also, everything else can be ultra... just not view distance.
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thats WITH quotes ? just to make sure

Thanks !
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Definitely +1 to bumping down shadows. WoW runs perfectly on my rig with everything on ultra but shadows on high. The only visible difference between high and ultra is a bit of blurring, but it takes a major hit on performance.
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thats WITH quotes ? just to make sure

Thanks !
Yes, just copy/paste that single line from my post into the config file and save.
I run shadows at Good, and turn ground clutter down as well, which may help when dealing with 3 monitors
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Originally Posted by Nixuz View Post
Add:
SET gxApi "d3d11"
with quotes, into the config.***
The config file is in the W T F folder.
Unfortunately, you need to do this every so often as WoW resets it every time it updates...and sometimes for no reason at all.
And as far as games?
With 2 6970's I'd whip out Crysis and run ONE monitor so the game actually plays at 60fps.
For Eyefinity? With that setup Bad Company 2 would run great and look fantastic.
Plus it's amazing multiplayer, the singleplayer ain't half bad either, and only $20 on Steam.
EDIT WoW actually USES W T F as it's config extension.
But I understand the need for the censoring.
Mod'd the config file as stated, but it breaks the choices of resolution, and makes me have three monitors duplicated rather than one spanned. so in otherwords it breaks eyefinity.... any other help ? I would like to fiddle with this some more . I appreciate the help
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DUR!!!!!!!!!!!!
I forgot that DX11 WoW doesn't work with Eyefinity.
Sorry about that.
Shadows and Ground Clutter reduction are all I got now...
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post #29 of 47
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Originally Posted by Nixuz View Post
DUR!!!!!!!!!!!!
I forgot that DX11 WoW doesn't work with Eyefinity.
Sorry about that.
Shadows and Ground Clutter reduction are all I got now...
What are you on about? BFBC2, DiRT2, Metro2033...all DX11 games, all work fine with Eyefinity.

WoW isn't DX11, so adding that to the config is just a placebo effect. Nothing more, nothing less.
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post #30 of 47
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What are you on about? BFBC2, DiRT2, Metro2033...all DX11 games, all work fine with Eyefinity.

WoW isn't DX11, so adding that to the config is just a placebo effect. Nothing more, nothing less.
Really? Learn something new every day I guess.
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/game/patch-notes/4-0-1
Graphics

Improved water and lava rendering system (Video Options - Liquid Detail on the Graphics Panel)
Dynamic Sunshafts effect (Video Options - Sunshafts on the Graphics Panel)
Multi-monitor support (Video Options - Monitor on the Graphics Panel)
OpenGL Hardware Cursor support for Windows (Video Options - Hardware Cursor on the Advanced Panel)
Experimental support for DX11 (enabled by passing '-d3d11' on the command line or adding SET gxApi "d3d11" to the Config.*** file)
And that's official from Blizzard.
Figured I'd toss this in here too for anyone interested:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ce,2793-7.html
Edited by Nixuz - 2/27/11 at 8:05pm
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