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So I was playing WoW last night and noticed in the main horde city I was only running 45-55 FPS (fluxuating) it dropped to 35-44 when I set all my settings to ultra.

So I figured I would play with CCC to see if I can "fine tune" the setup. The settings are as follows:

AA: Enhance Application Setting (Morphological Filtering Checked)
Filter - Edge-Detect
AF: Use application settings
Tessellation
AMD Optimized
Catalyst A.I.:
Texture Filtering Quality - Performance
Enable Surface Format Optimization (Checked)
Wait for vertical refresh
Always Off - Performance
Anti-Aliasing Mode:
Multi-sample AA
OpenGL Settings:
Triple Buffering - Checked

The video card is currently overclocked to 900/1400 (sig rig) with the fan running at 65% (doesn't get over 48C)

My CPU is overclocked to 4.018GHz currently and never gets over 43C while gaming.

My RAM is stock at 1600MHz if that has any affect.

Is there a potential that my CPU is bottlenecking my GPU? As a friend of mine ran the exact same settings but on the 6core 1055T at 4.0GHz with the exact same card.

Or is there any other settings you guys can recommend adjusting tweaking?
post #2 of 9
Well .. Cataclysm at max has got somewhat demanding.

I'm pretty sure your VRAM nor your CPU should not be bottlenecking anything ..


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As a friend of mine ran the exact same settings but on the 6core 1055T at 4.0GHz with the exact same card.
Well, what were the results then ?
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Have you made sure your GPU utilization is at 100% during gameplay ?
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1. Turn off MLAA, While for the most part it's 'free' in terms of performance in some games it's a killer. And it blurs the image too much and generally looks like crap.

2. Set AA mode to 'Adaptive AA' as that'll now apply anti-aliasing to alpha textures and really clean up the image.

3. Un-tick the 'Application controlled' box for AF filtering and force 16xAF in all games.

4. Leave everything else at default.
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That's perfectly normal results. You should expect going below 30 FPS in peak periods.
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Your processor is probably bottlenecking your graphics card but just by a tiny tiny bit.
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WoW does use the GPU A lot! but also it is server side and CPU. Depends how fast you are able to get the data from server and such, sometimes you might get junks of crap to load during peek hours and it will bring down your framerate by a good amount.

Either way expect low FPS in wow, dont believe people when they say "oh herp derp i run over 60 fps in raids" if that is so, then they are running uber low settings... if it is even possible then.

Wow is demanding in a way that it does not use the cpu very good.

SS on a not so populated city. Notice that frame rate is not that great still... weird game : \\. I do have the DX11 mode enabled but I dont think it affects it that much.

Edited by Zcypot - 4/16/11 at 8:30am
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Perhaps this can give you an answer ..
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Quote:
Originally Posted by p4p3r View Post
Well, what were the results then ?
Sorry forgot to say his results were 75-80 FPS in the exact same conditions.

While raiding under intensive graphical situations my FPS is fine at 80+

But it severely bogs down when I'm standing in Org during peak times.

Thanks for the responses guys.

Cheers
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