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Old Jul 24, 2011, 06:07 PM   #1
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World of Warcraft with an i5 Air test.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJOouh5G1No

Played around in a new zone on high settings with 1440x900 resolution. 30-60 fps. It dips to 20 fps in big raids and stuff so I recommend medium if you want to raid.

Base 13" 2011 Macbook Air i5
Complete settings:
1440x900 resolution
Texture resolution: High
Texture filtering: 2x anisotropic
Projected textures: Enabled
View distance: ULTRA
Environment detail: High
Ground clutter: High
Shadow quality: Low
Liquid detail: Fair
Sunshafts: Disabled
Particle density: High

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Old Jul 24, 2011, 06:16 PM   #2
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Played around in a new zone on high settings with 1440x900 resolution. 30-60 fps. It dips to 20 fps in big raids and stuff so I recommend medium if you want to raid.
Was this native OS X though? And did you have Console MaxFPS 30 restriction active?
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 06:21 PM   #3
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Was this native OS X though? And did you have Console MaxFPS 30 restriction active?
Native OS X. No FPS restriction. At the end it got up to almost 60fps.

This was just a test. If I was raiding I would have it on medium because it did dip to 20fps in raids and I don't want to tax my Air too much
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 06:29 PM   #4
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Can you do me a favor? Download Xcode off the app store, its free. Enable your CPU preferences and DISABLE hyper threading. Then run WoW and see if there is a change in the FPS.
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 07:05 PM   #5
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Can you do me a favor? Download Xcode off the app store, its free. Enable your CPU preferences and DISABLE hyper threading. Then run WoW and see if there is a change in the FPS.
Just have Xcode in the background doing nothing?

And why disable hyper threading? Do you mean stop the processor from hyper threading or stop Xcode from taking advantage of hyper threading? (I'm not an engineer so that question might not make sense :| )
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 07:18 PM   #6
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After doing some research on the topic I found that WoW is hindered by having HT enabled. Tell me if this file exists on your drive.

/Library/Application Support/HWPrefs/CPUPalette
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 07:31 PM   #7
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After doing some research on the topic I found that WoW is hindered by having HT enabled. Tell me if this file exists on your drive.

/Library/Application Support/HWPrefs/CPUPalette
I don't see it. I could be hidden. Apple does stuff like that now it seems
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 07:33 PM   #8
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Yeah and I've spent the last hour looking around the net for where the CPUPalette preference panel could be located. If you find that turn it off and do a WoW FPS test.
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