Discussion in 'Games' started by ipwitch, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. ipwitch macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2005
    What kind of FPS do you guys see with your mac's in world of warcraft?

    My are around 28-35, all video options are low, res are 1023x768.
    If i deactivate the UI i see a massive increase in ftp, around 50-70, this is tested with no addons.
    All other applications are closed, using tiger 10.4.3.
    Location are STV.
    Running on a iMac isight 20", 1,5GB ram.
  2. Barham macrumors regular

    Feb 5, 2004
    This has been talked about quite a bit. I have an iMac 2.0 ghz with 1GB of RAM, and I've found a few interesting bits.

    Make sure the processor is set to highest in your system prefs.

    Adjust terrain distance to one click less than half. (Anything less does not improve framerate significantly).

    Leave terrain highlights on.

    Turn texture qualities to high (all options)

    This will get you as close to a steady 30 fps as you're likely to get. Some recent changes in OS X and the game itself have caused some drop in framerate lately as well.

    Also, Rob (Tigerclaw on Blizz forum) has said that they are currently optimizing the UI because it is currently (as you stated) effecting Mac performance most.

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