World of Wacraft on PowerBook 12"?

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  1. Xerocs macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    how much fps do you get on a 1,33Ghz / 1,5Ghz PowerBook 12" in WoW?

    I have an iBook (800MHz,640Mb, ATI 7500 => get between 8 and 16 fps @1024x768 all details on low) and want to buy a 12" 1,5GHz PowerBook next month.
     
  2. csubear macrumors 6502a

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  3. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    Does the screen size/resolution get bothersome? :confused:
     
  4. csubear macrumors 6502a

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  5. Xerocs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    anyone got the new 12" 1,5ghz? Is there a big gap between the 12" and the 15" ?(.e.g: 30fps more..whatever)
     
  6. Jigglelicious macrumors 6502

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    I tried WoW on both in my local Apple Store, and there was no big difference in performance. The major bottleneck appears to be the processor, not the video card.
     
  7. Barham macrumors regular

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    The FSB is Killing Powerbook users right now, and there is also some code in WoW that is inefficient. Blizzard has admitted to this (concerning the Mac client) and is currently working to improve performance (most notably "hitching") on all Mac systems, but Powerbooks and other G4's especially.

    -Hasta
     
  8. huck500 macrumors 6502

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    Powerbook

    I have the 15" 1.5 GHz PB with the 5400 hard drive, the 128 mb video card, and 512 ram, and it runs fine for me with everything set to low. I'm coming from playing FFXI on the PS2, though, and this looks 100 times better and runs about as fast, so take that into account. If it gets better, fine, if not, it's very playable IMO. If you're used to gaming on a PC, though, you might be in trouble.
     
  9. Mord macrumors G4

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    i have a 12" 600MHz ibook with a 16MB radeon mobility and i get 5-22fps, of cource thats with the cpu overclocked to 700MHz and the gpu at +15% gpu and +10% memory, it's playable, just.

    also to get a decent boost in framerate download an application called speed freak it makes the top application use 100% cpu.
     

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