World of Warcraft with an i5 Air test.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by KillerTree, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. KillerTree, Jul 24, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2011

    macrumors regular

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    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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    striker33

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    Was this native OS X though? And did you have Console MaxFPS 30 restriction active?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    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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    Oppressed

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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.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    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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    Oppressed

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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
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't see it. I could be hidden. Apple does stuff like that now it seems
     
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    Oppressed

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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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