WOW: OS-X vs bootcamp Windows

Discussion in 'Games' started by HarrySlone, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. HarrySlone macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone,
    I just got a new C2D macbook pro, and i have a question. I play WOW and now I want to play it on my new notebook. What I am wondering is whether its better to play it on OS-X or play it on windows with bootcamp.
    I did a google search and found a few things, the first was

    "MacBook Pro
    2 GHZ Intel Core Duo
    2 GB Memory
    Radeon X1600

    I'm running WOW at 1440 x 900 with all my graphic settings jacked all the way up
    ith these settings under OS X I hovered between 15 and 20 FPS. It was just barley playable but for raids and stuff it droped down to a lower resolution and take off a few of the fancy effects. Now on the same laptop, but running under Windows with the same crazy settings I averaged between 35 and 40 FPS."

    From this it seems like the windows (direct x version) is much better.

    The other thing I found on the blizzard website is that there is suposed to be a new update with multi-threaded OpenGL version around December. Anyone have any more information about this?

    So basicly I am just looking for anyones advice or experiances.
    Thanks for any advice anyone could give.
     
  2. ieani macrumors 6502a

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    wow if thats true, it looks like ill be playing mine in windows.
     
  3. SBleed@mchsi.co macrumors member

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    Yeah I'd stick with windows for WOW.
    PCs generally have better performance for games.
    Right now it seems like the switch to Intel proccessors is making a lot of people question speed on Macs. Because at the moment PC based software seems to be emulated, not actually 100% supported, so just as with any emulator, it will work, but at a small speed decrease.
    My $0.02
     
  4. ieani macrumors 6502a

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    Sort of off-topic: how long are the WOW free-trials now?
     
  5. bobber205 macrumors 68020

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    It should play fine under OS X. Although it may run better under Windows, I certainly wouldn't want to reboot every time I wanted to play.
     
  7. TheSith macrumors regular

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    It plays fine for me on my C2D MBP 2.33 but I don't have ALL the graphics and stuff turned up. I find that a bit unnecessary. I average about 30-40 FPS with my settings and couldn't be happier.
     
  8. defsquad macrumors regular

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    same here.
    i did turn on almost everything, and have everything but terrain distance jacked up all the way and still was hovering around 55fps in undercity by the bank; though that was this morning at an off peak time; and i'm using wireless to play instead of wired connection.

    with more conservative settings i averaged 60fps or higher in undercity bank. i just got wow installed and everything updated this morning before work so i didn't have a chance to actually go do anything but stand around and marvel at how good it looked.
     
  9. ieani macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks!
     

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