Discussion in 'macOS' started by Foray, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. Foray macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2010
    Hey guys i wondering i got a 4 core Mac pro 3.2 ghz proccessor and 5870 grafic card, why am i lower on fps on world of warcraft than my friend that that got a pc for around 700 dollar, he got around 100 fps and i have around 60 fps but he have the 6870 grafic card, any solution why cause of grafic card or ? thx
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Are you playing it in OS X or Windows? Games run better under Windows so that's likely the reason although he might have overclocked his GPU
  3. Foray thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2010
    On the OS X :/
  4. Saturdays macrumors member


    Nov 18, 2010
    Somewhere in USA
    Is VSYNC on?
    games and graphics card drivers are better optimized for Windows as well as coupled with Direct X, which OS X lacks.
    the 5870 should be able to tackle WoW at above 60FPS on a 1920x1200 screen, I'm sure if you install Windows and run WoW you will notice this.
    If your friend is running on a smaller resolution than you, that also will make a difference. For instance if you are trying to run WoW at 2560x1600 and your friend is running it at 1280x800 then he will have the benefit of needing to process less thus a higher fps.

    We are lacking alot of info like:
    Yours and His Resolution
    Your OS X version, and if graphics updates have been applied
    Yours and His Graphical Settings in game
    More specs like: RAM and Friend's Processor

    So its hard to make a final conclusion.

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