World of Warcraft Patch 2.3

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by IBitePrettyHard, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. IBitePrettyHard macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2007
    From Patch Notes: The latest patch of World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade shows a benefit on today's popular multicore processors like the Intel(r) Core(tm)2 Duo processor family. The enhanced patch has demonstrated higher frame rates by spreading the work across both processor cores.

    I have a 24" AL iMac, and I'm downloading the 2.3 update right now. Have any of you seen a performance bump?
  2. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
    Performance is ****.

    MY MBP 2.2GHz with 8600mGT is performing like my old Powerbook G4 did.
    FPS is Alterac valley and Shattrah is down to 10, from stable 30-40++

    Here is a snap of me having 2.8 FPS in AV

  3. aussie_geek macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2004
    Sydney Australia
    no real differnce

    here is a ss of my Ui in shattrath. I have all settings on highest . This is on my Mac Pro with the x1900xt.

    It was 30 fps before and still is.

    I have noticed you are still using the blizzard ui for your buttons. get bartender man and clear all that clutter!!


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  4. kkat69 macrumors 68020


    Aug 30, 2007
    Atlanta, Ga
    Dammit, your avatar picture made me smack my lcd screen. LOL

    My iMac performance (I must have had a good restart since I haven't had lock ups in 12hrs) has been a tad bit better.

    I like that UI mod. I might have to look into it.
  5. aussie_geek macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2004
    Sydney Australia
    AG unitframes is the character avatar mod. Bartender for the bars. EEpanels for the grey sections after the bars. Simple minimap for the map mod. Fubar down the bottom. KTM threat meters are a must - I am a mage with 1200 spell damage and 28% crit so aggro is a real problem. Big wigs for instances.

    I haven't found a suitable mod for the raid ui but as a mage I don't really care for other's health or mana :p

  6. rjames86 macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2007
    San Francisco
    Here is my UI. Has nothing to do with shatt, but since the most recent patche. In Shatt I've been running at nearly 40+fps with the graphics up all the way.

  7. huck500 macrumors 6502


    May 10, 2004
    Southern California
    On a 2.4 Ghz Macbook Pro with the 256 graphics card I saw a pretty reasonable bump in framerates... from 25-30 in Org to 35-40. The graphics settings defaulted, but I think I got them back the way they were.
  8. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
    24 fps there looking down, in al'ars room. I guess you have 10 fps if you look to the platforms? Thats unnacceptable for a new 2000$ machine.

    I do altleast have reduced performance after the patch, running my last gen MBP with 10.5
  9. AppleWoW macrumors regular


    Sep 22, 2007
    SLC, Utah
    If you look you'll notice thats Kale's room
  10. Jovian9 macrumors 68000


    Feb 19, 2003
    Planet Zebes
    Performance for me has gone down since Leopard. I have noticed a significant decrease in "smoothness and fps" since I installed 10.5. I haven't noticed any change since 2.3.
  11. gamerz macrumors 6502


    Oct 2, 2006
    I have patch 2.3, not leopard. FPS is still consistently 60-70 on my new imac 2.4ghz. Im happy. I'll have to see how it runs with leopard.
  12. rjames86 macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2007
    San Francisco
    I said in Shatt i get anywhere around 40+ fps. Obviously during a boss fight when a bunch of spells flying around, your fps are going to go down. And yes, its Kael's room, not Alar. Fail.
  13. IBitePrettyHard thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2007
    I'm getting a 30-35% increase in FPS with this new patch. At 1,900 x 1,200 resolution I'm now getting 35-52 FPS in Shattrath with all settings maxed except multisampling. This is great! I still haven't installed Leopard yet though, maybe that's the difference?
  14. Persifleur macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2005
    London, UK
    G5 2.3 dual core with X1900 G5 edition on Leopard and I saw a massive increase in frame rates with 2.3.
  15. IBitePrettyHard thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2007
    Hmm, that must be unrelated to my performance jump. They must have provided some enhancement for the G5 chip as well.
  16. darkcurse macrumors 6502a


    Nov 5, 2005
    I have noticed that my average FPS has gone down a bit. But now it spikes quite a lot. As in I'd get times when the FPS goes really low to like 12 or something. Before this, on Tiger it was much smoother with min FPS of 20+. Also, somehow my client seems to bug a lot. As in, I'd get the crash reporter thingy all the time and it errors out more often now :(
  17. IBitePrettyHard thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2007
    I can confirm that on my 24" AL iMac, I saw a significant increase in FPS after the 2.3 update...roughly a 30% jump (at least) in both indoor and outdoor areas.
    A friend of mine running XP on a custom PC with a 2.8ghz Core 2 Duo now gets approx 30% more as well.

    Are there any ideas as to why we're seeing mixed results?
  18. aaronw9111 macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2008

    hi, I have a mac and i can't find any where to get patches. I need 2.0.0-2.3.0 so i can play wow on my sever that i am using. Can Any One Help me????

  19. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire
    When you login, you should get al the updates ?
  20. morovic macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2008
    i have a powerbook G4, 1,67Ghz with 2 Gb of RAM.
    -Graphics: ATI Radeon 9700 Mobility.
    my OS is 10.3.9, and i play with only x-pearl addon.

    -drivers updated
    -pram and nvram have been reset
    -i (try to) play in windowed mode
    -opengl ev test run and found no problems

    follow the list of video options setup
    -resolution 1152x768(wide)
    -refresh 60hz
    -multisampling 24-bit color 24-bit depth 1x multisampling
    -vertical sync Disabled
    -windowed mode Enabled
    -maximized Disabled
    -Hardware cursor Enabled
    -Use UI scale Enabled
    -Use desktop gamma Enabled

    -Terrain Distance Near
    -Terrain Detail Low
    -Spell Detail Low
    -Environment Detail Near
    -Ground Clutter Density Low
    -Ground Clutter Radius Near
    -Texture Resolution Low
    -Texture Filtering Low
    -Weather Intensity Low

    -Specular Lighting Disabled
    -Full-Screen Glow Effect Disabled
    -Death Effect Dsabled
    -Character Shadows Disabled
    -Level of Detail Enabled

    Interface Options
    -Reduce Input Lag Enabled

    to make a long story short ALL video options at very low

    >Results: 14-15 fps on my main charachter outside cities, 6-7 fps inside cities, 3 fps inside raid instances, 1 or 0.5 (record!) during fights in raid instances

    well i played wow on this with decent frame per second before tbc, even in 40men instances.

    i've looked on all forums, FAQs, guides and ancient dusty macintosh spellbooks. No clue to grow fps rate for more than 1.

    i've tried to update the graphic board but (and this is the funny part of the story) ATI company doesn't recognize the existence of a Radeon 9700 "mobility", Apple says that the 9700m is equipped only on rare models of powerbook and don't exist drivers from third parts.

    Blizzard's technical forum simply didn't help

    feel free to ask me any specification about my PB if this can help someone of you in bringing light on our mac-psychodrama

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