wow fps question

wattso

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Oct 11, 2006
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Hi guys,

Just started playing wow again. I have a 20" imac 2.16 c2d with the x1600 graphics card and 2gb of ram. In wow I get a framerate of a pretty solid 20 sometimes 30 when i got to inns but never above. This shouldn't be so should it ?

I am running with all the settings highest but turning to default olny gives me about 28 fps.

Am i right in thinking i should be achiving much higher framerates than this?

What framerates are you guys getting?

Does anybody know why mine is so low?

Is this normal ?!?!

Thanks wattso
 

wattso

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Oct 11, 2006
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Thanks for the reply. Same-ish framerate, around 24 -26, but I cant stand the tearing with v-sync disabled. I am beginning to get worried now, surely it should be way higher than this?

Regards

wattso
 

wattso

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OK, with manually turning off all the shaders, setting everything to lowest and turning off v-sync i get 50 - 60 fps.

Please help guys. I was expecting to get this with everything maxed. I mean afterall this computer is a beast!
 

cluthz

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OK, with manually turning off all the shaders, setting everything to lowest and turning off v-sync i get 50 - 60 fps.

Please help guys. I was expecting to get this with everything maxed. I mean afterall this computer is a beast!

Lower Anistropic filtering and turn off Full Screen Glow, and keep viewing distance at halv and you should get good numbers. I do atleast get above 30 FPS everywhere and 100 fps in "old wow" with a 2.2 GHz with 8600MGT card.

The x1600 card isn't a beast and with the 1650x1050 res you will push the x1600 really hard.
 

wattso

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Oct 11, 2006
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Thank you! I get an fps of 30 - 60 now and I cannot notice much difference in graphical quality. But most of all you have reassured me that it is normal and that i have unrealistic expectations.

Thanks again.

Wattso