WoW on Late 2008 MBP

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by PlanEx, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. PlanEx macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2008
    Hi everyone,

    I recently got a new, late 2008 model MacBook Pro. It's the base model with the 2.4 GHZ processor, 2GB of ram and the 9600GT with 256 VRAM.

    I've been running WoW on this comptuer for a while now, and I'm concerned that my computer may be underperforming. I have made sure that my computer is running on the 9600GT by switching to "Higher Performance" on the Energy Saver Settings.

    I'm currently running WoW on the "Good" setting with Full Screen Glow off, and the shadows turned to minimum, and I only get about 25-35 average FPS. It seems as though I should be able to get 25-35 FPS on HIGH settings.

    Would anyone be so kind as to list their average Frames Per Second in WoW along with what settings they run it on? Any computer will be helpful, and someone with a late 2008 model MacBook Pro would be very helpful.

  2. wheelhot macrumors 68020

    Nov 23, 2007
    For me, there are 2 things that cause you to get that kind of okay FPS.
    1. Internet Connection
    2. More RAM.

    WoW is a pretty old game (in terms of graphics) so it shouldn't be a problem especially with the new MBPs.
  3. kornyboy macrumors 68000

    Sep 27, 2004
    Knoxville, TN (USA)
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    I agree, and I add that I would make adding more RAM my first priority in your situation.
  4. PlanEx thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2008
    I agree, more RAM will probably make a difference, and I plan to upgrade to 4GB soon. However, I still think that even with 2GB of RAM my performance numbers seem low.

    Is there anyone else out there with a late 2008 MBP who could give me some FPS numbers to compare mine too?
  5. LaFouinard macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2005
    Pretty strange, I've also got 2.4 Ghz Unibody MBP with default specs and I get much higher framerate than that. This is with the graphics effects setting at 1440 and the effects just below the highest setting, lowest fps is when I'm flying.

    9600 - 35-60fps
    9400 - 18-35fps

    Good tip for this is that they've really upped the graphics of late, especially how far you can see into the distance. I initially tried highest settings with 9600 and got much lower framerate than with the 9400. For 2.4 GHz I'd recommend just below highest settings to get best performance.

    Other tip I'd say is just use the 9400 for WoW, generally it's around 25-35 fps and the fans don't come on and genrrally the laptop is much cooler and I found the game as playable as with the 9600.

    Hope this helps.

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