WoW settings Late 2016 15" 460

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  1. colinwil macrumors regular

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    By setting Shadow Quality and Liquid detail to low or fair you will gain a significant FPS Boost in this game.
    How is you overall experience with the 460 and this game? When are the fans kicking in? Are the fans running loud?
     
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    Do the fans get loud? I have never gamed on a laptop because the fans would drive me nuts
     
  4. colinwil thread starter macrumors regular

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    Im getting between 50 and 60 fps with the settings set as per the screenshots - which is fine - at least for me. I've only played it for 20 minutes or so, and no loud fans, though they may ramp up if I play longer, or in raids/dungeons.

    Also I haven't yet been near too much water - so I may have to turn liquid detail down a notch.

    I'll play some longer sessions & report back if I need to change anything. Hopefully people'll post some actual settings for the other graphics cards...
     
  5. colinwil thread starter macrumors regular

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    A quick follow up -

    I played for several hours over the weekend, and it turns out I was being a bit conservative with the settings. I increased the resolution to 2048x1280, and increased Shadow Quality and Liquid Detail to Ultra, and was still getting a steady 40-55fps.

    No bothersome fan noise, though you could hear them speeding up and slowing back down sometimes if you listened closely.

    It's turning out much better than I'd expected :)
     
  6. xWhiplash macrumors 65816

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    WoW is pretty horrible. My GTX 1080 sometimes drops to 10 fps even on Medium settings. I can run Doom (2016) and much better looking games on Ultra at 144FPS.

    This is on Windows. Is the OS X version better somehow?
     
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    Blizzard doesn't officially support the 10 series cards yet: https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/100493

    That's why it's awful.
     
  8. xWhiplash macrumors 65816

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    Even on Windows?

    Even my GTX 980 has issues with it though.
     
  9. colinwil thread starter macrumors regular

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    This was on OS X, using Metal. Here's a screenshot. https://flic.kr/p/NSCpoN. Note the frame rate thing at the bottom - showing 61fps.
     
  10. Marshall73, Dec 12, 2016
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    Play it set to full screen, 2880x1800 then set the render scale in advanced settings to 90%.

    Disable SSAO and sun shafts, put shadows to high, water to high.

    Runs and looks great.
     

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