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Smee
11-19-08, 10:11 PM
Anyone else getting really crappy performance?

Pre expansion I was getting 100+fps, No less than 70 in raid situations.
I even reformatted, reinstalled WOW (system needed a cleanup anyway)

Post-expansion.. My fps shows as 50 or so.. but it feels more like 20 or less.

My system specs are

Intel Q6600
Evga 8800gtx
Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6
4gb Dominator
Raptor HD
Vista 64 bit

Running Nvidia 7.15.11.7519 driver, I tried the newest revision and they were horrible.

Any tips? advice?

Thanks.

Smee
11-20-08, 12:09 PM
lol 32 views and no one can chime in on what their performance in WOTLK is?

CaptnStubing
11-20-08, 12:11 PM
lol 32 views and no one can chime in on what their performance in WOTLK is?

That's because you computer is not the problem. If your specs cannot run a 4 year old game, I'm the white Buck Wheat.

Tr1cK
11-20-08, 02:54 PM
You can't compare settings you had pre-3.0. They increased everything with 3.0. The shadow system is completely revamped as well. Draw distance is much farther and new textures are more detailed. Nice shadows + longer draw distance = FPS killer.

CaptnStubing
11-20-08, 02:59 PM
You can't compare settings you had pre-3.0. They increased everything with 3.0. The shadow system is completely revamped as well. Draw distance is much farther and new textures are more detailed. Nice shadows + longer draw distance = FPS killer.
It still isn't enough to make a big hit on a system like his. The only time my system has problems is when the zone I'm in is over loaded with players.

jolle
11-21-08, 05:23 AM
Noticed substantially lower performance in Northrend.
Currently at 25-30 fps flying over Borean Tundra.

Maxed everything out ofcource.
Itīs still very playable, but at times it gets pretty low.

Hybr1d
11-21-08, 05:59 AM
I've got similar specs, not got a raptor HD, and running a gtx260 in XP.

Maxed out all my settings and it still performs fine. not sure what the issue with your system is

firehawk
11-21-08, 11:51 PM
turn off shadows enjoy 10+ fps more

DansFace
11-24-08, 12:19 PM
Are you running questhelper?


The newest version KILLED my performance on my 4870. I had to type /qh perf 20% to get my FPS back to normal

zaG
11-26-08, 10:12 AM
Same sh*t here and before Wotlk the game runs smooth as silk :thumbdwn:

I think the engine needs to be optimized...

|MaguS|
11-30-08, 08:46 AM
Same sh*t here and before Wotlk the game runs smooth as silk :thumbdwn:

I think the engine needs to be optimized...

Yeah because Blizzard makes horribly buggy engines... retard...

DaveChambers
11-30-08, 09:16 AM
While the 8800 GTX may be an older card, its still a fairly decent card by todays standards. However, I do think it is a little bit out of its league with running WoTLK. Like others said, try turning off any shadow and intense lighting options.

Dreamingawake
11-30-08, 09:48 AM
yeah in this case blizzard absolutely sucks at programming and scaling their software.

seriously if an 8800gtx can't handle WOTLK ........... LOL !!!

K007
11-30-08, 02:23 PM
It could be the new shadows that is effecting the performance. i am sure more recent cards should be able to handle it fine with the shadows.

i saw some of the videos, it looks pretty good, the shadows that is.

Tr1cK
11-30-08, 07:18 PM
The shadow engine they added to WOTLK is pretty nice if you ask me.