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Old 05-31-05, 07:05 AM   #1
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Question WHat CPU

Guys you can see from my sig what I have got. I am currently playing a lot of WOW and am still trying to decided what to upgare to do I just go out and but a 3700+ for my current setup or get a 939 and a 3500+ ( it will need to be an AGP I guess NF3). I know the second option is more expensive so I need to make sure that the upgrade will show results.
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Old 05-31-05, 07:07 AM   #2
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Why are you upgrading your processor for WoW? The difference will be negligable at your performance level. My second computer plays WoW great @ 1280x960(Monitor limitation for decent refresh) @ 4xAA/16xAF @ a steady 75 + FPS.
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Old 05-31-05, 10:18 AM   #3
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Well its also for CS:S, I am also limited to 1280*1024 btw.
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Old 05-31-05, 10:25 AM   #4
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Go 939 and pick up a venice 3700
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Old 05-31-05, 11:32 AM   #5
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Why are you upgrading your processor for WoW? The difference will be negligable at your performance level. My second computer plays WoW great @ 1280x960(Monitor limitation for decent refresh) @ 4xAA/16xAF @ a steady 75 + FPS.
Somehow i find that very hard to belive. I too have a barton 3200+ in my rig and the fps is far from 75+, more like 35 on avarage.

And I got anandtech and gamespot backing me up on this one.
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Old 05-31-05, 11:50 AM   #6
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Yeah me too. I run the game at 1280x1024 @ 4AA (ingame)/8AF(CP) (max possible ingame settings) with a FPS around 30~40 but not 75+, I play in the 3rd person so thats why its low, If I play in First Person I can stay around 40~50, indoors I shoot up to 85 (vsync on).
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Old 05-31-05, 11:55 AM   #7
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When I had the game, my 2600+ (OCed to 2.2GHz) and 6800GT got me 75+ FPS @ 1280x1024 w/4xAA and 16xAF.
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Old 05-31-05, 12:32 PM   #8
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No one has a steady framerate in WoW. I play with vsync enabled so its capped at 85 @ 1600x1200. This is the performance difference in different areas.

Barrens or Badlands: 85fps
ashenvale: 40fps
small towns (like brill or goldshire): 70fps
Orgrimmar or IF: 30fps at best
Grom'gol area: 17fps at best

This is just some of the performance numbers I remember. What im trying to say is that you cant state an average fps for WoW because it varies so much by your location.

I play at 1600x1200 w/ 4xAA and 16xAF because im totally CPU limited up till that.
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Old 05-31-05, 10:56 PM   #9
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Going from my NF2 TBred 2.2ghz to NF3 Winch 2.5ghz I have a noticed a HUGE difference. Im not sure, but I would def bet the memory bandwidth has a lot to do with it.
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