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3-13-2009 @ 5:04PM
Another question from me:What is considered good fps? I usually have 20-25 fps and I thought it's fine. But reading today's column that suggests "40-50" is considered medium, I'm starting to question myself. Is my video setting too high or something?
3-13-2009 @ 5:53PM
Good DPS is what you're comfortable playing. Some people need 60 FPS or they feel pained. Personally, my first WoW machine gave me a startling 15 FPS, so anytime I'm over 30 I feel like I'm crusing.
3-13-2009 @ 5:54PM
Is your game skipping noticeably? Are other players and objects around you suddenly in a different place? Do motions seem jerky and unnatural?If not, your frames per second are fine. Once things you see move fluidly, anything more won't matter in a game like WoW. An FPS, maybe, but not WoW. Movies are shown at around 24 FPS, but could probably get away with as low as 18, which should be considered "Minimum acceptable FPS for a game like WoW".Also, your framerate will NEVER exceed your monitor's refresh rate (which is measured in hertz, but means the same thing as frames per second for the purposes of a videogame). For me, that's 60FPS, which effectively becomes my maximum.As long as I stay between 18 and 60 FPS, all is right with the world.
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