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8-02-2009 @ 12:42AM
Believe it or not, this isn't a graphics issue. WoW is not a graphics intensive program, it's CPU intensive. All the processing that happens when handling the hundred or so people running around dalaran is a lot for most computers to handle. The same is true in many raid settings. There's a LOT of data being handled when 25 players are wailing on a bunch of targets, just watch your combat log in Everything mode.Several months back I picked up an nVidia GTX 280, at the time it was one of the best cards available. The game looks absolutely gorgeous and I have the settings turned up to max. In old world content I often get well over 100fps, but in Dalaran it's usually around 15. The hangup is in my two year old Intel C2D E4500 2.2GHz CPU. WoW bends it over its knee and makes it squeal.
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