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1-19-2010 @ 8:41AM
They need to update the graphics engine first. It's getting seriously dated, performance is terrible on high end machines that can easily handle much better looking games.When people are in a raid on an i7 based system with an ATI 5870 based video card, WoW should NOT be running at 20 fps. That's just pathetic.The problem for those who don't know is that the engine is very badly optimized in terms of actually using video hardware. It uses the CPU for almost everything, which is why the game runs on low end systems. But at the higher end, it's terrible.They could add a second rendering path to the engine for people with faster then minimum spec computers and it would reap huge performance gains.
1-20-2010 @ 10:17AM
THIS. Good god am I tired of that.Dragon age Puts a dozen times more polygons on the screen, loads three times as much texture data, and pushes all of that through 5-6 more rendering passes every frame.And WoW still runs slower.My video card supports CUDA. I'd like to use it. I'm sure there's SOMETHING they can parallelize.
1-20-2010 @ 7:39PM
I'll third this. I'm not exactly state of the art anymore, but good god, my 5 year old computer doesn't run WoW much worse than this 1 year old one.
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