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I'm having an issue while playing World of Warcraft where while in a more intense setting my FPS drops from 60 down to 25ish a

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January 1, 2014 5:02:39 PM

Looking for help with frame rates.
January 1, 2014 5:04:16 PM

You didnt list your gpu or processor.

Basically any time you increase the settings, the fps will go down, simple as that.

Your gpu is likely not strong enough to play the game at increased settings.
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January 1, 2014 5:17:06 PM

even for me it wont use my gpus to their full potential, roaming around with a tone of people on ultra with my textures over ultra it will dip into the 45 range . when I do like a dungeon finder i average 100 fps and my cards are actually being used.


If i remember correctly wow only uses two cpu cores?
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January 1, 2014 5:18:15 PM

Yeah, wow is pretty hit and miss unless you have a completely up to date system. I run it on a 3770k and a 780 lol, so i don't usually see under 80, even in a 40 man raid
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January 1, 2014 6:00:11 PM

Brantyn Gerik said:
You didnt list your gpu or processor.

Basically any time you increase the settings, the fps will go down, simple as that.

Your gpu is likely not strong enough to play the game at increased settings.


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January 1, 2014 6:01:08 PM

I did list it but it didn't post, I have a GTX 660ti SC 3gb and an AMD FX 4100 3.8Ghz CPU.
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January 1, 2014 6:14:12 PM

The fps you have reported getting and your hardware match up. It isn't a great card, but you are getting about the fps that you should be. If you notice stuttering, then reduce video quality until it plays smooth enough for your liking
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January 1, 2014 6:22:28 PM

Hmm shouldn't the 660ti be able to do 60fps on ultra consistently? I have friends running 660s that have no issues, however they also have i7 3770k processors. Could mine be bottle necking?
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January 1, 2014 6:28:16 PM

After doing a quick search, your processor should not bottleneck a 660. WoW does rely partially on cpu power (ever so slightly more than some games) But a 660ti should not be able to do 60fps on ultra consistantly (maybein dungeons, but should dip lower than that during stressful events like raids or open world roaming
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January 1, 2014 6:51:19 PM

The game is choking on your relatively weak FX cores. Its not a highly threaded game, uses like only one or two cores. You should see much improvement if you overclock it.

Meanwhile, lower the particle effects and disable vsync if you haven't.
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