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Graphic Card that will play WoW at max settings 1920x1080

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July 20, 2010 8:27:58 PM

Since World of Warcraft is getting more graphics souped up with the upcoming expansion what would be a good card to get? I am currently running ATI HD670 x2 even this don't run good with medium settings in Dalaran or Raids and Battlegrounds. I have 6gigs of ram and a decent processor. Could I get some ideas? I am looking to purchase in the near future.

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July 20, 2010 8:34:08 PM

i think you left something out. you are running 4670 or 5670 in CF?

also, what is your "decent processor" and what PSU do you have?
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July 20, 2010 8:37:50 PM

Sorry I left most of the info out
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July 20, 2010 8:38:33 PM

ct1615 said:
i think you left something out. you are running 4670 or 5670 in CF?

also, what is your "decent processor" and what PSU do you have?


HD4670
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July 20, 2010 8:41:25 PM

forget the gpu upgrade. you need to drop the x 9850 and put in a new Phenom II x 940. The old phenom quads are poor processors and WoW likes a fast dual core. That will help you out in a lot.

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July 20, 2010 8:47:39 PM

ct1615 said:
forget the gpu upgrade. you need to drop the x 9850 and put in a new Phenom II x 940. The old phenom quads are poor processors and WoW likes a fast dual core. That will help you out in a lot.


This is the only game that slows down and fps is real low, all the other games I play are perfect. How would I go abouts putting in the new processor? im not sure if it is compatible
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July 20, 2010 9:02:19 PM

it is, DELL sells that same CPU as an option


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyK-roVdx7c

*you can also over clock your CPU, DELL lets you on the XPS models. the first phenom are not great OC though.
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July 20, 2010 9:06:46 PM

WoW doesn't multithread well. So a fast processor speed is the most crucial thing with that game. So ct1615's idea on a CPU upgrade is certainly merited. The original Phenom X4's were indeed horrible. :( 

I'm not a big fan of doing a Phenom II dual core personally. I think folks should be looking at Quad Cores from now forward, as newer software is being better written for multithreaded usage. Just not WoW ;) 
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July 20, 2010 9:13:18 PM

jerreece said:


I'm not a big fan of doing a Phenom II dual core personally. I think folks should be looking at Quad Cores from now forward, as newer software is being better written for multithreaded usage. Just not WoW ;) 


the phenom II x 4 940 is a quad :D 
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July 20, 2010 9:16:09 PM

ct1615 said:
forget the gpu upgrade. you need to drop the x 9850 and put in a new Phenom II x 940. The old phenom quads are poor processors and WoW likes a fast dual core. That will help you out in a lot.


ct1615 said:
the phenom II x 4 940 is a quad :D 


Yeah but your post doesn't say X4. :)  So I missed that part. Just says x 940. LOL My bad ;)  That being clarified, I totally agree. :) 
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July 20, 2010 9:18:26 PM

jerreece said:
Yeah but your post doesn't say X4. :)  So I missed that part. Just says x 940. LOL My bad ;) 


i can not be held responsible for my own laziness ;) 
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July 20, 2010 9:24:16 PM

ct1615 said:
i can not be held responsible for my own laziness ;) 


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chris32882,

If you can do it, I'd say do the CPU upgrade that ct1615 recommended. A video card upgrade certainly cannot hurt. And the aforementioned GTX 460 is a stellar option right now. With a Phenom II X4 940, plus a GTX 460, any lag you incur during WoW play would only come from latency issues. ;)  (That can occur from WiFi gaming or even just laggy internet connections).
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July 20, 2010 11:14:34 PM

jerreece said:
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chris32882,

If you can do it, I'd say do the CPU upgrade that ct1615 recommended. A video card upgrade certainly cannot hurt. And the aforementioned GTX 460 is a stellar option right now. With a Phenom II X4 940, plus a GTX 460, any lag you incur during WoW play would only come from latency issues. ;)  (That can occur from WiFi gaming or even just laggy internet connections).


Definately will look into this. If I get the GTX 460 which is an nVidia card, I wont be able to to use crossfire . Will just one card suffice?


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July 21, 2010 1:04:37 AM

chris32882 said:
Definately will look into this. If I get the GTX 460 which is an nVidia card, I wont be able to to use crossfire . Will just one card suffice?


yes
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October 21, 2010 2:41:05 PM

One will kill it at 1080p 1920x1080, I have one an it kills FFXIV 40-70fps

(MSI GTX 460 HAWK 1GB) - go with that it's a great card
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October 21, 2010 3:18:48 PM

....i think he made his decision.....three months ago....
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