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Anyone Tried the i7 2630QM with WoW?

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January 28, 2011 3:19:55 PM

Hi All:

I was hoping some of you have had an opportunity to try out the i7 2630QM (2Ghz) on WoW Cataclysm.

I'm looking at a laptop paired with 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM and a 1536 (MB) NVIDIA GTX460M GeForce card.

I'd hate to drop this kind of money and find out that I've got 40fps on Good video settings.

Think I'll be able to run Ultra video settings on WoW with this setup?

Your advice is always appreciated.

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January 28, 2011 8:12:52 PM

Overkill for wow. Anything over 260gtx is I think
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January 28, 2011 8:13:17 PM

unless this is a showoff thread of some sort
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January 28, 2011 8:17:02 PM

Not at all. It's my understanding that CPU clock speed can have a material affect on fps in WoW - perhaps mores than the GPU. As this setup is only 2GHz, I'm concerned that I'll be stuck at a lower quality setting despite spending a lot of money.
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January 28, 2011 11:05:11 PM

I have no idea about your particular selection, but yes, cpu and ram makes a tremendous difference in WoW. I haven't checked at all in Cata, but after I bought a 460 videocard in Wrath I got 200fps in the classic world yet still stuttered to the point of unplayability on that giant whelp pull before Sindragosa, just the same as I did before the upgrade.

The good and the bad seems to be, if it's a fight that doesn't stutter, you can crank everything to max no problem (especially with that videocard). The bad is, if it's a tough one for your system you can run at minimal and it'll still suck.

edit: Oh, and while I still don't follow mobile numbering or performance at all, if that's one of the higher end new Sandy Bridge ones, I'm sure it'd be more than enough for WoW, whatever its clockrate.
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