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Ultra Settings and Direct x11 In WoW Cata

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
November 25, 2011 8:12:27 AM

Hi Guys,

Please could anyone tell me the best way to set up my graphics options in WoW Cata for the best in visual eyecandy

Im asuming set to ultra with everything maxed out including Multisample to x 8 and Texture / AA to x 16 which ive done and my system is racking about 155 fps in Stormwind so no probs there

How do I activate Direct x 11? and would I be better to use this than Direct x9 for better visuals?
Do I just select Direct x11 in advanced and then restart the game or is there more to it than that?

Ive been looking on the net and cant find any answers :( 

I would be very pleased if someone could tell me the best options to select to get the very best visuals out of the game and advice on Direct x11

System details listed below.

Windows Home Premium 64 Bit OS
Cooler Master Elite 430 case
Additional 120mm Blue LED case cooling fans front & rear
Intel Core i7 2600k Overclocked to 4ghz
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2 CPU Cooler
Asus P8Z68-V LE motherboard
8 GB Corsair PC3 -12800 1600MHz DDR3 Memory (2 x 4gb sticks)
ASUS Direct CU II AMD Radeon HD 6970 2048MB
40GB Corsair Force SSD (this is used in SSD caching to boost performance)
1000GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
SSD Caching Configuration
Samsung Blu Ray Rom / DVD RW Combi Drive
Sony 24 x DVD RW Drive
Corsair Ultra Low Noise 600W PSU
23” LG IPS236V
a b U Graphics card
November 25, 2011 8:49:21 AM

Have a look at Catalyst Control center to tweak the graphic card settings as you like it. Then set the game for best visual.

DirectX 11 will run automatically in your config.
November 25, 2011 9:05:30 AM

Hi jemm,

Thanks for your reply.

Ive never used catalyst control centre so not sure what it will do?

In the advanced options in WoW its is set to Direct x 9 with the option to select Direct x 11
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November 25, 2011 12:59:34 PM

DirectX 11 will not increase graphics quality in WoW, it will increase FPS. Blizzard made the game able to use DirectX 11, and since it is faster than DirectX 9, you can use it to increase performance. To enable it just check it in settings and restart the game.
November 25, 2011 1:03:27 PM

Hi Sunius,

Thank you very much for your reply appreciated. :D 

a c 290 U Graphics card
a b Ý World of Warcraft
November 25, 2011 1:12:36 PM

No problem :)