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GTX 670 Under-Performing in World of Warcraft

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August 24, 2012 8:55:52 AM

I am running:

8gb RAM
GTX 670
AMD 8 Core 3.4Ghz Turbo

And all my settings are correct. When in Orgrimmar on a Medium-High populated server I get around 25 fps. That's fine, there's a lot of people around me, it's understandable. But when I'm in a 10 man raid I get around 30 fps. In 25 mans I get around 20 fps. When I flew from Crushblow to the Krazzworks, like the benchmark test, I was getting anywhere from 60-120 fps averaging to maybe 90 fps. But the fact it went down to 60 fps for a good 10-15 seconds kind of worries me. Is this normal?
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August 24, 2012 10:01:02 AM

MMOs are heavily CPU and network dependent. It's very rare for an MMO to perform well visually, it's just a drawback of the game design and is an important factor in compatibility. WoW is no exception.
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August 24, 2012 11:49:54 AM

Did you try disabling addons? I bet it will fix your issues. If it does, just enable them 1 by 1 to find the one that's causing the lag.
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August 24, 2012 11:57:11 AM

Okay, that's definitely not normal.

Download MSi afterburner and check GPU usage during the lag.
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August 24, 2012 11:57:26 AM

Sunius said:
Did you try disabling addons? I bet it will fix your issues. If it does, just enable them 1 by 1 to find the one that's causing the lag.



I tried disabling everything and it didn't change anything.
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August 26, 2012 8:46:07 AM

Sunius said:
Okay, that's definitely not normal.

Download MSi afterburner and check GPU usage during the lag.



The Memory clock likes to always sit at 810 for some reason. When it does that the GPU clock stays around 600-low 700's.
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August 26, 2012 8:49:20 AM

Actually, scrath that. The Memory clock will go from 3005 (Very random) and 324. when it's at 324 the gpu clock is also 324. The GPU clock follows the memory spikes but the gpu clock will move around a bit. It can be anywhere from 324 to 980. The Memory clock . Kind of looks like an Arizona horizon with a lot of plateaus :( 
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August 26, 2012 9:41:36 AM

Have you tried to enable maximum performance mode in Nvidia control panel?

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August 26, 2012 12:17:14 PM

Yes exactly what I was thinking. It seems like it's trying to save power or it doesn't get enough of it.

What's your power supply unit? Do you have TWO 6-pin connectors plugged in the card directly from the power supply unit?
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August 26, 2012 9:40:57 PM

Sunius said:
Yes exactly what I was thinking. It seems like it's trying to save power or it doesn't get enough of it.

What's your power supply unit? Do you have TWO 6-pin connectors plugged in the card directly from the power supply unit?



I changed that a while ago and still no change. Sometimes it goes back to adaptive without me touching it too.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That's my Psu.

Yes, I have 2 6 pin connectors plugged in. The power % moves around in the 25-35 and maxed out at 50%. I used to use OC Guru and it says the power target is 50%. MSI Afterburner Power Limit is at 100, but it still has room to go up. When I try to change the power target on OC Guru it eventually goes back down to 50% without me touching it.
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