Uh...It's 1680x1050 on 22'' monitor. Yes, again if you want to spend extra $400 on monitor for marginal difference, you go ahead. I'll stick around with something more practical.
A 24" LCD nowadays is usually less than $200 CAD.
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AFAIK (too lazy to go back and check) he didn't mention that he plays in full ultra and at 1080p, just that he got X fps.
Last edited by Jonas; 2011-07-17 at 10:44 PM.
I'm done here, too much ignorance. I think even Blizzard would agree with everything I posted here:
The minimum system requirements for World of Warcraft are:
Windows XP 32bit (SP3), Windows XP 64bit (SP2), Windows Vista 32bit (SP1), Windows Vista 64bit (SP1):
- Intel Pentium 4 1.3 GHz or AMD Athlon XP 1500
- 1GB or more of RAM
- NVIDIA® GeForce® FX or ATI Radeon™ 9500 video card or better
- DirectX-compatible sound card or motherboard sound capability
- 25 GB free hard drive space
- A keyboard and mouse are required. Input devices other than a mouse and keyboard are not supported
- You must have an active broadband Internet connection to play
Silly question, Tic Tacs... what settings are you running the game at?
Btw, minimum system requirements yield very, very low FPS. What they'll call "playable" can be absolutely pathetic.
You're running an E8200, a 9600GT, and 2GB of RAM. That's worse than my old machine from ~June last year (when it was upgraded, and then upgraded again to it's current state since March this year). At that time, it was an E8400, 6GB of RAM (2x2GB + 2x1GB) and a GTX460. And yet, somehow, my old machine certainly didn't pump out nearly 90 FPS in raids during combat at "maxed". In fact, it was closer to 45-50 FPS in combat, and even lower in 25-mans, often down to 20-25 FPS. Sindragosa destroyed it, bringing it almost to it's knees.
You seriously expect anyone to believe that you're getting that FPS when essentially, you're running the bare minimum amount of RAM for Windows 7 and WoW, a 3.5 year old graphics card that wasn't particularly top end in the first place that certainly doesn't have enough Video RAM to run "maxed out" textures in WoW (they take up around 600MB VRAM at max, more with shadows at ultra), and a 3.5 year old CPU.
I've no problem with anyone showing off any rig in here. Hell, i'd be mighty impressed to see someone running a Pentium 2 with a Voodoo card and 512MB of RAM showing it off. What i do have a problem with is people making unbelievable shit up, and thinking that the more technically minded and experienced tweakers and gamers won't see through the shroud.
Would just like to point out that Blizzard did in 4.x lower the spell-details of other players (with options to change it) IIRC, and spell effects can be absolute murder on many computers.
Also, those MINIMUM system requirements are NOT for the graphics settings you're bullshitting about all over these forums, they are for an "okay gaming experience at low graphics settings." Seriously, if anyone is the ignorant one, it is you.
And lol, Blizz agree with what you've said, no they would laugh you out.
Windows Vista 64bit
Intel Core2 Duo E6600 @ stock 2.4GHz
Gigabyte G31M-S2L mATX motherboard
4GB Team Elite DDR2 800
Zotac GeForce GTS 450 1GB
Asus XONAR DX (pcie)
2x SATAII HDD's (300GB and 200GB. No raid or anything)
Razer NAGA mouse
24" HP LCD monitor @1920x1080
Creative Fatal1ty gaming heaset (NOT USB!)
Had this system for a good while now. Runs okay on ultra, but with 2xAA and shadows turned down to 1 notch from bottom.
I do get occasional frame rate issues since getting the 1920x1080 monitor. Nothing game breaking, but noticeable stuttering as I dip into the 20's. I'm probably pushing the limits of the GTS 450. I "upgraded" from an HD3870, but after doing some calculations, I'm pretty sure the 3870 actually had more raw fill rate and definitely more memory bandwidth. Since WoW is not heavily shader dependent, I may have actually been better off sticking with the older card now that I'm running at a much higher resolution than I used to.
Imac 27inch i5 with 5750
Ipad2 in the corner
Last edited by Myrrar; 2011-07-17 at 10:37 PM.