I'm a bit confused... Here you said to set for an I5 w/o HT to 15, but on wowwiki says 15 to use all the cores and 7 to optimal?
Which one should i use?
Great guide, but I have to nitpick here, since it's a pet peeve whenever someone starts talking about how many "FPS" the human eye can see. Our eyes, in fact, do not see in "frames," but in continuous light. From a biological perspective, there's no known limit to how many FPS we can therefore detect. Personally, I can notice the difference between 60 and 100 FPS (on a 120hz screen, of course.) But my best friend says he can't really tell a difference between 30 and 60. It's all subjective.it made me jump from 80fps to 100fps, not noticeable since the human eye only sees at around 32fps. For you it may be more noticeable.
Which i should have known means they have no such thing, that was the only thing I was missing.
15 it is.
BTW great thread! I will go and check my TCP settings also, I play a lot of PvP and I was disappointed at how low FPS I have even though my PC is so strong.
Quick thing. I have W7 and DX 11. I tried adding that line you posted and sure enough my fps went up a few notches but now I cant see any water unless it's on low. I used to have it on ultra. Any idea what's going on? Yes, I had the water working right before I added the line.
You have your binary / cores backwards.
Binary is read right to left generally (easier to start big and work down), but that doesn't mean the numbers are written backwards;
2^0 2^1 2^2 2^3 .. 2^7
1 2 4 8 16 32 64 128
So 0101 is actually 2 + 16 which would be 18.for cores 3/4 - CVAR value 80
|C(v)4|C4| |C(v)3|C3| |C(v)2|C2| |C(v)1|C1|
0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
To get 80 its the inverse;
So really your cores pan out;
As originally stated
It's true that we see basically a continuous exposure but Showscan was developed by Doug Trumbull in the late 70s based on biometrically measuring a viewer's response to changes in frame rate. Refresh rates higher than 72fps are where no change in response was measurable in the viewer. And that's objective data.
Of course not responding in a measurable way does not equal an inability to perceive (though it is an odd concept). It's pretty easy to conclude, however, that refresh rates above those we actually respond to are practically irrelevant while refresh rates below those we actually respond to aren't insignificant, like the author seems to think.
I have a question about the SET processAffinityMask "84"
After everytime I open warcraft I look back into the config folder and my value has been reset to 0, so I can change it back to 84, open and close wow and it is already back to 0. Any ideas?
and yeah the hexcore calculation should work.. 56 will be the proper number.
TY for the images and the testing done for Hexcore.
If it was possible to edit the original post I would because I think it would be worth while to put that in the TLDR portion at the top so that people do not have to sift through this entire thread to get the information.
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However, if you dont have a dual core with HT / quad / hex core this will not help you much as WoW will already be running over both of your available cores by default.
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As far as I can tell none of these AMD processors have any type of hyperthreading technology. Which means they just have the four (quad)/ six (hex) logical cores.
So, for the phenom x4, you would use 15.
Same as the "i5 Quadcore which does not have HT " in the OP.
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You will see no significant gains by running anything over the HT cores, and if anything can actually cause the CPU to bottleneck, which will actually hinder performance.
I did FPS tests with a setting of 255 and actually saw a drop in fps.
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I do not believe this will apply in Mac. As you said, since Leopard GCD handles the majority of application threading, not sure if you can over ride that at all.
I am also not sure if WoW is written to take advantage of GCD. You have to block the code of an application for GCD.
That part would be a really good question to ask perhaps on the Blizz technical forums. Kind of curious what the answer would be.
What OS are you using for your dual quad set up?
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The values for the i5s have been tested, and proven to function as expected.
Perhaps that page should be edited, proven out.
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When this guide was originally posted on guild forums before bringing it here, someone suggested that was incorrect and to reverse it.
I wish it were possible to edit the OP. Lots of corrections / additions I would like to make to it.
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I was mostly speaking from personal experience, and I do not have super eyes.
The human eye is actually, and obviously, not perfect. Even for those of us who have 20/20 vision.
In any event. I would remove that line if possible since it seems to be aggravating some people.
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Is it okay if you remove the dx11 line?
Can you go to start / run / dxdiag and post a screen shot of what you see in that config utility.
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Once inside registry editor hold down cntrl + f (control key and f key at the same time). Alternatively you can click the edit button at the top left of the window and click on find.
This will open a small dialogue box copy and paste that string value 0cc5b647-c1df-4637-891a-dec35c318583 into the find box.
The rest should be simple.
I'm running WoW on Win7 whith an ATI 4850HD card which supports DX10.1, my question is, if the card does not support DX11 natively is there any benefit on running wow with the line SET gxApi "d3d11" in order to run wow in DX11 mode?
For any future questions addressed specifically to me, that no one else here can help with, please private message me. There are a lot of smart people commenting in here though, so I doubt that will be needed. Becoming hard to track all the responses/questions.
Does anyone now of a way I can get edit privileges on my original post?
I frequent these forums a lot, but I never post here so kind of unfamiliar with how to proceed as far as that goes.
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The dx11 mode is only experimental anyway, and with dx10 you will see no benefit.
You need dx11 installed on your os, which you should have with windows 7, but you also need a dx11 capable gcard to take advantage of it.
okay, I did the search thing, and it just gave me a message "search ended". Is this 1 of those things that don't work on vista?
Could you please clarify this for me - you recommend leaving the primary core unused and at the same time in the post above you said "So, for the phenom x4, you would use 15."
Looking at the graph posted on page #1 the number for "Quad-core, non-primary core" is in fact 14. Which number would be optimal then.
I noticed some asking right value for processAffinitymask with phenom 2 x4 965 BE, and i saw it says that use "15" but im kinda supprised since fps on Stormwind mass is 45 with "15" and of course I read first post and it says that "15" or "84", I tried to put "84" but it keep changing it to "0" when I launch wow.