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Is it possible to run smoothly in 16-man operations?

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Is it possible to run smoothly in 16-man operations?

Acyu's Avatar

02.08.2012 , 08:50 PM | #1
I was wondering if it is possible for any computer of any specs to run smoothly at all the highest graphic setting in a 16-man operation (especially boss fights).

I have a fairly decent rig. It runs WoW, SC2, Dota2, and D3 beta on the highest setting smoothly.

I have recently started raiding in SWTOR and the amount of lag and low FPS is just unbearable for a healer.

There was a significant improvement after i turned off all friendly nameplates, but changing the graphic quality doesn't seem to make things any better after that.

So I was wonder if this is how it is for everyone regardless of how good the computer is, or should I be looking into upgrading my machine.

Talorra's Avatar

02.08.2012 , 10:28 PM | #2
I run high settings in 16 man operations, and I record them with FRAPS. My computer was "high end" almost three years ago.
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Iwipe's Avatar

02.08.2012 , 10:34 PM | #3
In 16 mans I get 15-20 fps with a computer of the following specs

AMD 940 X4
Crossfire ATI 5770
8 GB ram.

When I turn fraps on to record, I get 12-15 fps.

Changing the settings to anything below high give me a minimal 1-2 fps improvement.

The game engine is just poorly optimized is what I heard - you get the same fps drop in warzones as in 16 mans

Talorra's Avatar

02.08.2012 , 11:36 PM | #4
Hmmm. This is from my dxdiag file:

System Information
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4094MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 11

Display Devices
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275
Display Memory: 2668 MB
Dedicated Memory: 877 MB
Shared Memory: 1791 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)

I run around 45 to 55 FPS in Ops. Karagga's Palace is a little lower in places, but not by much. When I record on FRAPS I have it set to cap at 30FPS, and it stays locked at the 30FPS cap the entire time it's recording.

Do you record to a second harddrive? That makes all the difference in the world for eliminating FPS drop when recording. I'd see a huge drop as well before I added the second drive.
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Iwipe's Avatar

02.09.2012 , 01:22 AM | #5
Yup I record to a 2nd hardrive.

Here is my dxdiag.

System Information
Time of this report: 2/9/2012, 02:18:28
Machine name: KristinaH
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.110622-1503)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Model: MS-7388
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 940 Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
Memory: 8190MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8190MB RAM
Page File: 7425MB used, 8952MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode

Display Devices
Card name: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series
Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x68B8)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68B8&SUBSYS_22881787&REV_00
Display Memory: 1748 MB
Dedicated Memory: 2005 MB
Shared Memory: 3839 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: ASUS VH236H
Monitor Id: ACI23F2
Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.000Hz)
Output Type: DVI
Driver Name: aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx32,at icfx32,aticfx32,atiumd64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atidxx64 .dll,atiumdag,atidxx32,atidxx32,atiumdva,atiumd6a. cap,atitmm64.dll
Driver File Version: 8.17.0010.1114 (English)
Driver Version: 8.930.10.0
DDI Version: 10.1
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 12/8/2011 16:53:52, 933888 bytes