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User Info: Mr_Biscuit

Mr_Biscuit
5 months ago#1
Comfortably, at least. Usually stutters. Even max settings World of Warcraft is pretty jittery, which seems a little weird. I know they’ve updated the engine a ton, but it’s still based off 2004 tech...

i5-3570k
16GB RAM
GTX 970
SSD
250 GB SSD
1 TB HDD
1440p monitor (Freesync)

Not sure what’s up. Is my card showing a little age? It’s not bad, I’m just a little sad when I’m not running smooth at top settings. I’m spoiled.
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User Info: arleas

arleas
5 months ago#2
If I had to question one thing on your build, it'd be why you have a freesync monitor and an nVidia card, unless you got a great deal on the monitor and just haven't gotten around to trying it with an AMD card...

Really there isn't much you can upgrade without having to change everything else so you might as well try to find the best AMD card you can get and see if you can get the most out of that freesync monitor.
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Mr_Biscuit
5 months ago#3
arleas posted...
If I had to question one thing on your build, it'd be why you have a freesync monitor and an nVidia card, unless you got a great deal on the monitor and just haven't gotten around to trying it with an AMD card...

Really there isn't much you can upgrade without having to change everything else so you might as well try to find the best AMD card you can get and see if you can get the most out of that freesync monitor.

You nailed it. Monitor was the most recent addition and it was a (relatively) cheap massive upgrade. I’d like an AMD card eventually. Is there one you’d recommend?

Or, alternatively, if you don’t think my build is lacking, any idea why I’m not able to max stuff out?
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mucloud
5 months ago#4
You need either a R9 390x or a Rx 580 either GPU will do you
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User Info: arleas

arleas
5 months ago#5
Mr_Biscuit posted...
if you don’t think my build is lacking, any idea why I’m not able to max stuff out?

I don't really see any reason why you'd see stuttering unless it was just an issue with the game itself and maybe drivers would fix it... I'm not an expert on the AMD cards so I couldn't begin to tell you which one you should get.

As for maxing stuff out, the 970 is kinda old for that now... I think the 1060 is supposed to be on par with the 970, so you can see how it's slipping a bit. In any case, maybe the freesync thing will help with the stutter/jitter issue?
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halomonkey1_3_5
5 months ago#6
Mr_Biscuit posted...
Even max settings World of Warcraft is pretty jittery, which seems a little weird. I know they’ve updated the engine a ton, but it’s still based off 2004 tech...

The engine basically limited to a single core and they massively increased the "max" settings with Legion(or was it in WoD? idk but it was recent). The old max is now 7/10 and the new max will bring even a 7700k/8700k at 5GHz to its knees in some areas(mostly areas w/lots of grass/clutter).

but in general a 970 isnt going to cut it at 1440p on new games. A 1070 is more apt for modern 1440p games, but w/Freesync you could try to angle for Vega 56 if you can find out at MSRP.
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User Info: Chass1990

Chass1990
5 months ago#7
yea, MMOs are typically CPU intensive rather than GPU intensive and older MMOs are typically limited to one or two cores. Additionally, when it comes to MMOs, performance is tied to the server hosting the game and the connection to that server too. If the server is being slammed by a spike in players or there's a huge amount of players in a single area, you'd see performance drops like jitter and lag (which is why it's really prevalent in popular cities and raid events in most MMOs, especially if it's not instanced). If your connection to that server is being rerouted a bunch of times, again you'd see these sorts of issues also (which is why there are applications out there like WTFast)
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