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Best Graphics Card for World of Warcraft?


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mrtypr

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Does anyone know a particular Graphics card for World of Warcraft? i know different cards run better for different games. My main game is Wow at the moment and i was thinking about upgrading my graphics card..

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first off, we'd need to know if you need an AGP or a PCI-E graphics card
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Please see the pinned post at the very top of this forum for the video card guide. It depends a lot on what you have, but generally when you upgrade you go 3 level up to get the most benefit.
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PCI
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Please go to the Start menu, Run and type in dxdiag. Once this launches please click on the display tab. Here it will tell us the make/model of your video card.
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This is my system info and info on my current graphics card. So just wondering if there is anything better out there specifically to run games like World of Warcraft better?

cheers


System Information
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Time of this report: 7/23/2007, 00:17:19
Machine name: -------
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: GBT___
System Model: AWRDACPI
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 3.40GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Page File: 924MB used, 3018MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 6600 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0140&SUBSYS_31251458&REV_A2
Display Memory: 128.0 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.8194 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 11/4/2005 18:03:00, 3924096 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: No
WHQL Date Stamp: None
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
Mini VDD Date: 11/4/2005 18:03:00, 3532544 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4200-11CF-EA57-2F1103C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x0140
SubSys ID: 0x31251458
Revision ID: 0x00A2
Revision ID: 0x00A2

Edited by mrtypr, 22 July 2007 - 08:23 AM.

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a 6600gt was a good card in its time, but it might be a time to upgrade. try a relatively cheap 7600gt here
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do u know if its good for WOW
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it'd be great for WoW and most of todays games. WoW will run great at max settings, and if it doesnt, it's not your video card that you needed to upgrade (although i think it is)
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it already runs pretty fine, just sometimes i get a bit of bad fps when im around alot of players and action. Hope a better GFX card will make that even run smooth as!
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the GFX card will help, but it might just be that your internet has a high ping when there is a lot of activity going on.
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na im pretty sure its also FPS, because it tells me my ping and FPS and the FPS goes lower when alot of guys and action are around
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but does your ping go higher?
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na stays the same. If it goes higher due to the server lagging or my internet being slow. I will get high ping even if im not around any players
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not true, your ping could be around 100 normally, but since it has to get pings from the server from 100 people, it takes more bandwidth, and will cause your ping to increase.
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