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Old 02-25-2005, 02:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys i was just wandering if any of you guys play WoW because i wanted to know if my BFG FX 5500 is enough to play WoW smoothly on normal settings ...40fps+ mayb?




hmmm.. is it that the higher refresh rates the better? or other way around...thanks for your replies =D
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Old 02-25-2005, 02:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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refresh rate is seperate from FPS, high refresh rate technically means it'd be easier on your eyes and appear smoother, but we're talking on a level pretty undetectable by the human eye. FPS is where it matters, human eye can't detect above like 30-40 beyond that it looks smooth.

Now with that said I'm sure there will be posts 'Oh well I notice difference between 60 and 61 FPS' but it's scientific studies that give us the fact we can't detect beyond 40 or so FPS, so I don't know if it's people trying to seem special or what.

Anyway, I haven't played WoW and the FX 5500 isn't really powerful, but I would pretty much think it should play it as long as you dont want insane high settings.
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Old 02-25-2005, 03:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks nubius.. il make shure to keep it at default settings. so your saying just go ahead increase my refresh rates to 75 even tho i wont notice a total differense. FPS is what matters.. got it nubius, thanks so much man
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HOLY **** i just made it 75 and my eyes are all weird buht OMG i can actualy tell a differense!! its waaaaaaaaaay better!! thanks nubius!!!
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yeah like I said, some people who suffer from eye strain will be able to look at a screen longer without getting a headache with a higher refresh rate. So if your eyes dont bother you it generally wont matter, but yeah higher FPS = smoother gameplay of course so that's what you want to strive for.

You OC that 5500?

My 5700 is dying never again will I buy chaintech, had to RMA the first one, only had this card like...7 months or so and it's dying

CRAP I tell ya

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hmm i have played it once with my x800 but im sure it shud run fine with the default settings but the game is retarted its a waiste of $$ and its boring
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nah i didnt oc my video card. well actually its a BFG FX5500 OC and it comes already oc. Originialy its 270 then they oced to 290. Any more then that i see black random things appear on my screen when i play games, lol. I dont even notice a fps difference when i oc and it crashes too much. Lol BFG isn that good for your money. eVGA or PNY !

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i think its a a sweet game...the requirements arent really to high either...i know some1 that runs it fairly smooth with a 64 MB intergrated vid card on an e-machine..u shood be alright tho
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