The optimization works only on Windows 10 with DirectX 12 active.
Became known the good news for fans of multiplayer role-playing game World of Warcraft. Currently on the test server Public Test Realm is running the updates under number 8.1, the release of which is on the main servers will be held soon. One of the “chips” the new patch should be optimized for CPUs with more cores/threads. To detect this feature has been an active member of the community of WoW and the author of the mods with the nickname MysticalOS. And then the portal Wowhead tested on different configurations and shared insights.
To begin, we note that the optimization works only on Windows 10 with DirectX 12 active. There are four types of optimizations: two of them are activated automatically when you select DirectX 12, and the remaining two require manual activation using the configuration files. Most likely, they are still in the development stage and may not be included in full in patch 8.1.
Testing was done on two configurations in resolutions of Full HD and Ultra HD 4K. The first computer was tested in Full HD and was equipped with a processor Intel Core i7-8700k@5 GHz, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070, 32 GB of RAM DDR4-3200 and drive 860 Samsung EVO. The second system for 4K included 18-core Core i9-7980XE@3.8 GHz, a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 32 GB of RAM DDR4-2400 and similar solid-state disk.
Activation technologies allowed us to obtain 25% increase in framerate on the first system, and 16% increase in performance in case of using a Core i9-7980XE and GeForce GTX 1080 Ti at a resolution of 3840×2160 pixels.
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