- The new update helps exploit multithreaded AMD CPU performance.
- The update increases the frame rate performance of the game by 35 percent at 1080p.
If you are one rocking an AMD CPU and play World of Warcraft, then there is good news for you. There is an update to the game that brings a much required boost to the performance. One of the bottlenecks as far as hardware goes in World of Warcraft is CPU utilisation. The game has suffered from a lack of multi threaded support. With the new 8.1 patch, Tides of Vengeance, the game sees a 35% improvement in frame rates at 1080p. Before the patch, AMD recorded an average frame rate of 43.2 fps and 42.7 fps with the Ryzen 5 2500X, Ryzen 7 2700X CPU’s respectively. These frame rates jumped to 58.1 fps, and 58.2 fps respectively after the 8.1 patch. The rig used to test the game sported 16GB of DDR4 RAM, GeForce GTX 1080 GPU, and a Samsung 850 Evo SSD. The OS of choice was of course Windows 10 x64 bit.