AMD Reports 35% Boost in Battle for Azeroth Performance with Ryzen Processors Under DX12
AMD's Performance is Ryzen!
Published: 11th February 2019 | Source: AMD |
AMD Reports 35% Boost in World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth Performance Under DX12
This major performance boost comes from new multi-threading optimisations within the game's DirectX 12 version, with AMD claiming a boost from 43.2FPS to 58.1 FPS within their testing area when using an AMD Ryzen 5 2500X processor with a Geforce GTX 1080. Similar performance gains were also found with the Ryzen 7 2700X.
Ardent fans of World of Warcraft will know that the game loves processors with high levels of single-threaded performance, making the game's recent multi-threaded changes a godsend to the game's active playerbase, especially for those who take part in large raids or frequently visit high-load locations like the capital cities of Boralas and Dazar'alor.
AMD lists their testing methodology within their article, but it fails to mention the location where they benchmarked the game. However, we do know that they tested the game at 1080p with Level 10 graphics selected.
(Not the best graph in the world AMD. We have references AMD's exact performance data above)
The best part of World of Warcraft's recent DirectX 12 enhancements is the fact that they benefit both AMD and Intel processors, as the changes to the game's code is designed to deliver increased multi-threading, rather than Ryzen specific optimisations. All World of Warcraft players who use multi-threaded processors can benefit from these changes, with the graph above showcasing the impact of the change on a Ryzen quad-core.
We will note here that while this data comes from AMD, their blog post is the work of Erin?Maiorino,?AMD's Marketing Manager for Ryzen Desktop Products. AMD claims that here postings are "her own opinions", though given the fact that this post in on AMD's website we can at a minimum call these findings "officially unofficial". The post even lists performance data from "AMD performance labs", which is pretty much as official as it gets from AMD.
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