Wow using nvidia beta 310.14 thread optimized drivers
Good news for nvidia users, I just tried out the latest beta nvidia drivers 310.14 that have threaded optimization and they do make very measureable impact on performance if you enable that feature.
This is using drivers from the bleeding edge xorg-edgers PPA so use at your own risk. Eventually they should hit the X-updates PPA.
Info taken from the botton of:
Launch command I used:
LD_PRELOAD="libpthread.so.0 libGL.so.1" __GL_THREADED_OPTIMIZATIONS=1 wine wow.exe -opengl
Using System Monitor, Wow.exe now uses about 134% cpu instead of 100% without optimizations enabled. Also history of cpu core usage is flat instead of alternating up and down.
I don't have anyway to compare it with the old rGL patch since it stopped working for me when MOP launched.
I don't have guildwars 2 but if someone who does wants to test this out and inform GW2 users this maybe what they've been waiting for.
Dell Latitude D630 - 4GB RAM - 128GB SSD - Nvidia Quadro NVS 135M - Intel 4965 wireless - DVD/CDRW - bluetooth - fingerprint reader