directx 11 vs directx 9 for WoW

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Hi all,

Sorry if the following has been addressed/discussed elsewhere already.

I have read in some threads over the internet that WoW in directx 11 capable graphics cards may run up to 50% faster. This seems to be quite an exaggeration but in any case my question is the following.

Currently I run WoW on an Nvidia GeForce 230M (512M dedicated RAM, directx 10.1 capable, 3DMark2006 ~5500).

Would an ATI Radeon HD 6470M (512M dedicated RAM, directx 11 capable, 3DMark2006 ~ 5000) supported by a core i-5 compared to the current core 2 duo actully give better gaming performance for WoW? Would directx11 actually compensate for the lower (according to 3DMark2006) general performance?

Thanks in advance for any answer.
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Hi,

You would see better performance with the faster laptop yes. DirectX 11 support will use various memory optimizations to improve game performance overall, so you should see a notable improvement overall over a lower system.
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