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Ryzen processors are now optimized for both Alliance and Horde in World of Warcraft 

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The Ryzen performance tides are turning in DirectX® 12 for World of Warcraft®!

The latest content update for World of Warcraft®: Battle for Azeroth,  Tides of Vengeance,” not only brought new questlines, missions and expeditions, it also ushered in optimizations for DirectX12 multithreading. This means that the in-game renderer can now use multiple CPU threads. AMD Ryzen™ processor owners raise your main hand high: your game will now run at higher FPS¹ for an even smoother, more enjoyable gaming experience.  


When compared to previous DirectX 12 performance, the multithreaded optimizations provide an average performance boost of up to 35%¹ when gaming at 1080p on Level 10 image quality. This improvement even includes the experience in the bustling new capital cities of Boralas and Dazar’alor   


Let us know your Ryzen experience in World of Warcraft: Battle of Azeroth by tagging us on Twitter with @AMDGaming or @AMDRyzen. 


Learn more about Tides of Vengeance.  



Erin Maiorino, Ryzen Desktop Product Marketing Manager at AMD. Her postings are her own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies, or opinions. Links to third party sites and references to third party trademarks are provided for convenience and illustrative purposes only. Unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such links, and no third party endorsement of AMD or any of its products is implied. 


¹Testing done by AMD performance labs January 4, 2019 on the following system. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Results may vary based on driver versions used. Test configuration: MSI B450 GAMING PLUS Socket AM4 motherboard + Ryzen 5 2500X, 2x8GB DDR4-3200, GeForce GTX  1080 (driver 398.82), Windows 10 x64 Pro (RS4), Samsung 850 SSD. In World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth at 1080p resolution with the settings Level “10,” the Ryzen 5 2500X achieved 43.2 FPS before the update patch, and 58.1 FPS after Patch 8.1 resulting in a performance increase of up to 35%. The Ryzen 7 2700X achieved 42.7 FPS before the update patch, and 58.2 FPS after Patch 8.1 resulting in a performance increase of up to 36%. RZ2-58 

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