World of Warcraft update adds mult-threaded OpenGL on Intel iMacs

World of Warcraft is the popular online RPG available for both Mac OS X and Windows. The new v 2.01 (aka “Before the Storm” patch) release for Intel Macs, supports multithreaded OpenGL. Multithreaded OpenGL distibutes the processing of complex 3D graphics scenes between multiple processors or multiple processing cores. Blizzard claims that multithreaded OpenGL support can double the performance of World of Warcraft depending on your Mac’s hardware capabilities and the settings specified in the game. The new release also now allows players to accumulate honor points that can be spent like currency to purchase weapons, armor and other precious items.

Dec 05, 2006 | Category: Applications

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