[Mac] Fps being lower by 20-30 after 9.0.5 (no addons used)

Big Sur 11.2.3
M1 Mac mini
8 Core CPU, 8 Core GPU
16 GB Memory

Lost between 20/30 fps since 9.0.5 patch (got 60 fps before).

Apologies for stealing your thread Dellerium! From your original post your platform wasn’t clear and most of the replies were for the Mac issue so other threads were already consolidated here. I’ve changed the title back to clear things up. For PC, please use this thread instead:

Same Problem Here … PC user Win10 x64 … GPU 1650s oc … i really feel like i got less fps … 20-40 FPS less maybe … i checked everything drivers are up to date bla bla bla … pfffffff

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Same here PC user .

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Hey guys, can we please keep this thread for the MAC issue!

If you’re on a Windows PC and are having issues, head on over to this thread:

M1 Mac Mini.
Big Sur 11.2.3.
M1 Processor 8 core, gpu 8 core.
8gb Memory.

I have gone from preset 5 running at mostly 60fps to it struggling to stay at 30 open world on the new Shadowlands areas.
Oribos sits around 18-24 fps.

However when I go to Orgrimmar it goes back to 60 but as I approach the portal to return to Oribos the fps start to dip.

I solved my issue.

System settings.

My window size was on default as usual but for some reason the resolution had changed from 1920x1080 to 3840x2160.
I manually set it to 1920x1080 and my fps was back to normal.

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Even on the lowest resolution I can’t get back to the FPS I had before patch :frowning:

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NO definitly not for MAC only!
it’S a performance issue cause of programming i think! or set up a graphic settinc in the background, who does horrible memory leaks…Same problems here on Ryzen 2700x with 2080 super on latest nvidia drivers
and on another pc ryzen 1500x with 1070


At this point since it happens on such a broad range of hardware, I doubt it’s hardware related, Blizzard. Just revert the stupid stealth changes that you’ve made.


why do Blues answer and get a quick fix for mac but pc users are left creating new threads?

I have the same problem, my FPS seems to have dropped by a lot everywhere and everything is choppy. Before patch 9.05 it was perfectly smooth for the past 2 years since I bought this laptop. I updated my Nvidia driver but no change.

I also DON’T have a mac so this is not just affecting mac users. They broke something with 9.05.

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Are we going to have a fix anytime soon?

This is really frustrating, honestly Blizz - please do something.


Files included.

It clearly has something to do with anima conductor stream animations because on my alts in area’s where i did not activated the anima conductor i have no fps issues.
For the instance SoA (and i read SD has the same problem) there is probably a similar animation in the instance.


Same here. I’m on a MacBook Pro 16", 2019.

I don’t have stats before the patch, but the game was perfectly playable. Now I’m getting 3-5 FPS in most SL zones. I’ll have to wait until the issue is fixed until I can play again.


Any news or is Blizz just hoping the threads will die away and remain hidden in some corner of the forum ??


Hey, they did not answer but some minipatch hotfixes are apllied with no efect…
They are trying but is the same how they fixing WW monks bugs… no react to problem but they are working on it…

i have troubles till patch 9.0.5 day… but iam trying to be patient… its bigger problem and affecting a lot of ppl, so bliz cannot die this problem… they cant afford it

M1 macbook Pro
8gb Ram
256gb ssd

I believe they did a small hot fix for the PC versions, I see also a slight increase but not at the standard it was at before.

They did not change a thing, we did not even had to download a patch.
Anima conductors in Aerdenweald, Bastion and Maldraxus still cause severe FPS drops when activated and SoA is still as crap as before…I lost at least 30 fps in this instance…


Luckily they’re is a post in the US Forums now also…both get ignored though…

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I have an iMac 27inch 2017. OSX up to date.

I am also struggling with low FPS since patch 9.0.5.

I immediately updated my addons and that did seem to smooth out some of the world of the problems, but FPS is definitely lower across the board.

Spires of Ascension is a nightmare for me. My FPS is nearly always at 19fps, there are a few points where it goes higher, but very rarely. It does not matter what my graphics settings are (i.e. set to 1 or 5), it does not fix or improve this problem.

It is spoiling the enjoyment of running the instance and is VERY painful on the eyes.

SOA was a problem at the start of the expansion, but wasn’t this bad, and adjusting the graphics settings fixed this problem.