This cvar sets the maximum FPS of a wow window while VSync is off (disabled). Just because you set this cvar to a certain value, it doesn't mean you'll see that fps depending on your machine's hardware.
This cvar defaults to 0 - which means it won't create a maximum fps, but the game engine has a soft cap of 200fps. However it can be changed to get better computer performance, or limit your FPS if your machine is getting close to overheating.
- Set to wow's softcap (200 fps)
Changing this setting
In-game, type the following
/console maxfps setting
Alternatively, you can exit wow, open the Config.wtf file, and add the following line:
SET maxfps setting
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