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It's the game. I have a single 550 and still get 60 outside and 30 to 40 in towns... 1080 16af Fxaa on high and ultra

Haven't checked usage tho
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Odd, I'm getting 50-60 FPS consistently on Ultra with everything maxed to the absolute highest for Skyrim. I have a MSI TFIII PE/OC GTX 570, and an i5 2500k running at 4.3ghz. I really think the processor helps a lot, to be honest.

It's odd that I'm getting such better performance for just simply a better CPU. Hmm, I guess that's just how this game works. I've also heard from various sources that Skyrim uses the CPU to generate the shadows? Because of all that, it's most likely your CPU pulling you back.
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Skyrim is a console port, which could be like a VM type thing, which require more CPU power. I did notice a performance increase from going from 3.2 to 4.4
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Good lord, the 550 gets murdered by a freaking 5770?! It's over 20% slower in that bench. And this is supposed to be a $140 card?
What the hell Nvidia?

Hey, don't hate on the 5770! It's served me well this far! smile.gif
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Odd, I'm getting 50-60 FPS consistently on Ultra with everything maxed to the absolute highest for Skyrim. I have a MSI TFIII PE/OC GTX 570, and an i5 2500k running at 4.3ghz. I really think the processor helps a lot, to be honest.
It's odd that I'm getting such better performance for just simply a better CPU. Hmm, I guess that's just how this game works. I've also heard from various sources that Skyrim uses the CPU to generate the shadows? Because of all that, it's most likely your CPU pulling you back.

+1 - He could solve a lot of the issues by just moving the shadow detail down to around 'medium' settings
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post #56 of 92
On a FX-4100 @ 4.6Ghz and GTX 465 @ 850Mhz, I get dips down to ~30 with shadows on ultra. If I dorp shadows down to high its locked at 60 FPS.
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On a FX-4100 @ 4.6Ghz and GTX 465 @ 850Mhz, I get dips down to ~30 with shadows on ultra. If I dorp shadows down to high its locked at 60 FPS.

Not possible... My GTX 550 Ti (slower than 465) gets 60 even with all maxed out... 4xAA
Dips as low as 55-57 at most.
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post #58 of 92
Im not arguing weather or not its possible, this is what I see. I run 4x AA 16 AF 1680x1050. The dips are less severe when the card is unlocked to a GTX 470. (its not unlocked atm due to random post issues when it is)
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Not possible... My GTX 550 Ti (slower than 465) gets 60 even with all maxed out... 4xAA
Dips as low as 55-57 at most.

at what res though?
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I think some people havent been everywhere in Skyrim. My didps are in the dwarven mines/cities. And sometimes it will happen in a highly populated area. New Vegas had serious problems with facial animations bogging the system down.
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