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post #21 of 50
I would try a new driver.
I'm using 11.9 and get around 45 fps average with everything set to ultra and self shadowing set on in the config file.
It is smooth though, fraps showed a min of 35 which is enough to keep things sweet.
Edit: Res 1920 x 1200
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What is the setting you tweaked in the .ini file for shadows?
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bTreesReceiveShadows=1
bDrawLandShadows=1
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My XT wont bloody power down! Damn you IBM

Oh yeah the game doesnt have a in game v-sync option. Tomshardware had to do a manoevre to switch it off. Try forcing it off by using the driver and CCC. I know v-sync got the problem sometimes cutting your fps in half. Other option is to enable trippe buffering but thats a last resort
Edited by LuiKangBakinPie - 11/13/11 at 9:20am
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Try new drivers first before you get a new CPU thumb.gif
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I guess the King is too old, I need a new Heir to the throne. A sad day. I almost developed and emotional attachment to this CPU... lol

people marry cats, maybe you could marry your CPU and call the replacement the kid?
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Skyrim isn't a CPU demanding game.
Perhaps it would be if it used more than two cores.
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post #28 of 50
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Skyrim isn't a CPU demanding game.
Perhaps it would be if it used more than two cores.

Does't mean the load on those cores isn't high, in which case per-core IPC would matter a lot.

I'd also say it's the CPU. I'm running maxed settings @ 1080p with my 5850 and PII x6 @ 3.6 GHz. Not sure what the FPS is, but it's smooth and definitely not choppy at all. Same with a friend with a GTX 260 and PII x6 @ 3.8 GHz.
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Skyrim isn't a CPU demanding game.
Perhaps it would be if it used more than two cores.

rolleyes.gif

Most games don't really take advantage of more than two cores. Its also just one benchmark, probably a timedemo. I wouldn't draw too many conclusions from it.

The game scales great with cpu horsepower.

Here is what I saw when overclocking my i5 2500k in my modded Fallout New Vegas install.

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It would also scale great if the engine used more than one core to feed the graphics card.
IPC is the main reason Skyrim runs much better on SB.
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