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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.

It's the reason why many games run better on SB tongue.gif
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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.

It's the reason why many games run better on SB tongue.gif
No doubt.
Point is, the CPU is being underutilized.
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No doubt.
Point is, the CPU is being underutilized.

Just like in most games, you had to have known that an i5 750 would have been a better gaming cpu when you bought that Phenom 2 x6.
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No doubt.
Point is, the CPU is being underutilized.

Just like in most games, you had to have known that an i5 750 would have been a better gaming cpu when you bought that Phenom 2 x6.
Oh yeah, but I don't really game much on this computer.
GPGPU and folding from time to time.
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Oh yeah, but I don't really game much on this computer.
GPGPU and folding from time to time.

thumb.gif Thats where that cpu excels.
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Skyrim isn't a CPU demanding game.
Perhaps it would be if it used more than two cores.

Its a port. That means a badly optimized game. Its cpu dependent as overclocking the cpu yield performance increases. All emulation software is like that and thats what a port is a emulation
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Some reason Ultra doesn't work well for me at all, I only get about 10-15 Fps haven't figured out what causes it but generally I keep 60fps on High.
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With all this talk about Skyrim being so easy to run, I'm a little disappointed with the performance of my 5870. I was expecting, the way everyone's been talking, that my rig would max this game out with ease. At Ultra, even without AA, I'm getting an average of 30-45 fps, and it's very choppy. I don't think my drivers are the problem (11.6) as I run BF3 on high with ease. Is this occurring for anyone else?

I don't get it, how can you regard 30-45 to be choppy? I find anything over 30 proper smooth...

Anyway just thought I would share my performance. I have a 5870 and can run it at 45-60 frame rates (mostly very high 50's) with everything turned on and maxed at 1080p resolution. I am very happy with the performance. I am not sure why others are having a problem, I don't know much about hardware tbh maybe because of my processor (2600) the game is running better for me?
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no problems over here with my rig , maxed out 1080p with AA i get a solid 50-60FPS .. lowest i have seen was 40FPS but thats only on odd occasions and its still smooth . I could back off with the settings but i dont wanna biggrin.gif

the game is gorgeous i love just wondering around , trying to get the mammoths to chase me on the horse haha biggrin.gif im not really good with these kind of games i just enjoy the graphics .
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Some reason Ultra doesn't work well for me at all, I only get about 10-15 Fps haven't figured out what causes it but generally I keep 60fps on High.

Something is very wrong there , im getting 60fps most of the time ..

update your drivers ?

to the OP update your drivers also , i dont know why you would be using 11.6 and expect the best performance on a game thats just released . Im using 11.12 preview drivers and there is no issues what so ever .
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Some reason Ultra doesn't work well for me at all, I only get about 10-15 Fps haven't figured out what causes it but generally I keep 60fps on High.

I second this. I've been seeing people with rigs similar to mine being able to put it on Ultra and get 40-60 FPS at 1080p... I wonder what's wrong frown.gif For now, though, it runs fine on High.

I'm using 11.10 drivers, which gained me a little performance over 11.9.
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