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This is a follow-up on the previous "5 awesome tweaks" guide by nvidia. This guide is very detailed and examines tons of performance differences and enhancments for skyrim. It is quite long and very detailed so I didn't bother to quote anything, you just have to check it out for yourself.

Thanks to nvidia for making such a clear and detailed guide. It really is almost too detailed, the guide covers everything.

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Note that this guide is made by nvidia but the tweaks apply to anyone, AMD and Nvidia users.
    
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I'm starting to want my next 'good' card to be an Nvidia one. I've always been an AMD/ATI person but they seem to put a lot more effort into their support than ATI. I'm starting to feel like my grandparents and their store loyalty/dogmatism. x_x

 

Didn't realize so many settings didn't have as much of an impact as you'd imagine. By increasing the distance of a lot of things and putting on a little AA it looks much better than at a higher texture setting and none of that stuff. Only at a distance though, once I get near something it looks like it is made out of laminated cardboard.

 

 

Looking forward to getting a used 6950/560ti come January so I don't have to deal with this type of stuff as much.


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I'm starting to want my next 'good' card to be an Nvidia one. I've always been an AMD/ATI person but they seem to put a lot more effort into their support than ATI. I'm starting to feel like my grandparents and their store loyalty/dogmatism. x_x

Didn't realize so many settings didn't have as much of an impact as you'd imagine. By increasing the distance of a lot of things and putting on a little AA it looks much better than at a higher texture setting and none of that stuff.


Looking forward to getting a used 6950/560ti come January so I don't have to deal with this type of stuff as much.

IMO, AMD and Nvidia hardware is usually pretty on par with eachother but I stick with nvidia because they release new drivers pretty often and seem to have much better support.
    
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IMO, AMD and Nvidia hardware is usually pretty on par with eachother but I stick with nvidia because they release new drivers pretty often and seem to have much better support.

 

Performance wise they seem to trade blows all over the place. Especially when looking at the frame times. I'll probably just get whatever has a better price/performance...

 

I am leaning towards Nvidia though as the cards are much better at Folding@Home and I don't think I want to abuse my CPU.

 

Edit: I can't believe no one else has responded to this thread yet.

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Performance wise they seem to trade blows all over the place. Especially when looking at the frame times. I'll probably just get whatever has a better price/performance...

I am leaning towards Nvidia though as the cards are much better at Folding@Home and I don't think I want to abuse my CPU.

Edit: I can't believe no one else has responded to this thread yet.

There probably too busy playing Skyrim.
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This is a follow-up on the previous "5 awesome tweaks" guide by nvidia. This guide is very detailed and examines tons of performance differences and enhancments for skyrim. It is quite long and very detailed so I didn't bother to quote anything, you just have to check it out for yourself.
Thanks to nvidia for making such a clear and detailed guide. It really is almost too detailed, the guide covers everything.
Guide
Note that this guide is made by nvidia but the tweaks apply to anyone, AMD and Nvidia users.

The guide wasn't made by Nvidia. It was made by Koroush from tweakguides.com. The credit should go to him.
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Just found this browsing on google. Awesome guide, now I don't have to randomly play around with the .ini file. Got Skyrim looking great and still managing 30-60 fps pretty much everywhere.
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There probably too busy playing Skyrim.

I actually was...lol
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Performance wise they seem to trade blows all over the place. Especially when looking at the frame times. I'll probably just get whatever has a better price/performance...

I am leaning towards Nvidia though as the cards are much better at Folding@Home and I don't think I want to abuse my CPU.

Edit: I can't believe no one else has responded to this thread yet.

AMD will have better price/performance for the time being. If you want to be able to play games (for the most part) without crashing when they come out, go with Nvidia. They actually care about having drivers ready that work on/before the release of games.
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I actually was...lol
AMD will have better price/performance for the time being. If you want to be able to play games (for the most part) without crashing when they come out, go with Nvidia. They actually care about having drivers ready that work on/before the release of games.

People always say this but I have had an AMD/ATi card since the HD 4xxx series and havent had any problems. At one point I had GTX 295s and took them right back within a week [horrid experience]. It really depends on your whole machine not just the GPU.

Also, I used to play lots of Skyrim but then I took an arrow to the knee.
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People should post screens and their .ini changes.
    
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