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Having poor performance in some games with crossfire, scaling or software issue?

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I'm not really impressed with the performance I've been getting with my cards lately. My performance in BF3 is fine maxed out, I get very nice FPS sometimes hitting as high as 90s, never dips below 55ish in intense situations. However, in the recent games I've been playing the most (Saints Row The Third and Skyrim) my performance is rather poor. In Skyrim I never get higher than 60 due to its stupid VSync cap I can't seem to get around, and in Saints Row I have VSync disabled and I still never get really close or higher than mid 60s for FPS. Usually hanging around 50s and dip to mid 30s.

Is there just poor scaling in those games or is it a software issue? I'm on the latest drivers and application profiles since I just got my mobo / drive back from RMA and just put everything to its latest.
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Not to sound like a dick but do some research on skyrim. It is heavily cpu bound, almost any card can max it out, also their is a way to remove vsync in skyrim but i wont tell how since it makes the game worse.
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Not to sound like a dick but do some research on skyrim. It is heavily cpu bound, almost any card can max it out, also their is a way to remove vsync in skyrim but i wont tell how since it makes the game worse.

..I don't get your post. I have a 2600k, so it shouldn't be bottlenecked whatsoever if that's what you're trying to say. Also, you didn't sound mean or anything.. headscratch.gif
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..I don't get your post. I have a 2600k, so it shouldn't be bottlenecked whatsoever if that's what you're trying to say. Also, you didn't sound mean or anything.. headscratch.gif

What he is saying is that if you do research you will find that a 2600k bottlenecks skyrim. Overclock it to like 4.5ghz to see fps increases.

It's probably because its a console port. They usually need more cpu horsepower.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/skyrim-performance-benchmark,3074-9.html
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How does a 2600k bottleneck Skyrim? I'm not defending my processor, so excuse me if it sounds like that, I just don't get how exactly.
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Skyrim needs more patches. There really isn't anything to add to that sentence. It's neither the drivers nor is the 2600K too weak.

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Skyrim needs more patches. There really isn't anything to add to that sentence. It's neither the drivers nor is the 2600K too weak.

It's a shame. It's such an incredible game, definitely by far the best game I've played in the longest time. Just wish it ran smoother for me.
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It's a shame. It's such an incredible game, definitely by far the best game I've played in the longest time. Just wish it ran smoother for me.


There's a tweak guide for it on geforce.com. It can help performance, particularly the shadow tweaks.

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the reason why you get low fps is because skyrim only uses 2 cores on any cpu. The shadows are rendered on the cpu which should be rendered by the gpu, this causes the major slowdowns. Changing the LOD will increase the fps. Also use the 4gb client which allows skyrim to use more then 2GB of ram which solves alot of crashes and texture problems.
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There's a tweak guide for it on geforce.com. It can help performance, particularly the shadow tweaks.

Hmm, well, GeForce is nVidia, no? Or is it a guide for ATI as well. Mind linking?
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