Originally Posted by mike88931
The reason why I am not so sure a second one would get me that extra 12 fps in really demanding spots is because the 7970 ghz cards I had scales so terribly. I am not sure if thaat is limited to AMD drivers or if skyrim really scales that bad with sli too. But then I ask myself why a 690, which is basically 2 680's seems to scale well. Then I ask again if maybe it is just that nvidia altered the drivers somehow to make it scale so well so 690 skyrim players would not feel liek they wasted money opr something and that 2 680's and therefore titans as well (although titan is admittedly new) would not scale as well.
Majin: You can delete it after you are finished if it tears you up inside, but pirating skyrim is very simple and even today it maintains multiple thousands of seeds due to how many people mess up with harder to install mods and need to re download it (and are too lazy to make a backup lol). I personally do not support pirating of any decent game worth the money, and I have legitimately have bought every elder scrolls/fallout game and dlc since morrowind. Thought I would put that out there. Also you do not need to worry about the mods installation it is as simple as copying the contents of a folder into another, ridiculously easy. Pirating is just as simple (again I do not support it for decent games I usually just use it to see if a game I am unfamiliar with is worth buying or not). If you would be so generous as to grant me this opprotunity just let me know in a comment below. Again, it is REALLY easy.
iMica: 90% of skyrim mods do not affect performance by any noticeable margin. But when you install a high quality ENB like Kyo's, edit your ini's to have shadows on land, grass, trees etc, have your shadowmap res turned to 8k shadows so they don't look pixelated, and have ugrids at 9 along with a grass mod so dense you cannot see the grounds texture, all those grass shadows begin to take a toll and your fps will constantly try to commit suicide. Without the grass I get a constant 60 in MOST areas. With it, well you get the idea. If you want to try it out, here it is: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21525
Looking at those sceenshots I can tell you it looks like a different mod in game. They do not give a good representation of the thickness at all. Lush grass is barren compared to it. Try it in falkreath again with Kyo's ENB and grass shadows and see what happens.
@unseen: I am crossing my fingers for a driver update anywhere near that good lol. 680 tri sli does nto scale appropriately in most games and 2 titans would demolish them in most of the stuff I play. Thanks for the suggestion though. And I will happily send you some awesome screenies when this is all said and done. I actually had my HDD stolen at the airport recently and have yet to venture back into the grasslands yet but I may do it again today =)