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Skyrim on 1080p screen - AA/AF/ETC

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I'm playing skyrim on 1080p screen - how should I set the AA and AF to get the best quality/performance ratio? I mean, I've heard setting AA higher than x4 on my screen is pointless as it only decreases the performance. Is this true, and how about AF in that case?

There's also this setting in the nvidia panel - anisotropic filtering quality...should I set it to quality, or high quality? Does it make any difference?

I have only 1280mb vram, with 4k textures pack the game uses all of it and stutters too often...

And finally, how much can I overclock my cpu to see some real change in skyrim? I now have 4,6ghz, I'm not sure if I can go down without any fps drops.
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You can turn up AF to x16. The performance impact of AF isn't noticeable. As for AA, I think 4x AA should be enough for resolutions 1080p and above. Also, use Optimizer Textures to reduce your 4K textures to 2K. The difference between 2K and 4K isn't the most noticeable and stuttering should be decreased. As for your overclock, 4.6GHz is fine.
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Assuming you have a Core i5 or i7 CPU, and a GTX 470 or 570, you should max out in-game AA including FXAA. Leave AA alone in NVIDIA Inspector or control panel. Set AF to 16x, set ambient occlusion to Performance.

With only 1280MB VRAM, you'll be limited when it comes to textures mods and other graphics mods. Using the texture optimizer like AbdullahG said is probably a good idea.
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