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My rig : Gigabyte GTX 770 2gb, Z87X-OC, i5 4670k (@3.4ghz),1600mhz DDR 3 Vengeance 8gb, Samsung 840 120gb SSD, WD Black Caviar HDD 1TB, Corsair TX 750w

Currently with everything maxed out on nvidia control panel with override antialiasing, 16x (Antisotropic filtering) and 8x Super Sampling for (antialiasing transparency) aswell as 32xCSAA AntiAliasing, I get only 40-50fps

With application controlled setting for antialiasing and 4x Supersampling for antialiasing transparency with ingame settings 8x AA + 16x Antisotropic filtering, I get 50-60 fps.\

Is it my cpu? MSI Afterburner shows 99% gpu usage at peak and windows (ctrl+alt+del) performance monitor showed 60-70% cpu usage only

I find it hard to believe that this gpu would struggle, seeing as many reviews have skyrim benchmarked at 90fps avg and 75 or so fps minimum

Im using 1080p and 60hz
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Depends where you are at. Looking over Whiterun from Dragonsreach drops me to 30 to 40 frames. In cities I get 50+, and any dungeon/house/closed environment, I'm locked at 60

That's why I ignore anyone who uses Skyrim benchmarks. Also: I'm running about 20 mods now, they aren't that big, but they add a lot of scripts
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It might have something to do with the amazingly large and unnecessary amounts of AA you have applied?
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It might have something to do with the amazingly large and unnecessary amounts of AA you have applied?

lol, this. Just use in-game AA including FXAA, it looks practically perfect. Though if, for some reason, you aren't using many mods, you should be able to get away with 2x transparency supersampling.

At 1080p with my inferior PC, I get 40-60 FPS using all of these mods with Quality ambient occlusion. With ambient occlusion set to Performance, I get 50-60 FPS. This is also using frame rate limiter set to 60 FPS.
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The best policy for Skyrim is to keep it running at the V-Sync imposed limit of 60fps as often as possible.

8xMSAA and 16xHQAF is where you want to be with a 770. A 780 can't even maintain 60fps with 4xTraSSAA (1920x1080), so you don't want to be attempting any of that.

FXAA is hideous, so I wouldn't recommend that.

Note that with that CPU you will still see occasional sub-60 framerates even if you're never GPU limited. Some parts of the game are terribly CPU bound like Markarth City and certain areas of forest in The Rift.
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Currently with everything maxed out on nvidia control panel with override antialiasing, 16x (Antisotropic filtering) and 8x Super Sampling for (antialiasing transparency) aswell as 32xCSAA AntiAliasing, I get only 40-50fps

Yep, there's your problem. WAY too much AA if you want to crank 60+ FPS.

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