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post #11 of 16
9970 will probably be 50%+ faster than 7870 XT if it performs in GTX 780 levels.
BTW which ENB do you use? I use RealVision ENB and IMO it is the most balanced between frame-rate and looks.
Trying to turn off fps killers such as Ambient Occlusion can help greatly at increasing your frame-rate.
I also agree with the above posters that you are running through a CPU bottleneck in this game especially in crowded places such as Whiterun, so overclocking the CPU might be useful too.
Edited by HeadlessKnight - 8/29/13 at 12:40pm
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That's the thing, I just loaded at the tree of FPS raping and I sit at 40fps with spikey 50% CPU, yol nah kesh all the way down to the gate next to your house and then came back to post...50% spikey CPU throughout, dunno 30-60 fps (edit: I didnt notice a slowdown i was trying to aim my shout!) i didn't check min max as I kinda flew (TGM) i was just running a quick check. 2GB cards as you can see but no ENB as I can't be ersed faffing around with it I just play the damn game

Older drivers, stuttery mess with the new frame pacing ones doh.gif

edit2: i'll stick it on for a half hour if you really want and give you real world figures...i could go finish the war, that should be taxing
Edited by Spacedinvader - 8/29/13 at 12:48pm
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Originally Posted by Spacedinvader View Post

CPU is around at 50% on my rig playing Skyrim....

it could be maxing one or two of your threads though, leaving your other threads completely free. If a game maxed out a single thread on a quad core, it'd only say 25% utilization, though it'd still be a CPU bottleneck
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I have Realvision ENB too, the full version dropped my framerate to 23fps whereas the performance version (with most stuff except Ambient occlusion and sun rays enabled) I can get 40fps usually, 20fps in crowded areas. Also you need to remove the "Ignore loading screens" - all mine had horrible aliasing that the edgeAA option fixed in a heartbeat.

Skyrim was stuttering quite often before I OC'ed, now it's running much more smoothly (still far from ideal). I've got numerous multi-threading tweaks so I run one core 100%, another 80%, another 60%, and the rest are low.

But only 50%? I was hoping for a lot more.
post #15 of 16
Unless there is someone that already has a 9970 and can do benchmarks no one can answer that question for you . You will have to wait till the release in Oct. (I think, correct me if I'm wrong)
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Let me teleport to the future and find out for you.

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