Originally Posted by Raephen
I guess that depends on the game.
In my case with Skyrim, I had bouncing clocks with my single 290. But that was powerplay at work. With my new 144Hz monitor, it's max clocks all the time.
(But I had another issue now: Skyrim is a console port and doesn't like high fps at fracking high image quality - it's max assigned memory is easily swamped by the high-res textures
. I'm running an enb now with a 4GB memory hack, but I liked vanilla high-res graphics, so I'm still looking for a good solution... But since it seems game-engine related, I suspect that's no easy task
There are ways around it. You can tweak the .ini files (look on google for guides, they're everywhere) to up the cache sizes and other things to make the game more stable. I'm currently running 40+ texture packs and 100+ mods and I regularly see ~3.5gb VRAM usage rarely have crashes.
Another thing you can do is to create a bashed patch with WryeBash, if you use mods. You can find WryeBash on the Skyrim Nexus, I believe.
Don't use Bethesda's HD texture pack, it's riddled with bugs and errors, and modders have made much more extensive, higher quality packs.
Lastly you can mess with ENB's memory manager settings. To do this go to your Skyrim root folder and open up ENBseries.ini. There should be an entire section labeled [Memory]. The settings are pretty self explanatory, for example for VRAM you'd set 4096. You can also use the unsafe memory hacks, that actually helps.
I've done a lot of modding for both Fallout games and Skyrim, so I'm pretty familiar with how to make these games stable. If you have any questions let me know, if you want I can send you my .ini configurations.
I also recommend you download this text file from the Nexus, it has a lot of good information in it on how to make your game run smoother.