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ENB and with Shadows at Ultra will see dips in places like Riverwood, etc. Overclocking your CPU will help more than overclocking your GPU, especially if using an ENB profile. Skyrim generally utilizes the CPU more.

Check out the guide in my sig which has some useful information on optimization to help improve your experience.

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This is in Riverwood also using RealVision ENB (Full) with a first generation i7 @ 4 GHz which is slower than i5 4670K. Sure the GPU is different but only with the mods mentioned above getting average of 30 fps in not normal. I am also using Flora Overhaul and have Lush grass and trees installed.
It is 60 fps for the most part and rarely drops below that. I am also using Adaptive V-sync in Nvidia's control panel, with AA/ AF set to Off as the author of the ENB suggested ...
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How many total mods are you running? Right now I have 109 Plugins and other mods not listed on the load order. That can be a factor in the FPS drops.

My average FPS is typically 55-60 FPS while playing; the most common numbers being 59.1 & 60.1. If I was averaging 30 FPS I would have removed many of my mods to increase frame rate.

Here are two pics I just took 10-15 minutes ago:



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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lifeshield View Post

ENB and with Shadows at Ultra will see dips in places like Riverwood, etc. Overclocking your CPU will help more than overclocking your GPU, especially if using an ENB profile. Skyrim generally utilizes the CPU more.


Check out the guide in my sig which has some useful information on optimization to help improve your experience.

It certainly seems like that the CPU is the source of the FPS loss. I need to get some rest right now so I will have to read your guide later on today.
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It doesn't make sense that a GPU intensive ENB like RealVision to be mostly CPU bottlenecked. The 780 with a demanding enb such as RealVision (Full) doesn't have enough power to give 60 fps constant all the time. Overclocking the GPU might help increasing your fps. There are only four options, either to reduce ENB settings , to get rid of the ENB it completely, to overclock the GPU or to accept your current framerate. Overclocking your i5 4670K will not give you much increase as with the ENB you are mostly GPU limited anyway.

You can also try this in NVIDIA Control Panel which might decrease the input lag when fps goes below 60 fps.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Set Maximum Pre-renderd frames to "1" .
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It is the CPU that is causing the frame drops. I'm on mobile now, give me a few and ill explain
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AcEsSalvation View Post

It is the CPU that is causing the frame drops. I'm on mobile now, give me a few and ill explain

It is the GPU and here it is why.
GTX 780 Ti SC ACX @ 967 MHz, i7 870 @ 3.4 GHz (Click to show)
GTX 780 Ti SC ACX @ 967 MHz, i7 870 @ 4.0 GHz (Click to show)
GTX 780 Ti SC ACX @ stock (1137 MHz), i7 870 @ 3.4 GHz (Click to show)

GTX 780 Ti SC ACX @ stock (1137 MHz), i7 870 @ 4.0 GHz (Click to show)

As you can see increasing the CPU frequency from 3.4 GHz to 4.0 GHz (17.7% OC) yielded 0% increase in fps. While clocking the 780 Ti from 967 MHz to 1137 MHz increased the fps by about 17%.
His CPU is even better than my CPU at stock so I don't know where all this CPU bottleneck came from, I know shadows on Ultra are CPU intensive but the 4670K even at stock is more than enough to handle it for the most part and easily give 60 fps in the areas the OP mentioned .
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post #28 of 74
In your screen shots, you GPU is at 99%, meaning it is the bottleneck. When he was done playing, his GPU peaked at 91%, meaning the CPU hit it's limit before the GPU (bottleneck).

The reason why this is possible is the code used in Skyrim is terrible. It only uses two threads and is an old instruction set. When you see your frames drop in certain ares, it is the engine loading in AI, and then starting to process the scripts. I have no proof of this, but I've heard that it also loads a few tasks on the CPU that should be processed by the GPU. If you take coding that's meant for GPUs to process and force it on the CPU, you will lose a lot of performance.

Everyone's scenario will be different, like shown in this thread. The OP has enough GPU power to make his CPU the bottleneck, while someone else has a GPU bottleneck. And then there is me: I have CPU bottleneck, but I have a lot of scripting mods, as well as a GPU heavy texture mod. My Skyrim mod list may be smaller than others, but it is both CPU and GPU demanding.
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HeadlessKnight, I am using the RealVision ENB Atmospheric Performance version right now. I originally tried the full version before and I noticed that the FPS was a bit lower when exploring new areas, etc. I am not sure what is the difference between the Performance and Full versions but you are probably correct that the GPU reached 100% usage. However, after comparing the Performance and Full versions, I cannot tell the difference between them so I decided to use the Performance version for now. If I wanted to use the full version, you could be right that the GPU could use a boost with an OC. However I am not sure it is worth it for the Full version.

So AcE, are you suggesting I should think about OC my CPU?

My main question is Riverwood a demanding area for Skyrim? Or are there other locations that demand more FPS, especially with Climates of Tamriel installed? I want to straighten this issue first before I start my first play throug, in case of crashes, etc.
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Riverwood may be a demanding area. I'm not a programmer or coder, so I couldn't say for sure. I know there is a lot of AI in that area, and almost all of them have an interactive script (blacksmith works forge, Faendal {I think} chops wood, etc). In cities, the issue is mainly loading everything in the area at once with AI/scripting. There are a lot more factors as well, but to answer your last couple questions:

Different areas are more demanding for different reasons. My GPU spike in Morthal with all the water and the wooden buildings (two things my texture pack has changed). Meanwhile in cities like Whiterun, or more specifically, looking at Whiterun from Dragonsreach, my CPU becomes an obvious bottleneck. At 40-50 FPS while my GPU is about 50% usage, it's easy to determine.
And crashes will only occur if there is a scripting issue between mods, or if the game gets unexpected code. You won't crash due to a frame dip. You can crash during a frame dip however, but only if there is bad code. I've crashed during a frame dip, but that was a mod acting up.
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Some 2.5in 1TB drive Stock Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Corsair TX850 
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Cooler Master HAF 
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i7-960 Gigabyte X58 ADATA 2x2GB 1600C9 1.65V-1.5V Generic DVD 
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Asetek 510LC Linux with pfSense in VM Some generic 1280x1024 Generic 
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Corsair Carbide 400R Generic 
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