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Hey, is Skyrim in DX9 or DX11?

I have a 6950 and I am on DX9. I was wondering how I can use DX11
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Originally Posted by tryceo View Post

Hey, is Skyrim in DX9 or DX11?
I have a 6950 and I am on DX9. I was wondering how I can use DX11

Since it is a port, I would say DX9.
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I'll be paying attention to this thread for the link to your testing; I don't remember a game that has this incredible of a change in FPS due to clock speed and adjacent CPU architectures. I'd be glad to help you give data as well; we're running essentially the same CPU setup, except I dropped mine back down to 3.8GHz w/ speedstep and power-saving features for the winter.
I will say that I think the CPU is playing a big role in this... I can give you a screencap of where I was looking in Morthal; I gained 8 fps, with no visible drop in IQ (with screenshot comparison), from changing shadows from Ultra to High. If I remember correctly, Skyrim offloads all shadows processing to the CPU...

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It may very well turn out to really be a CPU BN thing, but (not sure if you saw my last edit) the thing that confounds me is this Dustin guy on OCN who's getting a full 70fps/99% usage in these same troublesome spots (Here and Here) ...

I don't care what his OC is at, his 2600K cannot possibly be 80% faster than my 930 at 4.0GHz. Its just ... too big of a difference. There has to be something else involved ... some difference in his settings or something ... he's somehow stumble upon the magical solution, but since he never knew about/noticed the issue, he doesn't know what he did to 'fix' it redface.gif

Also, my initial testing of the problem showed (and I'll post it tomorrow) that actually along with the FPS/GPU usage drop in these particular spots, the CPU USAGE ALSO DROPS in these spots (vs. the CPU usage when I simply turn around in the exact same locations, and instantly achieve 100fps)!?!

An observation which is not technically 100% corroborative of the non-CPU BN situation, but, combined with Dustin's success in removing the problem altogether? You can see why I'm skeptical ...
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Mine just happened last night. I fast traveled to the area where Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
the blood dragon is asleep along the top of the word wall at Shearpoint. I didn't know there was a dragon there so that was a surprise. I shot him with an arrow and he flew to where the rocks are piled up. I would hide behind the rocks, pop up and take a shot and duck back down before he could hit me with his breath. Finally killed him and approached the dragon wall where the dragon priest Krosis appeared. This was my 1st encounter with a dragon priest btw. It took awhile but I finally took him out and got the Mask of Krosis.

Pretty cool. The only thing I don't really like about Skyrim is the dragon encounters. I've literary seen like 8-10 random dragons outside the main quest. and I haven't played it that long!

Doesn't help when other characters don't even notice it until it lands in their face and proceeds to F them up.

It's too bad Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
they didn't keep the dragon's to ONLY the main quest. It just seems weird that I can encounter constant dragons yet I never get noticed for it till I do some of the main quest. Cause really, I reached 100 smithing and only did the first few main quest items. Plus, I didn't even see the Grey Beards yet and I was at level 40
but what can you do? Oh well!
Edited by =Tac= - 12/2/11 at 5:58pm
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I read through that thread; my jaw dropped when I saw his performance. Maybe you didn't see his post here; he's running at 4.7GHz. Unless that 2133MHz RAM of his is doing something mighty for Skyrim (might not be a bad testing variable, actually), I don't know.

I don't know if you saw the benchmarking results for CPU scaling; it's reasonable to expect higher framerate from being 700MHz and a faster architecture ahead of ours, but of course, not at the 80% extent we're seeing from Dustin.

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I also did some quick testing of my own. These are with the same NVCP settings as Dustin posted, as well as the same 285.79 drivers (did a clean install of these a few days ago); these are with the LAA workaround, with no performance-changing tweaks/mods to Skyrim. Ultra preset in loader; windowed (fullscreen didn't make a difference).
Ultra Shadows, HT On (Click to show)
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Ultra Shadows, HT Off (Click to show)
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High Shadows, HT On (Click to show)
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So, it doesn't look like it has anything to do with NVCP settings. I gained ~6fps by turning HT off. The last one is to show the effect of turning Shadows from Ultra to High; I gained 7.5fps.

This next one is simply what my Process Monitor showed after a few minutes of running around Solitude fighting guards. It used 3 cores at one point, but liked 2 better. Ignoring that last dip at the end when I was tabbing, it looks like usage was smooth; seeing ~45% average usage. This is solely for the Skyrim process; it isn't murked up by other processes.
CPU Usage (Click to show)
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Edited by EfemaN - 12/2/11 at 8:11pm
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Can you become both a werewolf and vampire? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I just completed the Companion quests and become a werewolf, will the vampires be pissed off at me now? Or can I still do those quests?
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As long as you became a vampire before a werewolf it should be ok. Once you turn into a werewolf, you can no longer turn into a vampire because you resist disease.
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Damn, looks like I'm too late then.
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Is there any way to get rid of this annoying shadow bug?
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so anyone find the cause of this?
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What exactly is that pointing out?
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