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I noticed that Alt+Tab has a bad recovery time. I can go to desktop in a blink, but when I hit the Skyrim icon on taskbar or Alt+tab select Skyrim to go back in game, it's anywhere from 20 to 45 seconds or more before seeing the game (although the sounds return immediately).

Hey has anyone seen a Thread comparing user FPS and settings... kind of like a benchmark thread for Skyrim?

I run 2 GTX 560Ti 384 cores in SLI at Ultra settings with FXAA enabled and get 60 - 74 FPS at 1600x1080.
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I noticed that Alt+Tab has a bad recovery time. I can go to desktop in a blink, but when I hit the Skyrim icon on taskbar or Alt+tab select Skyrim to go back in game, it's anywhere from 20 to 45 seconds or more before seeing the game (although the sounds return immediately).
Hey has anyone seen a Thread comparing user FPS and settings... kind of like a benchmark thread for Skyrim?
I run 2 GTX 560Ti 384 cores in SLI at Ultra settings with FXAA enabled and get 60 - 74 FPS at 1600x1080.

For the alt+tab issue, just hold it down and click on skyrim when the window pops up. Or alt+tab over to it twice and it will load right back up.
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I noticed that Alt+Tab has a bad recovery time. I can go to desktop in a blink, but when I hit the Skyrim icon on taskbar or Alt+tab select Skyrim to go back in game, it's anywhere from 20 to 45 seconds or more before seeing the game (although the sounds return immediately).
Hey has anyone seen a Thread comparing user FPS and settings... kind of like a benchmark thread for Skyrim?
I run 2 GTX 560Ti 384 cores in SLI at Ultra settings with FXAA enabled and get 60 - 74 FPS at 1600x1080.

For the alt+tab issue, just hold it down and click on skyrim when the window pops up. Or alt+tab over to it twice and it will load right back up.

Hmmm... I'll try that, all though I think I tried multiple tab overs already...

I remember that I used to have this problem with Day of Defeat back in the day..
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Another way around it is Alt-Tab -> Ctrl-Alt-Del -> Esc.

 

As for benchmarks, on my sigrig, I have every graphical mod from S.T.E.P (and then some), FXAA Injector, TESVAL, & Skyboost. I play with a modified ini (Ultra, Shadows on High, no AA, FXAA on, Additional shadows and maximum distance for trees and grass).

 

Lowest I generally hit after the initial loading phase is 40 FPS, normally around 50-60FPS (some pics with FRAPs enabled are below). I get the odd spike in Whiterun or when there's a snowstorm, but nothing turning the FXAA off can't fix (which can give an extra 5-10FPS depending on the area).

 

TESV 2012-01-06 15-04-59-94.bmp

 

TESV 2012-01-06 14-59-56-62.bmp

 

TESV 2012-01-06 15-02-39-64.bmp

 

TESV 2012-01-06 14-58-01-05.bmp

 

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Neither of these enchanting perks seem to work for me:

A. Enchanter - New Enchantments are 40% stronger.
B. Fire Enchanter - enchantments on armour and weapons are 25% stronger.

Example, two of my created and self enchanted daedric weapons currently have 'burns target for 15 points' and one has 'burns target for 12 points'. When I use up my perk on either of perk A or B, the 15 and 12 points doesn't change. I presume they should increase, right?
    
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I thought chant strength went up with chant skill (and amount of hits was based on soul gem size)...
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I've used blacksmithing potions and armour with blacksmith perks, they didn't seem to make a difference for me either.
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I have a question that will make me sound obtuse, but here goes.
To use the FXAA Tool, it's Pause Break while in game to Toggle the Effects on or off? Meaning that when I launch the game, are the FXAA effects Active, or does Pause Break Toggle them On?
I changed my settings to match those that Bradley posted, but, to my eye, I don't see a difference from what it was set at before. Maybe I don't have enough GPU horsepower?
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I guess another question is does the Nvidia Control Panel over-ride the FXAA Tool settings and if so, how does one go around that. I tried hunting down the Skyrim executable through the NV Control Panel Application Tab and couldn't find it in the Steam folder.

Yes the effects are already active.
You have to find the .exe in NVIDIA CP via browse.
Hope this help Grish! Good to see you mate.
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I'm Playing on a GTS 450 on ultra with 60fps @ 1920c1080P thumb.gif Old School Card:) biggrin.gif
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I'm Playing on a GTS 450 on ultra with 60fps @ 1920c1080P thumb.gif Old School Card:) biggrin.gif

How?
I get 40fps average on a 580?

How are you guys doing these blurr screenshots with a large aperture??
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