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AMD FX 8320+GTX 770 Low FPS in Skyrim

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  • AMD FX 8320
  • Low FPS
  • Gtx 770
  • Video Games
  • FPS
  • Skyrim
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July 30, 2014 7:32:58 AM

Okay so for the past two days I've been trying to get Skyrim to run at 60 fps but it wont. I keep jumping around in fps from 60 all the way down to 20. Its never a stable fps unless I'm inside then I get smooth gameplay. I've set everything to LOW and even turned shadows completely off, and still I would get dips(MAKES NO SENSE AT ALL). I'm able to play Battlefield 4, Assassins Creed: Black Flag, etc.. On High-Ultra no overclocks just fine 45-60 fps. Please guide me!

My Specs Are:
CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

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July 30, 2014 7:41:11 AM

StraightSteezy said:
Okay so for the past two days I've been trying to get Skyrim to run at 60 fps but it wont. I keep jumping around in fps from 60 all the way down to 20. Its never a stable fps unless I'm inside then I get smooth gameplay. I've set everything to LOW and even turned shadows completely off, and still I would get dips(MAKES NO SENSE AT ALL). I'm able to play Battlefield 4, Assassins Creed: Black Flag, etc.. On High-Ultra no overclocks just fine 45-60 fps. Please guide me!

My Specs Are:
CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply


I believe its because all of those other games you listed are capable to use all 8 cores of your FX-8320(I'm not sure about AC:BF, but I know BF4 uses all cores), whereas Skyrim only uses 2 cores and single core performance of the FX-8320...You'd get more performance out of Skyrim just using an i3. I always hate saying this because I don't want to sound like a true Intel fanboy, but I always just do my research and go for the cheapest price/performance ratio, so I don't just stick to one company. As much as I love AMD, their processors are just not meant for gaming. They're more reliable when it comes to heavy CPU tasks like video rendering and other things. You would get a lot higher FPS on your games if you used an Intel processor. I'm not sure if the 8320 can do so, but in this case you'd just be better off OC'ing your 8320.
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July 30, 2014 8:05:37 AM

Yea but it still doesn't make any sense when I see other folks that have way cheaper setups running it much smoother than me with higher fps, including mods..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK69u4lqywk&feature=you...
check this video, I have everything completely maxed and this is how it turns out, recording with shadowplay and no hi res textures just the dlcs.
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July 31, 2014 1:55:30 AM

Nevermind, you guys were completely right. For some odd reason it was clocking down my card to 1.4ghz and now I just overclocked it to 4.2ghz and its steady 60fps everywhere. :D 
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