Skyrim, Choppy Gameplay?

Hello members of Tom's Hardware, coming at you with another quick question in regards to Skyrim and my FPS.
Currently I am running my game on a 1024x768 Resolution (Highest available for my screen) On High settings, the game is smooth as butter, (Constant 60 FPS), Everything looks very Fluid and realtime. However when I switch the settings to Ultra, Fraps tells me that the game is running at 45-60 Fps and the game is a whole lot choppier as a whole. On high settings I would run through Whiterun with a constant 60 FPS and it would look perfect, but on Ultra I would receive between 30-60 Fps and the game is choppy as hell, no fluidity whatsoever. Is the choppy gameplay normal, between 30 and 60 fps? Thanks Again. My specs are as follows...

Intel Core i7-2600 @ 3.4GHZ (Stock, No Overclock Whatsoever)
AMD Radeon HD 6770 1GB GDDR5 (OEM Reference Card)
8 GB RAM @ 1333MHZ
Seagate Barracuda SATA 1TB HDD @7200RPM
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  1. Hi :)

    Not enough graphics card for Ultra...

    All the best Brett :)
  2. Disable VSync.
  3. Thank you for taking the time out to answer this for me guys. Sunius do you think I would be able to run the game within 30-60 FPS on Ultra smoothly if I disable Vsync?
  4. I don't know that, but if vsync is turned on and you drop below 60 fps, you'll get feeling of choppiness.
  5. Blame the quality Bethesda coders. They sure know how to optimize a game.
  6. make sure your game is up to date (current version is 1.6)
  7. Your videocard is not enough for Ultra settings just go with the default
  8. Thanks everyone I appreciate it
  9. I have the same video card, and i can run it on Ultra with +60 fps, you just have to tweak the files, every pc is unique.
    Adjust these files
    C:\Program Files (x86)\The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim\Skyrim\SkyrimPrefs.ini
    D:\Documents\My Games\Skyrim\Skyrim.ini
    D:\Documents\My Games\Skyrim\SkyrimPrefs.ini

    PS: Start with tweaking the shadows a little bit lower, shadows have a huge impact on you performance
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