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Skyrim detecting graphics as 8800gt instead of 6950

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November 17, 2011 12:57:34 AM

Hello,
I have 2 HD 6950 2gb's in Crossfire. And Skyrim detects my hardware as a single Nvidia 8800 GS with 512mb. This causes the game to run like shite because it isnt properly utilizing my video card/cards at all. Causes the game to run unplayable.
November 17, 2011 1:21:23 AM

Did you try with one card only? I think AMD hasn't released a CF profile for Skyrim yet, but I'm not sure.
November 17, 2011 4:00:29 AM

I have tried with and without crossfire and it still detects my video card as an 8800gs. My card isn't even Nvidia... wtf? This is so weird.
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November 17, 2011 4:08:48 AM

Have you ever had an 8800 on that same OS? If so, is it possible you haven't entirely removed the old drivers?
November 17, 2011 4:09:59 AM

Is Skyrim the only game to perform badly?

what is your 3d mark score like?

you may need to reinstall Skyrim.
November 17, 2011 7:25:11 AM

I figured it out. It was due to a skyrim tweak i had tried to improve the poor performance on the game.

For the record, yes, Skyrim is the ONLY game that performs poorly on my system. Though I am not the only one, it has issues with crossfire systems right now. I mean i can run Battlefield 3 with everything on Ultra 2xAA, everything else on max at 4800x900 and get 50 FPS average. Which is pretty decent for that resolution.

So yeah, its just Skyrim.
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