I've recently began to look up certain benchmark results, as well as general performance people get when using the 6950 (1gb and 2gb model). I'm really concerned that I'm not getting the most out of my machine.
As you can see, my system should be able to cope with new games fairly well. At the moment, I'm running BF3 on high pre-set, and sometimes drop to below 35fps, usually reaching a max of 70 (indoors on Metro with no players) - I can't run Skyrim on Ultra without getting frequent FPS drops, never managing to maintain 60+ frames.
Even playing a game like Killing Floor for instance, on max settings, I see my frames drop down to 50- when there are a lot of monsters (It's a low demanding DX9 game...) I'm very concerned something is wrong with my machine, if you need me to get any more information, just ask, I really want to get this resolved...
Are you sure? I've seen people getting noticeably better frames/scores then me, even when running the same specs... Perhaps I could try different drivers? Any suggestions?
I don't know what the problem is, but there is one. The one that caught my attention is Skyrim on Ultra. I have the same card as you and I can run Skyrim Ultra at 60 FPS easily, usually more. Never a hint of lag or anything.