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What video card for Skyrim?
12-04-2013, 03:41 PM, (This post was last modified: 12-04-2013, 03:42 PM by Rapajez.)
#11
RE: What video card for Skyrim?
Bah that's a bummer. Hope they can turn it around sooner.

Right now 290's are being throttled back due to hitting their thermal limits in most games, so a simple cooler update may drastically improve performance.

If you want to get adventurous, Tom's Hardware has a how-to article on installing a custom 3rd party cooler on a reference model. Of course you're voiding you warranty then... http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/r9-2...,3671.html

Just how much VMEM does Skyrim use? I actually just picked it up during the Steam 75% off sale, and it includes the "High Resolution Texture Package". Haven't had a chance to play it yet though...along with 95% of my Steam library. Don't have babies!
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12-14-2013, 05:18 PM,
#12
What video card for Skyrim?
Thanks for the help everyone. I found an HDMI to component converter, so I will use it to connect to my TV's component inputs. All three HDMI inputs are used on it with the PS4 using one of them. I can now use the PS3 with the same TV to allow me to play Skyrim. This ended up several hundred dollars and keeps my computer serving the Workstation role for which it was built.


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12-16-2013, 04:33 PM, (This post was last modified: 12-16-2013, 04:34 PM by Rapajez.)
#13
RE: What video card for Skyrim?
Hope the loading times on the PS3 are better than the Xbox 360 version. That's what drove me away in the end. Spent more time staring at those dumb 3D loading models than playing the game...

That's also why I picked it up during the Steam sale. Hoping a modern PC with an SSD will cut those times down. Menu's were annoying on the console too. Not having a number pad to swap sets of equipment/spells slowed down the game pacing.
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12-17-2013, 02:41 PM,
#14
What video card for Skyrim?
I have no problem with loading times. I guess it doesn't bother me. I may put my 256 GB SSD in it if I get a 512 GB SSD for the PC.


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12-17-2013, 04:43 PM,
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RE: What video card for Skyrim?
oh, that would be cool. Is it that easy to swap a hard drive into a PS3?
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12-17-2013, 05:34 PM,
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What video card for Skyrim?
Yes, it is easy.


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