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Skyrim gets up to 25% performance boost via GeForce beta drivers

By Matthew
Dec 22, 2011
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  1. Nvidia has unleashed its latest GeForce beta driver with a few updates, including -- and perhaps most significantly -- performance optimizations for Skyrim players. Version 290.53 should offer GeForce owners…

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  2. Alpha Gamer

    Alpha Gamer TS Booster Posts: 247   +42

    I used to have a great performance at Skyrim, than I took a 1.3 Update to the knee.
  3. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,272   +90

    I updated and I do see some improvements in BF3, not so much in Skyrim. Perhaps because it always ran smoothly to me. Except in Markath, for some reason it sometimes dropped to the 30s. Now it drops to the 40s. Something is something, I guess.

    I was going to make fun of you, but then I realized you've just done the job for me.
  4. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,666   +58

    Im glad I didn't worry about the release day performance of bf3 and skyrim with new patches its getting smoother and smoother.
  5. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 847   +218

    Looks nice.
    I'll wait for the official driver though.
  6. My GTX 470 has handled Skyrim just fine with the 285 official drivers. Beta drivers are for nubs.
  7. My GTX 470 has handled Skyrim just fine with the 290 Beta drivers. Official drivers are for nubs
  8. Alpha Gamer

    Alpha Gamer TS Booster Posts: 247   +42

    My GTX 560 Ti has handled Skyrim just fine with no drivers at all. Drivers are for nubs.
  9. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,496   +304

    My GTX 260 has handled Skyrim just fine with no graphics at all. Graphics are for nubs.
  10. My Geforce2 MX handled graphics with no Skyrim at all. Skyrim is for nubs.
  11. My Commodore 64 has handled Skyrim just fine using sprites. 3D graphics are for nubs.
     
  12. Calling people nubs is for nubs... wait a minute?!
  13. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    My imagination has handled Skyrim with no computer at all. Computers are for nubs.
  14. @gwailo247

    I used to do pen and paper RPGs as well. Then I took a D20 to the knee.
  15. Return of pen and paper rpg's... yay!

    My D6 system has handled pen and paper rpg's just fine. D20 is for nubs.
  16. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,496   +304

    I walk into a game shop. The man comes up to me and says
    "you come here all the time, here's skyrim for free"
    Man this isn't skyrim, this is a Disc.
    So i through it on the GROUND!
  17. I used to take updates to the knee but then someone stole my sweet roll....
  18. Ati (Amd) used to update their drivers with performance improvements but them they took an arrow to the knee.
  19. Chazz

    Chazz TS Enthusiast Posts: 633   +60

    What the hell is going on here? LoL.
  20. Here's a mod for Skyrim that will give you a nice boost in performance.

    http://forums.bethsoft.com/topic/1321575-rel-tesv-acceleration-layer/
  21. It is quite apparent that school is out. I'll return to reading comments the second week of January.
  22. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 717   +28

    That's about right.
  23. venomblade

    venomblade TS Rookie Posts: 69

    lmfao! TLI ftw
  24. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    Yes, we'll be having a lively discussion on deconstructionism vis a vis patellar trauma.


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