After removing the Nvidia drivers and installing the newest AMD drivers, I went ahead and fired up Skyrim. The first thing I found strange was that the game detected my 6870 and defaulted the settings to high. With the 550 Ti, it defaulted to ultra.
Then after starting the game, I noticed right away that the game didn't look as good and wasn't running as smoothly as it did on the 550 Ti. I ran Fraps and was only getting ~25 FPS in open areas and ~10-15 FPS in crowded areas/during combat. I went into settings and turned antialiasing all the way off, turned off FXAA, and turned shadow detail down. With those settings I'm getting around 60 FPS consistently.
With the 550 Ti I had antialiasing on, FXAA on, and high shadow detail and the game was running great. Now with the 6870 which I thought was a superior card, I have to turn down the settings for playable gameplay.
I'm confused. Any help?
HP 22" monitor @ 1680x1050
Intel G620 dual core 2.60 GHz (will be moving up to an i5 soon)
Sapphire HD 6870 1GB
Windows 7 64 bit
Thermaltake TR-2 600W PSU
Seagate 7200RPM 1TB HDD
Edited by burieddave1983, 29 March 2012 - 05:27 AM.