Hi all. I don't understand why I'm getting much lower frame rates in Skyrim with my GTX 660. According to Tom's hardware benchmark here
, the lowest frame rate they have there for a GTX 660 is minimum 68FPS. With the same settings on the Ultra preset, I'm seeing a minimum of around 36FPS so almost half the speed
. I tried temporarily OCing my CPU to 3.82Ghz but it made no difference to the frame rates. There is no ingame benchmark in Skyrim so I'm only judging based on the opening sequence of the game but a difference of nearly half is alarming as I'm running the same GPU as listed on Tom's Hardware. Is my Phenom II X4 really that bad compared to an Intel Core i7 CPU? I'm running the latest Nvidia drivers (310.70) for my GTX 660. I have 16GB of RAM so RAM, running at stock timings and voltage, couldn't be an issue so now it comes down to 1 of 3 things. GPU but I don't see how since I was told that with electronics, they either work or they don't, no real grey area in between, CPU, though as far as I know, a Phenom II X4 should be more than capable, or the motherboard is hindering in some massive way causing the lower frame rates. So any ideas?