FPS limiter huge benefit

#1psiIocyborgPosted 12/9/2011 12:13:43 PM
getting great results with fps limiter and skyrim. before using this, my fps would jump from 60-30 constantly (ultra settings, 8x AA), which would cause a noticeable loss and slightly jaggy gameplay at times due to the framerate fluctuation.

now with the fps limiter set to 30 fps, i get a consistent framerate and completely smooth skyrim. it's amazing with skyrim enhanced shaders (comes with limiter) or you can download a limiter stand alone. also it seems my video card peak temp drops 3 degrees or so when i use the limiter. i highly recommend it.

my specs are q6600 @ 3.3 ghz, gtx 570, 8gb ddr3
#2BizzyBumPosted 12/9/2011 12:15:09 PM
Except you're playing at 30 FPS.. not ideal. lol
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#3Eeshaan1685Posted 12/9/2011 12:16:42 PM
Don't all consoles play games at 30 fps ?
#4MASKOAAAPosted 12/9/2011 12:17:40 PM
Eeshaan1685 posted...
Don't all consoles play games at 30 fps ?

Yea but when using a mouse 30fps looks a whole lot less smooth then when using a controller.
#5psiIocyborg(Topic Creator)Posted 12/9/2011 12:18:11 PM
maybe it's just my old cpu then because my fps fluctuates way too much, and i see alot of threads of people with high end systems getting fps drops as well. 30 fps is great for skyrim. there is zero lag whatsoever and it's completely smooth versus no limiter.
#6BizzyBumPosted 12/9/2011 12:21:01 PM
psiIocyborg posted...
maybe it's just my old cpu then because my fps fluctuates way too much, and i see alot of threads of people with high end systems getting fps drops as well. 30 fps is great for skyrim. there is zero lag whatsoever and it's completely smooth versus no limiter.

It's mostly in towns, but I'd rather play at 50+ and have it dip to 30 occasionally then play at a constant 30.

Maybe a better idea is to cap it at 60 and turn off Vysnc. =)
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#7Eeshaan1685Posted 12/9/2011 12:24:19 PM
MASKOAAA posted...
Eeshaan1685 posted...
Don't all consoles play games at 30 fps ?

Yea but when using a mouse 30fps looks a whole lot less smooth then when using a controller.


hmmm I play Skyrim with a controller, so maybe that's why it feels so smooth for me lol.

But playing with keyboard & mouse is still quite fun in this game.
#8PegasusFantasyPosted 12/10/2011 4:37:30 AM

I too have been limiting the fps to 30.

It usually went from 45+ to 30 or 25 just by rotating the camera in most towards settlements, forts, cities.

Very annoying.

Also, with the default vsync I exceded 60+ fps in dungeons and the camera would stutter cause of the too high fps.

#9ExiliousPosted 12/10/2011 7:08:36 AM
psiIocyborg posted...
before using this, my fps would jump from 60-30 constantly (ultra settings, 8x AA),

That's what happens when you don't know how to force triple buffering
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#10MASKOAAAPosted 12/10/2011 8:00:59 AM
Exilious posted...
psiIocyborg posted...
before using this, my fps would jump from 60-30 constantly (ultra settings, 8x AA),

That's what happens when you don't know how to force triple buffering


Whats the benefit of turning on Triple Buffering for this game? Srs I don't know. I have V-sync on, my monitor is set to 100hz (120hz monitor) I get 100fps in dungeons 50-60fps on average outside and lowest is 30 in certain parts of towns.