The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Game unplayable after GPU update (Microstuttering on a single card)
Hey folks.

I upgraded my GPU from a 560ti to a 7950 from Asus. The 7950 seems to be holding its on in more graphically intense titles, but in Skyrim the microstuttering is, at times, rendering the game unplayable. I was getting 60fps almost everywhere on the 560ti (going up and down stairs sometimes lowered my fps lol), and I haven't seen an FPS dip yet with the 7950. Other specs are i7 3770, 16gb ddr3 crucial ballistix sport 1600mhz ram, Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H, Samsung 830 Series 128GB SSD, Western Digital Caviar Black (Skyrim is on this drive).

I did search my model in Google, along with Micro stuttering & Skyrim, but all the pages related to CrossfireX/SLI setups. I'm just running a single card.

I'll give you a DotA copy (or five) if you can help me out :] Would really appreciate some guidance.

最后由 Four Condoms, £2.99 编辑于; 2012年12月29日下午5:13
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United_Strafes 2012年12月29日下午5:16 
Try rolling back the drivers to a previous version. Or if you installed the drivers from the disk that came with the card make sure you have the newest one.
As it's a red card instead of green, I hadn't used any of the drivers before. I tried both the current (12.10) and the beta (12.11) drivers, but neither proved better than the other.
United_Strafes 2012年12月29日下午5:21 
Hmmm don't know then, should have stuck with Nvidia regardless.
Please, don't bring the graphics card fan battle to my thread [: The price:performance ratio was clearly with AMD when I made my choice, and it's only Skyrim I've been having an issue with :]
Magneo 2012年12月29日下午10:17 
Semaphia - Did you do an uninstall of your NV drivers first ? Also, you may want to follow that with a driver cleaner ( ie; Driver Sweeper ) & registry cleaner before installing the ATI drivers. When switching between the Red & Green team, you really need to make sure you're starting from as clean a platform as possible. I will say that everyone, everywhere playing Skyrim, experiences an occasional CTD, micro-stutter or freeze during normal play sessions - BUT these experiences should be just a small fraction of smooth game-play, once everything's set up & stable.
Four Condoms, £2.99 2012年12月29日下午10:22 
Hi Dakneo, thanks for the feedback.

Yes, I did go through the control panel and uninstall every nVidia driver on there, followed it up with a ccleaner run, and then installed Catalyst 12.10 (12.11 was jerking me about). I haven't tried Driver Sweeper, so I'll give it a bash later :]

I never experienced it at all with my 560ti, to be honest, that's why it's caught me kind of offguard now. I'm having no issues with Witcher 2 & Hitman Absolution, which in graphical oompf required are heavier games. If I DID experience it with the 560ti, I just didn't notice it. At the moment, it appears like somewhat of a quick flick book/slideshow. Both fraps & MSI afterburner are showing 60fps without dips.
Magneo 2012年12月29日下午10:43 
Hmmm. Well I'm running with the lesser 6970 and other than the standard Skyrim hiccups from time to time, I get a lot of smooth gameplay. It would be interesting to see if the control panel uninstall, followed by the driver sweeper procedure here :, then a Ccleaner reg clean .. followed by a fresh install of 12.10s eliminates the stuttering. Worth a shot. Best to ya
Magneo 2012年12月29日下午10:45 
.. oh and if you decide to try the Driver sweeper .. 'sweep' both NV & ATI drivers before the ATI driver install.
Same Problem with Nvidia Gtx 570 here. Most of the time i have stable 60 fps and after a while totally random microstutter appear.
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