Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (DirectX 9)


 

The Empire of Tamriel is on the edge. The High King of Skyrim has been murdered.

Alliances form as claims to the throne are made. In the midst of this conflict, a far more dangerous, ancient evil is awakened. Dragons, long lost to the passages of the Elder Scrolls, have returned to Tamriel.

The future of Skyrim, even the Empire itself, hangs in the balance as they wait for the prophesized Dragonborn to come; a hero born with the power of The Voice, and the only one who can stand amongst the dragons.

Frame Rating: AMD Radeon R9 290X CrossFire and 4K Preview Testing - Graphics Cards  1

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Our settings for Skyrim

Here is a video our testing run through, for your reference

Even though the R9 290X is faster than the GTX 780 in a single card configuration, the CrossFire scaling with a pair of 290X cards is rather poor and allows the SLI combination to jump right past it at 2560×1440.

 

Ouch, a return of the runt/dropped frames!  Skyrim is our only DX9 title remaining in the test suite and it shows us that AMD has only improved frame pacing on the R9 290X for Eyefinity and 4K for DX11 and DX10 titles.  Notice the difference in the orange line between the FRAPS FPS and Observed FPS images – that is the problem we saw across the board with CrossFire that is slowly being fixed, product by product.

 

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