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Old 04-28-2006, 11:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Oblivion Troubles Me

EVERYONE who has oblivion speaks well of it. But there are a few technical aspects I'm confused with. Nvidia's SLI "Show GPU load balancing" does not display like it does on all other games and I have to set the terrain distance down about 75% for the framerates to reach 30+.
Now don't think of me as concieted, but I'd say I have a pretty **** kick *** machine. Why should I have to lower several settings in this one particular game (everything else (ex. quake 4) i can have the settings almost all the way up and have reasonable framerates(higher than 30...)). It's almost like SLI isn't kicking in or something in Oblivion.

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Old 04-28-2006, 11:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Oblivion runs like crap at highest settings on almost all machines. You run it far better with SLI though than most people with single cards do.

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Old 04-28-2006, 11:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah I hear about ppl with 7900s still lagging w/Morrowind. Same for me but I have a 6600.
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Old 04-29-2006, 12:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
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hey.it is a pretty hungry game graphics wise. but your doin quite well. with my 79000gtx delivers on average 30fps outside with everthing on high and around 60+ indoors.
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Old 04-29-2006, 08:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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keep your view distance and distant lands 100% but trim some of the other pointless settings, you will double your fps.

I'm running a 7800gs and I get playable rates outside with max view + distant lands. Turning those off makes 1/2 the game world disappear, not worth it. Kill AA and lower your res.
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Old 04-29-2006, 11:04 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Check out this:


It is just a crazily demanding game.

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Old 04-29-2006, 07:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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good lord! i am going to have to run it quite low when i get it then!
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Old 04-30-2006, 04:30 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I have a friend who had this, pasting a section of the discussion from our board

round about midnight when i was gettin alittle bit bored, i played around with the nvidia control panel and found an TES 4:Oblivion option in the graphics settings. from there i could enable sli. thats when i could play with everything on high, and i realised this is the most beautiful and immersive game iv ever played.
So there you have an idea, worth a try if you havent already

Shouldnt have to settle for less then max settings, I got mine at max and play no lag atall. With 2 in sli you should be the same
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Old 04-30-2006, 05:56 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Can you tell me where to get to this i can't find it.
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Old 04-30-2006, 06:57 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Sorry no I cant, I'm an ATI user. But by the sound of it should be a icon on yout toolbar maybe

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