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Old 11-11-11, 12:54 AM   #181
Ninja Prime
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Default Re: Official Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Thread (PC version)

Originally Posted by Bah! View Post
I read on another site a person saying they were playing with the texture setting on "Ultra" but the highest mine goes is "High". Is there an Ultra setting or not? He was using a 1gb 560 so vram shouldn't be an issue with my 580's.
I read this on another site:

It's a texture-happy last-gen beast. It's not big on shaders (mostly post-processing and HDR lighting), it's big on textures. It'll fill 1.7 GB of VRAM without trying on "Ultra". "High" limits it to 1 GB.

The snow effects are done with animated meshes and animating textures. One small hut will have more vertices in it than the entire Imperial City of Oblivion. Texture detail is exquisite. It's the last generation taken to a dizzying extreme.
I don't know how true it is, but I have seen some 980MB graphics mem usage screens running only on high, so it could be true.
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