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Old 12-23-11, 03:52 AM   #1
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Default Bethesda, most embarassing CPU optimization of the decade

Skyrim was coded in x87 code.

It does not have SSE optimization which has been standard for both AMD and Intel for nearly a decade now. Never-mind the new advanced vector extensions now available. They should have optimized for SSE 4 and AVX... not x87.

This is just a total blunder on Bethesda's part and absolute embarrassment. Unbelievable, I just can't believe they did this. Confounds me.

This is probably among the top reasons why Skyrim only runs on two threads.

Some comparison pics with FPS display:

1. Solitude Before and After

2. Markarth Before and After
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