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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

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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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X87
http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=4387

Some comparison pics with FPS display:

1. Solitude Before and After

2. Markarth Before and After
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