Gaming At 3840x2160: Is Your PC Ready For A 4K Display?

Results: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Looks like it’s time to start installing add-ons, huh? Even at 3840x2160 using the Ultra quality preset, Skyrim is completely limited by the speed of our Ivy Bridge-E platform, even using two GeForce GTX 770s in SLI. One Titan, on the other hand, trails quite a ways back (though at nearly 70 FPS, it’s still plenty of graphics card for Ultra HD).

All three SLI setups track each other’s’ performance during our Skyrim benchmark.

The elegance of a single-GPU configuration shines through as very low frame time variance. Teaming a couple of cards together adds a little to this, but we’re still talking about sub-millisecond latencies on average.

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  • bemused_fred
    And so, finally, 2GB stops being enough....
  • tonyzet
    2k still enough for my needs...
  • Kaya47
    I still use 1280x1024 lol wut
  • abysse
    On a PC i believe the GFX is the only component which is behind of what we do.

    CPU are way ahead of many common usage.

    16-24-32GB of RAM is plenty

    And yet, you get a SLI of $1000 GFX and it doesn't perform that smoothly...

    For the same price on CPU you get a dual CPU hexacore and name just one app which would beat that....

    Yeah at some point everything has a limit but it is way higher than the GFX ones