What in the world am I screwing up?
2 GeForce GTX 980 TI Hybrid in SL
Intel i7-5930k OC@4GHZ
16 GB Ram
Skyrim Resolution: 6880 x 2880 also trying 3440 x 1440
Hard drive 1TB SSD
My frames per second in exterior settings averages around 2.5. Obviously my rig should be running this game just fine. Tried messing around with settings in case it is a VRAM issue. Tried reserving more memory. Tried turning off Skyrim Flora Overhaul. Tried windowed mode.
What is happening is that the textures are changing with each frame. For example. Dirt. One frame it is cobblestone the next it is dirt. Trees. One frame it is a huge pretty tree the next it is just the trunk. Lighting. One frame it is bright the next it is shadowed. Grass. One frame it is nice looking the next it looks almost plain. etc etc etc. When I point my view down so I am only looking at the floor my FPS can reach a high of about 25 but averages about 15 fps.
Interior settings seem fine when starting game with Alternate life EXCEPT for the Thief guild. When looking at the beautiful water graphics at the guild will bring me down to 2.5 fps pretty quickly.
I have installed this guide before on this rig and have not had issues. That was in December of '15. Before I cry and give up can I have some suggestions on what to do please?