Black Circles, z-fighting and texture shimmering
Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:19 AM
Posted 15 April 2012 - 08:40 AM
- water-bug by SLI decreased. only minor abnormalities left
- black-circles close to INEXISTANT
I'm absolutely baffled. Just looked up if there had been some sort of new patch for skyrim but so far... nothing.
No clue but I do like it a lot ;-)
So different setup:
SLI active, 3D active
z-fighting LOD only: pretty strong
z-fighting mid-distance: very few seconds until new textures popup automatically.
shadows seem to move when moving towards them, they get lighter at midday. I don't know what's causing it but so far that's the only new problem I discovered (might have been there before.)
Wow. Found the sweet spot for testing z-fighting for LOD.
Just around Helgen. Looks awful ;-)
By the way: z-fighting causes longdistance-clouds to blink madly. So this tweak doesn't really help at all. you may decide if you want dark blinking or white blinking xD
I'm going to start testing again by changing one parameter at the time until z-fighting seems to be the least disturbing.
Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:39 AM
What I will try to do is the following:
Z-fighting became a far greater nuisance with the beta-patch for me. Don't ask me why, but that's the way it is...
This is how I will try to get rid of z-fighting without loss of graphic quality (if possible):
- Skyrim 1.5.26.05
- Launcher by SKSE
- near Helgen (Screenshot will be added.)
- daytime: afternoon 2 pm.
- viewing the mountain range behind the lake (strongest z-fighting for me EVER)
- Download the 5 latest drivers for my graphics-card: incl. latest beta, the 4 newest WHQL-certified versions: 280.26, 285.62, 295.73, 296.10, 301.24.
- Check where there is the least z-fighting.
- Not used: 3D, SLI, Nvidia-tweaks, HD-DLC, Mods, ini-tweaks and on Ultra-Settings only.
- SLI activation: +/-?
- 3D activation (hiding effects): +/-
- Not used: Nvidia-tweaks, HD-DLC, Mods, ini-tweaks and on Ultra-Settings only.
- try out all different tweaks using if possible the skyrim profiles
- every positive effect will be noted by it self
- all positive effects will be tried out together and adjusted to create the best effect.
- Not used: HD-DLC, Mods, ini-tweaks and on Ultra-Settings only.
Skyrim Graphic Profiles:
- try out, whether Low-, Medium-, High-Setting lets z-fighting vanish or become close to invisible; if not good enough ULTRA will be used to continue
- best profile will be used to continue
HD-DLC & Mods:
- will be implemented to look for any positive effects (using STEP 2.0.1.a and STEP 2.1 mods)
- focus on: LOD-, shadowing-, clouds-, fog-, light-, HD- and terrain-mods and other promising mods (suggestions are welcome)
- tweaks of which I know that they have/had a positive effect
- implementing tweaks as proposed by various forums
- analysing ini configs by DNA , Kieranh7, people who don't have any z-fighting or got rid of it.
- summary of all my collected data posted in this forum for reference.
Comment: Everybody who has too much time to get rid of it can join me. Every help is thankfully accepted! :)
Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:37 AM
Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:49 AM
Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:04 AM
Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:20 PM
Control Panel, System Security, System, System Protection, System Restore on Windows 8 its the same for win 7 with probably some minor variations in names I forget.
Ok, so where do I find them?
I'll probably have all the files only back to version 1.3 cuz I started late with Skyrim ...
You'll get a listing of every program intall and update ever done on your computer. Just rollback one step at a time and backup each exe. By the way if you have up to 1.3 that's a fine place to start 1.2 was a complete catastrophe.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:48 PM
I'll check it out.
Here's my recent update!
I've made a video comparison of the very same in game situation with 5 different nVidia drivers.
Here's the link:
I would like some feedback: which of the different drivers do YOU think is the best considering z-fighting?
You'll have to get maximum resolution first (bottom right corner). Otherwise you cannot see the difference.
I included lots of detail in the description. Thanks for your help! :)
Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:29 PM
Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:28 PM
Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:57 PM
Edit: Only mentions of Skyrim in the thread was this:
Skyrim285.62 whql - 48.2 fps
295.73 whql - 69.9 fps
301.25 beta - 73.8 fps
Good performance in Skyrim and L.A. Noire and Dirt 3. Constant 60+ fps in Alan Wake
I played Skyrim, Crysis 2 and Battlefield 3 mainly. Crysis 2 and Skyrim are definitely smoother, BF3 looks kind of the same, still few stutters here and there but nothing too harsh. Also I gained +10% on 3dmark stuff.I think you should give them a try
Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:00 AM
Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:59 AM
Thanks for the input!
I'll check the 301.32 Beta driver 64-bit out, and maybe then I'll go back to 301.25 (It says it's supposed to be for gtx 670 and 680, I got GTX 570 SLI). I'll post some feedback, but probably no videos (unless a miracle happens as I try them out and all of the z-fighting vanished)
Oh 301.32 came out during the night aswell? Great great :) And yes, 301.25 is for 670/680 but if you use the .inf file from .24 or so you can install it fine. I have 560 myself
Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:48 AM
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