Right now I'm running Oblivion Reloaded 7.1.0 and have experienced horrible flickering and pop-in issues. Below I will link my current mod list, load order, Oblivion ini and Oblivion Reloaded [FrameRate] settings. But first here are my system specifications and other potentially relevant information:
Intel Core i7-8700K Processor
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
Intel 660p Series M.2 SSD 1TB
G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB
Nothing in the NVIDIA Control Panel or Profile Inspector is being forced on Oblivion.exe. In-game v-sync is also turned off. However, Oblivion.exe and OblivionLauncher.exe have both been patched to utilize more RAM.
I plan to reactivate v-sync once these issues are gone. I cannot stand screen tearing. If I can't find a solution that also permits the use of v-sync, I'm unsure if I will continue with this.
The Problem: Rocks, trees, distant ruins, grass and pretty much anything you can think of are popping in at a crazy rate. My character is positioned outside of the Imperial City so that I can take a look when I make changes. So far, nothing has fixed it.
Here are screenshots of my mod list (https://imgur.com/rmapj03), load order (https://imgur.com/BdgnEPr) and Oblivion Reloaded [FrameRate] settings (https://imgur.com/RmRcZGG). And here is a direct link to my current Oblivion ini file (http://www.mediafire.com/file/04zsief0pjhpr1u/Oblivion.ini/file) It's not illegal to share this.
If anybody has experienced similar issues, I'd really, really appreciate your help. Thank you.
Well, after extensive research with few answers and little support, I gave up and decided to uninstall everything and downgrade to an older version of Oblivion Reloaded. My issues so far are "resolved," I'll report back if anything comes up I guess.
There is no hardware that can run Oblivion well. Oblivion worked better on my old E8400 + GTX9800 than on new hardwares. This is because it drains the CPU and uses mainly only one core. So old CPUs that were more powerful on single core than the newer ones, work better for Oblivion. Video card is not useful for Oblivion. Oblivion uses my video card at 40% (i have a GTX 970).
When the bottleneck is the CPU, the GPU cannot work at high level.
Framerate manager helps to maintain the fps to avoid to overrun the CPU and having a "linear" framerate, otherwise you can have 50fps in some areas and 10 in other ones. If the objects pop-up, this means the fps are low and OR try to adjust the fps removing the objects (starting from the farest ones). Disable it if you dont like it, but dont complain OR for the way in which Oblivion is built.
Obviously yes. Because Oblivion is mainly single core, more performance in single core, better Oblivion works. Anyway this is true for most games, because games in general use more the main CPU core.
If you want a gaming CPU, you have to compare performance for the single core, not which is the faster CPU. You can find some benchmark here: www.cpubenchmark.net/singleThread.html The best CPU at today for price/performance is the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X.
malonn intel has a better IPC that allow clock frequency a bit higher, and also is less costrained by memory frequency then Ryzen, however AMD repay with the fact that a Ryzen cost a lot less then the almost equivalent Intel. Also considering that people use also the PC for productivity (graphics,rendering, programming, streaming) and these ar etask where multithreading is better then single core performance, and AMD Ryzens rock on this side.
This is way Alenet said that the R5 3600X is the best CPU with price/performance. Becouse the equivalent Intel may be better for gaming (but again in most games you won't find much difference maybe 1-5 FPS, and a game like Oblivion is the exception), but it also cost a kidney.
I'll note your post as an endorsement of AMD. I have every intention of considering AMD for my next rig (which will be spec'd soon. I'm on an old Haswell-E 5820K circa 2014 I believe), but I'm also considering Intel. Best bang for the buck, that's going to be my guide this build. I don't want to spend any more than 2K.
I have an i5 forth generation series (a dated CPU) but i am going to change to AMD. In general I am not an AMD fan, but AMD Ryzen 5 3600X actually is the best CPU gaming for price/performance. llde's explanation is correct.
Intel "destroys" AMD is a bit exaggerated..... We can say, intel is a bit faster but as you can see the difference is too low in fps for the price it has. And in addition, the main core works at 90% against 20% of AMD. This means other problems on an Intel rig.
At today, if someone wants a pc for office use, i strongly recommend intel, but for gaming i recommend a Ryzen 5 3600X. Better Ryzens have higher cost and not so much better berformance; the 3600X is a very good compromise.