The author of the TESV Acceleration Layer Tool, a plugin that improves performance up to 40% has said with some optimization, Skyrim could get a 100% performance boost.
Bethesda Forum member Arisu said “Skyrim would probably experience an execution speed gain of over 100% just by using an optimizing compiler, as it has drastic consequences to the amount of code that would be detected as being redundant and thus completely eliminated,”
He went really technical in his explanation so we’re not going to post everything he said. You can read the post here.
Let’s see who takes the first move to optimize it, Bethesda or the modding community.
Thanks goes to Gameranx for the tip.