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I did not see this posted, so I am posting it for everyone.

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Minimum PC Specs:
Operating System: Win XP/7/Vista (32 or 64 bit)
CPU: Dual Core 2GB
Memory: 2GB RAM
Video Card: DirectX9c video card w/ 512MB RAM


Recommended PC Specs:
Operating System: Win XP/7
CPU: Quad-Core Intel/AMD CPU
Memory: 4GB RAM, 6GB Hard Drive Space
Sound: DirectX compatible sound card
Video Card: DirectX9 video card with 1GB memory. GTX 260/Radeon 4890 or higher
I can not wait! Also the recommended specs are confirmed to run High Settings (not sure of resolution though), so Ultra should be no problem for most of us.
Edited by Mmansueto - 10/25/11 at 10:45am
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Glad to see my G73 will do well with Skyrim. Very glad to see a quad in the recommended specs.
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4890 eh? Not bad, not bad at all.
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wow....i love those requirements.....a quad and gtx 260...well im fine for now...so who's up for modding the heck out of it........
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only 6gb hard drive memory?
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Is this really a surprise to anyone?
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Oh yeah, just made recommended specs.
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I thought the 4890 was quite a bit faster than the GTX 260?
Didn't the 4870 match the 260?

And 6GB HDD space for a game this size? Textures can't be large.
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If it's anything like oblivion then 1 blade of grass will bring a 6970 to its knees.
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If it's anything like oblivion then 1 blade of grass will bring a 6970 to its knees.
Maybe once the modders get a hold of it, New Vegas brings my rig to its knees with all the mods I have and super-sampling. Practicly kills my hard drive.
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