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Based on bad experience I don't quite trust the official system requirements anymore, so I would like to hear your opinion.

I don't want to waste money on a new, graphics-heavy game and then have to play it on very low settings.

For me a lot of the fascination in Oblivion came from exploring the vast and astoundingly beautiful world. So for me buying Skyrim and having to play it on very low settings would be a low return on investment.

Would Skyrim run playable on my (signature) system?
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post #2 of 10
I don't know exactly how well Skyrim scales on multi-GPU setups, but I don't see why you're worried. You ought to be able to max out the game, at least without intense mods. I was able to (more or less) with my 480 and an i5-2300.
post #3 of 10
Ya no problem mine does with like 50 high res texture mods etc........your 1GB VRAM probably won't let you do quite that but Ultra settings with some mods no problem.

My game eats up all 2GB of my VRAM ( I know that doesn't mean it needs it but it does use it for all thats worth)
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post #4 of 10
uhmm.. I play it maxed on sli 460s 768's no less.... so I am sure you will have no problem
post #5 of 10
smh.

really?

yes.
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not sure if srs
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post #7 of 10
Skyrim will, and the next Elder Scrolls probably will too O.o
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post #8 of 10
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Err... yes. On ultra or ultra-ish.

My laptop A8 can play on med-high at 720p, and that's integrated graphics. You have a... 5970. I will say that it plays fine on ultra with my 6850s, and with 2x AA, you won't have VRAM problems even with texture mods.
Edited by brucethemoose - 1/25/12 at 2:18pm
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post #9 of 10
It runs fine at Ultra settings on an overclocked 5770 and Quad 3.6GHz Phenom II 'B50'
Thats with a couple of the visual improvement mods, like Realistic Water and the Flora overhall to eat up more fps.
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post #10 of 10
To give you some insight, my system runs it at 1080p on the 'High' preset. It stuttered on Ultra, but I believe that's just because my card couldn't handle the 16AF and the super high textures. Therefore, I think you should be just fine wink.gif.
 
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