Bethesda has confirmed the PC system requirements for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim as of today as a follow-up to their recently-revealed map. Yesterday, Bethesda put out a brand new live action Skyrim trailer, so once you're done here, go over and check that video out. If you're unsure whether or not your PC can handle Skyrim on maximum settings, feel free to ask on our forums for tweaking advice or check out our $550 budget gaming PC build and $868 hardcore gaming PC build.
We already know that Skyrim's texturing and modeling has vastle improved on its predecessors, now all that's left to be seen is how scalable it is on modern video processing devices. View the specs below:
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@DCDeacon of Bethesda released the following tweets of system requirements:
"Recom PC specs: Win XP/7, quad-core Intel/AMD CPU, 4GB RAM, 6GB HD, DX compat snd card, DX9 vid card w/ 1 GB. GTX 260/Radeon 4890 or higher." (source)
"Min PC specs: Win XP/7/Vista (32 or 64 bit), dual core 2[Ghz], 2GB RAM, DX9c video card w/ 512MB RAM, Internet Access for Steam activation." (source)
"The Min specs get you playing. The recommended specs let you play on High, not on Ultra. You'll want beefier rig for that."
You can view more news here. Skyrim is due for release -- if you hadn't already heard by now -- on November 11, 2011. 11.11.11. We'll see you then, Skyrim.