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PC upgrades for Skyrim

By detrunks
Sep 11, 2011
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  1. My specs:
    Asus M4A790XTD
    3.3 ghz chip - athlon x2 265
    HD Radeon 4850
    6GB ram

    What do I need to upgrade so that I should buy Skyrim on my PC becuase the graphics/gameplay is much better, rather than my Xbox?

    thanks in advance
     
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +69

    The best bet is to wait until after the game is released but I did find this:

    Minimum System Requirements

    * OS: Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
    * CPU: Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz or Althon X2 2.0 GHz
    * RAM: 3 GB
    * HDD: 15 GB
    * Graphics: 512 MB card
    * Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible
    * DirectX: Version 9.0c


    Recommended System Requirements


    * OS: Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
    * CPU: Core 2 Quad 3 GHz
    * RAM: 3 GB
    * HDD: 15 GB free disk space
    * Graphics: 512 MB Graphics Memory
    * Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible
    * DirectX: Version 9.0c

    Supported Graphics Cards:

    Minimum – 8800 GT
    Recommanded – Geforce GTX 460/Radeon 5850


    * It appears your system should run it fine. If you want to upgrade you could go a Phenom II quad core and a GTX 460 or ATI 6850. Right now the AMD quad cores are selling cheap.

    With the latest BIOS you could even run a 6 core but a quad should do you fine. See this link: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1515656

    *** Just make sure you do your homework on your motherboard to double check any changes you want to make. My personal opinion is to save up your money and build a new system within a year because your hardware is above the minimum requirements as it is with your cpu the only possible need to go to a quad core.
     
  3. detrunks

    detrunks TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 153

    cool - thx for the response
     
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +69

    You're welcome and let us know what you decide. Many of us here are looking forward to Skyrim as well. :grinthumb
     

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