Here are my current specs:
Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 @2.66GHz
Giga-Byte GA-EG31M-S2 (rev. 2.0) Motherboard
4 GB RAM DDR2 PC2-6400 (max)
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ (1920 x 1080 display)
Windows Vista Home 64 Bit
I have a budget of about US $150.00. Should I upgrade my video card to a Radeon 6850? Or upgrade my CPU to something faster?
Here's the official requirements you need.
My #1 rule though is to always go for at least "Recommended System" if you want to play & enjoy the game. I also get a feeling that Skyrim will run great as long as you have a big CPU and lots of VRAM (much like GTA4).
With that in mind, you'd need to:
- Upgrade to a Quad CPU. That said, I doubt you'd get a respectable upgrade with 150$ in mind.
- Make sure you have at least 3 gig of RAM
With this upgrade, you'd probably be able to play at medium settings...not high.
Welcome to PC Gaming (where every component upgrade is mucho expensive)...totally worth it, though.
Perhaps the community can post great CPU deals in your area.