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November 8, 2011 3:00:13 PM

Hokay, so. I just ordered a (mostly) new build. I5 2500k, Asrock board. Pretty basic 2500k build. My question is: I have 2 8800gts g92 boards. Will they be sufficient enough to run Skyrim on medium-high settings at 1680x1050 or should i bite the bullet and get my self a new gpu?

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a c 166 U Graphics card
November 8, 2011 3:12:47 PM

No one knows how Skyrim will run, but it will be a DX11 game, so no 2 x 8800gts will not be good enough for any decent graphics settings, it will probably artifact horribly...
November 8, 2011 3:17:34 PM

I thought skyrim was a dx9 game? I'm pretty sure these are the official recommended specs?

Skyrim Recommended System Requirements

Win XP/7
Quad-core Intel/AMD CPU
4GB RAM
6GB HD
DX compatible sound card
DX9 video card with 1 GB
GTX 260/Radeon 4890 or higher
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a b U Graphics card
November 8, 2011 4:09:44 PM

Novuake said:
No one knows how Skyrim will run, but it will be a DX11 game, so no 2 x 8800gts will not be good enough for any decent graphics settings, it will probably artifact horribly...

Lol, it was made specifically for the xbox. It is not going to be originally Dx11 - that said. They may have a patch for it in the future, but that is the future. For now do i think 2 8800gt cards could run it effectively? No, like the above post, it would probably artifact. Just get the gtx 260, it would be perfect for that resolution.
November 8, 2011 4:32:18 PM

I doubt you would be able to play it on medium-high settings with a decent framerate but I am sure you would not get "artifacting" like some responses are claiming will happen, that is unless the definition of artifacting, in relation to graphics cards, has changed.

Artifacting generally refers to overheating or malfunctioning of the card(s), or even poor drivers and software. If Skryim is a console port, like it sounds like, then your rig will be fine. Yes, your SLIed 8800gt's are not within the recommended specs but I promise you that you will be able to play it on low-medium with decent framerates.
a c 107 U Graphics card
November 8, 2011 4:49:31 PM

Since your 8800s are G92 chips (because if you had the 8800GTS 320 I wouldn't even both) I'd say that yes you should run it just fine. Since the recommended specs are only a 4890 or GTX 260 your cards should play it just fine. Since it's a major game I'd also expect to see SLI support, but there may be some issues intially so I'd wait to see how the game handles SLI setups.

Assuming SLI works well you should be able to play on medium or medium-high at 1680x1050. Wait for the game to be released, and benched, and then decide.
November 13, 2011 11:47:24 PM

TheGreyishGrayOne said:
Hokay, so. I just ordered a (mostly) new build. I5 2500k, Asrock board. Pretty basic 2500k build. My question is: I have 2 8800gts g92 boards. Will they be sufficient enough to run Skyrim on medium-high settings at 1680x1050 or should i bite the bullet and get my self a new gpu?

Thanks all!

Hi TheGreyishGrayOne, I have been playing Skyrim with a single 8800 GTS on WinXP, and I can run Skyrim on all high with FPS usually varying from 25-40. I can't run it on Ultra, but with two of those GPUs, you should crunch it with no problem. Of course, I run it on 1440x900, but I'm sure you'll be having a great gaming experience. Enjoy!
November 14, 2011 12:59:29 PM

I haven't even built my new rig yet. I'm running an old 5600+ OC to 3.125, 4 gigs 800 ram. m2n32 sli deluxe mb with my 8800's. I'm running Skyrim at 1680x1050 on high settings and have only ONCE went below 30 fps. I average over 40 according to fraps. Just fyi
a c 107 U Graphics card
November 15, 2011 6:00:16 PM

Well then you should do o.k once you upgrade your CPU as your current one is likely the cause of those dips.
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