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What specs do i need to play skyrim on ultra

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July 7, 2012 11:38:51 PM

hi i have skyrim and i want to play on ultra what do specs do i need to play on ultra i have
4 gb of ram and a quad core processor at 3.60 GHz and its not a laptop a pc and on a budget id be happy if on high settings
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July 7, 2012 11:57:40 PM

You're not being specific.
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July 8, 2012 12:00:10 AM

Why not ask Skyrim?
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July 8, 2012 12:16:02 AM

hmm, have you thought of... actually turning the game on and tweaking the settings until you get a good balance of graphics/performance?
if you can't manage, just turn shadows really low, they're extremely shitty looking in this game and poorly optimized
July 8, 2012 12:20:56 AM

ram1009 said:
Why not ask Skyrim?


I laughed uncontrollably then felt obligated to inform you of said action.

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July 8, 2012 1:13:14 AM
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caden said:
hi i have skyrim and i want to play on ultra what do specs do i need to play on ultra i have
4 gb of ram and a quad core processor at 3.60 GHz and its not a laptop a pc and on a budget id be happy if on high settings


you won't need much. just your basic high end hardware. you didn't specify a budget or that you are wanting upgrade advice, so i am just going to assume you are merely curious what it would take. however all this is value oriented and not an all out enthusiast with deep pocket books build.

Intel i5 2500k OC'd to 4.5Ghz or so.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

8GB of memory. really doesn't matter the brand, though the G.SKILL Ripjaws X is very popular, just make sure it's 1600Mhz.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

one, or better yet two, of the GTX670 will do the trick.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock motherboards are great value for money.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and you will need a good quality power supply to run it all. do not cheap out on this, the last thing you want to do is fry all these nice parts with a cheap sub-par power supply. 650watts should be enough.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

hope this helps. have a good day.
July 8, 2012 1:18:57 AM

skyrim doesnt take much to max out, all you would need is a decent quad core CPu and a GTX 560ti (maybe a GTX 570) or higher.
July 8, 2012 1:37:03 AM

My system has Skyrim maxed out playing at 1080p with 4xAA.

2500K OC 4.5Ghz
8GB (2 x 4GB) Kingston HyperX DDR3
HD6870 OC 1000/1200

Gameplay is smooth, no noticeable slow downs.
July 12, 2012 3:08:55 PM

jdw_swb said:
My system has Skyrim maxed out playing at 1080p with 4xAA.

2500K OC 4.5Ghz
8GB (2 x 4GB) Kingston HyperX DDR3
HD6870 OC 1000/1200

Gameplay is smooth, no noticeable slow downs.



Have you increased the voltage on your 6870? Skyrim loves to crash with my 950/1200 OC while every other game is fine with it.
July 19, 2012 6:33:40 AM

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