Skyrim Recommended Settings and My Rig

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  1. Rizz

    Rizz L5: Dapper Member

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  2. Psy

    aa Psy The Imp Queen

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    Probably. Nobody can be sure because, you know, the game isn't out yet.
     
  3. Rizz

    Rizz L5: Dapper Member

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    Yes, but the system requirements have been released.
     
  4. Okrag

    aa Okrag Wall Staples

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    You can certainly run the game but recommended setting is a pretty loose term.
     
  5. Exist

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    I could have sworn skyrim was using dx10. I thought they said that at E3...

    Anyway onto the specs, you should be over the specs. I'm not sure how radeons number system works but if you got two of them, I wouldn't worry.
     
  6. Rizz

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    The ATI Radeon 5670 series is the equivalent to the GeForce 250 GTS series.

    Another question for you guys.
    Regarding SLI/Crossfire, I've always thought of the following as an analogy. Having a video card is like having an actual arm. How strong that arm is is similar to how good your card is. If you're using that arm to arm wrestle someone, you're playing a game or something that requires heavy use of a video card. If you have two arms (SLI/Crossfire), then you can use both arms to arm wrestle against their one. This doesn't mean you're any stronger, it just means that you're aiding one of the arms so it doesn't struggle.

    Is this an accurate analogy?
     
  7. Psy

    aa Psy The Imp Queen

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    Fairly accurate I'd say. :p
     
  8. Ravidge

    aa Ravidge Grand Vizier

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    You forgot the part where the arms suddenly disagree due to the brain (drivers) being messed up. And instead of both arms cooperating to beat your foe at arm wrestling you punch yourself in the face.

    Wait, why do you need an analogy in the first place?

    SLI/CF has come a long way since their debut. And the scaling with 2 cards has improved considerably, you can get up to around 85-90% of raw power increase from that second card (as in, you don't instantly double the performance, but nearly). But there is still issues with some games where the second card just does little to nothing, or even worse slows things down. It's rare though, but you should be aware of it before you buy it.
     
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  9. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    When i had SLi the 2 cards caused too much heat in my machine and one card was heating up the other so much it killed it.