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Skyrim retains the traditional open world gameplay found in the Elder Scrolls series. The player is free to roam the land of Skyrim at will. Within Skyrim lie five cities, comparatively larger to those in Oblivion's Cyrodiil setting, and expanses of wilderness and mountainous ranges.
The Elder Scrolls V GPU Performance Comparison Graph

The Elder Scrolls V GPU Analysis
Comparing The Elder Scrolls V PC system requirements to all GPUs shows that The Elder Scrolls V is going to need a graphics card that is capable of DX 9 or OpenGL 4.1.

The Elder Scrolls V makes use of DX10.00 so a GPU with that capability could benefit from enhanced visuals.

To get the best visual graphical experience on The Elder Scrolls V, aim to have a GPU that has at least 2 GB GPU RAM.

Medium level graphics cards currently available today, will probably allow you to play The Elder Scrolls V

We are advised that 10 year old graphics cards should be able to run The Elder Scrolls V , but there could be a few exceptions to this rule.

Note that most games do not officially support laptop graphics cards, but nowadays many laptop graphics solutions are capable of running modern games. Whether desktop graphics cards or laptop, try searching for your graphics card to compare against the The Elder Scrolls V graphics card requirements chart below.