Can run Fallout: New Vegas. Can I run Skyrim?

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#1 Posted by IAAGguy (102 posts) -
I have been playing Fallout: New Vegas on my PC on High Quality and it is very smooth (Possibly 25 - 50 fps?). I have bought Skyrim already for the PS3 so if I can't run the game its no big deal but I have bought Morrowind and Oblivion for my PC and I love The Elder Scrolls Construction Set and I would love to start adding mods to Skyrim. If you guys need my specs just tell me :)
#2 Posted by nilzg (753 posts) -

I have been playing Fallout: New Vegas on my PC on High Quality and it is very smooth (Possibly 25 - 50 fps?). I have bought Skyrim already for the PS3 so if I can't run the game its no big deal but I have bought Morrowind and Oblivion for my PC and I love The Elder Scrolls Construction Set and I would love to start adding mods to Skyrim. If you guys need my specs just tell me :)IAAGguy

I would say yes but if you want post your specs, then we would be sure

#3 Posted by lostrib (37732 posts) -

post specs.  new vegas is not a very graphically intensive game

#4 Posted by Chris_53 (5119 posts) -
Skyrim is pretty demanding, particially in the CPU area. When you start adding graphical mods, it also gets very demanding on the GPU side
#5 Posted by Elann2008 (32991 posts) -
With any "Can I run this" thread.. you need to list specs man. Skyrim is a very optimized game but it's obviously more demanding than New Vegas. Depending on the number of mods you'll be running, it can take a bit of a hit.
#6 Posted by ShepardCommandr (2746 posts) -

Certain mods will cripple performance even on high end systems.

 

But yeah you need to post your specs.

#7 Posted by tab134 (345 posts) -
post specs, my computer runs fallout new vegas on high from about 30-70fps and i got a 9600gt and a amd x2 5000(2.5ghz dual core), skyrim runs at a stable 18-22 on complete low.
#8 Posted by IAAGguy (102 posts) -
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz 2.50 GHz 4.00 GB (3.82 GB Usable) Of RAM NVIDIA Geforce GT 630M It's not a REALLY GOOD gaming laptop but It does it's job (let's me play games that I was not able to play before on my old PC).
#9 Posted by Assimilat0r (745 posts) -

Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz 2.50 GHz 4.00 GB (3.82 GB Usable) Of RAM NVIDIA Geforce GT 630M It's not a REALLY GOOD gaming laptop but It does it's job (let's me play games that I was not able to play before on my old PC).IAAGguy

 

 

Are you trolling, i run pritty fine Skyrim on Quad Core 2.33 ghz, GeForce 9800 gtx , 4gb.

#10 Posted by IAAGguy (102 posts) -
huh? How would I be trolling?
#11 Posted by nilzg (753 posts) -
huh? How would I be trolling?IAAGguy

[QUOTE="IAAGguy"]Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz 2.50 GHz 4.00 GB (3.82 GB Usable) Of RAM NVIDIA Geforce GT 630M It's not a REALLY GOOD gaming laptop but It does it's job (let's me play games that I was not able to play before on my old PC).Assimilat0r

 

 

Are you trolling, i run pritty fine Skyrim on Quad Core 2.33 ghz, GeForce 9800 gtx , 4gb.

I don't think he is trolling the 630m isn't THAT great but it WILL run decently (~medium settings I would say)
#12 Posted by IAAGguy (102 posts) -
I'm confused was he saying I was trolling because my specs are horrible or better than I thought?
#13 Posted by James00715 (2484 posts) -

They are vitually the same game engine. Skyrim is just maybe a tiny bump in graphics quality, so maybe you lose 5 fps compared to New Vegas. If New Vegas is playable, Skyrim is playable.

#14 Posted by IAAGguy (102 posts) -

They are vitually the same game engine. Skyrim is just maybe a tiny bump in graphics quality, so maybe you lose 5 fps compared to New Vegas. If New Vegas is playable, Skyrim is playable.

James00715
Alright thanks. You guys know if Skyrim is available on Steam? I don't feel like driving all the way over to a game store just to buy a game for $60 that I already have for the PS3. Its worth the money if its off Steam if you ask me. Or maybe I'm just that lazy :P Well do you guys know if it is on Steam? If so thats great and I'll buy it and download it tomorrow! :D
#15 Posted by Alpha_S_ (390 posts) -

Yes, it's on Steam.  Shame you missed the big sale on it last week.

#16 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (4139 posts) -
[QUOTE="James00715"]

They are vitually the same game engine. Skyrim is just maybe a tiny bump in graphics quality, so maybe you lose 5 fps compared to New Vegas. If New Vegas is playable, Skyrim is playable.

IAAGguy
Alright thanks. You guys know if Skyrim is available on Steam? I don't feel like driving all the way over to a game store just to buy a game for $60 that I already have for the PS3. Its worth the money if its off Steam if you ask me. Or maybe I'm just that lazy :P Well do you guys know if it is on Steam? If so thats great and I'll buy it and download it tomorrow! :D

Yes it is, although I'm not sure why you asked here instead of searching yourself.
#17 Posted by IAAGguy (102 posts) -

Yes, it's on Steam.  Shame you missed the big sale on it last week.

Alpha_S_
:( Oh well It doesn't really matter.
#18 Posted by buccomatic (1941 posts) -

Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz 2.50 GHz 4.00 GB (3.82 GB Usable) Of RAM NVIDIA Geforce GT 630M It's not a REALLY GOOD gaming laptop but It does it's job (let's me play games that I was not able to play before on my old PC).IAAGguy
i'm running it (modded) on a laptop with a 1mb 7670m and i get around 30 fps outside and about 40+ inside with most settings (except shadows) on high to ultra. so i'm going to guess that it will run it, but probably only on medium at 720p with lowest/no shadows.

#19 Posted by redskins26rocs (2674 posts) -

If it helps notebookcheck averaged 32 fps on medium and 43 on low

#20 Posted by xsubtownerx (10705 posts) -
Skyrim is pretty demanding, particially in the CPU area. When you start adding graphical mods, it also gets very demanding on the GPU side Chris_53
Skyrim is ALL GPU.
#21 Posted by ShepardCommandr (2746 posts) -

Just don't add any hd textures or enb series and you'll be fine on medium-low settings.

#22 Posted by Assimilat0r (745 posts) -

I'm confused was he saying I was trolling because my specs are horrible or better than I thought?IAAGguy

 

 

Hey really sorry mate, tought you have 630 GTX not M :(

#23 Posted by AKRider6856 (7 posts) -

Hey guys!

I'm a big gamer but have always used consoles. I'm looking into used alienware laptops and i'm trying to keep it a 1100 or less I don't know much about pcs and the specs I need for gaming. it looks like I want atleast 2.5 ghz but can you run big graphics games on less than that? I have noticed so some turbo processors that bump it up to 3- ghz range do you recommend that? Any recommendations on specs that I need or don't need to worry about I would greatly appreciate.

#24 Posted by insane_metalist (6241 posts) -
@akrider6856 said:

Hey guys!

I'm a big gamer but have always used consoles. I'm looking into used alienware laptops and i'm trying to keep it a 1100 or less I don't know much about pcs and the specs I need for gaming. it looks like I want atleast 2.5 ghz but can you run big graphics games on less than that? I have noticed so some turbo processors that bump it up to 3- ghz range do you recommend that? Any recommendations on specs that I need or don't need to worry about I would greatly appreciate.

Although I wouldn't buy a dell. You can get it up to 3.4GHz.
Alienware!

#25 Edited by kitty (114803 posts) -

@akrider6856 said:

Hey guys!

I'm a big gamer but have always used consoles. I'm looking into used alienware laptops and i'm trying to keep it a 1100 or less I don't know much about pcs and the specs I need for gaming. it looks like I want atleast 2.5 ghz but can you run big graphics games on less than that? I have noticed so some turbo processors that bump it up to 3- ghz range do you recommend that? Any recommendations on specs that I need or don't need to worry about I would greatly appreciate.

I highly recommend making a new topic, rather than bumping an old one. :)