RockBelle Jul 11, 2013 @ 6:30am
Will my graphics card be able to run Skyrim Legendary smoothly?
Firstly, I'm not very good with computers, but I'm wanting to get the Skyrim Legendary Edition and I'm wondering if my NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 will be able to run it smoothly? And with what settings, etc.
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EtheralFalcon Jul 11, 2013 @ 6:31am 
i highly doubt it.
LethalJam Jul 11, 2013 @ 6:40am 
You can probably run at medium maximum. I had a 460 once and that worked with high but not with 60 fps.
precipitate8 Jul 11, 2013 @ 7:16am 
I have a 430 in an HTPC and it seems like it performs similar to an xbox 360. It plays darksiders with high settings no problem. I haven't tried skyrim on it, but I bet it will run it on nominal settings. It probably won't handle increased graphics mods though. If you want an 'xbox equivalent' experience, it should probably work. I was actually pretty impressed with the card considering I bought it for like 30 bucks.
RockBelle Jul 11, 2013 @ 7:19am 
I don't mind xbox 360 graphics really. I used to play skyrim on my 360 but it just keeps randomly crashing out, so thought I'd try the PC, but don't want to get it and for my graphics card not to be able to cope. I don't think I'll be doing mods yet.
precipitate8 Jul 11, 2013 @ 7:45am 
Your other parts will impact performance some too (CPU, RAM). One of the things that makes consoles crash regularly is poor heat elimination. If your xbox is in a cabinet or has restricted air flow, that can make it more prone to crashing.

Here's somebody trying the 430: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hdv9KNabepU
RockBelle Jul 11, 2013 @ 7:56am 
That video seems to show it running well, would you say?

My CPU says i5 650 @ 3.20GHz if that is what you mean? My installed memory is 4gb with virtual memory at 10000mb.

My xbox is on top of a chest of drawers standing up, it only does it with Skyrim.
precipitate8 Jul 11, 2013 @ 8:12am 
I think most people would consider that a little choppy; but you could probably turn down the settings a bit to smooth it out some. If it seems ok to you, that's what matters. Your CPU and RAM is probably fine.
RockBelle Jul 11, 2013 @ 8:14am 
I wasn't sure if the choppiness was due to youtube :/ But if that's on ultra high then I think that might be okay. Thank you for your replies, you've been really helpful :-)
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Date Posted: Jul 11, 2013 @ 6:30am
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