Y2K didn't wreak the kind of havoc many people were worried about leading up to the new millennium (or simply the year 2000, if you want to get all technical about it), but we're not out of the woods yet, folks. This month alone has seen the release of Battlefield 3 and Batman: Arkham City, and in just over two weeks (November 11, 2011), The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will wipe out any remaining semblance of productivity that still exists in the workforce. That is, if your PC is ready.
Kotaku got its hands on the minimum system specs to run Skyrim, and it looks like this:
Operating System: Win XP/7/Vista (32 or 64 bit)
CPU: Dual Core 2GHz
Memory: 2GB RAM
Videocard: DirectX 9c videocard w/ 512MB RAM
That seems plenty manageable, however the recommended system spes are a little more demanding:
Operating System: Win XP/7
CPU: Quad Core Intel/AMD CPU
Memory: 4GB RAM, 6GB hard drive space
Sound: DirectX compatible soundcard
Videocard: DirectX 9c with 1GB memory. GTX 260/Radeon 4890 or higher
Apparently these are the recommended specs if you intend to run Skyrim on High quality settings; Ultra will require a bit more oomph.
Do you plan on picking up Skyrim next month? And if so, is your machine ready?