Pete Hines -- Bethesda Softworks' VP of Marketing -- has just spilled the beans on what it will take to get The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim running on your PC.
First up, here is what you're looking at it if you only want to get Skyrim running without the bells, whistles and zippers of High and Ultra video settings.
Operating System: Win XP/7/Vista (32 or 64 bit)
CPU: 2GHz, Dual-Core
Memory: 2GB RAM
Video Card: DirectX 9 Video Card, 512MB RAM
Internet connection for Steam activation
Now, if you want to explore Skyrim in its full glory, you'll need something a bit more substantial.
Operating System: Win XP/7
CPU: Quad-Core Intel/AMD CPU
Memory: 4GB RAM, 6GB Hard Drive Space
Sound: DirectX compatible sound card
Video Card: DirectX9 video card, 1GB RAM. Pete recommended a GTX 260/Radeon 4890 or higher from NVIDIA or ATI respectively.
For more on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, check out http://www.skyrimwiki.com/.