Skyrims system requirements are low by todays gaming hardware standards. To get Skyrim to run unmodded at 60 FPS on high settings and 1080p res requires an Nvidia GTX 260 graphics card coupled with a Intel Q9400 2.66GHz. However you will likely want to run Skyrim with texture mod packs. Using Skyrim HD for example increases VRAM required to 2GB. So the graphics card requirement for Skyrim Ultra raises to a Nvidia GTX 480
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.