The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has four graphics settings. Earlier this month, Kotaku showed those settings—Low, Medium, High, and Ultra.
Website TechSpot put the game through its paces, comparing the Low, Medium, High and Ultra settings, and whipping up a setting of its own: Max. In short, the site maxxed out the game's PC version, running the game not just in Ultra settings, but at its fullest resolution and bells and whistles as well. In reality, this is "ultra ultra", but here, it's max.
The differences are not always night and day, and sometimes it feels like they are splitting hairs. But here's what the game looks like when pushed close to the edge.
If you are interested in seeing how the PC version stacks up to the console versions, well, this post is for you.
For full-sized images and more info about the setting nitty-gritty, swing by TechSpot.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Performance Test [TechSpot]