Sure, Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has been getting rave reviews for its gameplay and beautiful visuals — but what if that's just not good enough? GPU manufacturer Nvidia has you covered, publishing an extensive tweak guide for the Windows version of the game that aims to maximize the graphics you're getting out of your PC. Put together by TweakGuide.com''s Koroush Ghazi, the guide provides explanations of every option in the game's settings menus, from basics like resolution and antialiasing to anisotropic filtering (which improves the clarity of textures) and actor / grass fade (the point when said objects disappear in the distance). Both the visual benefits and performance hits are explained, with a full set of .ini file and console command tweaks provided for those who really want to get their hands dirty.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the graphics card used for baseline testing in the guide was Nvidia's own GeForce GTX 560 1GB, though only a small subset of the discussed settings are tied to Nvidia hardware. If you're ready to start tweaking, Dragonborn, the guide is available now.