The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is easily becoming one of my all-time favorite games, and with good reason; everything about Skyrim screams quality. The only problem seen so far with Skyrim is that the graphics could use some work, now that’s not to say they are bad, far from it. It’s just that the engine has so much more potential, and with a little bit of PC ingenuity you can unlock said potential. Or you can just follow the tweak guide below.
Please note that however easy it may seem to play with INI files (trust me, I do it with all my PC games) please make sure that you backup the file first, one wrong integer change and you can screw up the entire engine. Just a warning, enjoy!
Here is the optimization guide published by Nvidia and written by TweakGuides creator Koroush Ghazi.
Below is a Screen Shot from Skyrim on my PC with only INI Tweaks; mostly affecting FOV, Water, and Foliage, no mods were enabled when this Screen Shot was taken.