The latest installment of the Elder Scrolls series is still DX9 based, but the art assets and overall look of the game is still fairly cutting edge. I make a manual run-through of Whiterun captured with FRAPS. Quality settings are put to Ultra with 4X AA and 16X AF. FXAA is disabled and the HD texture pack is installed.
Skyrim runs very well on NVIDIA based cards. The 760 approaches the R7970 at 1920, but falls much farther behind at 2560. At 5760 things do look more interesting. One would expect the R7970 to be a bit ahead of the GTX 770 due to the 3 GB of memory it packs, but the 770 does come out a few frames ahead. Neither of the cards can compete with the GTX 780.