That is a bit of stretching there. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion was released in 2006. At the time, high-end computers were able to run it at the games top graphical levels with high performance. Same goes for today's games. I bought my system I currently have around mid 07 (can't remember exact date)... Duo Core 5600+ Athlon 64 X2 3GB Ram for $650. 1 year earlier would have wielded similar results in price for technology.