The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition System Requirements

12th August 2021 - Specs reviewed

Official Minimum Requirements

  • Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit Version)
  • Intel i5-750/AMD Phenom II X4-945.
  • 8GB of ram.
  • 12 GB free HDD space
  • NVIDIA GTX 470 1GB /AMD HD 7870 2GB
  • Sound: DirectX compatible sound card
 

Official Recommended Requirements

  • Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit Version)
  • Intel i5-2400/AMD FX-8320.
  • 8GB of ram.
  • 12 GB free HDD space
  • NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB /AMD R9 290 4GB
PC System Analysis For The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition Requirements
Your PC will need a graphics card thats as powerful as a GeForce GTX 780/Radeon R9 290 and it should be paired with either a FX-8320/Core i5-2400 3.1GHz CPU to match the The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition recommended system specs. This PC setup will deliver 60 Frames Per Second on High graphics settings on 1080p monitor resolution. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition needs a Radeon HD 7870 graphics card to play on low settings, with a Core i5-750 2.66GHz or Phenom II X4 945 processor to reach the minimum specs, achieving 30FPS on 1080p monitor res. You should also have 8 GB system memory for min specs. You will require a DirectX 11.00 GPU. To summarise, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition needs around a 8 year old PC to play at recommended settings.
FPS System Benchmark
91 FPS
High
Graphics Card
6.55
How well optimised is The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition for PC? 7.4
7.4
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition System Requirements

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Recommended
Processor
Graphics Card
VRAM
1GB
3GB
RAM
8 GB
8 GB
OS
Windows 7 64-bit
Windows 7 64-bit
DirectX
11
11
HDD Space
12 GB
12 GB

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition PC Release Date:

28 Oct 2016

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CPU: FX-8350
GFX: Radeon RX 550 2GB
RAM: 12GB

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Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition at 60FPS on high at 1080p?
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07:52 Feb-28-2018

Playing on medium to high setings on my rig. Slightly lagging when in the open world, in caves and dungens perfect.

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23:13 Feb-08-2018

Currently playing with 4K mods, over 50Gb of textures and mods, on 1440p, getting full 60FPS 90% of the time, a real pleasure to the eye,
&#60< Wow it's beautifull >>
even zooming with FOV10 getting real sharp details !


Great game

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14:29 Feb-08-2018
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18:03 Jan-06-2018
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Can I run at ultra 60fps?

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Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition at 60FPS on ultra at 4k?
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03:47 Aug-26-2017

I voted yes because...

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05:14 Jan-12-2018

I voted yes because... that is one beast of a PC.

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04:32 Oct-10-2017

I voted yes because...

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14:04 Oct-25-2017

You should at least overclock the r5 1600 to at least 3.7 to maintain a solid 60fps

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Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition at 60FPS on ultra at 720p?
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09:19 Aug-21-2017

you can run it on ultra even on ultra 1080p with no AA with 60fps+ at all times.

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22:42 Jul-31-2017

i5-4288U CPU @ 2.60GHz, NVIDIA GeForce 920MX (and 8GB RAM) can run this game without issue, not like your site tells me.

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09:19 Aug-21-2017

720p low-medium settings to achieve 30fps+

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Core i7-7700HQ 4-Core 2.8GHz GeForce GTX 950M v2 4GB 8GB
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how good is it if i could run it ?

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02:14 Aug-15-2017

I play on ultra @ 900p, 25-30fps

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Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition at 30FPS on low at 720p?
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09:20 Aug-21-2017

22-30fps, but mostly above the mid 20s and in the low 30s.

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Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition at 30FPS on low?
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09:21 Aug-21-2017

yes you can, but dude buy a new GPU asap the rest of your PC is great.

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Can I run ? And at which sertings ?

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09:22 Aug-21-2017

assuming you want to play at 1080p a mix between low and medium with grant you good and smooth gaming performance, but I'd lower the resolution to 900p and go full medium for best looks for the performance. :)

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19:28 Sep-10-2017

I played with i7-4710hq and gtx 850m 2gb on high at 720p around 40 fps.

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Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition at 30FPS on low at 720p?
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Can I run this on low settings? I'm used to consoles, so -30 fps is playable.

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Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition at 60FPS on high at 1080p?
Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Radeon R9 290 Asus DirectCU II OC Edition 16GB
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I Upgrade my Rig from Fx 8120 / R9 270 (Old) to I5 2500k with oc to 4ghz and R9 290 with OC to 1100Mhz
With my Old Rig i can Play it on 1080p with 30 FPS Stable on Low to Medium. Can i play it now in 1080p with High or Ultra 60Fps Stable?

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Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition at 60FPS on high at 1080p?
FX-6300 GeForce GTX 750 MSI OC 1GB Edition 8GB
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Can I run ? or 720p

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04:57 Jul-24-2017

Overclock the cpu, fx 6300 can easily hit 4.3 ghz or better depending on the mobo and psu, as for your gpu, it is definitely time for an upgrade. You can play the game on low-medium on 720p but 1080p with that card is pushing it.

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11:51 Jul-24-2017

ok thanks ;)

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18:50 Aug-01-2017

if i had 8gb ram more??? but if the game its low-medium again i'm going for gtx 1050ti

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Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition at 60FPS on medium at 1080p?
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