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

Minimum
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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Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition at 60FPS on high at 1080p?
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08:16 Mar-17-2017
Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition at 30FPS on low at 720p?
Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz Radeon HD 5750 1024MB 4GB
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I played this at 40 fps in out on low while 60+ inside caves , the site says i cant .....

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08:26 Mar-17-2017

Seems the developer wildly exaggerated their specs unfortunately

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08:46 Mar-18-2017

I get a solid 50-60 fps on medium 1080p with my living room rig that has a q8300 and a gtx 480. Seems the CPU spec is way higher than actually necessary. though they picked a low end 1st gen i5 so maybe the point was that a quad core would be preferable?

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05:50 Mar-15-2017
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14:29 Mar-13-2017
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04:34 Mar-09-2017
Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition at 60FPS on ultra at 1080p?
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17:31 Jan-27-2017

Lovely game

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Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition at 60FPS on medium?
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20:02 Jan-20-2017
Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition at 60FPS on medium at 1080p?
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Actually it's a i3-6100, but I couldn't find it on the parts list.

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19:15 Jan-20-2017
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22:52 Jan-24-2017

I voted no because SE doesn't support integrated graphics, and Fallout 4 has similar issues. The game might run, but the framerate won't be playable and you'll likely see gray patches on everything.

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07:34 Jan-14-2017
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20:12 Jan-10-2017
Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition at 60FPS on high at 1080p?
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03:03 Jan-12-2017

I voted yes, I have an i3 6100 which has a similar performance, and I can run it on ultra 60 FPS,

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16:41 Jan-12-2017

Thanks for your advice! :)

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19:27 Jan-10-2017
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03:04 Jan-12-2017

I voted yes because this game actually doesn´t need a lot of requirements.

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05:11 Jan-07-2017
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07:12 Jan-06-2017

system req is wrong my pc specs intel pentium g 2020 overclocked,8 gb ram,amd sapphire r9 270x overclocked,win 10 64 bit i'm play all at 40fps on all ultra setting at 1080p and no other problems like drop fps,freezing,hang,
this game vram require 1998 to 2020 just. i'm monitoring the all games vrams.
my question why 4096 to 3072 vram require.
please tell me.....

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01:56 Dec-31-2016
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Xeon Processor E5450 GeForce GTX 1050 16GB
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Note: Dual CPU, DDR2 RAM

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12:40 Dec-22-2016
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22:40 Dec-24-2016

I voted yes because... of the small resolution.

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04:09 Dec-11-2016

What settings can I run this game at.

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21:00 Dec-14-2016

Might even work fine on Ultra.

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Says low but that doesn't seem right

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04:11 Dec-10-2016

It would be better if they've made a brand new version instead of upgrading a little bit. Everyone and every object in SE version are still ugly as the previous one, I've had to use some Mods for better looking.

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