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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06:47 Dec-06-2016

I manage to run this on Ultra settings fine.

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22:03 Nov-30-2016

can i run this game with an amd radeon rx 460 gddr5 2gb, amd fx 4300, 8 gb ram

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15:51 Nov-28-2016
Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition at 30FPS on high at 1080p?
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Can I run it at these settings? Or maybe a bit better?

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22:02 Nov-30-2016

I voted yes because...

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22:01 Dec-04-2016

you can even run it in ultra settings, my GTX 960 do it fine at 60 fps in 1080p in high-ultra settings

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10:24 Nov-27-2016
Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition at 30FPS on low at 1080p?
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01:32 Nov-23-2016
Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition on high?
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Can I run on high at 900p? What fps?

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20:15 Nov-20-2016

About how well will this run on ultra?

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18:25 Nov-30-2016

If you only use one monitor? Probably 45-60 fps. But you'll need a UI mod to get the menus to fit your screen.

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07:10 Nov-13-2016
Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition at 60FPS on low at 1080p?
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Can I run ?
30fps is manageable but looking to play at 60+

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03:05 Nov-15-2016

You won't get 60fps all the time, but who does?
High settings, 30-45 fps, which I am guessing is what they get without recording. Low settings would put you closer to 60.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNJnrscw9tE

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01:08 Nov-13-2016
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20:02 Nov-09-2016
Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition at 30FPS on low at 720p?
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21:32 Nov-05-2016

Hey, I made a video on YouTube comparing the graphics between the original Skyrim and the new special edition please check it out; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbmh8IY0wLg

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14:36 Nov-07-2016

You should do without the music and maybe add in some dialog instead because having a title saying "Skyrim - Is The Special Edition Really Better?" makes it seem like you are going to commentate on the comparison.

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00:27 Nov-05-2016
Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition at 60FPS on ultra at 1440p?
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14:38 Nov-07-2016

That is a little silly to ask since the 6GB GTX 1060 is far superior than the recommended GTX 780.

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22:19 Nov-04-2016
Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition at 60FPS on high at 1080p?
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14:39 Nov-07-2016

You can but if you want 60 fps i would suggest lowering down the shadows then.

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14:49 Nov-04-2016
Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition on high?
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06:46 Nov-02-2016
Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition at 30FPS on medium at 720p?
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16:30 Nov-01-2016
Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition at 60FPS on medium at 720p?
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14:57 Nov-05-2016

I voted yes because...


I have the exact same hardware on my computer at my brother's apartment. Run it stable at 60fps (few drops) with an resolution of 1920x1080. :)

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10:43 Nov-01-2016
Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition at 30FPS on medium at 720p?
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11:07 Oct-31-2016

Can you turn off the unnecessary stuff (4k textures, etcs)? I dont care much about those ****s

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08:52 Oct-30-2016
Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition?
Core i7-6700HQ 4-Core 2.6GHz GeForce GTX 960M 4GB 8GB
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What should I expect? at 1080p or 900p?

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20:15 Oct-30-2016

Mine rig is exactly the same. Didn't test on 900p but on 1080p you'll get 35-40 FPS. I guess it will be even smoother on 900p

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23:05 Dec-11-2016

Great news with the votes and reply as I'll have the exact same specs after Christmas. Can't wait to play this, got it free due to already owning the legendary edition on Steam.

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17:39 Oct-29-2016
Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition at 60FPS on ultra at 1080p?
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Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition while streaming at 1080p&60fps? (3500kbps)

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10:25 Oct-29-2016

Performance-wise and visually, the game's great so far. The way the godrays interact with trees and dragons... quite majestic


Generally a great improvement overall. I get some drops in GPU usage and FPS in more grassy areas, where FPS can drop to around 40, but it's otherwise a pretty consistent 60.


Worth picking up if you haven't experienced it yet, and certainly worth downloading if you have the original with all DLC.

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