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 ultra at 1080p?
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Just preloaded the game for friday... can i ultra it ?

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02:57 Oct-26-2016

Pre Load for Skyrim Special Edition is now up on Steam.

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120FPS? I got a ASUS VG248 144Hz monitor might aswell make use of it.

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Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition at 30FPS on ultra at 4k?
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Will I be able to run Ultra at the very least 30fps @ 4K?

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Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition at 30FPS on high at 1080p?
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Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition at 30FPS on medium at 720p?
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If I can run Doom 4 at an acceptable frame-rate, surely I can run this, right?

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22:24 Oct-25-2016

you should get 60fps at 720p and medium setting. :)

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Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz
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can i run it medium 60fps?

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22:12 Oct-25-2016

I voted yes because...At that resolution you will easily get ultra 60fps and still have room for mods

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22:18 Oct-25-2016

im planning to install mods ofc! :) so if i have to...i even go LOW 60 FPS for mods

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Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition? What settings can i run it at?
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60 FPS does not need to be constant, and on "ultra" is a bonus but not vital here.

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Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition?
Also my GPU is the XFX R7 370 4GB but it's not on the website, so I picked the MSI version instead. Dunno if that will really make a difference.

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19:00 Oct-23-2016
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12:40 Oct-22-2016
Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition on low at 720p?
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Any chance that I can run this even on the lowest setting?

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12:17 Oct-22-2016

i suspect the real reason they are doing this is to move it to the fallout 4 engine so as to disable all the x rated mods available on current skyrim from ever being able to work. afaik non of the fo4 modders have managed adult mods yet.

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20:10 Oct-22-2016

i thought fallout 4 was made in the very same engine as skyrim

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04:03 Oct-22-2016

What Settings?

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22:06 Oct-25-2016

Ultra. Aslong as you dont add a bunch of mods

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07:24 Oct-22-2016

I voted no because... it's just a maybe but still i don't think it'll be a constant 60 so umm... yeah, that's just my opinion.

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Is it better for me to play the original?

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