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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10:17 Aug-29-2016
Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition?
APU A8-6600K Quad-Core Radeon R7 360 v2 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition 6GB
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14:57 Aug-11-2016
Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition at 60FPS on ultra at 1080p?
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22:11 Aug-08-2016

I will destroy that game in Ultra.

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13:52 Jun-30-2016

On what settings could i run special edition?

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15:52 Jul-08-2016

We don't know how optimized it is yet. But I'm guessing Medium.

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00:30 Sep-04-2016

Medium most likely but at you res probably not at all.

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12:54 Jun-21-2016

Wow. You won't need that much power to run an enhanced version of the game, especially since it's from 2011. Much weaker rigs run it fine with potentially better ENB's and texture mods.

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10:43 Jun-19-2016

Omg i remember 2011 were i hit glod tick everywhere, 1080p60fps, no more of this :'( i really need a I5 + GTX1070

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00:33 Sep-04-2016

I5 with a 1070? You'll bottleneck the 1070 fairly badly. Go with a i7 if you go with a 1070. I should mention though at 1080p a 1070 is overkill. Me however at 1440p... I do need to get a 1070. -sigh-

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03:44 Sep-09-2016

An i5 wont bottle neck a 1080 and you think itll bottleneck a 1070? LOL. The only way it will bottleneck is if its a 2 core/2 thread 1st or 2nd gen i5.

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