The Elder Scrolls V System Requirements

12th August 2021 - Specs reviewed

Official Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
  • Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent processor
  • Memory: 2GB System RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 6GB free HDD Space
  • Video Card: Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 512 MB of RAM
  • Sound: DirectX compatible sound card
 

Official Recommended Requirements

  • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
  • Memory: 4GB System RAM
  • Video Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible NVIDIA or AMD ATI video card with 1GB of RAM (Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or higher; ATI Radeon 4890 or higher)
PC System Analysis For The Elder Scrolls V Requirements
The Elder Scrolls V is using the Creation Engine game engine. Your PC will need a graphics card thats as powerful as a GeForce GTX 260 v4/Radeon HD 4890 and it should be paired with either a Phenom II X4 920/Core 2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz CPU to match the The Elder Scrolls V recommended system specs. This PC setup will deliver 60 Frames Per Second on High graphics settings on 1080p monitor resolution. You should also have 4 GB system memory. You should also have 1 GB system memory for min specs. You will require a DirectX 10.00 GPU. This means you will require a 12 year old PC to play smoothly.
FPS System Benchmark
200+ FPS
High
Graphics Card
8.64
How well optimised is The Elder Scrolls V for PC? 8.8
8.8
Where does The Elder Scrolls V rank in the list of the most demanding games?
Genres: Sandbox , RPG

System Requirements Report for The Elder Scrolls V

Recommended Graphics Setting: High

Processor:

Intel Core i7-10870H 8-Core 2.20GHz
9.7

Graphics Card:

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q
8.1

RAM:

16GB
9.9

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GPU Performance:

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System Requirements Performance

Minimum System Requirements
Processor Intel Celeron E1200 Dual-Core 1.6GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3600+
Graphics Card Nvidia Quadro FX 380 LP AMD Radeon HD 3600 Series
RAM 1 GB
Recommended System Requirements
Processor Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz AMD Phenom II X4 920
Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 v4 AMD Radeon HD 4890
RAM 4 GB
Ultra System Requirements
Processor Intel Core i7-860 Quad 2.80GHz AMD Phenom II X4 980
Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 AMD Radeon R9 270 v2
RAM 8 GB

Projected FPS (Premium Feature)

The Elder Scrolls V System Requirements

Minimum
Recommended
Ultra
Processor
Graphics Card
VRAM
500MB
1.953125GB
RAM
1 GB
4 GB
8 GB
OS
Windows XP 32-bit
Windows XP 64-bit
Windows 7 64-bit
DirectX
9
10
10
HDD Space
6 GB
6 GB
12 GB

The Elder Scrolls V PC Release Date:

11 Nov 2011

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Can I run The Elder Scrolls V on high at 1080p?
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If I try to run at 'High' it drops to 50fps quite often.


Is that normal?


I'm trying to run at 75fps which works fine on Medium.

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14:27 Dec-25-2020

your CPU is probably bottlenecking the 1060 which is too powerful for it

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12:38 Feb-01-2019

There might be a bottleneck coz of your cpu

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12:38 Feb-01-2019

even at 4k bro

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00:54 Sep-02-2017
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So I recently purchased this here laptop to see if I can use it for both college work and college gaming. The site says I could run this game well, but the game auto-detection and introductory gameplay says otherwise. Am I missing something

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07:57 Nov-02-2017

probably of the integrated intel graphics?

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16:50 Oct-07-2018

Intel HD Graphics 4000 can hardly get the game running.

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14:35 Mar-03-2021

might run at 35-40 on low 800x600, i had aintel hd graphics bay trail and run it at 25 fps low 640X480

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00:39 Aug-24-2017
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16:52 Oct-07-2018

If you can get by with around 45-50 fps, then this one is playable at 720p. There is some CPU bottlenecking in this configuration, though.

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17:54 Jun-11-2017

4k ultra with tons of FPS
or 1080p ultra with tons of FPS, you choose.

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21:57 Nov-29-2017

Maybe 800x600 low 24 FPS.

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Can I run it with Enb and Texture Mods ( in 1080p Res ) 60Fps stable without drops?

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09:21 May-10-2017
Can I run The Elder Scrolls V at 30FPS on high at 1080p?
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Note: Ram is DDR4
Note 2: Please don't tell me to change GPU, i need new PSU to power a GPU

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16:55 Oct-07-2018

You can get to 30 FPS if you dial the resolution down to 720p or even 800x600.
You can get a GTX 1050. It's a low-power card that can handle these games well.

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I voted yes because i exactly have the same procie and once i had to played with g41 chipset (when my vga was need to be fixed) it could played but with a little lag and blurry (around 15 - 20).
u should be around 20 because Q45 is slightly better than g41

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20:26 Mar-12-2017

soo, I not sure how that Q9400 scores a 7, and my CPU scores a 5, and then it says I can run it in high, but iam running it in high with AA on and getting stable 30 fps

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15:10 Feb-21-2017

your CPU ram and VGA can run it very well

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00:48 Oct-11-2017

Hi there, will i be able to run skyrim with the High res texture pack ? I can run the vanilla at 60 fps solid with not a single frame drop

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22:29 Jan-22-2017
Can I run The Elder Scrolls V at 60FPS on medium at 720p?
Core i7-4700MQ 4-Core 2.4GHz Intel HD Graphics 4600 Mobile 8GB
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15:13 Feb-21-2017

Intel Graphics 4600 reach at low in 720p 45 fps

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22:49 Apr-15-2017

I ran it with intel HD 4000 @ 720p and got maxed 35-50fps

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Can I run and what settings?

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