Bethesda Announces Skyrim Minimum System Requirements and Recommended System Requirements

Bethesda has announced the system requirements needed to play Elder Scrolls Skyrim on their Blog

Recommended Specs

  • Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
  • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
  • 4GB System RAM
  • 6GB free HDD space
  • 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).
  • DirectX compatible sound card
  • Internet access for Steam activation

Minimum Specs

  • Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
  • Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent processor
  • 2GB System RAM
  • 6GB free HDD Space
  • Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 512 MB of RAM
  • DirectX compatible sound card
  • Internet access for Steam activation
Pete Hines, VP of PR and Marketing at Bethesda, tweeted a clarification about min and recommended:
"The Min specs get you playing,. The recommended specs let you play on High, not on Ultra. You'll want beefier rig for that."

Comments (4)

Mike
Said this on 10-27-2011 At 01:42 pm

hi can someone tell me if my computer will run skyrim. it runs oblivion fine. here is my specs:

AMD phenom IIX4 940 3ghz

nvidia geforce 9600GT

4gb ram

Ted
Said this on 10-27-2011 At 01:49 pm

Here are my specs PLEASE someone tell me if it will run Skyrim!

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
AMD phenom 9650 quad-core processer 4 cpus 2.3ghz
4GB RAM
ATI Radeon HD 5450

Jake
Said this on 10-27-2011 At 01:57 pm

URGENT i need to know if my computer will run skyrim at the HIGHEST settings!

Processor:AMD Phenomom II x6 2.70 GHz
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6790 1GB GDDR5
Memory: 16GB RAM

Rob
Said this on 3-22-2012 At 11:08 pm

My rig: Asus p8z68-v pro

I7-2600k mildy overclocked

powercolor 2gb 6970 (940cpu, 1425 ram) and a very slight (4% CAT) overvoltage

2x4gb 1866 corsair ram

240gb ssd, 4x2tb raid 10 (steam installed on d)

monster of a cpu cooler, rig doesnt even warm up my room as much as my old 3870 w/ amd 6400x2 am2 socket.

I can run sparingly 1680x1050 with no AA or anisotropic filtering; fxaa only. Distances turned down some, low shadows ect. still looks great when its not crashing. ironically; some of the steam workshop mods fixed issues (confirmed before and after) ALL the latest drivers except catalyst; running 11.12. 12.xx crashed it so fast not even funny. I have my card running in "D" mode via virtu/lucid logic. YMMV, i installed windows on a separate drive to distribute loads. the raid runs great. if you are in the market for a SSD, get the plextor 240; so fast!

 

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