The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim System Requirements

Last updated: 13 May 2022

Curious if your PC can run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim? On this page you will find The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim system requirements for PC (Windows). We constantly update our data to provide you with latest and most accurate requirements.

Test your PC to see if it will run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim or check system requirement details for CPU, operating system, graphics and sound cards, required disk space and more for each of the supported platforms.

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  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computer’s CPU name will be displayed under ‘Device Specifications > Processor’

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. In the opened menu click on ‘Device Manager’
  3. In ‘Device Manager’ click on the arrow next to ‘Display adapters’
  4. Under the drop-down, you will see the GPU that your computer is using

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computer’s RAM will be displayed under ‘Device Specifications > Installed RAM’

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. You can see if Windows is 64 or 32 bit under ‘System type’
  4. You can see Windows version under ‘Windows edition’

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Skyrim Windows Requirements

Requires 64 bit processor and operating system.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim system requirements for Windows
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or )
OS
Processor
Processor
Processor
Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
Memory
Memory
2GB System
Memory
4GB System
Storage
Storage
6GB free HDD Space
Storage
Graphics
Graphics
Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 512 MB of
Graphics
DirectX 9.0c compatible NVIDIA or AMD ATI video card with 1GB of (Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or higher; ATI Radeon 4890 or higher)
Sound Card
Sound Card
DirectX Compatible Sound Card
Sound Card

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim minimum requirements for Windows assume having at least Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or ) operating system. Your processor should be Dual Core 2.0GHz or a more powerful one. The minimum RAM requirement is 2GB System. As for a graphics card, it should be Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 512 MB of. You also have to have 6GB free HDD Space free disk space to install the game.

Recommended CPU would be Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU CPU or equivalent. For RAM, it is recommended to have 4GB System or more. And video card — DirectX 9.0c compatible NVIDIA or AMD ATI video card with 1GB of (Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or higher; ATI Radeon 4890 or higher).

Game Details

EPIC FANTASY REBORN The next chapter in the highly anticipated Elder Scrolls saga arrives from the makers of the 2006 and 2008 Games of the Year, Bethesda Game Studios. Skyrim reimagines and revolutionizes the open-world fantasy epic, bringing to life a complete virtual world open for you to explore any way you choose.

Release date
10 November, 2021
Required age
16+
Metacritic score
94/100
Category
Single-player
Genre
RPG
Supported languages
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish - Spain, Japanese, Czech, Polish, Russian
* languages with full audio support
Developer
Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher
Bethesda Softworks
Official website
elderscrolls.com
Support website
support.bethsoft.com
Support website
store.steampowered.com

FAQs

Can I run Skyrim?

You would be able to run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on your PC if it meets minimum requirements below. You can also use our free test tool to check it!

Minimum requirements for Windows are:

  • OS: Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or )
  • Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz
  • Memory: 2GB System
  • Storage: 6GB free HDD Space
  • Graphics: Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 512 MB of
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card

How much RAM does Skyrim need?

You need at least 2GB System of RAM to run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on PC, but 4GB System is recommended.

What processor do I need for Skyrim?

Dual Core 2.0GHz is a minimum requirement for PC to be able to run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

How many GB is Skyrim?

At least 6GB free HDD Space of disk space is required to install The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on your PC.

What graphics card do I need for Skyrim?

You need Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 512 MB of or more powerful video card.

What version of Windows can I use to play Skyrim?

Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or ) or newer.

Does Skyrim require a 64-bit OS and processor?

Yes, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim needs a 64-bit processor and operating system.

Can I run Skyrim on my laptop?

Yes, as long as it meets minimum requirements above.

When is Skyrim release date?

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim release date is 10 November, 2021.

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