The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition System Requirements

Last updated: 26 September 2022

Curious if your PC can run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition? On this page you will find The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition system requirements for PC (Windows, Linux and Mac). 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 Special Edition 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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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition Windows Requirements

Requires 64 bit processor and operating system.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition system requirements for Windows
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
Windows 7/8.1/10 ( version)
OS
Windows 7/8.1/10 ( version)
Processor
Processor
Processor
Memory
Memory
8 GB
Memory
8 GB
Graphics
Graphics
Graphics
Storage
Storage
12 GB
Storage
12 GB

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition minimum requirements for Windows assume having at least Windows 7/8.1/10 ( version) operating system. Your processor should be Intel i5-750 / AMD Phenom II X4-945 or a more powerful one. The minimum RAM requirement is 8 GB. As for a graphics card, it should be NVIDIA GTX 470 1GB /AMD HD 7870 2GB. You also have to have 12 GB free disk space to install the game.

If you go for recommended requirements for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition for Windows, your operating system should be Windows 7/8.1/10 ( version). Recommended CPU would be Intel i5-2400 / AMD FX-8320 CPU or equivalent. For RAM, it is recommended to have 8 GB or more. And video card — NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB /AMD R9 290 4GB.

Game Details

Winner of more than 200 Game of the Year Awards, Skyrim Special Edition brings the epic fantasy to life in stunning detail. The Special Edition includes the critically acclaimed game and add-ons with all-new features like remastered art and effects, volumetric god rays, dynamic depth of field, screen-space reflections, and more.

Release date
27 October, 2021
Required age
16+
Metacritic score
74/100
Category
Single-player
Genre
RPG
Supported languages
English*, French*, Italian*, German*, Spanish - Spain*, Polish*, Traditional Chinese, Russian*, Japanese*
* languages with full audio support
Developer
Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher
Bethesda Softworks
Support website
help.bethesda.net
Support website
store.steampowered.com

FAQs

Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition?

You would be able to run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition 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:

Can I play The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition with 6 GB of RAM?

No, this is not enough to play The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition. The minimum RAM is 8 GB.

Can I play The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition with 8 GB of RAM?

Yes, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition can run with 8 GB of RAM. It's a minimum requirement.

How much RAM does The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition need?

You need at least 8 GB of RAM to run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition on PC.

What processor do I need for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition?

Intel i5-750 / AMD Phenom II X4-945 is a minimum requirement for PC to be able to run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition.

How many GB is The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition?

At least 12 GB of disk space is required to install The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition on your PC.

What graphics card do I need for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition?

You need NVIDIA GTX 470 1GB /AMD HD 7870 2GB or more powerful video card.

What version of Windows can I use to play The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition?

Windows 7/8.1/10 ( version) or newer.

Does The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition require a 64-bit OS and processor?

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

Can I run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition on my laptop?

Yes, as long as it meets minimum requirements above.

When is The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition release date?

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition release date is 27 October, 2021.

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