Site icon Newb Computer Build

Skyrim PC System Requirements: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PC System Requirements

Introduction

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was released November 11, 2011 for the PC and was developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. Skyrim is the fifth instalment in the Elder Scrolls video game series coming after its predecessor Oblivion.

The story involves the ultimate goal of defeating Alduin who is the first born of Tamriel’s primary deity Akatosh; since Alduin is prophesied to destroy the world…  If you would like to read more about Skyrim, I have found the Skyrim article in pretty detailed wiki at The Elder Scrolls Wiki to be very descriptive.

So now on to why you are most likely here…the hardware requirements needed for Skyrim:

Skyrim: Minimum System Requirements

Operating System: Windows 7 / Vista / XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
PC Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent processor
RAM: 2GB Memory
Hard Drive: 6GB of Space
Graphics Card: Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 512 MB of RAM
Internet Connection: Internet access for Steam activation

Skyrim: Recommended System Requirements

Operating System: Windows 7 / Vista / XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
PC Processor: Quad Core Intel or AMD CPU
RAM: 4GB Memory
Hard Drive: 6GB of Space
Graphics Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible NVIDIA or AMD ATI video card with 1 GB of RAM (NVIDIA GeForce GTX  260 or higher (ex. GTX550Ti) or ATI Radeon 4890 or higher)
Internet Connection: Internet access for Steam activation

Overall, the system requirements are not too intensive for the fifth game in the Elder Scrolls series. To be honest, I am actually pretty surprised the game only takes up to 6GB of hard drive space; although the game seems to be highly optimized as seen in this article here at pureoverclock forums.

Many gamers had been puzzled by Skyrim only taking 6GB of hard drive space, however Pete Hines, VP of PR and Marketing at Bethseda had said it is because of the new engine being used. This makes for much better compression (art/voice/data) which in turns speeds everything up.

If your hardware matches the requirements, then enjoy playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim!

Exit mobile version