Skyrim Special Edition system requirements revealed

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is not a very demanding game by today’s standards, but the addition of high-quality texture packs and graphics mods on PC can drastically increase its hardware requirements.

The upcoming Skyrim Special Edition is a remastered version of the original game, featuring better textures and visual effects.

This also means that the remastered game has high system requirements compared to the 5-year old original title.

Bethesda has released the system requirements for the upcoming remaster, with the Special Edition requiring a quad-core processor and at least 8GB of memory.

Below are the official system requirements for Skyrim Special Edition:


  • Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit Version)
  • Intel i5-750/AMD Phenom II X4-945
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 12 GB free HDD space
  • NVIDIA GTX 470 1GB /AMD HD 7870 2GB


  • Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit Version)
  • Intel i5-2400/AMD FX-8320
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 12 GB free HDD space
  • NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB /AMD R9 290 4GB

It is important to note that Skyrim Special Edition will be a 64-bit application, meaning that modders will no longer have to deal with a memory limit.

Skyrim Special Edition is set to release on 28 October for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Now read this: Sony won’t allow Skyrim or Fallout 4 mods on PS4

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