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System Requirements for TES V: Skyrim Revealed

Category: Gaming
Posted: 01:53PM
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will launch on November 11th, which is less than three weeks away. New information, trailers, and previews keep coming out wherever you look, but the one missing piece of information was the requirements to run it on the PC. Well, Bethesda has revealed the system requirements for Skyrim, and have included both the minimum and recommended specifications. The minimum is not too bad, with a dual-core 2GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, and a video card with 512MB of VRAM. The recommended steps it up some, with a quad-core processor, 4GB of RAM, and a video card with 1GB of VRAM. The game requires 6GB of hard drive space, which may seem a bit small, but is still larger than what Oblivion required. The game will install and activate via Steam, even for disc copies, which I am quite happy to see since it means the disc will not be required to play once Skyrim is installed.

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 compliant video card with 512 MB of RAM
  • DirectX compatible sound card
  • Internet access for Steam activation

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 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

All told, the recommended specifications are only to run the game on "High" settings, while "Ultra" will presumably require a beefier system. Some people may need to upgrade their computer to take full advantage of what Skyrim has to offer. Will you require an upgrade or can you play it with no issues? The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim launches on November 11th for the PC, PS3, and 360.



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