Bethesda lists minimum and recommend PC specs for Skyrim

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 25 October 2011 18:17 GMT

Bethesda has revealed the minimum and recommended PC specs for Skyrim.

The hardware list was announced via Twitter by Pete Hines, who said to expect full details on PC specs and some console information to be posted on the Bethesda Blog shortly.

Until then, here’s what you will need in order to run the game.

Minimum PC Specs:

  • Operating System: Win XP/7/Vista (32 or 64 bit)
  • CPU: Dual Core 2Ghz
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Video Card: DirectX9c video card w/ 512MB RAM

Recommended PC Specs:

  • Operating System: Win XP/7
  • CPU: Quad-Core Intel/AMD CPU
  • Memory: 4GB RAM, 6GB Hard Drive Space
  • Sound: DirectX compatible sound card
  • Video Card: DirectX9 video card with 1GB memory. GTX 260/Radeon 4890 or higher

The recommended settings are to run the game on “High” graphical output, according to Bethesda. However, if you want to run the game on “Ultra” graphics, well, you better get a bigger boat.

Skyrim releases on November 11.

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