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Skyrim Special Edition PC specs are pretty moderate

The minimum and recommended PC specs for the upcoming re-release of Skyrim have been revealed.


Bethesda has announced that Skyrim Special Edition has gone gold on all platforms. Alongside the news, the publisher detailed the minimum and recommended PC specifications for remaster.

You can take a look at the full list below:

Minimum requirements

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

Recommended requirements

  • 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

These are definitely higher than what you needed to run the original back in 2011, but they're very moderate by today's standards, especially on the CPU side.

As for the download/install sizes on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, they're as follows:

  • PS4 - 20GB (North America), 33GB (Europe)
  • Xbox One - 17GB (North America), 25GB (Europe)

This is also a good time to remind you that if you own the Legendary Edition of the original on Steam, or the base game and all DLCs, you get the remaster for free.

Skyrim Special Edition is out October 28 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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