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Skyrim Special Edition goes gold and reveals system requirements

What are the Skyrim Special Edition system requirements? Bethesda has set the minimum and recommended set up: can you run it?

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Not long now until Skryim’s remaster releases. The discs have been printed, it’s gone gold and all is ready for the game’s October 28 launch.

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If you didn’t already know, this remaster of Bethesda’s RPG epic overhauls art and effects, and also adds god rays, dynamic depth of field, screen-space reflections and even new snow and water shaders.

All this makeover work obviously means it won’t run on the same potato you used to play Skyrim the first time around, so here are the new system requirements:


  • 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’s still pretty easy to run, then, thankfully.

Great news for anyone who already owns Skyrim, as us PC players will be getting the upgrade absolutely free. What a time to be alive.

Check the PC Skyrim system requirements 2022 here.