Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PC system requirements confirmed

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 25, 2011 12:15pm PDT

With The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim fast approaching, how will your PC hold up? Bethesda today unveiled the system requirements, revealing that, really, as long as you're not still rocking the computer you built in 2006 to play Oblivion, you're probably all right.

Recommended PC specification:

  • Quad-core Intel/AMD CPU

  • 4GB RAM

  • DirectX 9 video card with 1GB RAM - Nvidia GTX 260/AMD Radeon 4890 or better

  • Windows XP/7

  • 6GB hard disk space

  • DirectX compatible soundcard

Minimum specification:

  • 2GHz dual-core CPU

  • 2GB RAM

  • DirectX 9c video card with 512MB RAM

  • Windows XP/7/Vista (32 or 64 bit)

The specs were confirmed by Bethesda marketing man Pete Hines on Twitter. Hines also explained that the minimum specs "get you playing," while the recommended will let you play with the graphics set to "High." If you want to bump it up to "Ultra," though, he says you'll want a "beefier rig."

And, as Skyrim is a Steamworks title, you'll need an Internet connection to activate retail copies. Or to download it digitally, obviously.

Skyrim arrives for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on November 11.

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