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Skyrim Special Edition Goes Gold, PC System Requirements Released

| 11 Oct 2016 15:55

Bethesda has announced the system requirements for the upcoming Special Edition of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

If you've been waiting anxiously to play Skyrim on your PS4 or Xbox One, the time is almost here. Bethesda announced yesterday that the upcoming remaster has gone gold, which means it should be on time for its release later this month.

Alongside that news, Bethesda also announced the system requirements for the PC version of the Special Edition, and they're quite modest. Here's the rig you need:

Minimum requirements

  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit version)
  • CPU: Intel i5-750/AMD Phenom II X4-945
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 12 GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 470 1GB / AMD HD 7870 2GB

Recommended requirements

  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit version)
  • CPU: Intel i5-2400/AMD FX-8320
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 12 GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB / AMD R9 290 4GB

Obviously, these requirements are a bit steeper than what you needed to run the original when it launched in 2011, but they're still pretty middle-of-the-road these days. Remember, if you own the Legendary Edition of Skyrim (on Steam), or the base game and all the DLC (on Steam), you'll receive the new Special Edition free of charge (on Steam).

If you're a console player, you're probably more interested in how big the install will be. For PS4 players, it will be 20 GB in North America, and 33 GB in Europe. Xbox One owners will need 17 GB in North America, and 25 GB in Europe.

The Skyrim Special Edition is set to release on October 28 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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