The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim system requirements released, render giant spiders on 2GB RAM

The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim the giantest spider

Skyrim is just three weeks away, and excitement is running high in the office, especially in the part of the office occupied by Tom Francis, who has booked holiday from a job that involves playing games to play even more games at home. And by games , I mean nothing but basic sustenance and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Read about the first three hours or so he recently spent with the game in our Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim preview .

With less than a month to go, though, now is the perfect time to upgrade your rig. Thankfully, it looks as though you probably won't need many extras. Bethblog have released PC system specstem specs. If you've got a DirectX 9 card with 512MB on-board RAM, 2GB of system RAM and a dual core processor, you should be good to go. You'll also need "internet access for Steam activation."

Minimum Specs

  • Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)

  • Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent processor

  • 2GB System RAM

  • 6GB free HDD Space

  • Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 512 MB of RAM

  • DirectX compatible sound card

  • Internet access for Steam activation

Recommended Specs

  • Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)

  • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU

  • 4GB System RAM

  • 6GB free HDD space

  • DirectX 9.0c compatible NVIDIA or AMD ATI video card with 1GB of RAM (Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or higher; ATI Radeon 4890 or higher).

  • DirectX compatible sound card

  • Internet access for Steam activation

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom stopped being a productive human being when he realised that the beige box under his desk could play Alpha Centauri. After Deus Ex and Diablo 2 he realised he was cursed to play amazing PC games forever. He started writing about them for PC Gamer about six years ago, and is now UK web ed.
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