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Skyrim Special Edition specs revealed and they're much higher than the original's

In order to play Skyrim Special Edition you're going to need a rather decent PC. The rig that let you play the original game may not be enough.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition minimum and recommended system requirements have been revealed on Steam, and no, they are nothing like those of the original Skyrim – after all, that game is now five years old (oh, how the time flies). Just for the sake of comparison, the 2011 version would need at least Dual Core 2.0GHz, 2 GB RAM, and Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 512 MB of RAM. In order to run smoothly the game required Quad-core Intel, 4 GB RAM and 1 GB GPU RAM. Obviously, that rig will no longer be enough to handle the Special Edition. On the other hand, the land of Skyrim will be now prettier than ever before.

Minimum system requirements

  1. Processor: Intel i5-750/AMD Phenom II X4-945
  2. Graphics card: Nvidia GTX 470 1GB /AMD HD 7870 2GB
  3. RAM: 8GB
  4. Disk: 12 GB free HDD space
  5. OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit Version)

Recommended system requirements

  1. Processor: Intel i5-2400/AMD FX-8320
  2. Graphics card: Nvidia GTX 780 3GB /AMD R9 290 4GB
  3. RAM 8GB
  4. Disk 12 GB free HDD space
  5. OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit Version)
Skyrim Special Edition specs revealed and theyre much higher than the originals - picture #1
This fall Skyrim will become prettier than ever.

Skyrim Special Edition will be available later this month for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 – on Friday, October 27 at 5 PM Pacific Time (or October 28 at 2 AM Central European Summer Time). While the regular price of the Special Edition will be about $60, everyone who owns the original Skyrim plus all three expansion packs – Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn – or the Legendary Edition on Steam, will get the new Special Edition for free. You can currently pick the Skyrim plus all add-ons pack on Steam for $39.61.

Last update: 2016-10-11

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