Skyrim VR PC’s Minimum Specs Are Far Lower Than Fallout 4’s

by Jamie Feltham • March 21st, 2018

A lot of PC VR owners spent a long time waiting for the release of Bethesda’s Fallout 4 VR last year only to find that their rig wasn’t up to the high spec requirements, which demanded a minimum of a GTX 1070 graphics card. Fortunately — though not all that surprisingly — the upcoming Skyrim VR won’t be as demanding.

Both the Minimum and Recommended System Requirements for Bethesda’s beloved role-playing game (RPG) appeared on its Steam page this week. The minimum spec is pretty much in line with what you’d expect of most VR games.

OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions)
Processor: Intel Core i5-6600K or AMD Ryzen 5 1400 or better
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 / AMD RX 480 8GB or better
Storage: 15 GB available space

Recommended, meanwhile, is actually about the level of the minimum spec for Fallout 4.

OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
Processor: Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB / AMD RX Vega 56 8GB
Storage: 15 GB available space

So if you sadly had to pass on journeying across the wasteland, you should at least get to venture back to Tamriel. Still, Skyrim is several years older and a console generation behind Fallout 4, and was able to cram onto Sony’s PlayStation VR, so we’re not surprised to see it’s much more lenient. The game will launch on April 3rd with support for the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows VR headsets. We can’t wait to get stuck in once more.

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  • antonio mora

    I have a 1060 and I can run Fallout 4 vr no problems whatsoever

    • Ståhej

      One must not tell lies

    • Krzysztof Kiersznicki

      yeah…with reprojection…..

    • Jonny

      No, you can’t.

  • disqus_4YCz9lIfxG

    The Fallout 4 is not really that high a 970 is all you need without any issues.

    • Krzysztof Kiersznicki

      you mad bro? it reprojects even on 1080ti at times……

      • Joshwa Sanders

        1080 here. 50% reprojection. Almost unplayable.

    • Robert Edwards

      lol you are delusional.

    • disqus_4YCz9lIfxG

      I stand by my statement. Clearly your systems are not set up correctly I build my own systems and never had an issue with Fallout 4 when I had a 970. No jitters, what so ever.

  • antonio mora

    “One must not tell lies”
    “No, you can’t.”
    “lol you are delusional.”
    “yeah…with reprojection”

    Hey there you go! Thats the spirit!
    If you ppl can’t make FO4 VR run properly with a 1060 or better you are doing something wrong. I could post a link to help but with that attitude, Why bother? Playing games the right way on PC is not all hardware you know…