Today we decided to figure out whether it will be possible to launch the most beautiful game The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim on your Mac and what pitfalls can a Mac user expect when want to play this game via BootCamp.

By the way, before using any of the following methods, one simple condition is required – buy a mouse for comfortable gaming. 🙂

Check Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Compatibility with your Hardware

The first thing to consider is that the discussion in this article will go about how to launch games through BootCamp under Windows 7 or 10.

How to view the characteristics of your MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, MacBook, iMac, Mac Pro, Mac Mini:

  • Click on the “Apple” menu in the upper left corner;
How to Check if Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Will Run on your Mac?
  • Select “About This Mac”;
  • A page with the main characteristics of your computer will appear;
  • We are most interested in the following parameters: CPU, RAM, GPU.

Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Specs

And rather, we will analyze the recommended configurations for the stable operation of the game on the system:

Recommended Specs (“High” 1920x1080p)

  • 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 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.

Read more: Connecting a Mac to a TV with HDMI for Full Audio & Video Support

Minimum Specs  (“Low” 1920x1080p)

  • 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 compliant video card with 512 MB of RAM;
  • DirectX compatible sound card;
  • Internet access for Steam activation.

Check Compatibility List

When you found the parameters of your Mac and it so happened that the above information about the system requirements of the game turned out to be not very informative for you, you should search for your GPU in the list of the Bethesda Software forums. There are to many items here so just use “Command” + “F” for “Find on a page” function of your browser.


Thanks to such uncomplicated actions, you can easily determine how expedient it is to try to install Skyrim on your Mac in BootCamp mode.

It’s the best time to ask questions and give us your feedback in comments.


Hi there! My Name is Vincent Lago! My goal is to share insightful reviews, guides, and manuals for people looking to know more about current solutions for Apple hardware and OS. I have years of technological background knowledge including owning a custom iMacs & PCs which was using for different types of business. And now, I want to share my experience with you.

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