Online:System Requirements

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Knowing Your Computer's Hardware[edit]

It is essential to know what your hardware is before you can use this page. On Windows systems, the easiest way to identify your video hardware is to run DxDiag, which is short for DirectX diagnostic. To do this:

  • On Windows XP, click the Start button on the lower left-hand side of the screen, select the 'Run' option and type in dxdiag, then hit enter.
  • On Windows Vista and Windows 7, click the Start button and type in dxdiag directly in the search box at the bottom of the start menu that pops up, and hit enter.
  • On Windows 8, right-click anywhere on the Start screen and select "All Apps" in the lower-right. From there, type "dxdiag" (ignoring the "No apps match your search" message) to search for it. When you've typed the entire word, it'll show up as an app and you can click on it to launch it.

You may be asked if you want to check for digital signatures. You don't need to for this, so click "No". Once you're in DxDiag, on the first screen (System) there will be a box called System Information. Within this box will be your processor and memory information. Under the tab 'Display' will be the information about your video card, in the Device box.

You can also use an external program to find computer details and more accurately determine if your computer is able to run Elder Scrolls Online.

On a Mac, click About This Mac in the Apple menu. A small window will pop up showing your processor and memory size, click the button that says More info... to get your Mac's stats.

Note: The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited no longer officially supports Windows XP or Windows Vista.

As of Update 9, ESO no longer supports 32-bit Mac systems, or Windows systems running DirectX 9.

Officially Recognized Specifications[edit]

The following represents what ZeniMax Online's officially released specifications for Elder Scrolls Online are, according to the Support site (PC, Mac). It is also important to note that even if a system meets these, it may still have very low performance.

Windows Recommended System Requirements[edit]

  • Operating System: Windows 7/Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • Processor: Quad Core 2.3GHz or equivalent processor
  • System RAM: 4GB
  • Hard Disk Space: 85GB free HDD space
  • GPU: Direct X 11.0 compliant video card with 2GB RAM (NVidia GeForce GTX 750 or AMD Radeon HD 7850)
  • Sound: DirectX compatible sound card
  • Internet: Internet Broadband Connection
  • A persistent internet connection is required to play
  • An Elder Scrolls Online account is required to play
  • System requirements are subject to change over time

Windows Minimum System Requirements[edit]

  • Operating System: Windows 7 32-bit
  • Processor: Intel i3 or AMD 3870 generation processors or higher
  • System RAM: 3GB
  • Hard Disk Space: 85GB free HDD space
  • GPU: Direct X 11.0 compliant video card with 1GB RAM (NVidia GeForce 460 or AMD Radeon 6850)
  • Sound: DirectX compatible sound card
  • Internet: Internet Broadband Connection
  • A persistent internet connection is required to play
  • An Elder Scrolls Online account is required to play
  • System requirements are subject to change over time

Mac Recommended System Requirements[edit]

  • Operating System: OS X 10.9 or Later
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo processor
  • System RAM: 4GB
  • Hard Disk Space: 85 GB free HDD space
  • GPU: NVidia GeForce 640 or AMD Radeon 6850 (1GB of VRAM)
  • Resolution: 1024X768 minimum display resolution
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • OpenGL: 4.1
  • Internet: Internet Broadband Connection
  • A persistent internet connection is required to play
  • An Elder Scrolls Online account is required to play
  • System requirements are subject to change over time

Mac Minimum System Requirements[edit]

  • Operating System: OS X 10.9
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo processor
  • System RAM: 4GB
  • Hard Disk Space: 85 GB free HDD space
  • GPU: NVidia GeForce 460 or AMD Radeon 5670 (1GB of VRAM)
  • Resolution: 1024X768 minimum display resolution
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • OpenGL: 4.1
  • Internet: Internet Broadband Connection
  • A persistent internet connection is required to play
  • An Elder Scrolls Online account is required to play
  • System requirements are subject to change over time