Civilization 6 System Requirements

If global domination is on your mind you'd better make sure your PC can handle the pressure

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Civilization 6 may well be getting a little old in the tooth now but there is a constant stream of new players coming to the game as it is consistently on sale via the various online stores. With plenty of great DLC and even a season pass, Civ 6 is consistently being improved so if you have no decided that the time is right to take the plunge, you definitely need to check if your PC is up to the task of taking over the world.

What is Civilization 6?

Civ 6 is the latest iteration of one of the most popular strategy games of all time. It has built a loyal following throughout the years but Civ 6 is possibly the most accessible version of the game to date. And it also looks gorgeous when run at high settings. The option to tweak the graphics and also to change the sized of map you are playing on will all have direct effects on your hardware, and while Civ 6 might not bed the most taxing game on the planet, if you are looking to run it on a laptop or something similar, maybe to try and make a flight pass that bit quicker (and it will, you will be landing before you know it!) you will want to check what kind of experience you will get with your hardware.

Civ 6 Minimum System Requirements

The minimum system requirements for Civ 6 are:

  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 5570
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-3120M
  • File Size: 12 GB
  • OS: Windows 7×64 / Windows 8.1×64 / Windows 10×64
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Civ 6 Recommended System Requirements

The recommended system requirements for Civ 6 are:

  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4200M
  • File Size: 12 GB
  • OS: Windows 7×64 / Windows 8.1×64 / Windows 10×64

Civilization 6 Minimum System Requirements for Linux

  • Memory:6 GB
  • Graphics Card:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650
  • CPU:Intel Core i3-530
  • File Size:15 GB
  • OS:SteamOS, Ubuntu 16.04 (64bit)

Civilization 6 Minimum System Requirements for Mac

  • Memory:6 GB
  • Graphics Card:AMD Radeon HD 6970
  • CPU:Intel Core i5-3330S
  • File Size:15 GB
  • OS:10.11 (El Capitan) or 10.12 (Sierra)

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