Cities: Skylines System Requirements

Last updated: August 4th, 2020

On this page you will find Cities: Skylines system requirements for PC (Windows, Mac and Linux). We constantly update our data to provide you with latest and most accurate requirements.

Below are Cities: Skylines requirements details for CPU, operating system, graphics and sound cards, required disk space and more for each of the supported platforms.

Can my PC run Cities: Skylines?

Test your PC for Cities: Skylines

Requires 64 bit processor and operating system.

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computer’s CPU name will be displayed under ‘Device Specifications > Processor’

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. In the opened menu click on ‘Device Manager’
  3. In ‘Device Manager’ click on the arrow next to ‘Display adapters’
  4. Under the drop-down, you will see the GPU that your computer is using

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computer’s RAM will be displayed under ‘Device Specifications > Installed RAM’

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. You can see if Windows is 64 or 32 bit under ‘System type’
  4. You can see Windows version under ‘Windows edition’

Cities: Skylines Windows Requirements

Requires 64 bit processor and operating system.

Cities: Skylines system requirements for Windows
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 ()
OS
Microsoft Windows 7/8 ()
Processor
Processor
Intel Core 2 Duo, 3.0GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+, 3.2GHz
Processor
Intel Core i5-3470, 3.20GHz or AMD FX-6300, 3.5Ghz
Memory
Memory
4 GB
Memory
6 GB
Graphics
Graphics
nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 512 MB or ATI Radeon HD 5670, 512 MB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
Graphics
nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 2 GB or AMD Radeon HD 7870, 2 GB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
DirectX
DirectX
Version 9.0c
DirectX
Version 11
Network
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Storage
Storage
4 GB
Storage
4 GB

Cities: Skylines minimum requirements for Windows assume having at least Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 () operating system. Your processor should be Intel Core 2 Duo, 3.0GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+, 3.2GHz or a more powerful one. The minimum RAM requirement is 4 GB. As for a graphics card, it should be nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 512 MB or ATI Radeon HD 5670, 512 MB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards), and it should support Direct X Version 9.0c. You also have to have 4 GB free disk space to install the game.

If you go for recommended requirements for Cities: Skylines for Windows, your operating system should be Microsoft Windows 7/8 (). Recommended CPU would be Intel Core i5-3470, 3.20GHz or AMD FX-6300, 3.5Ghz CPU or equivalent. For RAM, it is recommended to have 6 GB or more. And video card — nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 2 GB or AMD Radeon HD 7870, 2 GB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards). It should also support Direct X Version 11.

Cities: Skylines Mac Requirements

Requires 64 bit processor and operating system.

Cities: Skylines system requirements for Mac
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
OS X 10.11 ()
OS
OS X 10.11 ()
Processor
Processor
Intel Core 2 Duo, 3.0GHz
Processor
Intel Core i5-3470, 3.20GHz
Memory
Memory
4 GB
Memory
6 GB
Graphics
Graphics
nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 512 MB or ATI Radeon HD 5670, 512 MB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
Graphics
nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 2 GB or AMD Radeon HD 7870, 2 GB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
Network
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Storage
Storage
4 GB
Storage
4 GB

As for Mac OS, Cities: Skylines requirements here start with OS X 10.11 () operating system. Processor needs to be at least Intel Core 2 Duo, 3.0GHz. 4 GB of RAM is required. Your graphics card should be nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 512 MB or ATI Radeon HD 5670, 512 MB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards). Finally, the game needs 4 GB of free disk space.

As for recommended OS, it is OS X 10.11 (). Intel Core i5-3470, 3.20GHz processor is recommended. Plus, 6 GB of RAM. Your video card should be nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 2 GB or AMD Radeon HD 7870, 2 GB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards).

Cities: Skylines Linux Requirements

Requires 64 bit processor and operating system.

Cities: Skylines system requirements for Linux
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
Ubuntu 12.04 ()
OS
Ubuntu 14.10 ()
Processor
Processor
Intel Core 2 Duo, 3.0GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+, 3.2GHz
Processor
Intel Core i5-3470, 3.20GHz or AMD FX-6300, 3.5Ghz
Memory
Memory
4 GB
Memory
6 GB
Graphics
Graphics
nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 512 MB or ATI Radeon HD 5670, 512 MB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
Graphics
nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 2 GB or AMD Radeon HD 7870, 2 GB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
Network
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Storage
Storage
4 GB
Storage
4 GB

If you’re on Linux, minimum requirements include Ubuntu 12.04 (). Processor should be Intel Core 2 Duo, 3.0GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+, 3.2GHz or higher. For RAM you need 4 GB or more. Graphics card should be nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 512 MB or ATI Radeon HD 5670, 512 MB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards) or better. 4 GB of free disk space is a must.

For Linux recommended requirements, use Ubuntu 14.10 (). As for the processor/CPU, use Intel Core i5-3470, 3.20GHz or AMD FX-6300, 3.5Ghz or equivalent. Add 6 GB or more of RAM to it. And make sure you have nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 2 GB or AMD Radeon HD 7870, 2 GB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards) graphics card.

Buy Cities: Skylines

You can buy Cities: Skylines directly on Steam, or on one of the marketplaces below. Usually, games on marketplaces are much cheaper, and you can save up to 80%! Check prices below:

Currency Price
USA - U.S. Dollar $29.99
Euro €27,99 ~$32.72
Qatari Riyal 59.99 ر.ق ~$16.33
Polish Zloty 107,99 zł ~$28.58
New Zealand Dollar $35.99 ~$23.68
South Asia - U.S. Dollar $10.49
Swiss Franc CHF29.00 ~$31.38
Kuwaiti Dinar د.ك4.950 ~$16.19
South Korean Won ₩32,000 ~$26.72
Japanese Yen ¥2,980 ~$27.99
British Pound £22.99 ~$29.87
Israeli New Shekel ₪105.56 ~$30.85
Canadian Dollar $32.99 ~$24.54
Norwegian Krone 200,00 kr ~$21.80
CIS - U.S. Dollar $17.99
Ukrainian Hryvnia 379.00 ₴ ~$13.58
Russian Ruble 499,00 ₽ ~$6.74
Kazakhstani Tenge 3,900.00 〒 ~$9.21
Vietnamese Dong ₫250.000 ~$10.77
Thai Baht ฿559.00 ~$17.87
Singapore Dollar $29.00 ~$21.01
Philippine Peso ₱759.95 ~$15.45
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South African Rand R319.00 ~$18.39
Taiwan Dollar $688.00 ~$23.37
Hong Kong Dollar $178.00 ~$22.94
Turkish Lira ₺49,00 ~$7.00
Saudi Riyal ر.س83.00 ~$22.11
U.A.E. Dirham د.إ92.00 ~$25.02
Indian Rupee ₹729.00 ~$9.68
Chinese Yuan Renminbi ¥88.00 ~$12.59
Australian Dollar $42.95 ~$30.39

FAQs

Can I run Cities: Skylines?

You would be able to run Cities: Skylines on your PC if it meets minimum requirements below. You can also use our free test tool to check it!

Minimum requirements for Windows are:

  • OS: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 ()
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, 3.0GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+, 3.2GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 512 MB or ATI Radeon HD 5670, 512 MB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 4 GB

Minimum requirements for Mac are:

  • OS: OS X 10.11 ()
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, 3.0GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 512 MB or ATI Radeon HD 5670, 512 MB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 4 GB

Minimum requirements for Linux are:

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 ()
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, 3.0GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+, 3.2GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 512 MB or ATI Radeon HD 5670, 512 MB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 4 GB

Can I play Cities: Skylines with 3 GB of RAM?

No, this is not enough to play Cities: Skylines. The minimum RAM is 4 GB.

Can Cities: Skylines run on 4 GB of RAM?

Yes, Cities: Skylines can run with 4 GB of RAM. It's a minimum requirement.

How much RAM does Cities: Skylines need?

You need at least 4 GB of RAM to run Cities: Skylines on PC, but 6 GB is recommended.

On Mac it requires minimum 4 GB, with 6 GB recommended.

And on Linux/SteamOS: 4 GB minimum, and 6 GB recommended.

What processor do I need for Cities: Skylines?

Intel Core 2 Duo, 3.0GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+, 3.2GHz is a minimum requirement for PC to be able to run Cities: Skylines.

How many GB is Cities: Skylines?

At least 4 GB of disk space is required to install Cities: Skylines on your PC.

What graphics card do I need for Cities: Skylines?

You need nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 512 MB or ATI Radeon HD 5670, 512 MB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards) or more powerful video card.

What version of Windows can I use to play Cities: Skylines?

Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 () or newer.

Does Cities: Skylines require a 64-bit OS and processor?

Yes, Cities: Skylines needs a 64-bit processor and operating system.

What DirectX do I need to run Cities: Skylines?

Version 9.0c or greater is necessary for this game.

Can I run Cities: Skylines on my laptop?

Yes, as long as it meets minimum requirements above.

Can I play Cities: Skylines on my Mac?

Yes, Cities: Skylines supports Mac if it meets the following minimum requirements:

  • OS: OS X 10.11 ()
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, 3.0GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 512 MB or ATI Radeon HD 5670, 512 MB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 4 GB

Can I run Cities: Skylines on Linux/SteamOS?

Yes, you can play Cities: Skylines on Steam OS/Linux. Please see requirements above.

When is Cities: Skylines release date?

Cities: Skylines release date is 10 March, 2015.

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