Counter-Strike: Global Offensive System Requirements

Last updated: July 13th, 2020

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

Below are Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 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 CS GO?

Test your PC for CS GO

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’

CS GO Windows Requirements

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive system requirements for Windows
Minimum Requirements
OS
OS
Windows 7/Vista/XP
Processor
Processor
Intel Core™ 2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8750
Memory
Memory
2 GB
Graphics
Graphics
Video card must be 256 MB or more and should be a DirectX 9-compatible with support for Pixel Shader 3.0
DirectX
DirectX
Version 9.0c
Storage
Storage
15 GB

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive minimum requirements for Windows assume having at least Windows 7/Vista/XP operating system. Your processor should be Intel Core™ 2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8750 or a more powerful one. The minimum RAM requirement is 2 GB. As for a graphics card, it should be Video card must be 256 MB or more and should be a DirectX 9-compatible with support for Pixel Shader 3.0, and it should support Direct X Version 9.0c. You also have to have 15 GB free disk space to install the game.

CS GO Mac Requirements

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive system requirements for Mac
Minimum Requirements
OS
OS
MacOS X 10.11 (El Capitan)
Processor
Processor
Intel Core Duo (2GHz )
Memory
Memory
2 GB
Graphics
Graphics
ATI Radeon HD 2400 / NVidia 8600M
Storage
Storage
15 GB

As for Mac OS, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive requirements here start with MacOS X 10.11 (El Capitan) operating system. Processor needs to be at least Intel Core Duo (2GHz ). 2 GB of RAM is required. Your graphics card should be ATI Radeon HD 2400 / NVidia 8600M. Finally, the game needs 15 GB of free disk space.

CS GO Linux Requirements

Requires 64 bit processor and operating system.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive system requirements for Linux
Minimum Requirements
OS
OS
Ubuntu 12.04
Processor
Processor
Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
Memory
Memory
4 GB
Graphics
Graphics
nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1
Storage
Storage
15 GB
Sound Card
Sound Card
OpenAL Compatible Sound Card

If you’re on Linux, minimum requirements include Ubuntu 12.04. Processor should be Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz or higher. For RAM you need 4 GB or more. Graphics card should be nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1 or better. 15 GB of free disk space is a must.

Game Details

Release date
21 August, 2012
Metacritic score
83/100
Category
Multi-player
Genres
Action, Free to Play
Supported languages
Czech, Danish, Dutch, English*, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese - Brazil, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish - Spain, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Greek, Spanish - Latin America, Vietnamese
* languages with full audio support
Developers
Valve, Hidden Path Entertainment
Publisher
Valve
Official website
blog.counter-strike.net
Steam page
store.steampowered.com

FAQs

Can I run CS GO?

You would be able to run Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 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: Windows 7/Vista/XP
  • Processor: Intel Core™ 2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8750
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Graphics: Video card must be 256 MB or more and should be a DirectX 9-compatible with support for Pixel Shader 3.0
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 15 GB

Minimum requirements for Mac are:

  • OS: MacOS X 10.11 (El Capitan)
  • Processor: Intel Core Duo (2GHz )
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2400 / NVidia 8600M
  • Storage: 15 GB

Minimum requirements for Linux are:

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
  • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1
  • Storage: 15 GB
  • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card

Can I play CS GO with 1 GB of RAM?

No, this is not enough to play Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The minimum RAM is 2 GB.

Can CS GO run on 2 GB of RAM?

Yes, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive can run with 2 GB of RAM. It's a minimum requirement.

How much RAM does CS GO need?

You need at least 2 GB of RAM to run Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on PC.

On Mac it requires minimum 2 GB.

And on Linux/SteamOS: 4 GB minimum.

What processor do I need for CS GO?

Intel Core™ 2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8750 is a minimum requirement for PC to be able to run Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

How many GB is CS GO?

At least 15 GB of disk space is required to install Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on your PC.

What graphics card do I need for CS GO?

You need Video card must be 256 MB or more and should be a DirectX 9-compatible with support for Pixel Shader 3.0 or more powerful video card.

What version of Windows can I use to play CS GO?

Windows 7/Vista/XP or newer.

What DirectX do I need to run CS GO?

Version 9.0c or greater is necessary for this game.

Can I run CS GO on my laptop?

Yes, as long as it meets minimum requirements above.

Can I play CS GO on my Mac?

Yes, CS GO supports Mac if it meets the following minimum requirements:

  • OS: MacOS X 10.11 (El Capitan)
  • Processor: Intel Core Duo (2GHz )
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2400 / NVidia 8600M
  • Storage: 15 GB

Can I run CS GO on Linux/SteamOS?

Yes, you can play Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on Steam OS/Linux. Please see requirements above.

When is CS GO release date?

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive release date is 21 August, 2012.

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