Factorio System Requirements

Last updated: 25 February 2020

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

Below are Factorio 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 Factorio?

Test your PC for Factorio

  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’

Factorio Windows Requirements

Factorio system requirements for Windows
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista ()
OS
Windows 10, 8, 7 ()
Processor
Processor
Processor
Memory
Memory
4 GB
Memory
8 GB
Graphics
Graphics
DirectX 10.1 capable GPU with 512 MB VRAM - GeForce GTX 260, Radeon HD 4850 or Intel HD Graphics 5500
Graphics
DirectX 11 capable GPU with 2 GB VRAM - GeForce GTX 750 Ti, Radeon R7 360
DirectX
DirectX
Version 11
DirectX
Version 11
Storage
Storage
3 GB
Storage
3 GB
Additional Note
Additional Note
Normal sprite resolution, Low quality compression
Additional Note
High sprite resolution, High quality compression

Factorio minimum requirements for Windows assume having at least Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista () operating system. Your processor should be Dual core 3Ghz+ or a more powerful one. The minimum RAM requirement is 4 GB. As for a graphics card, it should be DirectX 10.1 capable GPU with 512 MB VRAM - GeForce GTX 260, Radeon HD 4850 or Intel HD Graphics 5500, and it should support Direct X Version 11. You also have to have 3 GB free disk space to install the game.

If you go for recommended requirements for Factorio for Windows, your operating system should be Windows 10, 8, 7 (). Recommended CPU would be Quad core 3Ghz+ CPU or equivalent. For RAM, it is recommended to have 8 GB or more. And video card — DirectX 11 capable GPU with 2 GB VRAM - GeForce GTX 750 Ti, Radeon R7 360. It should also support Direct X Version 11.

Factorio Mac Requirements

Factorio system requirements for Mac
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
macOS Catalina, Mojave, High Sierra, Sierra, OSX El Capitan, Yosemite
OS
macOS Catalina, Mojave, High Sierra, Sierra, OSX El Capitan, Yosemite
Processor
Processor
Processor
Memory
Memory
4 GB
Memory
8 GB
Graphics
Graphics
2012 Mac
Graphics
2015 Mac with dedicated GPU with 2 GB VRAM.
Storage
Storage
3 GB
Storage
3 GB
Additional Note
Additional Note
Normal sprite resolution, Low quality compression
Additional Note
High sprite resolution, High quality compression

As for Mac OS, Factorio requirements here start with macOS Catalina, Mojave, High Sierra, Sierra, OSX El Capitan, Yosemite operating system. Processor needs to be at least Dual core 3Ghz+. 4 GB of RAM is required. Your graphics card should be 2012 Mac. Finally, the game needs 3 GB of free disk space.

As for recommended OS, it is macOS Catalina, Mojave, High Sierra, Sierra, OSX El Capitan, Yosemite. Quad core 3Ghz+ processor is recommended. Plus, 8 GB of RAM. Your video card should be 2015 Mac with dedicated GPU with 2 GB VRAM..

Factorio Linux Requirements

Factorio system requirements for Linux
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
Linux (tarball installation)
OS
Linux (tarball installation)
Processor
Processor
Processor
Memory
Memory
4 GB
Memory
8 GB
Graphics
Graphics
OpenGL 3.3 core, DirectX 10.1 capable GPU with 512 MB VRAM - GeForce GTX 260, Radeon HD 4850 or Intel HD Graphics 5500
Graphics
OpenGL 4.3 core, DirectX 11 capable GPU with 2 GB VRAM - GeForce GTX 750 Ti, Radeon R7 360
Storage
Storage
3 GB
Storage
3 GB
Sound Card
Sound Card
PulseAudio
Sound Card
PulseAudio
Additional Note
Additional Note
Normal sprite resolution, Low quality compression
Additional Note
High sprite resolution, High quality compression

If you’re on Linux, minimum requirements include Linux (tarball installation). Processor should be Dual core 3Ghz+ or higher. For RAM you need 4 GB or more. Graphics card should be OpenGL 3.3 core, DirectX 10.1 capable GPU with 512 MB VRAM - GeForce GTX 260, Radeon HD 4850 or Intel HD Graphics 5500 or better. 3 GB of free disk space is a must.

For Linux recommended requirements, use Linux (tarball installation). As for the processor/CPU, use Quad core 3Ghz+ or equivalent. Add 8 GB or more of RAM to it. And make sure you have OpenGL 4.3 core, DirectX 11 capable GPU with 2 GB VRAM - GeForce GTX 750 Ti, Radeon R7 360 graphics card.

Game Details

Release date
25 February, 2016
Categories
Single-player, Multi-player, Co-op, Online Co-op, LAN Co-op, Cross-Platform Multiplayer
Genres
Casual, Indie, Simulation, Strategy
Supported languages
English, French, Italian, German, Spanish - Spain, Hungarian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese - Brazil, Romanian, Finnish, Swedish, Czech, Russian, Ukrainian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean
Developer
Wube Software LTD.
Publisher
Wube Software LTD.
Official website
factorio.com
Support website
factorio.com
Support email
[email protected]
Steam page
store.steampowered.com

FAQs

Can I run Factorio?

You would be able to run Factorio 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 10, 8, 7, Vista ()
  • Processor: Dual core 3Ghz+
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Graphics: DirectX 10.1 capable GPU with 512 MB VRAM - GeForce GTX 260, Radeon HD 4850 or Intel HD Graphics 5500
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 3 GB

Minimum requirements for Mac are:

  • OS: macOS Catalina, Mojave, High Sierra, Sierra, OSX El Capitan, Yosemite
  • Processor: Dual core 3Ghz+
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Graphics: 2012 Mac
  • Storage: 3 GB

Minimum requirements for Linux are:

  • OS: Linux (tarball installation)
  • Processor: Dual core 3Ghz+
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.3 core, DirectX 10.1 capable GPU with 512 MB VRAM - GeForce GTX 260, Radeon HD 4850 or Intel HD Graphics 5500
  • Storage: 3 GB
  • Sound Card: PulseAudio

Can I play Factorio with 3 GB of RAM?

No, this is not enough to play Factorio. The minimum RAM is 4 GB.

Can Factorio run on 4 GB of RAM?

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

How much RAM does Factorio need?

You need at least 4 GB of RAM to run Factorio on PC, but 8 GB is recommended.

On Mac it requires minimum 4 GB, with 8 GB recommended.

And on Linux/SteamOS: 4 GB minimum, and 8 GB recommended.

What processor do I need for Factorio?

Dual core 3Ghz+ is a minimum requirement for PC to be able to run Factorio.

How many GB is Factorio?

At least 3 GB of disk space is required to install Factorio on your PC.

What graphics card do I need for Factorio?

You need DirectX 10.1 capable GPU with 512 MB VRAM - GeForce GTX 260, Radeon HD 4850 or Intel HD Graphics 5500 or more powerful video card.

What version of Windows can I use to play Factorio?

Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista () or newer.

What DirectX do I need to run Factorio?

Version 11 or greater is necessary for this game.

Can I run Factorio on my laptop?

Yes, as long as it meets minimum requirements above.

Can I play Factorio on my Mac?

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

  • OS: macOS Catalina, Mojave, High Sierra, Sierra, OSX El Capitan, Yosemite
  • Processor: Dual core 3Ghz+
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Graphics: 2012 Mac
  • Storage: 3 GB

Can I run Factorio on Linux/SteamOS?

Yes, you can play Factorio on Steam OS/Linux. Please see requirements above.

When is Factorio release date?

Factorio release date is 25 February, 2016.

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