Sid Meier's CivilizationĀ® V System Requirements

Last updated: August 4th, 2020

On this page you will find Sid Meier's CivilizationĀ® V system requirements for PC (Windows, Mac and Linux). We constantly update our data to provide you with latest and most accurate requirements.

Below are Sid Meier's CivilizationĀ® V 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 Civilization V?

Test your PC for Civilization V

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ā€˜Systemā€™ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computerā€™s CPU name will be displayed under ā€˜Device Specifications > Processorā€™

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. In the opened menu click on ā€˜Device Managerā€™
  3. In ā€˜Device Managerā€™ click on the arrow next to ā€˜Display adaptersā€™
  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 ā€˜Systemā€™ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computerā€™s RAM will be displayed under ā€˜Device Specifications > Installed RAMā€™

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ā€˜Systemā€™ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. You can see if Windows is 64 or 32 bit under ā€˜System typeā€™
  4. You can see Windows version under ā€˜Windows editionā€™

Civilization V Windows Requirements

Sid Meier's CivilizationĀ® V system requirements for Windows
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
Windows Vista SP2/ Windows 7
OS
Windows Vista SP2/ Windows 7
Processor
Processor
Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.0 GHz
Processor
1.8 GHz Quad Core CPU
Memory
Memory
2GB
Memory
4 GB
Graphics
Graphics
256 MB ATI HD2600 XT, 256 MB nVidia 7900 GS, or Core i3 integrated graphics
Graphics
512 MB ATI 4800 series, 512 MB nVidia 9800 series
DirectX
DirectX
DirectX version 9.0c
DirectX
DirectX Version 11
Storage
Storage
8 GB Free
Storage
8 GB Free
Sound Card
Sound Card
DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card
Sound Card
DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card
Note
Note
Optimized for the touch-screen Ultrabookā„¢ device
Note
Optimized for the touch-screen Ultrabookā„¢ device

Sid Meier's CivilizationĀ® V minimum requirements for Windows assume having at least Windows Vista SP2/ Windows 7 operating system. Your processor should be Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.0 GHz or a more powerful one. The minimum RAM requirement is 2GB. As for a graphics card, it should be 256 MB ATI HD2600 XT, 256 MB nVidia 7900 GS, or Core i3 integrated graphics, and it should support Direct X DirectX version 9.0c. You also have to have 8 GB Free free disk space to install the game.

If you go for recommended requirements for Sid Meier's CivilizationĀ® V for Windows, your operating system should be Windows Vista SP2/ Windows 7. Recommended CPU would be 1.8 GHz Quad Core CPU CPU or equivalent. For RAM, it is recommended to have 4 GB or more. And video card ā€” 512 MB ATI 4800 series, 512 MB nVidia 9800 series. It should also support Direct X DirectX Version 11.

Civilization V Mac Requirements

Sid Meier's CivilizationĀ® V system requirements for Mac
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
10.12 (Sierra): Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core) CPU Speed: 2.4 GHzMemory: 2 GB Hard Disk Space: 8 GB Video Card (ATI): Radeon HD 2600Video Card (NVidia): Geforce 8600Video Card (Intel): HD 4000Video Memory (VRam): 256MBMultiplayer: Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP) play supported. Please note, it is possible for Mac and PC to become out of sync during updates. Within this short time period, Mac users will only be able to play other Mac users.
OS
NOTICE
NOTICE
The following video chipsets are not supported for Civilization V:ATI Radeon X1000 series, HD 2400Nvidia GeForce 7000 series, 8600, 9400Intel GMA (950/X3100), HD 3000NOTICE:The Mac version is only available in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.
NOTICE
Processor
Processor
Processor
Intel Quad Core
Memory
Memory
Memory
4GB
CPU Speed
CPU Speed
CPU Speed
2.4 GHz
Video RAM
Video RAM
Video RAM
Video: 1GB

As for Mac OS, Sid Meier's CivilizationĀ® V requirements here start with 10.12 (Sierra): Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core) CPU Speed: 2.4 GHzMemory: 2 GB Hard Disk Space: 8 GB Video Card (ATI): Radeon HD 2600Video Card (NVidia): Geforce 8600Video Card (Intel): HD 4000Video Memory (VRam): 256MBMultiplayer: Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP) play supported. Please note, it is possible for Mac and PC to become out of sync during updates. Within this short time period, Mac users will only be able to play other Mac users. operating system.

Intel Quad Core processor is recommended. Plus, 4GB of RAM.

Buy Civilization V

You can buy Sid Meier's CivilizationĀ® V 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 ā‚¬29,99 ~$35.06
Qatari Riyal 120.00 Ų±.Ł‚ ~$32.67
Polish Zloty 128,90 zł ~$34.11
New Zealand Dollar $39.99 ~$26.31
South Asia - U.S. Dollar $22.99
Swiss Franc CHF29.00 ~$31.38
Kuwaiti Dinar ŲÆ.Łƒ10.000 ~$32.70
South Korean Won ā‚©32,000 ~$26.72
Japanese Yen Ā„2,980 ~$27.99
British Pound Ā£19.99 ~$25.97
Israeli New Shekel ā‚Ŗ110.95 ~$32.42
Canadian Dollar $32.99 ~$24.54
Norwegian Krone 200,00 kr ~$21.80
CIS - U.S. Dollar $14.99
Ukrainian Hryvnia 389.00 ā‚“ ~$13.94
Russian Ruble 499,00 ā‚½ ~$6.74
Kazakhstani Tenge 3,900.00 怒 ~$9.21
Vietnamese Dong ā‚«510.000 ~$21.98
Thai Baht ąøæ559.00 ~$17.87
Singapore Dollar $29.00 ~$21.01
Philippine Peso ā‚±759.95 ~$15.45
Malaysian Ringgit RM56.00 ~$13.24
Indonesian Rupiah Rp199.999,00 ~$13.59
Uruguayan Peso $606,00 ~$14.28
Peruvian Nuevo Sol S/73.95 ~$20.89
Mexican Peso $269.99 ~$11.97
Costa Rican Colon ā‚”12.530,00 ~$21.36
Colombian Peso $60.000,00 ~$15.90
Chilean Peso $14.500 ~$19.11
Brazilian Real R$44,99 ~$8.49
Argentine Peso $395,99 ~$5.45
South African Rand R319.00 ~$18.39
Taiwan Dollar $895.00 ~$30.41
Hong Kong Dollar $233.00 ~$30.03
Turkish Lira ā‚ŗ49,00 ~$7.00
Saudi Riyal Ų±.Ų³83.00 ~$22.11
U.A.E. Dirham ŲÆ.Ų„92.00 ~$25.02
Indian Rupee ā‚¹1,499.00 ~$19.90
Chinese Yuan Renminbi Ā„95.00 ~$13.59
Australian Dollar $29.95 ~$21.19

Game Details

Release date
23 September, 2010
Metacritic score
90/100
Categories
Single-player, Multi-player
Genre
Strategy
Supported languages
English*, French*, German*, Italian*, Spanish - Spain*, Polish, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Traditional Chinese
* languages with full audio support
Developers
Firaxis Games, Aspyr (Mac), Aspyr (Linux)
Publishers
2K, Aspyr (Mac), Aspyr (Linux)
Official website
civilization.com
Support website
2kgames.com
Steam page
store.steampowered.com

FAQs

Can I run Civilization V?

You would be able to run Sid Meier's CivilizationĀ® V 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 Vista SP2/ Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 2GB
  • Graphics: 256 MB ATI HD2600 XT, 256 MB nVidia 7900 GS, or Core i3 integrated graphics
  • DirectX: DirectX version 9.0c
  • Storage: 8 GB Free
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card
  • Note: Optimized for the touch-screen Ultrabookā„¢ device

Minimum requirements for Mac are:

  • OS: 10.12 (Sierra): Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core) CPU Speed: 2.4 GHzMemory: 2 GB Hard Disk Space: 8 GB Video Card (ATI): Radeon HD 2600Video Card (NVidia): Geforce 8600Video Card (Intel): HD 4000Video Memory (VRam): 256MBMultiplayer: Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP) play supported. Please note, it is possible for Mac and PC to become out of sync during updates. Within this short time period, Mac users will only be able to play other Mac users.
  • NOTICE: The following video chipsets are not supported for Civilization V:ATI Radeon X1000 series, HD 2400Nvidia GeForce 7000 series, 8600, 9400Intel GMA (950/X3100), HD 3000NOTICE:The Mac version is only available in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.
  • Processor:
  • Memory:
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How much RAM does Civilization V need?

You need at least 2GB of RAM to run Sid Meier's CivilizationĀ® V on PC, but 4 GB is recommended.

What processor do I need for Civilization V?

Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.0 GHz is a minimum requirement for PC to be able to run Sid Meier's CivilizationĀ® V.

How many GB is Civilization V?

At least 8 GB Free of disk space is required to install Sid Meier's CivilizationĀ® V on your PC.

What graphics card do I need for Civilization V?

You need 256 MB ATI HD2600 XT, 256 MB nVidia 7900 GS, or Core i3 integrated graphics or more powerful video card.

What version of Windows can I use to play Civilization V?

Windows Vista SP2/ Windows 7 or newer.

What DirectX do I need to run Civilization V?

DirectX version 9.0c or greater is necessary for this game.

Can I run Civilization V on my laptop?

Yes, as long as it meets minimum requirements above.

Can I play Civilization V on my Mac?

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

  • OS: 10.12 (Sierra): Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core) CPU Speed: 2.4 GHzMemory: 2 GB Hard Disk Space: 8 GB Video Card (ATI): Radeon HD 2600Video Card (NVidia): Geforce 8600Video Card (Intel): HD 4000Video Memory (VRam): 256MBMultiplayer: Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP) play supported. Please note, it is possible for Mac and PC to become out of sync during updates. Within this short time period, Mac users will only be able to play other Mac users.
  • NOTICE: The following video chipsets are not supported for Civilization V:ATI Radeon X1000 series, HD 2400Nvidia GeForce 7000 series, 8600, 9400Intel GMA (950/X3100), HD 3000NOTICE:The Mac version is only available in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.
  • Processor:
  • Memory:
  • CPU Speed:
  • Video RAM:

When is Civilization V release date?

Sid Meier's CivilizationĀ® V release date is 23 September, 2010.

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