Sid Meierā€™s CivilizationĀ® VI System Requirements

Last updated: 25 February 2020

On this page you will find Sid Meierā€™s CivilizationĀ® VI 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 Meierā€™s CivilizationĀ® VI 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 VI?

Test your PC for Civilization VI

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 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 VI Windows Requirements

Requires 64 bit processor and operating system.

Sid Meierā€™s CivilizationĀ® VI system requirements for Windows
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
Windows 7x64 / Windows 8.1x64 / Windows 10x64
OS
Windows 7x64 / Windows 8.1x64 / Windows 10x64
Processor
Processor
Intel Core i3 2.5 Ghz or AMD Phenom II 2.6 Ghz
Processor
Fourth Generation Intel Core i5 2.5 Ghz or AMD FX8350 4.0 Ghz
Memory
Memory
4 GB
Memory
8 GB
Graphics
Graphics
1 GB & AMD 5570 or nVidia 450 or Intel Integrated Graphics 530
Graphics
2GB & AMD 7970 or nVidia 770
DirectX
DirectX
Version 11
DirectX
Version 11
Storage
Storage
12 GB
Storage
12 GB
Sound Card
Sound Card
DirectX Compatible Sound Device
Sound Card
DirectX Compatible Sound Device
Additional Note
Additional Note
Initial installation requires one-time Internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 and 2015 Runtime Libraries, and Microsoft DirectX. Internet connection and acceptance of Steamā„¢ Subscriber Agreement required for activation. See www.steampowered.com/agreement for details.
Additional Note

Sid Meierā€™s CivilizationĀ® VI minimum requirements for Windows assume having at least Windows 7x64 / Windows 8.1x64 / Windows 10x64 operating system. Your processor should be Intel Core i3 2.5 Ghz or AMD Phenom II 2.6 Ghz or a more powerful one. The minimum RAM requirement is 4 GB. As for a graphics card, it should be 1 GB & AMD 5570 or nVidia 450 or Intel Integrated Graphics 530, and it should support Direct X Version 11. You also have to have 12 GB free disk space to install the game.

If you go for recommended requirements for Sid Meierā€™s CivilizationĀ® VI for Windows, your operating system should be Windows 7x64 / Windows 8.1x64 / Windows 10x64. Recommended CPU would be Fourth Generation Intel Core i5 2.5 Ghz or AMD FX8350 4.0 Ghz CPU or equivalent. For RAM, it is recommended to have 8 GB or more. And video card ā€” 2GB & AMD 7970 or nVidia 770. It should also support Direct X Version 11.

Civilization VI Mac Requirements

Requires 64 bit processor and operating system.

Sid Meierā€™s CivilizationĀ® VI system requirements for Mac
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
10.11 (El Capitan) or 10.12 (Sierra)
OS
Processor
Processor
Processor
Memory
Memory
6 GB
Memory
Graphics
Graphics
Graphics
Storage
Storage
15 GB
Storage
Additional Note
Additional Note
NOTICE: It is possible for Mac and PC to become out of sync during updates or patches. Within this time period, Mac users will only be able to play other Mac users.
Additional Note

As for Mac OS, Sid Meierā€™s CivilizationĀ® VI requirements here start with 10.11 (El Capitan) or 10.12 (Sierra) operating system. Processor needs to be at least Intel Core i5 2.7ghz. 6 GB of RAM is required. Radeon HD 6970 Finally, the game needs 15 GB of free disk space.

Civilization VI Linux Requirements

Requires 64 bit processor and operating system.

Sid Meierā€™s CivilizationĀ® VI system requirements for Linux
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
Ubuntu 16.04 (64bit)
OS
Processor
Processor
Intel Core i3 530 or AMD A8-3870
Processor
Memory
Memory
6 GB
Memory
Graphics
Graphics
1 GB VRAM Minimum - NVIDIA GeForce 650
Graphics
Storage
Storage
15 GB
Storage
Additional Note
Additional Note
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Some Intel i3 s may require an additional 2 GB Swap Partition. IMPORTANT NOTICE: ATI and INTEL chipsets are NOT supported to run Civilization VI LINUX. Don't meet the above requirements? Running on a unique distro? That doesn't mean your configuration wont run Civ VI! Visit the Civilization VI community page to share your experience with other Linux players and learn about how to send bugs to Aspyr. Your feedback will help us improve Civ VI Linux and future AAA Linux releases!
Additional Note

If youā€™re on Linux, minimum requirements include Ubuntu 16.04 (64bit). Processor should be Intel Core i3 530 or AMD A8-3870 or higher. For RAM you need 6 GB or more. Graphics card should be 1 GB VRAM Minimum - NVIDIA GeForce 650 or better. 15 GB of free disk space is a must.

Game Details

Release date
20 October, 2016
Categories
Single-player, Multi-player
Genre
Strategy
Supported languages
English*, French*, Italian*, German*, Spanish - Spain*, Japanese*, Korean*, Polish*, Portuguese - Brazil, Russian*, Simplified Chinese*, 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
support.2k.com
Steam page
store.steampowered.com

FAQs

Can I run Civilization VI?

You would be able to run Sid Meierā€™s CivilizationĀ® VI 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 7x64 / Windows 8.1x64 / Windows 10x64
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 2.5 Ghz or AMD Phenom II 2.6 Ghz
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Graphics: 1 GB & AMD 5570 or nVidia 450 or Intel Integrated Graphics 530
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 12 GB
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Device

Minimum requirements for Mac are:

Minimum requirements for Linux are:

Can I play Civilization VI with 3 GB of RAM?

No, this is not enough to play Sid Meierā€™s CivilizationĀ® VI. The minimum RAM is 4 GB.

Can Civilization VI run on 4 GB of RAM?

Yes, Sid Meierā€™s CivilizationĀ® VI can run with 4 GB of RAM. It's a minimum requirement.

How much RAM does Civilization VI need?

You need at least 4 GB of RAM to run Sid Meierā€™s CivilizationĀ® VI on PC, but 8 GB is recommended.

On Mac it requires minimum 6 GB.

And on Linux/SteamOS: 6 GB minimum.

What processor do I need for Civilization VI?

Intel Core i3 2.5 Ghz or AMD Phenom II 2.6 Ghz is a minimum requirement for PC to be able to run Sid Meierā€™s CivilizationĀ® VI.

How many GB is Civilization VI?

At least 12 GB of disk space is required to install Sid Meierā€™s CivilizationĀ® VI on your PC.

What graphics card do I need for Civilization VI?

You need 1 GB & AMD 5570 or nVidia 450 or Intel Integrated Graphics 530 or more powerful video card.

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

Windows 7x64 / Windows 8.1x64 / Windows 10x64 or newer.

Does Civilization VI require a 64-bit OS and processor?

Yes, Sid Meierā€™s CivilizationĀ® VI needs a 64-bit processor and operating system.

What DirectX do I need to run Civilization VI?

Version 11 or greater is necessary for this game.

Can I run Civilization VI on my laptop?

Yes, as long as it meets minimum requirements above.

Can I play Civilization VI on my Mac?

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

Can I run Civilization VI on Linux/SteamOS?

Yes, you can play Sid Meierā€™s CivilizationĀ® VI on Steam OS/Linux. Please see requirements above.

When is Civilization VI release date?

Sid Meierā€™s CivilizationĀ® VI release date is 20 October, 2016.

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