Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI System Requirements

Last updated: 6 October 2022

Curious if your PC can run Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI? On this page you will find Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI system requirements for PC (Windows, Mac and Linux). We constantly update our data to provide you with latest and most accurate requirements.

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  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’

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Civilization VI Windows Requirements

Requires 64 bit processor and operating system.

Sid Meier’s Civilization® 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 Notes
Additional Notes
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 Steam™ Subscriber Agreement required for activation. See www.steampowered.com/agreement for details.
Additional Notes

Sid Meier’s Civilization® 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. You also have to have 12 GB free disk space to install the game.

If you go for recommended requirements for Sid Meier’s Civilization® 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 — 2GB & AMD 7970 or nVidia 770.

Civilization VI Mac Requirements

Requires 64 bit processor and operating system.

Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI system requirements for Mac
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
10.12.6 (Sierra)
OS
Processor
Processor
Processor
Memory
Memory
6 GB
Memory
Graphics
Graphics
Graphics
Storage
Storage
15 GB
Storage
Additional Notes
Additional Notes
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 Notes

As for Mac OS, Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI requirements here start with 10.12.6 (Sierra) operating system. Processor needs to be at least Intel Core i5 2.7ghz. 6 GB of RAM is required. Your graphics card should be 1 GB GPU Minimum - GeForce 775M |; Radeon HD 6970 |; Intel Iris Pro. Finally, the game needs 15 GB of free disk space.

Civilization VI Linux Requirements

Requires 64 bit processor and operating system.

Sid Meier’s Civilization® 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 Notes
Additional Notes
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 Notes

If you’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. 15GB of free disk space is a must.

Game Details

Civilization VI offers new ways to interact with your world, expand your empire across the map, advance your culture, and compete against history’s greatest leaders to build a civilization that will stand the test of time. Play as one of 20 historical leaders including Roosevelt (America) and Victoria (England).

Release date
20 October, 2021
Metacritic score
88/100
Categories
Single-player, Multi-player, PvP, Online PvP, LAN PvP, Cross-Platform Multiplayer, Steam Turn Notifications
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
Support website
store.steampowered.com

FAQs

Can I run Civilization VI?

You would be able to run Sid Meier’s Civilization® 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
  • Additional Notes: 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 Steam™ Subscriber Agreement required for activation. See www.steampowered.com/agreement for details.

Minimum requirements for Mac are:

Minimum requirements for Linux are:

  • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 (64bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 530 or AMD A8-3870
  • Memory: 6 GB
  • Graphics: 1 GB VRAM Minimum - NVIDIA GeForce 650
  • Storage: 15 GB
  • Additional Notes: 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!

Can I play Civilization VI with 3 GB of RAM?

No, this is not enough to play Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI. The minimum RAM is 4 GB.

Can I play Civilization VI with 4 GB of RAM?

Yes, Sid Meier’s Civilization® 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 Meier’s Civilization® 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 Meier’s Civilization® VI.

How many GB is Civilization VI?

At least 12 GB of disk space is required to install Sid Meier’s Civilization® 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 Meier’s Civilization® 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 Meier’s Civilization® VI on Steam OS/Linux. Please see requirements above.

When is Civilization VI release date?

Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI release date is 20 October, 2021.

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