Stellaris System Requirements

Last updated: 26 September 2022

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

Test your PC to see if it will run Stellaris or check system requirement details for CPU, operating system, graphics and sound cards, required disk space and more for each of the supported platforms.

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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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Stellaris Windows Requirements

Stellaris system requirements for Windows
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
Windows 7 SP1
OS
Windows 10 Home
Processor
Processor
Processor
Memory
Memory
4 GB
Memory
4 GB
Graphics
Graphics
Graphics
DirectX
DirectX
Version 9.0c
DirectX
Version 12
Network
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Storage
Storage
10 GB
Storage
10 GB
Sound Card
Sound Card
Direct X 9.0c- compatible sound card
Sound Card
DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card
Additional Notes
Additional Notes
Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection
Additional Notes
Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection

Stellaris minimum requirements for Windows assume having at least Windows 7 SP1 operating system. Your processor should be Intel iCore™ i3-530 or AMD FX-6350 or a more powerful one. The minimum RAM requirement is 4 GB. As for a graphics card, it should be Nvidia GeForce™ GTX 460 or AMD ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 (1GB VRAM), or AMD Radeon™ RX Vega 11 or Intel HD Graphics 4600. You also have to have 10 GB free disk space to install the game.

If you go for recommended requirements for Stellaris for Windows, your operating system should be Windows 10 Home. Recommended CPU would be Intel iCore™ i5-3570K or AMD Ryzen™ 5 2400G CPU or equivalent. For RAM, it is recommended to have 4 GB or more. And video card — Nvidia GeForce™ GTX 560 Ti (1GB VRAM) or AMD Radeon™ R7 370 (2 GB VRAM).

Stellaris Mac Requirements

Stellaris system requirements for Mac
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
10.11 (El Capitan)
OS
10.13 (High Sierra)
Processor
Processor
Processor
Memory
Memory
8 GB
Memory
8 GB
Graphics
Graphics
Graphics
Network
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Storage
Storage
10 GB
Storage
10 GB
Additional Notes
Additional Notes
Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection
Additional Notes
Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection

As for Mac OS, Stellaris requirements here start with 10.11 (El Capitan) operating system. Processor needs to be at least Intel iCore™ i5-4570S. 8 GB of RAM is required. Your graphics card should be Nvidia GeForce™ GT 750M AMD card with 1GB Vram. Finally, the game needs 10 GB of free disk space.

As for recommended OS, it is 10.13 (High Sierra). Intel iCore™ i5-4670 processor is recommended. Plus, 8 GB of RAM. Your video card should be Nvidia GeForce™ GTX 780M with 4GB Vram or AMD Radeon™ R7 370 (2 GB VRAM).

Stellaris Linux Requirements

Stellaris system requirements for Linux
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
Ubuntu 16.04 x64
OS
Ubuntu 16.04 x64
Processor
Processor
Processor
Memory
Memory
4 GB
Memory
4 GB
Graphics
Graphics
Graphics
Network
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Storage
Storage
12 GB
Storage
12 GB
Sound Card
Sound Card
Direct X 9.0c- compatible sound card
Sound Card
Direct X 9.0c- compatible sound card
Additional Notes
Additional Notes
Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection
Additional Notes
Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection

If you’re on Linux, minimum requirements include Ubuntu 16.04 x64. Processor should be Intel iCore™ i3-530 or AMD FX-6350 or higher. For RAM you need 4 GB or more. Graphics card should be Nvidia GeForce™ GTX 460 or AMD ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 (1GB VRAM), or AMD Radeon™ RX Vega 11 or Intel HD Graphics 4600 or better. 15GB of free disk space is a must.

For Linux recommended requirements, use Ubuntu 16.04 x64. As for the processor/CPU, use Intel iCore™ i5-3570K or AMD Ryzen™ 5 2400G or equivalent. Add 4 GB or more of RAM to it. And make sure you have Nvidia GeForce™ GTX 560 Ti (1GB VRAM) or AMD Radeon™ R7 370 (2 GB VRAM) graphics card.

Game Details

Explore a galaxy full of wonders in this sci-fi grand strategy game from Paradox Development Studios. Interact with diverse alien races, discover strange new worlds with unexpected events and expand the reach of your empire. Each new adventure holds almost limitless possibilities.

Release date
9 May, 2021
Metacritic score
78/100
OpenCritic Score
81.26/100
Categories
Single-player, Multi-player, Cross-Platform Multiplayer
Genres
Simulation, Strategy
Supported languages
English, French, German, Spanish - Spain, Polish, Portuguese - Brazil, Russian, Simplified Chinese
* languages with full audio support
Developers
Paradox Development Studio
Publishers
Paradox Interactive
Official website
stellaris.com
Support website
paradox.zendesk.com
Support website
[email protected]
Support website
store.steampowered.com

FAQs

Can I run Stellaris?

You would be able to run Stellaris 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:

Minimum requirements for Mac are:

Minimum requirements for Linux are:

Can I play Stellaris with 3 GB of RAM?

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

Can I play Stellaris with 4 GB of RAM?

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

How much RAM does Stellaris need?

You need at least 4 GB of RAM to run Stellaris on PC.

On Mac it requires minimum 8 GB.

And on Linux/SteamOS: 4 GB minimum.

What processor do I need for Stellaris?

Intel iCore™ i3-530 or AMD FX-6350 is a minimum requirement for PC to be able to run Stellaris.

How many GB is Stellaris?

At least 10 GB of disk space is required to install Stellaris on your PC.

What graphics card do I need for Stellaris?

You need Nvidia GeForce™ GTX 460 or AMD ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 (1GB VRAM), or AMD Radeon™ RX Vega 11 or Intel HD Graphics 4600 or more powerful video card.

What version of Windows can I use to play Stellaris?

Windows 7 SP1 or newer.

What DirectX do I need to run Stellaris?

Version 9.0c or greater is necessary for this game.

Can I run Stellaris on my laptop?

Yes, as long as it meets minimum requirements above.

Can I play Stellaris on my Mac?

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

Can I run Stellaris on Linux/SteamOS?

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

When is Stellaris release date?

Stellaris release date is 9 May, 2021.

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