Cities: Skylines System Requirements

12th August 2021 - Specs reviewed

Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 3.06GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6400+
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 5670 1GB DDR3 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
  • VRAM: 512MB
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • HDD: 4 GB
  • DirectX 9 Compatible Graphics Card
 

Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470T 2.8GHz / AMD FX-6300
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7870 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660
  • VRAM: 2GB
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • HDD: 4 GB
  • DirectX 11 Compatible Graphics Card
PC System Analysis For Cities: Skylines Requirements
Cities: Skylines requires at least a Radeon HD 7870 or GeForce GTX 660 to meet recommended requirements running on high graphics setting, with 1080p resolution. This hardware should achieve 60FPS. 6 GB will also be needed to achieve the Cities: Skylines rec specs and get 60FPS. Cities: Skylines needs a graphics card thats at least as powerful as a GeForce GTX 260/Radeon HD 5670 1GB DDR3 paired with Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6400+/Core 2 Duo E7600 3.06GHz CPU to match the min specs. This PC setup will deliver 25-35 Frame Per Second at Low graphics setting on 720p resolution. We suggest a 9 year old PC to play smoothly.
FPS System Benchmark
162 FPS
High
Graphics Card
8.23
How well optimised is Cities: Skylines for PC? 6.2
6.2
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Cities: Skylines System Requirements

Minimum
Recommended
Processor
Graphics Card
VRAM
512MB
2GB
RAM
4 GB
6 GB
OS
Windows XP 64-bit
Windows 7 64-bit
DirectX
9
11
HDD Space
4 GB
4 GB

Cities: Skylines PC Release Date:

10 Mar 2015

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08:49 Jun-01-2019

The game needs more than 4GB RAM to run properly. 6GB in Recommended Requirements don't make any sense.
Recommended Requirements should be :
1) Core I5 4590/FX 8350
2) 8GB RAM
3) GTX 760 2GB/R9 270
Minimum Requirements :
1) Core I3 3220/FX 4100
2) 6GB RAM
3) GTX 650 1GB/R7 250 GDDR5

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17:19 Feb-05-2019

I think the recomended CPU should be higher, my i5 3470 was causing FPS drops.

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04:24 Mar-06-2019

yeah even people with kaby lake i7s get lag

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06:51 Jan-25-2019

I can play with a Intel HD Graphics 4200 Mobile so It shouldn't be hard for others.

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04:32 Jul-06-2019

hi, what's your FPS?

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Can I run on low or ultra low?Processor can be overclocked to 2800mhz or 3000mhz so can it run?With few mods of course and dlc's.

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00:33 Mar-24-2019

you just said mods. so no. Even with few. Cities Skylines becomes REALLY heavy even if you only have a few, but essential mods, like Traffic manager.


4 Gb of RAM is REALLY LOW to play this game modded, even with 3 mod

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11:50 Sep-30-2018
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Can I run on MacBook Pro 9.2 13-inch mid 2012?

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16:22 Oct-28-2018

your GPU doesnt cut it, you'll be able run the game but it wouldn't load up the gameplay so no..

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00:42 Mar-24-2019

I highly disagree, as I have +3000 hours in the game...


with just a i3 3220 3.3 Ghz (almost the same power)
6 GB of RAM
and intel HD 2500 (a bit worse than a HD 4000M)


don't use mods tho.

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20:53 Aug-28-2018
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04:31 Mar-06-2019

I voted no because... it won't stay at 60fps it will get worse the more you build

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19:36 Apr-10-2018
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WIth about 20 mods and 600 assets

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16:19 Oct-28-2018

yes probably low to medium settings, lower resolution, this game is ram hungry needs more than 2GB of ram to load up.

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