Civilization V System Requirements

12th August 2021 - Specs reviewed

Official Minimum Requirements

  • MINIMUM:
  • OS: Windows® XP SP3/ Windows® Vista SP2/ Windows® 7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Graphics:256 MB ATI HD2600 XT or better, 256 MB nVidia 7900 GS or better, or Core i3 or better integrated graphics
  • DirectX®: DirectX® version 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 8 GB Free
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card
 

Official Recommended Requirements

  • RECOMMENDED:
  • OS: Windows® Vista SP2/ Windows® 7
  • Processor: 1.8 GHz Quad Core CPU
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 MB ATI 4800 series or better, 512 MB nVidia 9800 series or better
  • DirectX®: DirectX® version 11
  • Hard Drive: 8 GB Free
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card
PC System Analysis For Civilization V Requirements
Civilization V requires at least a Radeon HD 4830 512MB or GeForce 9800 GTX+ to meet recommended requirements running on high graphics setting, with 1080p resolution. This hardware should achieve 60FPS. You should also have 4 GB system memory. This means you will require a 12 year old PC to play smoothly.
FPS System Benchmark
200+ FPS
High
Graphics Card
7.67
How well optimised is Civilization V for PC? 8.4
8.4
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Civilization V System Requirements

Minimum
Recommended
Processor
Graphics Card
VRAM
RAM
2 GB
4 GB
OS
Windows XP 32-bit
Windows 7 32-bit
DirectX
9
11
HDD Space
8 GB
8 GB

Civilization V PC Release Date:

24 Sep 2010

Alternative Game Tags: civilisation v, civilsation v, civilisation 5, civilizationv, civilization 5, civilization5, civ 5, civ5, civv, civ v

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19:04 Feb-19-2016

can i run IT ??

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12:02 Nov-03-2017

If you can, only barely. You'll definitely struggle late-game.

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21:10 Dec-23-2015

I played this game with an Pentium dual-core 2.0 Ghz,GT 7300,2 GB ram on low-medium or medium xD

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22:13 Sep-16-2015

Hi Will I Be Able To Play This???

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23:42 Dec-11-2016

Yes, probably at high settings too without lag. I was playing it in 2011 on a £450 laptop that I cannot remember the exact specs of.

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18:21 Jun-23-2015

is it worth buying

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12:53 Jun-27-2015

Most definitely, best game i have ever played.

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10:28 Jun-19-2015

setting for me? and fps?

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16:47 Jun-15-2015

can I run this game with all dlc at medium or high?

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06:21 Apr-17-2015

This game... with all the expansions... and the dlc...= 2300 hours on steam

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15:49 Feb-04-2015

Which settings and FPS for me?

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18:45 Jan-05-2015

CAn i run this in MEdium settings…

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10:41 Dec-08-2014

CAn i run this in MEdium settings...

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04:06 Nov-03-2014

Can i get 20 fps? i don't care about graphics

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12:47 Oct-25-2014

Can I run this FPS and settings please?

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11:35 Oct-21-2014

Can I run it 30+fps?

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12:54 Jun-27-2015

Do you even troll?

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07:10 Jul-05-2015

That was a post from last year when all I had was my Macbook with Intel Hd 4000. As you can see I'm set to a "Test Rig".

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18:18 Sep-27-2014

hi guys, can i run this with an "amd 760G" (integraded gpu), and a fx-300 and 8gb of ram?

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02:53 Sep-20-2014

Settings and FPS for me please?

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12:55 Jun-27-2015

High settings 60fps, although it does get stuttery during late games (although even a 980 ti would)

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17:58 Sep-17-2014

Can i run this?
CPU
: Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13GHz
GFX
: GeForce 6200 LE
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13:45 Aug-24-2014

never played civ before; bought this on steam because it was on sale...
didn't sleep a wink last night!
I run it at mid on my res

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16:41 Jul-20-2014

WTF... Apparently my system is not fast enough to run this, but I play it fine at lowest settings............ Weird...

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18:14 Jul-20-2014

The requirements were provided by the developers themselves
but sadly they sometimes don't account for optimization and are based on a specific resolution
thats why you should always check some benchmarks after seeing the reqs :D

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23:43 Jul-10-2014

how well can i run this game?

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12:07 Jul-18-2014

highest settings 1080p ez for sure.

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08:12 Jun-27-2014

This game sucks! DO NOT BUY.

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10:27 Jul-09-2014

It doesn't suck, you just don't like it...

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10:58 Jul-09-2014

Hahah :)
I'm sorry bro but the majority of the gaming community seems to disagree with you. Me included, btw ;)
Which one of Civ IV or V is the best of the two is up for debate, but judging from critics all over the web both are considered really good!

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