Just. One. More. Turn. The Civilization series is the bane of many a PC gamers' free time worldwide. After we've plugged thousands of hours into Civ V, it's the turn of Civilization VI to come along and do it all again. Civ 6 promises to offer countless new ways to expand your glorious empire across the world, advance your civilisation's culture and go nuke happy with Gandhi. Before you fire ze missiles and pre-order Civilization 6, here's the official system requirements. 

Civilization VI Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-2100T 2.5 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 810 2.6 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB System Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 or AMD Radeon HD 5570
  • DX: DirectX 11

Civilization VI Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4690T 2.5 GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 or AMD Radeon HD 7970

Fortunately for those of you out there with weaker systems, Civilization VI is a slow-paced, turn-based strategy game. Its new cartoony visual style isn't exactly pushing graphical boundaries either, meaning we've got ourselves a very reasonable set of minimum system requirements for Civ 6. A pair of very ancient graphics cards is all that's necessary, meaning Civilization 6 is probably perfect laptop fodder. Just what we like to hear. 

If you do want to enable all the other little bells and whistles then you do of course need a more powerful system. Splash out on a better CPU like the Intel Core i5-4690T or AMD Fx-8350 and you're likely to see reduced time waiting between turns for the AI to do its thing.

On the face of things the GeForce GTX 770 and Radeon HD 7970 seem a little overkill for Civ VI's top-down visuals, but there is a fair amount of detail which goes into its world maps. 

Overall most people shouldn't run into too many issues running Civilization VI. If you do then remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Civilization 6 System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Civilization 6 GPU benchmark chart.