The moment of truth: Civilization V system requirements

We don’t usually post system requirements unless we’re dealing with a major PC release. Civilization V surely qualifies, wouldn’t you say? Plus, quite a few of you guys have been asking for the game’s specs throughout these past few weeks. Have at you:

Minimum:

Operating System: Windows XP SP3/ Windows Vista SP2/ Windows 7
Processor: Dual Core CPU 
Memory: 2GB RAM
Hard Disk Space: 8 GB Free
DVD-ROM Drive: Required for disc-based installation
Video: 256 MB ATI HD2600 XT or better, 256 MB nVidia 7900 GS or better, or Core i3 or better integrated graphics
Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card
DirectX: DirectX version 9.0c

Recommended:

Operating System: Windows Vista SP2/ Windows 7
Processor: 1.8 GHz Quad Core CPU
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Hard Disk Space: 8 GB Free
DVD-ROM Drive: Required for disc-based installation
Video: 512 MB ATI 4800 series or better, 512 MB nVidia 9800 series or better
Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card
DirectX: DirectX version 11

If, like me, you think you might just barely be able to scrape by here, remember that a demo for Civ V is in the works. The full release is happening on September 21, but you knew that already.

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