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Civilization V System Requirements Revealed

  • Civilization V System Requirements Revealed
  • Civilization V System Requirements Revealed
    It seems that we are getting almost daily updates about the upcoming Civilization V these days. One of the most interesting aspects of a new game are naturally the system requirements and the possible need to update one's computer rig before launch if one wants to see and hear all the eye candy that a new title can offer.

    In the case of Civilization V, the minimum system requirements are pretty lenient. Apparently you can play the new title on a less powerful system than Civilization IV ran on, if you are willing to let go of some eye candy. However, if you want the best, it is a different story.

    System requirements after the gap.

Civilization V System Requirements Revealed


Civilization V System Requirements Revealed
It seems that we are getting almost daily updates about the upcoming Civilization V these days. One of the most interesting aspects of a new game are naturally the system requirements and the possible need to update one's computer rig before launch if one wants to see and hear all the eye candy that a new title can offer.

In the case of Civilization V, the minimum system requirements are pretty lenient. Apparently you can play the new title on a less powerful system than Civilization IV ran on, if you are willing to let go of some eye candy. However, if you want the best, it is a different story.


Minimum system requirements

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 System Requirements

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

Other Requirements: Initial installation requires one-time Internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, Microsoft Visual C++2008 Runtime Libraries and Microsoft DirectX.

Internet Connection and acceptance of Steam™ Subscriber Agreement required for activation. See www.steampowered.com/agreement for details.

Indeed, if you want the best Civilization V has to offer, it seems necessary to go the extra length of finally abandoning WinXP and adopting the seventh iteration of that OS. Also, a quad core processor is not the most lenient of requirements that one sees these days.

This means I'll have to dig out my tool box and browse the 'net for some hardware prices...