Civilization V’s system requirements revealed

Sid Meier’s Civilization V is hitting PC shelves by the end of September, 21st to be exact. In order to prepare, developer Firaxis and publisher 2K Games have let loose the list specifying what your current gaming rig should host inside in order to build the world as we don’t know it. If you’re not sure about what specs are hiding under your hood and how the game will cope with them, you can always try the upcoming demo of the game.

Let’s see who’s upgrading and who’s bragging:

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

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