Civilization VI PC Specifications Promise Optimized Gameplay

PC specifications for Civilization VI, the new upcoming installment in the long-running turn-based strategy series, have been confirmed by developer Firaxis Games.

The developer claims that the following hardware specifications are going to offer the best optimized experience possible. Firaxis has put in a lot of time tweaking with various hardware possibilities and the final list is the result of that work. We’re inclined to place our faith in the developer’s hands and are confident that there will be no launch issues.

Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64bit / 8.1 64bit / 10 64bit
  • PROCESSOR: Intel Core i3 2.5 Ghz or AMD Phenom II 2.6 Ghz or greater
  • MEMORY: 4GB RAM
  • HARD DRIVE: 12GB or more
  • DVD-ROM: Required for disc-based installation
  • VIDEO CARD: 1GB DirectX 11 Video Card (AMD 5570 or nVidia 450)

Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64bit / 8.1 64bit / 10 64bit
  • PROCESSOR: Fourth generation Intel Core i5 2.5 Ghz or AMD FX8350 4.0 Ghz or greater
  • MEMORY: 8GB RAM
  • HARD DRIVE: 12GB or more
  • DVD-ROM: Required for disc-based installation
  • VIDEO CARD: 2GB DirectX 11 Video Card (AMD 7970 or nVidia 770 or greater)

Previously, AMD announced that it is working closely with Firaxis Games to bring full support for DirectX 12 to Civilization VI. That’s not the only feature the collaboration is going to bring. The game’s engine is being overhauled to raise the Civilization franchise in terms of both visual fidelity and gameplay. Players can also expect features as such Asynchronous Compute and Explicit Multi-Adapter.

Civilization VI is set to introduce new technological and cultural trees, as well as several new leaders who all will be bringing their own agendas to the table. Players will now be able to expand their cities farther than ever before, interact with other civilizations with new diplomatic routines, take control of new combat mechanics, and enjoy an enhanced multiplayer component with your friends.

Civilization VI is scheduled for a worldwide release on October 21. It will come with its own built-in benchmark tool, allowing PC enthusiasts to test the performance rate of their systems.

Saqib Mansoor

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