Cities: Skylines
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Cities: Skylines is the next title from the Cities in Motion creators Colossal Order. Inviting you to create the city of your dreams, Cities: Skylines gives you total control over a huge landscape, allowing you to sculpt your own sprawling metropolis. Developed entirely around sandbox play, in Cities: skylines you can control every single aspect of your city, from political policies, taxation, road building, zoning, public transport, utility services, everything is under your total control of Cities: Skylines.
Cities: Skylines System Requirements
26 Nov 2015 - Specs reviewed

Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Win Xp 64
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 3.06GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6400+
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 5670 1GB DDR3 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
  • VRAM: 512MB
  • System Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Storage: 4 GB Hard drive space
  • DirectX 9 Compatible Graphics Card
 

Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Win 7 64
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470T 2.8GHz / AMD FX-6300
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7870 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660
  • VRAM: 2GB
  • System Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Storage: 4 GB Hard drive space
PC System Analysis For Cities: Skylines Requirements
Cities: Skylines requires at least a Radeon HD 7870 or GeForce GTX 660 to meet recommended requirements running on high graphics setting, with 1080p resolution. This hardware should achieve 60FPS. 6 GB will also be needed to achieve the Cities: Skylines rec specs and get 60FPS. Cities: Skylines needs a graphics card thats at least as powerful as a GeForce GTX 260/Radeon HD 5670 1GB DDR3 paired with Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6400+/Core 2 Duo E7600 3.06GHz CPU to match the min specs. This PC setup will deliver 25-35 Frame Per Second at Low graphics setting on 720p resolution. Make sure your GPU can run DirectX 11 or Cities: Skylines won’t run. We suggest a 9 year old PC to play smoothly.
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System Requirements Report for Cities: Skylines
Graphics Settings: High

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Graphics [1920 x 1080]
RAM
64GB
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Performance Report
Processor
Intel
Core 2 Duo E7600 3.06GHz
AMD
Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6400+
Graphics
Nvidia
GeForce GTX 260
AMD
Radeon HD 5670 1GB DDR3
RAM
4GB
Processor
Intel
Core 2 Quad Q6400 2.13GHz
AMD
Phenom 9500 Quad-Core
Graphics
Nvidia
GeForce GTS 450
AMD
Radeon HD 4850
RAM
4GB
Processor
Intel
Core i5-3470T 2.8GHz
AMD
FX-6300
Graphics
Nvidia
GeForce GTX 660
AMD
Radeon HD 7870
RAM
6GB
Max Playable Resolutions at 30 FPS
Graphics Setting Low Medium High Ultra
Resolution 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160
Projected FPS Analysis
Screen Resolution
CPU
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GFX
8.4
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RAM
64GB
10
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Cities: Skylines PC Release Date:

10 Mar 2015

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Can I run Cities: Skylines at 60FPS on ultra at 1080p?
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The game needs more than 4GB RAM to run properly. 6GB in Recommended Requirements don't make any sense.
Recommended Requirements should be :
1) Core I5 4590/FX 8350
2) 8GB RAM
3) GTX 760 2GB/R9 270
Minimum Requirements :
1) Core I3 3220/FX 4100
2) 6GB RAM
3) GTX 650 1GB/R7 250 GDDR5

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I think the recomended CPU should be higher, my i5 3470 was causing FPS drops.

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yeah even people with kaby lake i7s get lag

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I can play with a Intel HD Graphics 4200 Mobile so It shouldn't be hard for others.

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hi, what's your FPS?

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Can I run on low or ultra low?Processor can be overclocked to 2800mhz or 3000mhz so can it run?With few mods of course and dlc's.

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you just said mods. so no. Even with few. Cities Skylines becomes REALLY heavy even if you only have a few, but essential mods, like Traffic manager.


4 Gb of RAM is REALLY LOW to play this game modded, even with 3 mod

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https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/radeon-r5-330-oem.c2727
https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/radeon-hd-5670.c248
Yes cause your card is more powerful.

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