Star Citizen System Requirements

12th August 2021 - Specs reviewed

Official Minimum Requirements

  • 100 GB storage
 

Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 4-Core 3.4GHz / AMD FX-8350
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB
  • VRAM: 4GB
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • HDD: 100 GB
  • DirectX 12 Compatible Graphics Card
PC System Analysis For Star Citizen Requirements
Your PC will need a graphics card thats as powerful as a GeForce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB/Radeon RX 570 4GB and it should be paired with either a FX-8350/Core i7-3770 4-Core 3.4GHz CPU to match the Star Citizen recommended system specs. This PC setup will deliver 60 Frames Per Second on High graphics settings on 1080p monitor resolution. Star Citizen needs a Radeon RX 470 4GB graphics card to play on low settings, with a Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz or Phenom II X4 940 processor to reach the minimum specs, achieving 30FPS on 1080p monitor res. You should also have 16 GB system memory for min specs. You will require a DirectX 12.00 GPU.
FPS System Benchmark
75 FPS
High
Graphics Card
7.59
How well optimised is Star Citizen for PC? 2.8
2.8
Where does Star Citizen rank in the list of the most demanding games?
Genres: Shooter , Online , Sim , Management

System Requirements Report for Star Citizen

Recommended Graphics Setting: Medium

Processor:

Intel Core i7-5960X 8-Core 3.0GHz
9.6

Graphics Card:

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 6GB
9.3

RAM:

16GB
9.9

Report Analysis

GPU Performance:

To summarise, GeForce RTX 2060 6GB graphics cards can smoothly run this game, but ... [ Login for our full GPU Analysis ]

System Requirements Performance

Minimum System Requirements
Processor Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz AMD Phenom II X4 940
Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB
RAM 16 GB
Recommended System Requirements
Processor Intel Core i7-3770 4-Core 3.4GHz AMD FX-8350
Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB
RAM 16 GB
Ultra System Requirements
Processor Intel Core i7-5960X 8-Core 3.0GHz AMD Ryzen R7 1700X
Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 6GB AMD Radeon RX 5700 8GB
RAM 16 GB

Projected FPS (Premium Feature)

Star Citizen System Requirements

Minimum
Recommended
Ultra
Processor
Graphics Card
VRAM
2GB
4GB
8GB
RAM
16 GB
16 GB
16 GB
OS
Windows 7 64-bit
Windows 10 64-bit
Windows 10 64-bit
DirectX
11
12
12
HDD Space
100 GB
100 GB
100 GB

Star Citizen PC Release Date:

2024

Alternative Game Tags: Star Citizen, freelancer, wing commander, chris roberts, star citisen

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07:59 Mar-19-2021

I voted yes because...1080p medium

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05:03 Oct-17-2020

If you stay out in space yes. But the moment you go to cities you'll probably dip down to 10 FPS. The game used up 20 GB of my ram, and even I have trouble running it above 30 at certain times.

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02:52 Oct-20-2020

Oh my Lord! Is this game competing with ark: Survival Evolved on the issue of optimization? You will need to stole a pc from Nasa to play at Ultra haha

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08:31 May-28-2020

I attend the minimum requirements but the game is too... bad optimized I guess, it does eat all the RAM and VRAM

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yeah you have to do some optimization on your end too, I had to add 16gb more ram to not crash

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13:54 Nov-07-2019

the Titans are in SLI and OCed, the CPU is also OCed

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I voted no because... game is not good optimized soo no

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14:14 Oct-30-2019

just want to confirm that its working 25-35 fps on stations, and 30-45+ in space (even in combat). Good job AMD!!!

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Yes my Son has a Ryzen 7 3700X with RTX 2070 Super and he is getting close to 60 FPS at 1440P. 1080P you should easily get 60 FPS with RX 5700XT.

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