Star Citizen System Requirements

Can I Run Star Citizen?

Your PC can run Star Citizen if you have at least 16 GB of RAM, Quad Core CPU - Intel: Sandy Bridge or later, AMD: Bulldozer or later processor, and DirectX 11 Graphics Card with 3 GB RAM graphics card. You’re also going to need 65 GB of free storage space. Keep in mind that these are the minimum system requirements needed to run Star Citizen.

For the best experience, your PC specs to run Star Citizen should meet the recommended system requirements below.

Star Citizen Minimum Requirements

  • 16 GB
  • DirectX 11 Graphics Card with 3 GB RAM
  • Quad Core CPU - Intel: Sandy Bridge or later, AMD: Bulldozer or later
  • 65 GB
  • Windows 10 (Latest Service Pack)

Prebuilt PCs for Star Citizen

Are you looking for a prebuilt gaming PC for Star Citizen? Check out these three gaming PCs for every price range below.

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HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop

Bang for Buck

  • Windows 10 Home
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3500
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super
  • 8 GB DDR4
  • 256 GB NVMe
  • Wi-Fi Ready
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Skytech Archangel 3.0 Gaming PC

Sweet Spot

  • Windows 10 Home
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super
  • 16 GB DDR4
  • 500 GB SSD
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
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Skytech Shadow 3.0 Gaming PC

Future Proofed

  • Windows 10 Home
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
  • 16 GB DDR4
  • 500 GB SSD
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
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Graphics Card (GPU) for Star Citizen

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Here are the 3 best graphics cards for Star Citizen. They're listed in order by good, better, and best.

Processor (CPU) for Star Citizen

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Here are the 3 best processors for Star Citizen. They're listed in order by good, better, and best.

Memory (RAM) for Star Citizen

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Here are the 3 best sets of Memory for Star Citizen. They're listed in order by good, better, and best.

  • Good RAM for Star Citizen - 16 GB
  • Better RAM for Star Citizen - 32 GB
  • Best RAM for Star Citizen - 64 GB

Star Citizen PC Requirements FAQ

Compare your computer's hardware against the minimum and recommended system requirements for Star Citizen.

What PC hardware do I need to run Star Citizen?

  • RAM - How much memory (RAM) is recommended to run Star Citizen?

    Cloud Imperium Games recommends you have 16 GB of memory (RAM) or more to run Star Citizen adequately.

    Our recommendation: 32 GB of memory (RAM)
  • Graphics Card - What graphics card (GPU) is recommended to run Star Citizen?

    Cloud Imperium Games recommends you have a DirectX 11 Graphics Card with 3 GB RAM or better to run Star Citizen smoothly.

    Our recommendation: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
  • Processor - What processor (CPU) do I need to run Star Citizen?

    Cloud Imperium Games recommends you have a Quad Core CPU - Intel: Sandy Bridge or later, AMD: Bulldozer or later or better to run Star Citizen effectively.

    Our recommendation: Intel Core i7-9700K

Star Citizen Download Size

Some of the most common questions we get is: “How big is Star Citizen?”, or “How much space do I need to download Star Citizen?”.

Star Citizen is about 65 GB total file size. You should have at least 65 GB of storage free on your computer to download and play Star Citizen.

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Ask FPS Cat

  1. Hey, there I was wondering if I would be able to play the game. Because I checked can you run it and they say I can but I’m having doubts…

    My System:
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
    CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7600K CPU @ 3.80GHz
    CPU SPEED: 4.2 GHz
    RAM: 16 GB
    Windows 10

    Reply to Anthony
    • Hi Anthony,

      Your rig is pretty good. Its certainly good enough to run Star Citizen with good graphics. You’re good to go!

      Reply to Pixel
  2. Hey, there I was wondering if I would be able to play the game. I checked and supposedly, I could run the game pretty smoothly, but yet again, I am having some doubts….

    My System:
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super
    CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9700K CPU @ 3.60GHz
    CPU SPEED: 4.9 GHz
    RAM: 16 GB
    Windows 10

    Reply to Benji
    • Hi Benji, thanks for reaching out.

      Great news! Your rig will perform plenty well on Star Citizen, you have nothing to worry about.

      Reply to Pixel
  3. I have been thinking about getting the game
    Im not sure if I can run it well
    Ryzen 5 3600xt
    GTX 1660 Super
    32gb ram
    CPU speed is around 4,20Ghz or more

    Reply to Larry
    • Hi Larry,

      You would be looking at an average of about 36 FPS with your setup. Main bottleneck is the GTX 1660 Super. Cheers!

      Reply to Pixel
  4. Hey there, my config is:
    Intel I9 10th gen
    RTX 2060 6GB
    16GB Ram
    1TB HD
    400GB SSD

    Can it run Star Citizen? If so, wich quality/how much fps will I get in average?
    Thanks!

    Reply to Tor1s
    • Hey Tor1s,

      You should get between 40-50FPS using average settings at 1080p. Hope this helps!

      Reply to Pixel

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