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Best Gaming PCs for Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines is a modern take on the classic city simulation. It's a strategy game developed by Colossal Order Ltd and published by Paradox Interactive in 2015. The game introduces new game play elements to realize the thrill and hardships of creating and maintaining a real city whilst expanding on some well-established tropes of the city building experience.

System Requirements

System requirements for desktop computers as stated by the developer. Updated on January 26, 2021.

Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, 3.0GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+, 3.2GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 512 MB or ATI Radeon HD 5670, 512 MB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Microsoft Windows 7/8 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470, 3.20GHz or AMD FX-6300, 3.5Ghz
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 2 GB or AMD Radeon HD 7870, 2 GB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 4 GB available space

Cities: Skylines PC Requirements

The system requirements are modest, but it's recommended to have a dedicated graphics processing unit for successfully playing C:S. GeForce GTX 660 Ti or better GPU is needed.

Most gaming PCs meet the RAM requirement of 6gb, though 4gb is enough to meet the minimum requirements.

Also, note that at least 4gb of hard drive space is required.

Best Gaming PCs for C:S

These computers meet the recommended system requirements and let you enjoy the game on high graphics settings without lag and stutter.

CyberpowerPC GXiVR8060A10
CyberpowerPC GXiVR8060A10
Intel Core i5 Series
$799.99
SkyTech Blaze II
SkyTech Blaze II
ST-Blaze-II-2600-1660TI-8G3-500G
$879.99
iBUYPOWER 1000iV2
iBUYPOWER 1000iV2
Intel Core i7 Series
$1,220.00
SkyTech Archangel
SkyTech Archangel
ST-Arch3.0-0038
$1,049.99
ASUS ROG Strix GA15DH
ASUS ROG Strix GA15DH
GA15DH-AH772
$1,399.99
SkyTech Shiva
SkyTech Shiva
ST-SHIVA-2600-2060-16G3-1500G
$1,298.99
$1,296.99
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Budget PCs for C:S

These cheaper options meet the minimum system requirements stated by the developer. You may need to lower the graphics settings or the in-game resolution to run the game smoothly.

iBUYPOWER Trace 4 9310
iBUYPOWER Trace 4 9310
Trace 4 9310
$696.44
$695.00
HP Pavilion
HP Pavilion
9EF33AA#ABA
$699.88
Lenovo Thinkcentre M715q Business Mini Tiny
Lenovo Thinkcentre M715q Business Mini Tiny
Lenovo_M715q_CTO
$579.00
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These recommendations are based on technical details and requirements. We can't guarantee that the game will run on every PC.