CS: GO System Requirements 2020

Can I run CS: GO?

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) expands upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it was launched 19 years ago. You can run CS: GO with very basic PC requirements. Technically, as basic as you may think. Even looking into the recommended requirements, you’ll be able to run this game in its optimal shape easily. You only need at least Intel Pentium Dual Core E5700 3GHz or AMD Phenom 8750 Triple-Core and 2 GB RAM on a Windows 7. For a game that was released in 2012, the game is fairly light on the system.

CS: GO System Requirements (minimal):

  • OS: Windows® 7/Vista/XP
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8750 processor or better
  • RAM : 2 GB
  • Graphics: 256 MB or more and should be a DirectX 9-compatible with support for Pixel Shader 3.0
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 15 GB available space

CS: GO Recommended System Requirements (recommended):

  • OS: Windows 7 32-bit
  • Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core E5700 3GHz / AMD Phenom 8750 Triple-Core
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6670 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630
  • VRAM: 512MB
  • RAM: 2 GB

CS: GO Details

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Hidden Path Entertainment and Valve Corporation, the team behind Half-Life 2 and Portal. The game was released on August 21, 2012. CS: GO has a very active and competitive scene, with many global tournaments sponsored by the developer itself.

We grew up and we knew this game’s predecessors by heart. CS: GO’s gameplay has stayed true to its roots. The game pits two teams against each other: the Terrorists and the Counter-Terrorists. Both teams must face each other in either hostage rescue or bomb defusal modes. The game introduced the Danger Zone battle royale mode last 2018. 

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Recommended Hardware:

Any modern computer with basic specifications can handle this game just fine. CS:GO won’t be requiring your PC any top-of-the-line hardware components. Execute this game at its best with the below recommended hardware.

  • Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core E5700 3GHz / AMD Phenom 8750 Triple-Core
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6670 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630
  • RAM: 2 GB

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Jamie Nasser
Jamie Nasser
Editor & reviewer of gear from iOS control pad’s to high-end PC gaming hardware. He’s been gaming since the 1980s and mostly plays CS GO & Overwatch.