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# 208151 28-Jan-2017 23:44
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Possibly a bit of a long-shot but has anyone here had experience running Civ 6 on a late-model MacBook Pro 15"?


Thinking of buying a MBP with Core i7 2.6 GHz processor, Radeon Pro 460 4GB discrete graphics and 16GB RAM. You'd think these specs would be fine but the minimum requirements for the Mac version are far from clear - I've googled it to death.


One set of min specs say 2.3 GHz i3, another set say 2.7 i5. I don't know enough about all this to know whether a 2.6 i7 would equal or better a 2.7 i5. Nowhere is this graphics card referred to.


Being new to Mac doesn't make it any easier - still trying to get my head round everything.


Would appreciate advice.

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  # 1711229 29-Jan-2017 07:14
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From the Civilisation 6 support page:

Before you can lead your homeland to world domination, you've gotta have the right gear. Please see the system requirements for Civilization VI below.


OS: Windows 7 64bit / 8.1 64bit / 10 64bit
Processor: Intel Core i3 2.5 Ghz or AMD Phenom II 2.6 Ghz or greater
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Hard drive: 12 GB or more
DVD-Rom: Required for disc-based installation
Video card: 1 GB DirectX 11 Video Card (AMD 5570 or Nvidia 450)

OS: Windows 7 64bit / 8.1 64bit / 10 64bit
Processor: Fourth generation Intel Core i5 2.5 Ghz or AMD FX8350 4.0 Ghz or greater
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Hard drive: 12 GB or more
DVD-Rom: Required for disc-based installation
Video card: 2 GB DirectX 11 Video Card (AMD 7970 or Nvidia 770 or greater)
Other Requirements

Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 and 2015 Runtime Libraries, and Microsoft DirectX.

From Aspyr:
Minimum System Requirements
Operating System: 10.11.6 (El Capitan) and 10.12 (Sierra)
Processor: Intel Core i5 (4 cores)
Processor Speed: 2.7 GHz
Memory: 6 GB
Hard Drive Space: 15 GB
Video Card (ATI): Radeon HD 6970
Video Card (NVIDIA): GeForce GT 775M
Video Card (Intel): Iris Pro
Peripherals: Macintosh mouse and keyboard, Steam Controller (optional) READ MORE


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  # 1711254 29-Jan-2017 10:07
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Thanks - I had seen that info but as mentioned, it doesn't seem to cover the MBP's Radeon Pro 460 graphics. And I was unsure about the 2.6 GHz processor.


Turns out I was wrong about the processor - the machine I was looking at actually has a 2.7 i7, which bests the minimum requirement.


I have now committed and ordered the MBP. If it runs Civ 6 all well and good. If it doesn't - no major problem. If gaming was the main priority I could have bought an appropriately speced Windows machine.


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  # 1712607 30-Jan-2017 09:25
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I can't speak for the variant in the MBP, but the performance of the desktop R460 is well above the minimum requirements, over the Aspyr requirements, and not that far short of the recommended requirements, so I suspect you will be fine.







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