Crusader Kings III System Requirements

We Look Over The System Requirements For Crusader Kings III And What PC You'll Need To Play The Game

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Can I Run Crusader Kings III On My Computer?

Take a little looksie below to see the minimum and the recommended requirements for Crusader Kings III on the PC, Mac, Linux and Steam OS.

Often game publishers will understate the minimum requirements a bit, in order to get people with older machines to take the plunge and buy their game, so we’d usually recommend assuming a bit more power is needed to get a more accurate picture. Fortunately, in the case of Crusader Kings II, the game is fairly well optimized and we think that Paradox has done a good job of giving accurate minimum and recommended requirements.

As Crusader Kings II is a non-real-time strategy game, whose interface largely consists of maps and menus, it’s not a particularly demanding game and you can comfortably play it even on relatively low Frame Per Second (FPS). A powerful graphics card is of less importance in a PC setup playing this game, and you may be able to get by using decent onboard graphics with a CPU. See links to our buyers guides at the bottom of this page for an indication of what PC builds we would recommend.

If you’re unsure as to exactly what components are inside your computer to compare against the requirements lists, have a look at our guide here to find your PC’s specifications.

We’re currently working on a tool that can automatically evaluate your system’s capabilities to play any game to make this process a lot more convenient. We’ll be sure to update this post once it becomes available.

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Crusader Kings III Game Details

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  • Release Date: September 1st 2020 (Windows PC, Mac OSX, Linux)
  • System Requirements: Low
  • Genre: Grand Strategy/Historical/Role-playing
  • Developer: Paradox Interactive
  • Publisher: Paradox Development Studio

Crusader Kings III is the latest iteration of Paradox’s groundbreaking medieval dynasty simulator. This installment brings additional polish, character customization and visual flair to the existing mechanisms developed in Crusader Kings II and its multitude of DLCs.

In classic Paradox fashion, expect DLCs to be released down the line to expand on the base Crusader Kings III game for maximum detail in all your carefully constructed marriage alliances, and backstabbing, holy warring, title disputing, incest having schemes!

Crusader Kings III System Requirements (According to the Publisher)

“Minimum” System Requirements PC

  • Processor: Intel Core i3-2120 / AMD FX 6350
  • RAM: 6GB RAM
  • Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 1GB / AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB / Intel Iris Pro 580 / Intel Iris Plus G7 / AMD Radeon Vega 11
  • Storage: 8GB HDD
  • Operating System: Windows 8.1 / Windows 10 Home (64-bit only)

“Recommended” System Requirements PC

  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4670k / AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
  • RAM: 8GB RAM
  • Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 4GB / AMD Radeon R9 390X 8GB
  • Storage: 8GB HDD
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home (64-bit only)

“Minimum” System Requirements Mac OSX

  • Processor: Intel Core i7-7820HQ
  • RAM: 12GB RAM
  • Video Card: AMD Radeon PRO 58-4GB
  • Storage: 8GB HDD
  • Operating System: Mojave (10.14)

“Recommended” System Requirements Mac OSX

  • Processor: Intel Core i5-7600k
  • RAM: 16GB RAM
  • Video Card: AMD Radeon PRO 580 8GB
  • Storage: 8GB HDD
  • Operating System: Mojave (10.14)

“Minimum” System Requirements Linux/Steam OS

  • Processor: Intel Core i3-2120 / AMD FX 6350
  • RAM: 4GB RAM
  • Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 1GB / AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB / Intel Iris Pro 580 / Intel Iris Plus G7 / AMD Radeon Vega 11
  • Storage: 8GB HDD
  • Operating System: Ubuntu 18.04

“Recommended” System Requirements Linux/Steam OS

  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4670k / AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
  • RAM: 8GB RAM
  • Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 4GB / AMD Radeon R9 390X 8GB
  • Storage: 8GB HDD
  • Operating System: Ubuntu 18.04

What PC Do We Recommend To Play Crusader Kings III?

In order to run Crusader Kings III at 1080p one of our $300 or $400 builds would suffice as an entry point. Of course, if you intend to play at higher resolutions and/or on the highest setting then we’d suggest a $600 or a $700 build.

If you don’t want to build your own computer, then one of our prebuilt models for under $500 would run Crusader Kings III just fine at 1080p. For higher settings and resolutions, the $800 PC will suit your needs just fine!