Check the requirements to run CS:GO on Windows, iOS and Linux

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Find out what features your PC must have to run Counter Strike: Global Offensive. Check what CPU, RAM, Video Card and other requirements are needed to run the game on Windows, Linux and iOS operating system.

In the list below, you will find the minimum requirements to run the game on the three most popular operating systems.

Minimum Requirements for Windows

If your computer or laptop is running one of the latest versions of Windows, it likely has the necessary requirements to run the game.



  • OS: Windows 10, Windows 7, XP or Vista
  • CPU: Intel Core Duo E6600 a 2.4 GHZ ou AMD Phenom X3 8750 a 2.4 GHZ
  • RAM: 2G
  • Storage: 15 GB
  • Video Card: 256 MBs of RAM and Direct X 9.0 compatible

Minimum requirements for iOS

If you're using an iOS computer or laptop, you don't need very demanding requirements either. It is critical to have a decent processor and a good graphics card.

  • OS: MacOS X 10.7 (Lion) or newer
  • Processador: Intel Core Duo a 2.4 GHZ
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Storage: 15 GB
  • Video card: ATI Radeon HD 2400 or Nvidia 8600

Minimum requirements on Linux

Linux computers were not very popular because they hardly played games. That has changed, as it is now possible to run Counter Strike Global Offensive on that operating system. However, be aware that the requirements are much more demanding than on Windows or iOS.



  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
  • Processor: Dual Core Intel or AMD 2.8GHz 64-bit
  • RAM: 4 GBs
  • Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 8600, AMD HD 2600 with Nvidia310 drivers and AMD 12.12 with OpenGL 2.1
  • Storage: 15 GB
  • Sound: OpenAL compatible audio card

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