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Counter-Strike®: Global Offensive System Requirements (PC)

Summary: Can I run CS:GO on my PC? These are the minimum system requirements including processor speed, memory, hard drive space, graphics card, operating system, and screen resolution.

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Here is what you will need to play CS:GO on your gaming desktop or laptop computer. 

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive system requirements 

  • CPU: Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E6600 2.4 GHz or AMD Phenom™ X3 8750 2.4 GHz processor 
  • GPU: Any video card with 256 MB of VRAM or higher 
  • RAM: 2 GB of memory 
  • HDD: 15 GB of free space 
  • OS: Windows XP or higher operating system 
  • DirectX: 9.0c or higher 
  • Shader Model: 3.0 or higher 


Recommended desktop system for this game: Alienware Aurora (US link - for other locations see below)

Make your escape with the machine truly designed for immersive gaming. With high-powered processing, VR-ready graphics, and tool-free upgradeability, the Alienware Aurora is the perfect desktop system for gamers, content creators, and overclockers alike. 

  • Uncompromising performance: Engineered to support dual-300W graphics cards and tested at UHD 4K resolutions, the Aurora generates brilliant displays at exceptional frame rates 
  • Engineered for the future: Thanks to tool-less accessibility, the Aurora’s uniquely designed PSU swing-arm makes upgrading graphics/expansion cards, memory modules, and up to 5 storage drives a breeze 
  • Keeps its cool under pressure: No stranger to cutting-edge thermal ergonomics, the Aurora optimizes air-intake on the front and right panels while the top exhaust fan maximizes airflow and cooling for internal components 
  • Iconic look & quiet design: Customizable AlienFX lighting gives the Aurora its sleek appearance while its whisper-quiet operation allows you to get lost in the game without noisy distractions 
  • Alienware Command Center: Get quick and easy access to your entire catalog while viewing all your games in one spot. Create unique profiles for every title and maintain those preferences as you switch between games 
  • Peace of mind included: Alien Autopsy will keep you posted on the latest alerts so you'll know about any issues before they arise. Alienware Respawn offers flexible, automated backup & recovery to ensure your important files remain safe. Plus, connect with Dell Support for additional hassle-free help and warranty assistance 

Additional features 

  • 14 USB ports 
  • Compact design 
  • Optimized air intake & exhaust fan placement for superior airflow and cooling 
  • Convenient handle for organizing wires in one place

Check out our wide selection of powerful gaming desktop and laptop computers! Configure specs like processor, video card, memory, hard drive capacity, and operating system to construct the perfect gaming machine. Select your country below:

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G Series, Alienware

Last Published Date

21 Feb 2021



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