Civil 3D 2011 System Requirements

Increase performance!I’m asked, “What are the minimum system requirements?” so often I should have them memorized by now.  So, here they are.  Save them.  Print them.  Make them your friend.  There are a couple of posts on this website of particular interest to those of you on 32-bit versions.

If you are about to make the big 64-bit leap, or already there but simply interested, I’m currently testing large data sets on a machine of my own creation.  Those of you suffering from CPU-envy can relax.  I built what I consider to be a machine for everyman.  I will post the details and results soon.

 32-Bit Civil 3D 2011

  • Windows® 7 Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium (32-bit); Windows Vista® Enterprise (SP1 or SP2, 32-bit); or Windows® XP Professional (SP3, 32-bit).
  • Intel® Pentium® 4 processor or AMD Athlon, 3.0 GHz or faster; or Intel or AMD dual core processor, 2.0 GHz or faster.
  • 4 GB RAM minimum recommended.
  • 7 GB disk space with 2 GB free after installation.
  • 1,280 x 1,024 true color video display adapter (true color) 128 MB or greater, Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater, Direct3D®-capable workstation-class graphics card. 1,600 x 1,200 or greater recommended. Multiple monitors are supported.
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7.0 or later.
  • DVD drive.

64-Bit Civil 3D 2011

  • Windows 7 Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium (64-bit); Windows Vista Enterprise, Business, Ultimate (SP1 or SP2, 64-bit); or Windows XP Professional x64 Edition (SP2, 64-bit).
  • AMD Athlon 64, AMD Opteron, Intel® Xeon with Intel® EM64T support, Intel® Pentium® 4 with Intel EM64T support.
  • 4 GB RAM minimum (8 GB recommended).
  • 7 GB disk space with 2 GB free after installation.
  • 1,280 x 1,024 true color video display adapter (true color) 128 MB or greater, Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater, Direct3D®-capable workstation-class graphics card. 1,600 x 1,200 or greater recommended. Multiple monitors are supported.
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7.0 or later.
  • DVD drive.
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