StarCraft® II System Requirements

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Below are the minimum and recommended system specifications for StarCraft® II for Windows and Mac. Due to potential programming changes, the minimum system requirements for StarCraft II may change over time.

Note: For a list of compatible video hardware, see our Supported Video Cards list.

Windows

Minimum Requirements Recommended Specifications
Operating System Windows® XP/Windows Vista®/Windows® 7/Windows® 8 (Updated with the latest Service Packs) with DirectX® 9.0c Windows® 7/Windows® 8 (latest service pack)
Processor Intel® Pentium® D or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6600 or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 5000+ or better
Video NVIDIA® GeForce® 7600 GT or ATI™ Radeon™ X800 XT or better NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GT (512 MB) or ATI™ Radeon™ HD 4850 or better
Memory 1.5 GB RAM 2 GB RAM
Storage
20 GB available HD space
Internet
Broadband Internet connection
Media
DVD-ROM drive
Resolution
1024X768 minimum display resolution

Mac

Minimum Requirements Recommended Specifications
Operating System Mac® OS X 10.7.X (Latest Version)** Mac OS® X 10.8 or later
Processor Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Intel® Core™ i3 or better
Video NVIDIA® GeForce® 9400M or ATI™ Radeon™ HD 2600 Pro or better ATI™ Radeon™ HD 4850 or NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 650M or better
Memory 2 GB RAM 4 GB RAM
Storage
20 GB available HD space
Internet
Broadband Internet connection
Media
DVD-ROM drive
Resolution
1024X768 minimum display resolution

Note: FileVault and FileVault 2 are not supported for installation at this time.

StarCraft II Online Play

StarCraft II multiplayer and single player modes require an active Internet connection.

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