Civilization VI

This is a benchmark of the Civilization VI game. The test profile assumes you have a Steam account, have Steam installed for the system, and that Civilization VI is available. This automates the process of executing the game and using a standardized benchmark.

This test will attempt to install the necessary game using your Steam account. If the test appears hung you may need to manually exit the Steam client.

To run this test with the Phoronix Test Suite, the basic command is: phoronix-test-suite benchmark civilization-vi.

Test Created

9 February 2017

Last Updated

14 February 2021

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type


Average Install Time

1 Minute, 17 Seconds

Average Run Time

18 Minutes, 27 Seconds


70k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms

Supported Architectures

x86 + x86_64

Public Result Uploads *Reported Installs **Reported Test Completions **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsCivilization VI Popularity Statisticspts/civilization-vi2017.022017.052017.082017.112018.022018.052018.082018.112019.022019.052019.082019.112020.022020.052020.082020.112021.022021.052021.082021.112022.022022.052022.082022.112023.022023.052023.082023.1117003400510068008500
* Uploading of benchmark result data to is always optional (opt-in) via the Phoronix Test Suite for users wishing to share their results publicly.
** Data based on those opting to upload their test results to and users enabling the opt-in anonymous statistics reporting while running benchmarks from an Internet-connected platform.
*** Test profile page view reporting began March 2021.
Data updated weekly as of 4 December 2023.
Highest51.9%Lowest48.1%Quality Option
1920 x 108062.2%3840 x 216025.5%2560 x 144012.3%Resolution Option

Revision History

pts/civilization-vi-1.0.1   [View Source]   Sun, 14 Feb 2021 18:40:21 GMT
Update test profile to work with latest Steam build of the game.

pts/civilization-vi-1.0.0   [View Source]   Thu, 09 Feb 2017 15:05:14 GMT
Initial commit

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Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

Civilization VI

Quality: Highest - Resolution: 1920 x 1080 metrics for this test profile configuration based on 137 public results since 9 February 2017 with the latest data as of 22 December 2022.

Below is an overview of the generalized performance for components where there is sufficient statistically significant data based upon user-uploaded results. It is important to keep in mind particularly in the Linux/open-source space there can be vastly different OS configurations, with this overview intended to offer just general guidance as to the performance expectations.

Percentile Rank
# Compatible Public Results
Frames Per Second (Average)
46.6 +/- 0.3
36.8 +/- 4.9
36.3 +/- 4.7
36.3 +/- 1.2
36.1 +/- 4.6
< 35.4
34.3 +/- 5.0
34.2 +/- 0.1
< 20.9
19.1 +/- 1.8
13.3 +/- 0.7
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Quality: Highest - Resolution: 1920 x 1080137 Results Range From 5 To 88 Frames Per Second51219263340475461687582891122334455

Based on data, the selected test / test configuration (Civilization VI - Quality: Highest - Resolution: 1920 x 1080) has an average run-time of 8 minutes. By default this test profile is set to run at least 3 times but may increase if the standard deviation exceeds pre-defined defaults or other calculations deem additional runs necessary for greater statistical accuracy of the result.

OpenBenchmarking.orgMinutesTime Required To Complete BenchmarkQuality: Highest - Resolution: 1920 x 1080Run-Time510152025Min: 4 / Avg: 7.45 / Max: 19

Based on public results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 0.8%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsQuality: Highest - Resolution: 1920 x 1080Deviation3691215Min: 0 / Avg: 0.76 / Max: 8

Tested CPU Architectures

This benchmark has been successfully tested on the below mentioned architectures. The CPU architectures listed is where successful result uploads occurred, namely for helping to determine if a given test is compatible with various alternative CPU architectures.

CPU Architecture
Kernel Identifier
Verified On
Intel / AMD x86 64-bit
(Many Processors)

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