ARK: Survival Evolved System Requirements

12th August 2021 - Specs reviewed

Official Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • Processor: 2 GHz Dual-Core 64-bit CPU
  • Memory: 4000 MB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX11 Compatible GPU with 1 GB Video RAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Hard Drive: 20000 MB available space
 

Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz / AMD Ryzen R5 1500X
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 60 GB
  • DirectX 11 Compatible Graphics Card
PC System Analysis For ARK: Survival Evolved Requirements
ARK: Survival Evolved requires at least a Radeon RX 470 4GB or GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB to meet recommended requirements running on high graphics setting, with 1080p resolution. This hardware should achieve 60FPS. System memory required for ARK: Survival Evolved is 8 GB performance memory. Taking a look at the min reqs you will require a Radeon HD 7870 graphics card with a Core i5-2400 3.1GHz or FX-8320 processor to reach the minimum ARK: Survival Evolved specs, run on low graphics setting and 720p. Recommended needs around a 6 year old PC to run.
FPS System Benchmark
107 FPS
High
Graphics Card
7.22
How well optimised is ARK: Survival Evolved for PC? 2.7
2.7
Where does ARK: Survival Evolved rank in the list of the most demanding games?
Genres: Sandbox , Online , Action
Can I run ARK: Survival Evolved
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ARK: Survival Evolved System Requirements

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Recommended
Processor
Graphics Card
VRAM
2GB
RAM
8 GB
8 GB
OS
Windows 7 64-bit
Windows 10 64-bit
DirectX
10
11
HDD Space
60 GB
60 GB

ARK: Survival Evolved PC Release Date:

31 Aug 2017

Alternative Game Tags: ark, survival evolved, ark: survival evolved, dinosaurs, ark survival, ark evolved,
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07:18 Jul-07-2015

What kind of frames could i expect i heard the optimization was very poor

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13:07 Jul-07-2015

It's not horrible, but it is pretty bad. You should be able to get smooth fps on medium or high, but your framerate will fluctuate a lot.

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20:25 Jul-06-2015

Can i run this on my Linux Laptop?
CPU - i5 4200M
GPU - GT 740M
RAM - 8GB
Resolution - 720p

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13:10 Jul-07-2015

Apparently there will be a Linux server for the game soon. Your hardware is only slightly above the minimum requirements, so if the optimization is improved a little bit, you'll be able to play pretty soon.

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11:37 Jul-06-2015

can i run this game?

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13:16 Jul-06-2015

No, sorry... At least not right now.

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15:27 Jul-07-2015

Yes you can on lowest settings atleast i can with them same gpu

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16:00 Jul-05-2015

is this game worth a buy???

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16:34 Jul-05-2015

It looks promising, but it's lacking in the optimization department. So if you do decide to buy it, be prepared that you won't play on ultra. At least not right now, perhaps it will be fixed with future patches.

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16:45 Jul-05-2015

Alright! thank you very much :)

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11:00 Jul-05-2015

Can I run this?

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16:36 Jul-05-2015

I wouldn't advise you to try it. Maybe wait a bit, see if the optimization improves.

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09:42 Jul-06-2015

would it be more playable if I add 4gb more RAM?
Also how much fps should I have with my current hardware?


I want to play this game so much!

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13:16 Jul-06-2015

Adding more RAM will help, but it's the GPU that's really holding you back. And seeing how it's a laptop, you can't upgrade it... I don't know how much fps you'll get if you tried it right now, but I can assure you it won't be playable :(

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02:22 Jul-05-2015

can i run this?

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02:31 Jul-05-2015

Yes, the game should run well enough on low or medium settings :)

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06:48 Jul-05-2015

Yeah low or medium at decent fps, I'd put most of the settings on low like ground clutter shadows etc and put your textures on medium-high.

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19:01 Jul-04-2015

What fps should i expect?

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22:25 Jul-04-2015

You should get smooth fps on around high settings, but your fps rate won't be stable.

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17:08 Jul-04-2015

can I run it on the lowest settings?

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22:24 Jul-04-2015

I doubt it, sorry...

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22:33 Jul-04-2015

Its ok ^_^ ill wait for the Xbox One Edition.

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22:35 Jul-04-2015

That's always an option :D

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15:01 Jul-04-2015

FPS please

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16:32 Jul-04-2015

You should get smooth fps on high or ultra settings, but your fps rate will be all over the place. This game's optimization isn't that great right now.

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17:08 Jul-05-2015

thanks i appreciate it :)

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18:51 Jul-03-2015

can i run this game? my gpu is only 1gb...
i can run in which settings?
what fps? (sorry for bad english)

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21:24 Jul-03-2015

I think you'll be able to play on low or medium settings. Your GPU is good, but the game just doesn't run well on any hardware. Only having 1 GB of video memory won't be a problem in your case, since your resolution is low ;)

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21:27 Jul-03-2015

ok Thank you

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11:50 Jul-03-2015

Looks great ... :o

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12:36 Jul-03-2015

It sure does. Now if only it ran as well as it looks :/

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09:11 Jul-04-2015

Is this game poorly optimized ? :o

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12:20 Jul-04-2015

Well it's not the best piece of coding out there. I wouldn't say it's horrible, but it's pretty bad.

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13:24 Jul-04-2015

Lol, pretty bad huh ... :D
Glad to hear that ,,, XD

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19:36 Jul-02-2015

Can I play on medium?

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23:19 Jul-02-2015

low with playable fps , the optimization is horrible

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16:39 Jul-02-2015

Hi, my question is: can i connect a xbox 360 wireless controller to my pc without an adapter.

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18:10 Jul-02-2015

That would be a negative ghost rider.

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10:23 Jul-02-2015

can i run it ?pls,Win 32 bit

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13:01 Jul-02-2015

I highly doubt it man... I can barely run this on low @ 720 with 20 - 30fps

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10:58 Jul-03-2015

the optimisation is awlful i wasn't able to play on the lowest with more then 10fps....and on low the game looks like a ps2 game or even worse...

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12:15 Jul-01-2015

accounting for optimisation what settings could i run this at to get a stable fps

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20:36 Jul-01-2015

low setting on 1080p 30fps

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14:43 Jul-02-2015

No mate, more than that, I run this game at tweaked high( high textures ) at 900p fosr 35+ fps, so he easily run at high for good frame-rates.

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15:34 Jul-04-2015

Hey man, my rig i similar to yours. Do you think I can run this game?

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23:31 Jun-29-2015

what do you guys think i could play on for 45 + fps? also when the game is optimized what do you guys think i could play on for 60+ fps? thanks for any response!!!

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13:03 Jul-02-2015

Even with the optimization right now, I still think you'll be able to play at least on high, maybe ultra settings. I can't say for sure what fps you'll get though.

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22:31 Jul-02-2015

thanks for the reply man! Yeah i just recently upgraded my setup so when i posted this i didn't have that up which was why i was wondering, but thanks anyways!

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12:35 Jul-03-2015

Ah, I see. Well, if you have further questions, feel free to ask :D

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19:11 Jun-29-2015

Anyone have any ideas how well I could run this game? I'm hoping for medium, or maybe high with 30+?

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18:03 Jun-30-2015

this game is porly optimized ,so i runed this game on low with porly 10-15 fps soo sorry mate

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18:49 Jun-29-2015

Can i run this?

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18:04 Jun-30-2015

low 15-20 fps

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03:39 Jul-04-2015

I'd say medium 15-22 fps

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05:38 Jun-29-2015

i think i cant run this game... sad :(

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11:21 Jun-29-2015

maybe low ? beacuse of your gpu :/

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14:32 Jun-29-2015

yah sad :( my gpu is a trash XD

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13:01 Jun-29-2015

Yea i don't think you can :c i get about 20fps on low with the resolution rendering at 3/4.But i haven't updated it in a while (think i have 1.76.0). So you could try but i wont get my hopes up.

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14:33 Jun-29-2015

ill just give it a shot... :)

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23:02 Jun-30-2015

Go for it :D

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17:07 Jul-01-2015

Update your GPU bro! I recomend such action. To what u ask? I say to aprox. with in 340 dollars.

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01:21 Jun-29-2015

Please inform me if I am able to play this game comfortably even at lower settings?????

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11:20 Jun-29-2015

meduim fps30+ maybe :)

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