The Ascent GPU Analysis
Comparing The Ascent PC system requirements to all GPUs shows that The Ascent is going to need a graphics card that is capable of OpenGL 4.6.

To get the best visual graphical experience on The Ascent, aim to have a GPU that has at least 8GB GPU RAM.

Only top performance graphics cards currently available today, will probably allow you to play The Ascent

We are advised that 4 year old graphics cards should be able to run The Ascent, It has been known that GPUs released 4 years ago have been able to run the The Ascent, but there could be a few exceptions to this rule.

Note that most games do not officially support laptop graphics cards, but nowadays many laptop graphics solutions are capable of running modern games. Whether desktop graphics cards or laptop, try searching for your graphics card to compare against the The Ascent graphics card requirements chart below.