Kerbal Space Program System Requirements

12th August 2021 - Specs reviewed

Official Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8, or 10; Mac OS X 10.6 or higher (Intel-based); Debian based Linux Distro; Chromebooks NOT SUPPORTED
  • Processor: 2.0Ghz Dual Core CPU or higher (preferably higher)
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512MB Video Card, Shader Model 3.0
  • Hard Drive: 1GB available space
 

Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP 32-bit
  • Processor: Intel Celeron E1200 Dual-Core 1.6GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4000+
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6550D or NVIDIA GeForce GT 230
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • DirectX 9 Compatible Graphics Card
PC System Analysis For Kerbal Space Program Requirements
To run Kerbal Space Program on high graphics settings your PC will require at least a GeForce GT 230 / Radeon HD 6550D with a Celeron E1200 Dual-Core 1.6GHz or Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4000+ CPU. For your PC to completely meet the recommended requirements you will also need 2 GB system memory. To be able to run at all you will need at least 1 GB system memory. Your GPU is expected to be able to deliver DirectX 9.00.
FPS System Benchmark
200+ FPS
High
Graphics Card
9.26
How well optimised is Kerbal Space Program for PC? 8.1
8.1
Where does Kerbal Space Program rank in the list of the most demanding games?
Genres: Sandbox
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Kerbal Space Program System Requirements

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Processor
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RAM
1 GB
2 GB
OS
Windows XP 32-bit
Windows XP 32-bit
DirectX
9
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HDD Space

Kerbal Space Program PC Release Date:

24 Jun 2011

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16:01 Jun-07-2017

You'll probably want to change the UI in the options to totally enjoy this game and easy read of the tutorial.


I start on low settings for a smooth gameplay.

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04:05 Jan-14-2017
Can I run Kerbal Space Program at 60FPS on ultra at 720p?
Core i3-3227U 1.9GHz Intel HD Graphics 4000 Mobile 6GB
56% of 9 people think this can run

Can I run ? If not, what recommended graphic setting on 720p @ 30FPS/60FPS ?

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02:15 Apr-03-2017

I voted no because...that dual core process and its graphics are weak

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23:50 Nov-26-2016
Can I run Kerbal Space Program at 30FPS on medium at 720p?
APU A8-7410 Quad-Core Radeon R5 M330 2GB 4GB
86% of 7 people think this can run

Can I run ? Looking forward to a heavily modded game

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15:04 Dec-03-2016

You should be good to go bro :D

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23:26 Oct-24-2016
Can I run Kerbal Space Program at 60FPS on ultra at 1080p?
APU A10-7890K Quad-Core Radeon R7 7890K 8GB
83% of 6 people think this can run

Can I run Kerbal Space Program if I upgrade my main rig to these specs ? Looking at a heavily modded game (with graphical enhancements only if possible). Will possibly couple it with a R7 250 (DDR3) later if Dual Graphics are worth it.

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13:06 Oct-08-2016
Can I run Kerbal Space Program?
Pentium 4 2.0GHz Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop 2GB
0% of 8 people think this can run

Can I run Kerbal Space Program?

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09:18 Nov-25-2020

I voted no because...Too weak CPU. Old versions maybe will launch on absolutely minimum detail with minimum resolution.

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09:06 Oct-06-2016
Can I run Kerbal Space Program at 30FPS on low at 720p?
Core i5-430M 2.26GHz Mobility Radeon HD 5470 6GB
88% of 8 people think this can run

Can I run Kerbal Space Program? I run the demo just fine if the rocket is not a giant behemoth with 8+ rockets going at once and uses 130+ parts. The requirements here are a bit outdated

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13:07 Sep-11-2016

Can I run high with core i5-4210u 1.7 Ghz up to 2.4 Ghz, geforce 820m 2gb overclock by up to 30% and 4gb ram

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10:37 Apr-11-2016

Could I get at least 30fps at 720p low? I tried the demo long ago and only got over 30 when I was in space. My GPU is also a 5470 which isn't that much better. I chose the wrong one at selection

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22:56 Aug-24-2016

What are your specs?

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20:49 Dec-17-2015

What framerates will I be able to run ksp on low and on medium graphics at? Thanks :)

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22:26 Dec-19-2015

could be anywhere between 30-60 on medium. if you can't I believe there is low texture mods which will ensure your pcs ability to run it

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21:24 Dec-13-2015

could I run this in low settings with like 1024768 or slightly lower?
I can run left for dead 2 and get between 20-30 fps and max 50 in some areas (low settings 1024
768) even though GD shows I can't

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22:31 Dec-13-2015

I meant 1280*720 actually

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20:53 Dec-17-2015

Should be able to run it at low. If you Cant pretty sure there is low res texture mods. Just bear in mind, big explosions will probably make it quite laggy.

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07:57 Jun-15-2015

Can I run this please respond :)

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22:31 Dec-01-2015

Probably not, your GPU is severely lacking, you might be able to barely run it on the lowest possible settings, but I wouldn't expect 30 frames per second.

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22:34 Dec-01-2015

I strongly recommend getting a better GPU. The RAM on your rig isn't great but you'll get by most small indie titles with it no problem,upgrading your RAM helps

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14:28 May-30-2015

Version 1 needs way more RAM though...
Keep crashing with 2Gb RAM without mods...

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08:18 Apr-28-2015

Version 1.0 was released yesterday. Lots and lots of new features to play with now! There's just not enough hours in the day...

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15:53 Mar-03-2015

KSP will run on just about anything from this decade, but expect minimal settings and terrible graphics for really low end machines. From someone deciding if they should buy it, it is an awful lot of fun, fantastic value sandbox

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13:44 Feb-26-2015

hey guys, can i 1080p 60fps max it out? also how is it going to run on my old PC (also 1080p monitor)
AMD Athlon 64 3000+
NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT
1GB DDR2 ram

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22:37 Dec-01-2015

1GB RAM won't cut it for I'm afraid.

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20:00 Feb-25-2015

Beware guys ksp will require way more RAM the more you mod.Await random crashes when installing huge mods without 4gb+ ram

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05:32 Dec-08-2015

If you have a really large ship you need 6.0gbs

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09:20 Nov-25-2020

In my launch with a few mods game can use 12GB of RAM.

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03:33 Dec-17-2014

can i play this and what settings and fps you think i can get

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02:21 Dec-23-2014

You can play this game eeeeeasy. You will be able to run it on high settings but I don't know what fps you would get, but it will be at a playable rate.

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14:05 Nov-25-2014

It looks like I will finally be able to play KSP on my old rig I just bought parts to extend it's life a bit more. Which is awesome! :D

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21:42 Nov-05-2014

reading some of these comment chains i may be able to, but how well could i play this?

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02:22 Dec-23-2014

very well. at high fps on high settings

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11:02 Oct-09-2014

Is it playable on my pc? And what about FPS?

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20:31 Oct-19-2014

So you cant play on any default setting... BUT there is a way to increase your preformance. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gqKiPo_3RE i suggest trying to pirate the game just to test how your rig does

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