Subnautica System Requirements

12th August 2021 - Specs reviewed

Official Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista SP2 or newer, 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Haswell 2 cores / 4 threads @ 2.5Ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD 4600 or equivalent
  • Hard Drive: 6 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Subnautica is an Early Access game, and minimum specifications may change during development
 

Official Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista SP2 or newer, 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Haswell 4 cores / 4 threads @ 3.2Ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 550 ti or equivalent
  • Hard Drive: 6 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Subnautica is an Early Access game, and recommended specifications may change during development.
PC System Analysis For Subnautica Requirements
Your PC will need a graphics card thats as powerful as a GeForce GTX 550 Ti/Radeon HD 7720 and it should be paired with either a Phenom II X4 40/Core i3-3240 3.4GHz CPU to match the Subnautica recommended system specs. This PC setup will deliver 60 Frames Per Second on High graphics settings on 1080p monitor resolution. The RAM requirements are at least a 8 GB memory. You should also have 4 GB system memory for min specs. You will require a DirectX 11.00 GPU. Finally, Subnautica will need hardware that is a 8 year old PC or younger to run recommended.
FPS System Benchmark
200+ FPS
High
Graphics Card
8.2
How well optimised is Subnautica for PC? 5.7
5.7
Where does Subnautica rank in the list of the most demanding games?
Genres: Sandbox , RPG , Adventure
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Subnautica System Requirements

Minimum
Recommended
Processor
Graphics Card
VRAM
2MB
RAM
4 GB
8 GB
OS
Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows 7 64-bit
DirectX
11
11
HDD Space
20 GB
20 GB

Subnautica PC Release Date:

23 Jan 2018

Alternative Game Tags: subnautica, unknownworlds, subaquatic, natural selection, sub-nautical subnautical
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Can I run Subnautica on low at 720p?
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Can I run ? 512 vram

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How well can i run it?
1600x900 resolution btw

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18:57 Feb-03-2019

Well, the website tell me I can run it in high with my rig. I am afraid to say that sometimes FPS (which are around 40 FPS) lowers to 11 FPS...So I will play on medium.

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Can I run ? GPU is GTS 450 OEM 512mb ddr5 that performs worse than gts 450 but better than gt 9800.
Ram can be upgraded to 8Gb.

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03:07 Nov-16-2018

Maybe not on ultra im rocking a gtx 1050 with 16gb of ram and I can get tweaked high but I do get popping if I don't tone it down every now and then

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00:51 Sep-02-2018

Yess u can run

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Can I run with at least 30 fps preferably 60 fps and if so what's the highest settings i can use with this frame rate? My gpu is actually the 1 gb variant.

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13:49 Mar-04-2018
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10:27 Feb-13-2018

This game is no longer in early access, the hard drive requirement is now 20GB, and recommended VRAM is 2GB. Also, this game is unplayable on any mechanical hard drive.

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16:50 Mar-14-2018

Unplayable on a HDD? How so?

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09:08 Mar-22-2018

Texture streaming (in-game texture loading) It runs fine until you move far enough so that it has to load in new textures. Even the most powerful PC will drop to single digit FPS or have super slow texture pop-in in those situations if running the game from a mechanical drive (especially if its fragmented, and even more so if its also the OS drive) Same with other games like Minecraft and GTA5

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19:10 Mar-20-2018

Ummm..... I bought this game after early access and I currently have it. Runs fine no lag on the same rig in my profile. your wrong bro :)

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10:40 Jan-30-2018

Nice Game, good optimised.


Run at 60FPS in High in FHD Witz 780 ti and 2500k

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08:29 Jan-31-2018

does this games still has this LOD/pops in issue? Im planning on getting this

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14:39 Jan-31-2018

well I already got it xD

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I was able to play the game in early access with solid fps, with some stutters when loading a new terrain. Of course on lowest settings possible.

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Can I run it in recommended as regards Graphic Setting?? Even though my video card gear is 20% less powerful according to the specs here.


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Can I run Subnautica on medium at 1080p?
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Either Medium or High.


What FPS can I expect for both graphic settings? Thanks!

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Can I run, or should I higher the resolution or settings?

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11:42 Jan-24-2018

I voted yes because...yes it works on high

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Can I run ? Could I perhaps bump it up to Ultra?

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15:13 Jan-25-2018

try to bump it up to ultra and see what fps you get :)

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14:00 Feb-08-2018

I would think you would fare better at 1440p... Why don't you experiment going to a higher resolution.

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16:50 Aug-11-2018

I have a GTX 1060 6gb and i get 100ish fps on ultra 1080p.

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