Evolve Big Alpha System Requirements

Written by Jon Sutton on Sun, Oct 26, 2014 1:00 PM
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Turtle Rock Studios made a big name for itself with the original Left 4 Dead, immediately getting snapped up by Valve following its launch before going independent a year later. Now they're back and promising to be bigger than ever with another bite at the cooperative shooter apple with Evolve, a 4 v 1 asymmetric multiplayer title about teams of hunters fighting against a gigantic roaming player-controller monster.

It's a unique concept that could prove to be one of the breakout hits of 2015 if Evolve's multiplayer proves a long-lasting experience. In the run up to launch Turtle Rock has had a number of alpha tests, but this time it's back with the Big Alpha kicking off on October 31st that should give us a good look at how Evolve is shaping up. Bear in mine these are not the final system requirements for Evolve but with just a few short months until launch these should give us a good idea of what you'll need to run Evolve on PC.

Evolve Alpha Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Pentium D 930 3.0 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6400+ 3.2 GHz
  • RAM: 4GB System Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 or AMD Radeon HD 5770
  • HDD: 15GB Free Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 11

Evolve Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-920 2.67 GHz or AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8 GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB System Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 or AMD Radeon R9 280

As you can see there is quite a large disparity between the minimum and the recommended Evolve requirements, particularly when it comes to the processor demands. The minimum CPU requirements for Evolve are extremely low, although the disparity between the Pentium D 930 and the Athlon 64 X2 6400+ suggests you're going to want a processor nearer AMD's than Intel's. Evolve is a cross-generational game so luckily there's none of the ridiculous requirements we've been seeing of late. In particular the hard drive install, for alpha at least, is just 15GB, and Turtle Rock hasn't laid out any excessive VRAM requirements. GPU requirements are a little more demanding, and you'll need a mid-tier card such as the GT 560 or the HD 5770 to get Evolve up and running but there's nothing particularly eye-catching here. 

Moving on to the recommended requirements and these are fairly high across the board, which should be good news if anything. Those who've got a decent gaming rig will be able to crank the settings right up in Evolve and get it matching, or looking better than, the PS4 and Xbox One versions, while everyone else can scale things down a little. Turtle Rock themselves admit you're best off maxing everything out before dialling things down bit by bit to get optimum performance / visuals. No word on VRAM requirements here just yet, so it looks like Evolve won't be using anything too absurd, so we'd think 2-3GB GDDR5 would suffice to max it out.

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Evolve System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Evolve benchmark chart. What do you think of these system requirements for Evolve then? Pleased they're a bit lower than all of the other system requirements we've seen of late?

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17:50 Nov-04-2014

Too hefty on the GPU side... C'mon, a 680?! 680 is still considered a high-end GPU, and is very fast... I doubt this game looks like anything spectacular.

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15:52 Oct-30-2014

I'm preloaded and ready to play :)

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23:51 Oct-31-2014

I have to tell you guys, the game is great. I really have that left 4 dead feeling, you really play as a team when hunters, or at least you need to :p
Playing as the monster is like a totally different game, it's satisfying to being able to evolve to the next stage and becoming a big badass monster. Day 1 Buy for me:)

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11:13 Oct-27-2014

Crysis 3 has batter graphics than this and req-s are smaller :)

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11:06 Oct-27-2014

Ridiculous system requirements...

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02:31 Oct-27-2014

Can't wait to play this

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22:41 Oct-26-2014

hmm

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20:41 Oct-26-2014

Recommended specs are equal to minimun specs in ACU.. Gg Ubi

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19:45 Oct-26-2014

Alpha releasing on Halloween, good choice Turtle Rock Studios.

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19:14 Oct-26-2014

Altrough I think I can max it 40fps 1080p with low AA

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16:34 Oct-26-2014

But look how low the CPU reqs are!Seems good for how the game looks thou.

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16:50 Oct-26-2014

because there is just 4 player versus 1 player (monster) multiplayer :) there isn't much cpu intensive in the map bassically only gpu intense :)

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09:45 Oct-27-2014

Still,very nice to see that with crazy reqs popping up nowdays. :)

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16:05 Oct-26-2014

At this point, PC gamers shouldn't even care about the requirements. I really am bothered about optimization rather than whining about exaggerated requirements. :(

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15:50 Oct-26-2014

Is a GTX 680 roughly equal in performance to my R9 280 or is there an error there?

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17:07 Oct-26-2014

Yep the 680 is about the same as your card man. Maybe slightly better but nothing noticeable.

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12:12 Oct-27-2014

It shows that my GPU is only 8% lower than his r9 280 can this be true? :/

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14:28 Oct-26-2014

not that high

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15:15 Oct-26-2014

because you have good pc

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17:08 Oct-26-2014

You should get that rig verified man.

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03:11 Oct-27-2014

I know, my rig is verified actually, I just recently got my 970 and I sent a benchmark but hasn't been verified yet. Sent a message to felix if it's okay to just send in that one alone since the only thing I changed was my vidcard.
But ontopic, this game looks amazingly good and I would have expected specs to be higer

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03:16 Oct-27-2014

I mean, have you seen the details of those flames? The game looks absolutely gorgeous and other developers could learn a thing or two about optimization from these guys.
I was sold when I saw the first gameplay footage, it just looks so smooth. I don't think this game is going to do bad. I hope I'm in the alfa though

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17:46 Nov-04-2014

If the game doesn't look as good as Crysis 3 with those system requirements then it is automatically poor optimization - and Crysis 3 only had DECENT optimization. I'm saying this because Crysis 3 also recommended a GTX 680.

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14:12 Oct-26-2014

Why has everyone been ****ting into PC players' face lately?

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14:07 Oct-26-2014

these req. are still VERY HIGH .

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15:13 Oct-26-2014

agree

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15:22 Oct-26-2014

It's not that high actually. Especially for a current gen game. PS4 is using a GPU with the same performance as 7870. Do you expect the PC version requirements to be far lower than 7870? I think gtx 560 or 5770 is a fair requirement.

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15:48 Oct-26-2014

Says someone with good rig :/

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17:30 Oct-26-2014

no , ps4 does not have a gpu with same performance as 7870 . its more like 7790 .

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01:19 Oct-27-2014

Xbox One has the same performance as 7790. PS4 is 7870.

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17:27 Oct-27-2014

yeah , because everything companies say is true . is that why the xbox one runs games on 720 30 fps and ps4 runs 900p 30-60 fps ? even the 7790 can run games at 1080p 60 fps . xone has a gpu equal to 7770 and ps4 has gpu equal to 7790 .

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19:17 Oct-26-2014

"It's not that high actually. Especially for a current gen game." really? what about far cry 3, AC4, Battlefield 4, Crysis 3? it's lower than this, but looks awesome.

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01:27 Oct-27-2014

That's because those games you mentioned are using different game engine. The latest version of Cry Engine is pretty demanding and has more detailed, and more realistic lighting. By the way, Ryse has the same requirements as this game. And both is using the latest Cry Engine.

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05:05 Oct-27-2014

thats because marketing startegy.

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05:09 Oct-27-2014

remember Watch Dogs? they said it can't run on old gpu...but why it can run on intel hd graphics 4000??

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07:50 Oct-27-2014

yeah run, but playable ?

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08:12 Oct-27-2014

i see it's playable...i suggest watch on youtube :)

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08:32 Oct-27-2014

haha nice :)

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08:34 Oct-27-2014

that's why i said...it just marketing strategy :-)

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14:00 Oct-26-2014

i actually still think this is high. i don't why.

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13:01 Oct-26-2014

Atleast it's a 560, NOT A 680 -_-

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13:05 Oct-26-2014

Unity eh ?

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13:06 Oct-26-2014

yep! still pissed about that one -_-

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13:13 Oct-26-2014

that one is hype,we are all thinking about ac unity and high requirements and when the game comes out it will turn that you do not need monster rigs to play it on low...

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13:21 Oct-26-2014

true! let's just hope that Ubisoft is bluffing the requirements to sell of gtx 900s :)

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13:40 Oct-26-2014

The requirements aren't a bluff. Its just that is the oldest GPUs that are supported by the game, Linus tech tips' the WAN show covered that this week. Basically ubisoft are to lazy to officially support older GPUs.

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13:50 Oct-26-2014

its to cover up their noob programmers who cant optimize their games for the pc

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16:09 Oct-26-2014

It's not that they're noobs, it's just that folks above them keep telling them to add up and speed up on graphic quality and to cut down on optimization.

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01:53 Oct-27-2014

maybe it's a gimmick for the "Next Gen" Consoles to catch up.But What they're only doing is PULLING DOWN PC WITH THEM -_-

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