ARK Park PC System Requirements Are Insanely High

Written by Jon Sutton on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 12:47 PM
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Unless you've had your head buried in the sand, you've probably noticed ARK: Survival Evolved has become a ridiculous success. It's rapidly become one of the biggest survival games in existence, always sitting in the top 10 most played games on Steam. ARK is now big enough to get its own spin-off, ARK Park. ARK Park lets users strap on a headset and explore these prehistoric worlds filled with dinosaurs in the nearest thing you're going to get to Jurassic Park. ARK runs like turd though, so it comes as little surprise ARK Park is one of the most demanding games in existence.

ARK Park Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0 GHz or AMD FX-9590 4.7 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 8 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 or AMD Radeon Pro Duo
  • DX: DirectX 11

ARK Park Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-5960X 3.0 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 8 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 or AMD Radeon Pro Duo

If you want to see a frighteningly high set of system requirements, these right here for ARK Park are it. I guess it should be expected that a virtual reality spin-off from a game which runs absolutely terribly needs some horrifically powerful hardware to get it up and running. It's why we see the almighty Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 as the minimum graphics card for ARK Park. The minimum. Just let that sink in a moment. Onwards.

The only answer AMD currently has to this is a dual-GPU Radeon Pro Duo, a $1500 graphics card. There's basically no higher you can get than this, which is why we see the exact same graphics card pairing crop up in the ARK Park recommended requirements.

CPU demands are also incredibly high. A quad-core i7 from 2014 is given as the minimum, which seems frankly ridiculous. The only thing AMD has which gets close to this level of performance is the FX-9590. The recommended specs then hit the absolute peak, just as the graphics card did. An Intel Core i7-5960X is recommended for ARK Park. AMD has no answer to this at the moment, it may by the time ARK Park launches.

So there we go, ARK Park is currently the game with the highest system requirements in the world. A lot of this is going to come down to the VR support. These headsets need to be driven at a rock-solid 120FPS in order to prevent motion sickness, something which developer Snail Games thinks only the GeForce GTX 1080 8GB can do.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the ARK Park System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the ARK Park GPU benchmark chart and we also have a ARK Park Frame Per Second system performance chart for you to check.

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18:14 Jan-20-2017

You also need to purchase a VR set Oculus Rift with touch controls costs 798 USD or HTC VIVE costs 960 USD. They will never sell much copies, not that many people have a rig that equals the recommend settings or exceeds it. If the purchase price is also high. Than the chance for a financial disaster is very high.

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17:02 Jan-18-2017

Insanly high, but after a couple of months or a year this will be a common thing. Sad. Hardware advance so fast and yet we are stuck with our rigs fo years.

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12:25 Jan-18-2017

Games cant even use 5960x thats ridiculous.

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11:39 Jan-18-2017

Lol this game belongs to the future.

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08:03 Jan-18-2017

Can I play this game on ultra? 60 fps?

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02:46 Feb-27-2017

I don't know, you should probably upgrade your ram. Just to be safe.

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03:56 Jan-18-2017

Why make a game that only 1% of gamers can run and the people in that 1% generally dont give sh*t about these types of games

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02:10 Jan-18-2017

I'm surprised that ARK's dev is dare enough to develop a new game (I know it's a spin-off, but it's still considered as a new game) even their original ARK is still on early access limbo. If I'm the dev, I would use that money to finish the game before making a new one.

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21:05 Jan-17-2017

All the ARK games are clearly UNOPTIMIZED!

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20:27 Jan-17-2017

While my PC exceeds the "recommended" spec - I'm not gonna give the devs my dosh for the very obviously sloppy work on the game...

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20:07 Jan-17-2017

cant wait to play this in 2037 xP

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17:43 Jan-17-2017

IF I wanted to see a movie, I would go and see a movie and that would cost me only 5 bucks NOT 2000.

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17:29 Jan-17-2017

But will it run Ark Park?... (Crysis reference)

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17:25 Jan-17-2017

Amazing! They just announced Crysis 4 under a completely different name! Can't wait to play it 720p30fps in 2020!!!

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16:57 Jan-17-2017

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!
Hold on...oh they were being serious? Just go play South Park instead, its ten times better!


Another over-hyped game that got too greedy too soon (DLC for Early Access...nice!)
And now dumb crap like this. This game just wants to stay relevant either by hype or controversy.


Sad they didn't put this much effort into the actual game itself.

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11:11 Jan-18-2017

You are totally right - people will still buy it for streaming, just to show of shenanigans of the unfinished crap or un-optimized issues, thus keeping it popular in the gaming news

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16:28 Jan-17-2017

From the look on The survival evolved game and it's optimization this will be a nightmare unless they actually do a good job optimizing the game.
From my perspective The Forest , ARK and Rust are the main 3 survival co op games, Rust being the hybrid thus the best of both worlds :)

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18:31 Jan-17-2017

With these reqs there is no optimization.Not even horrible.Nothing at all.This is really disrespectful from the devs for the entire PC gaming community.With the insane parts they ask,the game should have the most beautiful graphics and astonishing physics,but we all know that's not gonna happen.

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15:50 Jan-17-2017

Legend said, the early access still going on...

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20:44 Jan-18-2017

They also have a paid dlc for a early access game...

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15:40 Jan-17-2017

Sooo my PC will blow up when trying to boot this?

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22:05 Jan-17-2017

or a worm hole will open and transport you into the game.

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15:25 Jan-17-2017

Will this 'spin-off' - aswell as the original game - never get out of early access? :D

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14:56 Jan-17-2017

can't wait until Vega/1080ti + Ryzen come out so I could run this :p

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