Ark: Survival Ascended System Requirements

Time to dust off those fossils and maybe think about a PC upgrade if you want to roam with the dinos in all their remastered glory.

By GamesRecon

Want to know about the Ark: Survival Ascended system requirements? Studio Wildcard has just given the fan-favorite Ark: Survival Evolved a fabulous makeover, and it’s now called Ark: Survival Ascended. They’ve buffed it up with the snazzy Unreal Engine 5 to make our dino adventures look even more amazing.

But don’t worry, you don’t need to have the flashiest GPU on the market to play this game, but if you want everything to be smooth and extra pretty, a little upgrade might be a cool idea. Some players who jumped into the game as soon as it hit Steam mentioned that in certain spots, the game can get a bit choppy, with the frame rates dropping down.

So if you’re planning to dive into the world of Ark: Survival Ascended and have a roaring good time hunting creatures, you might want to gear up your PC for the best experience.

Ark: Survival Ascended Minimum & Recommended System Requirements

Getting your gaming PC ready for this game might be easier than you think. Unless your computer is as ancient as the dinosaurs you’re planning to hang out with in the game, meeting the Ark: Survival Ascended minimum system requirements should be a piece of cake.

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Your PC specs need to have at least an Intel Core i7 6800K or AMD Ryzen 5 2600X for the brainpower. For the eyes of the operation, it should have an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 or AMD Radeon RX 5600XT for graphics. And don’t forget about memory — you’ll need 16GB RAM to keep things running smoothly.

Most gaming PCs and laptops that aren’t very old should be able to handle the game. And while Studio Wildcard hasn’t given us the exact details, we’re crossing our fingers that these minimum specs will let you enjoy Ark: Survival Ascended at around 30-40 fps on the lowest settings. And of course, you need to do the correct in-game optimization and graphics tweak otherwise you might notice the frame rate dipping now and then.

ARK: Survival Ascended Minimum System Requirements

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X or Intel Core i7-6800K
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 5600XT or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080
  • OS: Windows 10/11 64-bit
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Pixel Shader: 6.0
  • Vertex Shader: 6.0
  • Free Storage: 70GB of SSD

ARK: Survival Ascended Recommended System Requirements

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X or Intel Core i5-10600K
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800 or Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080
  • OS: Windows 10/11 64-bit
  • RAM: 32GB
  • Pixel Shader: 6.0
  • Vertex Shader: 6.0
  • Free Storage: 70GB of SSD

If you are ready to step up your game for Ark: Survival Ascended, hold onto your hats because the recommended PC specs take a gigantic leap forward. To play with top-quality visuals, you’re going to need an Intel Core i5 10600K or AMD Ryzen 5 3600X high-end processor. And for the graphics, brace yourself for an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 or AMD Radeon RX 6800; that’s some serious horsepower.

You’ll also need to expand your memory to 32GB, which might mean it’s upgrade time for many players who are still sticking with 8GB or 16GB of RAM. Studio Wildcard hasn’t spilled the beans on the exact performance these specs will get you, but fingers crossed for a smooth 60fps at medium or high settings in either 1080p or 1440p resolution.

As for getting the game onto your machine, you’re looking at a chunky 70GB download, give or take. Actually, its complete data is even higher than 75GB after you finish its installation. And a heads-up: you’re going to want to install it on an SSD to slash those loading times and jump into the dino action quicker.