ARK: Survival Evolved System Requirements

Last updated: 20 October 2021

On this page you will find ARK: Survival Evolved system requirements for PC (Windows, Mac and Linux). We constantly update our data to provide you with latest and most accurate requirements.

Below are ARK: Survival Evolved requirements details for CPU, operating system, graphics and sound cards, required disk space and more for each of the supported platforms.

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  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computer’s CPU name will be displayed under ‘Device Specifications > Processor’

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. In the opened menu click on ‘Device Manager’
  3. In ‘Device Manager’ click on the arrow next to ‘Display adapters’
  4. Under the drop-down, you will see the GPU that your computer is using

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computer’s RAM will be displayed under ‘Device Specifications > Installed RAM’

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. You can see if Windows is 64 or 32 bit under ‘System type’
  4. You can see Windows version under ‘Windows edition’

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ARK: Survival Evolved Windows Requirements

Requires 64 bit processor and operating system.

ARK: Survival Evolved system requirements for Windows
Minimum Requirements
OS
OS
Windows 7/8.1/10 ( versions)
Processor
Processor
Memory
Memory
8 GB
Graphics
Graphics
DirectX
DirectX
Version 10
Storage
Storage
60 GB
Additional Notes
Additional Notes
Requires broadband internet connection for multiplayer

ARK: Survival Evolved minimum requirements for Windows assume having at least Windows 7/8.1/10 ( versions) operating system. Your processor should be Intel Core i5-2400 / AMD FX-8320 or a more powerful one. The minimum RAM requirement is 8 GB. As for a graphics card, it should be NVIDIA GTX 670 2GB / AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB. You also have to have 60 GB free disk space to install the game.

ARK: Survival Evolved Mac Requirements

ARK: Survival Evolved system requirements for Mac
Minimum Requirements
OS
OS
OSX 10.9 or Higher
Processor
Processor
2 GHz Equivalent CPU
Memory
Memory
4000 MB
Graphics
Graphics
Storage
Storage
20000 MB

As for Mac OS, ARK: Survival Evolved requirements here start with OSX 10.9 or Higher operating system. Processor needs to be at least 2 GHz Equivalent CPU. 4000 MB of RAM is required. Your graphics card should be OpenGL 3 Compatible GPU with 1GB Video. Finally, the game needs 20000 MB of free disk space.

ARK: Survival Evolved Linux Requirements

Requires 64 bit processor and operating system.

ARK: Survival Evolved system requirements for Linux
Minimum Requirements
OS
OS
Ubuntu Equivalent Distro
Processor
Processor
2 GHz CPU
Memory
Memory
4000 MB
Graphics
Graphics
Storage
Storage
20000 MB

If you’re on Linux, minimum requirements include Ubuntu Equivalent Distro. Processor should be 2 GHz CPU or higher. For RAM you need 4000 MB or more. Graphics card should be OpenGL 3 Compatible GPU with 1GB Video or better. 20000 MB of free disk space is a must.

Game Details

Stranded on the shores of a mysterious island, you must learn to survive. Use your cunning to kill or tame the primeval creatures roaming the land, and encounter other players to survive, dominate... and escape!

Release date
27 August, 2021
Metacritic score
70/100
OpenCritic Score
64.20/100
Categories
Single-player, Multi-player, MMO, Co-op
Genres
Action, Adventure, Indie, RPG, Massively Multiplayer
Supported languages
English*, French*, Italian*, German*, Spanish - Spain*, Russian*, Portuguese - Brazil*, Simplified Chinese*, Czech*, Danish*, Dutch*, Hungarian*, Polish*, Swedish*, Thai*, Traditional Chinese*, Turkish*, Ukrainian*, Finnish*, Japanese*, Korean*
* languages with full audio support
Developers
Studio Wildcard, Instinct Games, Efecto Studios, Virtual Basement LLC
Publishers
Studio Wildcard
Official website
playark.com
Support website
support.survivetheark.com
Support website
[email protected]
Support website
store.steampowered.com

FAQs

Can I run ARK: Survival Evolved?

You would be able to run ARK: Survival Evolved on your PC if it meets minimum requirements below. You can also use our free test tool to check it!

Minimum requirements for Windows are:

Minimum requirements for Mac are:

Minimum requirements for Linux are:

Can I play ARK: Survival Evolved with 6 GB of RAM?

No, this is not enough to play ARK: Survival Evolved. The minimum RAM is 8 GB.

Can I play ARK: Survival Evolved with 8 GB of RAM?

Yes, ARK: Survival Evolved can run with 8 GB of RAM. It's a minimum requirement.

How much RAM does ARK: Survival Evolved need?

You need at least 8 GB of RAM to run ARK: Survival Evolved on PC.

On Mac it requires minimum 4000 MB.

And on Linux/SteamOS: 4000 MB minimum.

What processor do I need for ARK: Survival Evolved?

Intel Core i5-2400 / AMD FX-8320 is a minimum requirement for PC to be able to run ARK: Survival Evolved.

How many GB is ARK: Survival Evolved?

At least 60 GB of disk space is required to install ARK: Survival Evolved on your PC.

What graphics card do I need for ARK: Survival Evolved?

You need NVIDIA GTX 670 2GB / AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or more powerful video card.

What version of Windows can I use to play ARK: Survival Evolved?

Windows 7/8.1/10 ( versions) or newer.

Does ARK: Survival Evolved require a 64-bit OS and processor?

Yes, ARK: Survival Evolved needs a 64-bit processor and operating system.

What DirectX do I need to run ARK: Survival Evolved?

Version 10 or greater is necessary for this game.

Can I run ARK: Survival Evolved on my laptop?

Yes, as long as it meets minimum requirements above.

Can I play ARK: Survival Evolved on my Mac?

Yes, ARK: Survival Evolved supports Mac if it meets the following minimum requirements:

Can I run ARK: Survival Evolved on Linux/SteamOS?

Yes, you can play ARK: Survival Evolved on Steam OS/Linux. Please see requirements above.

When is ARK: Survival Evolved release date?

ARK: Survival Evolved release date is 27 August, 2021.

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