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DAVID • 1 week ago

Hello I am not an expert on computers so I was wondering if these stats on the HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop can run Ark Survival at medium setting at around 50-60 FPS
RAM Memory: 16.00 GB
Model: 3LA37AAR#ABA
Processor Type: AMD Ryzen 7
Processor Speed: 3.00 GHz
Hard Drive Capacity: 1.00 TB
Here's a link to where I found it if it isn't enough info.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/...
Any help is much appreciated.

Daniel • 1 week ago

I would recommend against purchasing that computer. Its GPU is slightly weaker than the Vega 11 iGPU in the R5 2400G (and its CPU is slightly more powerful than the 2400G); in other words, that $550 PC would have overall performance that is comparable to the $350 PC in the 'Minimum' tier of our general build recommendation chart, either of which would likely be capable of providing 20-30 FPS in Ark at 1080p with medium settings. Or to put it another way, if you took the $550 budget of that prebuilt machine and instead built the 'Modest' tier of that same linked chart, you would have a PC that could provide 50-60 FPS in Ark at 1080p with medium settings.

DAVID • 1 week ago

So Build a computer with the 550$?

Daniel • 1 week ago

Logical Increments is a PC building research and info site, so it's probably no surprise that we recommend building a computer. Haha. But if it's something you're considering (to get the best component balance, component quality, customization, price-to-performance ratio, etc) but are still unsure about, you may want to take a look at our quick 4-minute video on the build process to get some idea of what is involved.

DAVID • 1 week ago

https://media.discordapp.ne... What do you think about this?

Daniel • 1 week ago

If you're getting a discrete GPU, then I would recommend going for a different CPU. The main benefit of the R5 2400G is that it has an excellent iGPU. But as a CPU, it's less powerful (having similar speeds, yet fewer cores) than the identically priced R5 2600. You may also want to consider whether it would be worthwhile for you to add a small SSD to the build as an OS/boot drive, which would make the entire machine feel exceptionally fast (even with a SATA SSD).

DAVID • 1 week ago

Wait sorry never mind I can't build a computer lol I'm dumb. I found some bette options which one of these would you get?
https://cdn.discordapp.com/...

Daniel • 1 week ago

The PC pictured there with the R7 2700 and the RX 580 is the best prebuilt you've brought up so far. It would have roughly comparable power to the part list you linked in your prior comment.

XXXTentacleBoii • 1 month ago

Hey man I just bought a new system, here are the specs:
GPU: Rtx 2080ti Founders edition
CPU: i9 9900k
RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 3200mhz 4x8 = 32gb of ram
MB: ROG Maximus XI Hero Z390 Wifi
MONITOR: MSI MPG27CQ
CPU COOLER: Nzxt kraken x72
SSD: Corsair MP510 254 GB
SSD: Adata SU800 2TB
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 3tb

What you think will be the graphics recommended to max out this pc? Thanks btw awesome guide!

Daniel • 1 month ago

A build with an i9-9900K and an RTX 2080 Ti would be at the level of the 'Exceptional' or 'Enthusiast' tier of our general build recommendation chart. As such, at the 1440p resolution of your monitor, you could play at Epic settings in the unoptimized mess that is Ark and still expect 60-90 FPS; but to hit the 144 FPS to match your monitor's refresh rate at 1440p in Ark, you would still need to play at lower settings.

Elijah Ellis • 2 months ago

would an 19-9900x seriries with a 11gb 1080 geoforce card and 32gb of ram and 2 tb of ssd storage run ark

Daniel • 2 months ago

A PC with an i9-9900X and a GTX 1080 would be roughly comparable to the 'Excellent' tier of our general build recommendation chart, so we would expect it to be capable of 60-90 FPS in Ark at 1080p with High settings.

superdinogirl42 o snap • 2 months ago

hi i have i5 7400, 8gb ram and 1080p monitor.
Currently I have 1050 2gb which gets around 30fps on medium with frequent lag spikes. I want to play on high with consistent 50-60fps and was wondering whether 1060 6gb would be enough or should spend more and get 1070. (second-hand as since the new generation of gpus came out, the price of second hands has fallen a lot) Although I only have a cx450 psu which I think will be fine but unsure. I know it will be bottle-necked by cpu but I am not focusing on cpu right now.

Daniel • 2 months ago

Provided that you replace your current graphics card with whichever one you upgrade to, 450 Watts should be totally fine. A build with an i5-7400 and a GTX 1070 would have overall performance that is comparable to the current 'Great' tier of our general build recommendation chart, whereas a build with an i5-7400 and a GTX 1060 6GB would be almost directly between the 'Good' and 'Very Good' tiers. As a result, we would expect upgrading to a 1060 6GB to net you roughly 45-60 FPS in Ark at 1080p with High settings, and upgrading to a 1070 to net you roughly 60-90 FPS in Ark at 1080p with High settings.

Alexander Cocking • 4 months ago

I am building a new pc and I am looking for some recommendations with ark being the main game I am going to play. This is what I have on my list so far.
CPU: i5 8400 at 2.8 GHz
RAM: 8gb DDR3 1600GHz
GPU: GTX 950 OC 2GB
I am trying to make the pc a cheap as possible with still being able to play ark

Daniel • 4 months ago

I responded to your email just now, but I will put the response here as well in case you check here first:

Well, that would depend on the resolution of your monitor, the level of in-game settings you're willing to use, and your exact budget for the build.

Now, that said, Ark is a difficult game for a PC to run; if you want to play above 60 FPS at 1080p with High settings (not max settings), it would require something at the level of the 'Great' tier of our general build recommendation chart. (For reference, a build with an i5-8400 and a GTX 950 would be roughly comparable to the 'Entry' tier of that same linked chart.)

Stephen Harrison • 5 months ago

what's the likelihood of getting this updated for what to expect with a rtx 2080ti? Currently I'm running the following:
cpu:i7-8700k @ ~4.7ghz
ram: 16gb ddr4 3200mhz
display: 34" uwqhd (3440*1440) w/gsync
gpu: gtx 1080ti ftw3
with this setup and using all the graphics options either enabled or set to epic, I get usually about 24fps. I'm wondering what fps I could expect from this same setup but using an rtx 2080ti (probably the ftw3) instead?

Daniel • 5 months ago

Well, the fact that you're playing at such a rare resolution (1440p ultrawide) will make it difficult to give anything other than a rough estimate. But by using the fact that a GTX 1080 Ti can typically get 30-40 FPS in Ark with all Epic settings on a standard 1440p monitor as a reference point, I would figure (based on other Ark Epic 1440p benchmarks) that an RTX 2080 Ti (which gets 70-90 FPS under those circumstances) would likely provide somewhere in the neighborhood of 40-60 FPS on your monitor.

Stephen Harrison • 5 months ago

as an update, I now have a hybrid cooled evga ftw3 2080ti, all other specs are the same, and I now get on average 65-70 fps if not greater, very lowest I saw in a busy area was 57fps. With certain settings turned off or to medium or low I push 80+ fps on a 100hz monitor (my monitor is an acer x34). On my monitor anti aliasing doesn't make a noticeable difference so I turn that to medium, sky quality all the way down, ground clutter density about half and terrain shadows to medium to achieve that higher fps

Daniel • 5 months ago

Terrific! That's closer to standard 1440p benchmarks than I projected above. Thanks for the update!

Stephen Harrison • 5 months ago

no problem! After some more testing it seems that ragnarok gives more fps than the island, at least in the areas I'm in. I'm getting 45-60ish fps on the island although that could be due to the local region I'm in for each map

Subsquentual • 6 months ago

I'm looking to buy a new PC soon, and Ark is the game I play the most, so I want the new pc to be able to run it at at least medium graphics (I don't really care about graphic quality that much. Just as long as I don't hit lag spikes!) And the PC I am currently debating has these specs:

CPU: Intel Core i5-8250U 1.6 GHz
RAM: 8GB DDR4
HDD/SDD: 256GB SSD
Display: 15.6” FHD IPS (1920 x 1080)
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce MX150

Like I said I don't really care about graphics too much. I usually play with medium settings with my current pc but it experiences fps drop spikes every now and again, and it's just time for an upgrade honestly.

Daniel • 6 months ago

The parts you've listed have comparable performance to the 'Poor' tier of our general build recommendation chart, which we would expect to be capable of 40-55 FPS in Ark at 1080p with all minimum settings. So, unfortunately, we would not expect that computer to even stay consistently above 30 FPS in Ark at 1080p with medium settings.

But playing at low settings with a system similar to that does seem to get consistent performance in the 40-50 FPS range---so if all you want is to avoid big dips (to below 20 FPS, for instance) then that computer could suit your needs.

Andres Corchado • 9 months ago

Heres my new pc. Look promising?
Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor
Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card

Daniel • 9 months ago

Looks very promising indeed! A build with an i5-8600K and an RTX 2070 would be roughly comparable to the 'Superb' or 'Excellent' tier of our general build recommendation chart, either of which could be expected to achieve 60-90 FPS in Ark at 1080p with high settings (and maybe even similar performance to that at 1440p).

Sekerest • 9 months ago

First of all, Thank you for such a detailed guide. I have 1 question, that I could not figure out from the charts : My new pc is arriving this week , it has :
gtx 1060 6 GB
Ryzen 5 2600
16 GB Ram
Monitor : 1080p + AMD FreeSync
will install on SSD. Its brand new, and ark will be the first game I install and play. Considering all the graphic optimizations by the devs, What do you think ? Also , with crypto currency inflations, it falls in 800-1000, but it costed me a bit more than that :(

Daniel • 9 months ago

Even on our original benchmarks for Ark, we would have expected a PC with a GTX 1060 6GB and an R5 2600 to get 30-45 FPS in Ark at 1080p with high settings (not epic). So with the game's current level of optimization, you may be able to get closer to a consistent 60+ FPS with high settings.

Sekerest • 9 months ago

Thank you. That is a big relief :D

Daniel • 9 months ago

Please do note, though: we can't guarantee that level of performance with those parts, as our grounded, reliable benchmarking research is limited to what is present in the article (regardless of when that research was done).

Rage • 9 months ago

8700k 5Ghz OC, 4x8GB 3200mhz ram(probably gonna OC a bit on mobo strix z370-e), Aorus Extreme 1080Ti and 1080p 144hz. Is it able to run Epic???

PS: I really love how much effort and dedication you put into this! Thank you!

Daniel • 9 months ago

Those parts would make for a PC that is roughly on-par with the 'Exceptional' tier of our general build recommendation chart, which is a very powerful computer. Still, Ark is a very difficult game to run---especially at Epic---and we would expect an 'Exceptional' tier machine to be capable of 30-45 FPS in Ark at 1080p with Epic settings (or 60-90 FPS at High settings).

Rage • 9 months ago

Turns out it runs smoothly on full Epic. +/-100 dinos steady 60 fps. Lushy forests above 110fps. I guess i won a lottery with 1080 ti.

Daniel • 9 months ago

That's great! We're glad to hear it's giving you such agreeable performance. It sounds like the developers may have managed to introduce better optimization to the top settings over time.

Lyis • 10 months ago

Hi!
Okay so I wanted to know with what settings I could play ark on while getting near or above 60fps. Currently I have a msi gaming ultrabook(gs65) that has a GTX 1070 max q with 8gb of Vram along with a i7-8750h and 16gb of RAM. The screen is 144hz also.

Daniel • 10 months ago

So, it's difficult to say for sure, as that is a somewhat unbalanced PC. In particular, the i7-8750H would fit in between the CPUs in the 'Fair' and 'Good' tiers of our general build recommendation chart, while the GTX 1070 Max Q is comparable to (slightly better than) the GPUs up in the 'Great' tier of that same linked chart. As a result, we would expect that system to perform much closer to the 'Good' tier than the 'Great' tier, and so to get perhaps somewhere in the neighborhood of 45-60 FPS in Ark at 1080p with high settings. So you're not too far off from 60; even playing at medium might be enough to keep you at 60+.

Lyis • 9 months ago

Hey me again,
I was wondering if a undervolt would increase perfomance in ark. My system gets relatively hot and temps max out at 90C on my CPU and was wondering if undervolting would do it any good. Do you know of any good software for it?
Thanks.

dallas oakes • 9 months ago

water cooling is what id do if i was at 90c on a cpu

dallas oakes • 9 months ago

you might drop a few c but stability can be a issue

Daniel • 9 months ago

Just on the face of it, my instinct is that you're unlikely to see a considerable (or maybe any) performance improvement via that method---as the act of undervolting would essentially mean doing what you computer does when it gets hot anyway (throttling the components). But frankly, I have no relevant experience to help you with that particular idea and can not say anything for certain; I've never personally undervolted any hardware, nor even really looked into it.

JoJo • 10 months ago

I have a

Fx- 9580 and a GTX 1070ti

Will I be able to run Ark on High

Daniel • 10 months ago

So, those parts are very imbalanced with each other. In particular, the FX-9590 would fit somewhere in between the 'Destitute' and 'Poor' tiers of our general build recommendation chart, while the GTX 1070 Ti currently features way up in the 'Superb' and 'Excellent' tiers of that same linked chart. As a result, we would expect the CPU to significantly bottleneck the GPU, leading to overall performance that is much closer to the 'Poor' tier than the 'Superb' tier. So, under those circumstances, unfortunately, no, we would not expect you to be able to run Ark on high settings.

Dan • 10 months ago

Hello!
I have an i5-6600k with a gtx 1060 6GB and 16GB RAM.
I'm thinking on upgrading my system without switching mobo. What should i buy? A new processor (i7-7700k maybe), or a gtx 1070 ti?
Thanks!

Daniel • 10 months ago

The biggest noticeable difference you could achieve with a single-part upgrade in your situation would be to upgrade your GPU to a 1070 Ti or better. Since you have an unlocked skylake i5, you should be able to mitigate any possible bottlenecking with careful overclocking.

Dan • 10 months ago

Hello my nameshake! :) Thanks for the advice!
If i were to uprade my CPU after the gpu, would you recommend buying an i7-7700K, or buy something like an i7-8700K and a new motherboard?

Daniel • 10 months ago

While it does depend on your budget and willingness to upgrade---if the CPU upgrade happens soon-ish, then going for an i7-7700K would likely still be the move that sits at the nexus of 'most effective' and 'most affordable' for you.

Dan • 10 months ago

Thanks for the detailed help! Have a nice day and continue the nice work! This page is a treasure :)

Guest • 1 year ago
Daniel • 1 year ago

While it does depend which particular i5 you have, the performance of the HD 620 integrated graphics processor would fall in between the iGPUs in the 'Poor' and 'Minimum' tiers of our general build recommendation chart, either of which, unfortunately, would indeed be incapable of achieving a playable frame rate in Ark.

Guest • 1 year ago
Daniel • 1 year ago

Probably not, but maybe inconsistently. If you were to build a computer with a GTX 1080 Ti and an i7-8700K (such as the current 'Exceptional' tier of our general build recommendation chart), then it should be capable running Ark with all settings turned on and to their maximum at somewhere in the 40-65 FPS range (depending on what part of the game the player is in).