ARK: Survival Evolved is a game that bends the most impressive gaming PCs to its will. It is essentially impossible for even the most powerful consumer-grade PC to run the game at a smooth 60 FPS at 4K resolution. This is your warning: Your PC probably cannot run this game on full settings.
But for those brave souls who wish to forego the warnings and attempt to play ARK, we now have a guide for you: Building the Best PC for ARK: Survival Evolved.
This guide should give you a good sense of the hardware necessary to run ARK on various settings. It provides benchmark information on each of the game’s graphical settings, along with screenshot comparisons of those settings.
If you have any suggestions for how we can improve the guide, please let us know. As always, we appreciate hearing any feedback, as well as any requests for other game guides.