Your PC Must Be This Monstrous To Play Evolve

Your PC Must Be This Monstrous To Play Evolve

After an annoying delay, the much-hyped multiplayer shooter Evolve is nearly upon us. Which leads to a more immediate question for all us PC gamers: will we be able to run the thing? Well, the game's developer released its official specs today. And while they're sorta steep, they're certainly not insurmountable.

Here are the minimum system requirements, which were posted on the game's website this morning:

INTEL CPU: Core 2 Duo E6600

AMD CPU: Athlon 64 X2 6400



ATI VIDEO CARD: Radeon HD 5770



OS: Windows 7 64-bit

And here are the recommended specs:

INTEL CPU: Core i7-920

AMD CPU: A8-3870K



ATI VIDEO CARD: Radeon R9 280



...and a few more details that Evolve developer Turtle Rock included:

Not sure if you have the right hardware for the job? You should check out NVIDIA'S GPU Analyser here to see if your PC is ready for Evolve. Also, here's a couple quick answers to two other questions that keep popping up in the forums:


You can adjust a fair bit through the menu system — here's a quick look (in case you breezed past the screenshot at the top of this story):

-Texture Detail

-Shader Detail

-Model Detail

-Shadow Quality

-Particle Quality




-Resolution (Speaking of which….)


The game supports 4k resolutions right now. HOWEVER, there is no support for SLI out of the box. Our teams are working on that and hope to get SLI support into Evolve as soon as possible. As soon as we have more info to share here, we will!

As far as PC specs go, Evolves seem like standard fare compared to other big first-person shooters to come out for PC in recent months — Wolfenstein: The New Order, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Far Cry 4, and so forth. Some gamers on Reddit highlighted the fact that the game recommends an Intel i7 core for a central processing unit (CPU). But that's still a relatively old Intel model.

In other words: judging by the info from Turtle Rock, PC gamers who already have their rigs up to snuff shouldn't have a problem with the game. By saying that, however, I don't mean to rule out any contingencies that might lead to problems with the game's performance on PC. The quality of PC ports is, sadly, often an open question. Far Cry 4 was a particularly frustrating recent example, given how many problems players experienced on that platform. Let's hope that Turtle Rock handles its PC port as well as Borderlands 2, another 2K-published shooter, did back in 2012.


    50GB disk space for what is effectively a new-age left 4 dead? I want to love this game but I can't understand how it's content could possibly require 50GB. Can someone elaborate?

    Last edited 13/01/15 8:12 am

      I think its come to developers simply not caring about compression of files anymore. I bet most of it would be sound files for instance.

        Sound files? I would have thought textures.

        Ps. Teemo is satan ;)

    I'm just above the recommended RAM and GPU, but running an i5 3550k. I can't imagine I'll be bottlenecked by this alone. Will be interesting to see benchmarks

      Yeah i played the big alpha of Evolve, with only one of my HD6990 gpus running it. Had to dick with the options a bit to get it smooth, but that was the alpha.

      Seriously, these days SLI/Crossfire support should be one of the first things game developers implement. I refuse to go dual gpu for my next rig, which now screws me because my theoretical performance will be much lower.

      Damn you consoles, daaaammmnnn yyouu all taaaa helllllllllll!!

      I'm sure your 3rd Gen i5 would thump a 1st Gen i7.

      Unless the game makes use of more than 4 cores your CPU isnt going to break a sweat.

    What's with the 6GB RAM recommendation? Does anyone here have 6GB, as opposed to 4, 8 or 16?

      I have 6GB of RAM. But then I have a first gen Core i7 930 that uses triple channel RAM.

      i7's have 3 memory channels so 6 or 12GB is not unusual there.

    I used the nvidia "Is your PC ready?" site, and it said....

    "Your PC's NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 meets the game's minimum specification, but is below the game's recommended specification.
    The recommended specification to enjoy Evolve is GeForce GTX 670 or higher. Check below to see some upgrade options."

    It then prompted me to buy a GeForce GTX 760.

    NO it is not kinda steep as far as system specs go at all. The min is mid leve 5 years ago and the the recommended has a 4 Core from 3+ years ago with a current mid level Radeon GPU.

    Nope, I guess ill be getting it on the xbox.

    The install sizes are so big because certain game engines are huge.... As for the ridiculous hardware specs, how about you guys optimize your software eh? Unless I can count the pores on the face of each zombie and have draw distances that rival farcry, this is nuts.

    Hah! Talk about letting the marketing people have their way...

    Out of curiosity i did the hardware check and its saying my GTX 760 is "above minimum requirements but below recommended".

    It promptly points you to ads below to upgrade your GPU.

    When you go into the actual Evolve specs it notes GTX 760 as recommended...

    Don't let the facts get in the way of a potential sale huh NVidia?


    I for one am getting sick and tired of the lines " NO SLI SUPPORT" what year is this ffs......

    Last edited 14/01/15 12:55 pm

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