ARK: Survival Evolved | Best Graphics Settings 2020

Knowing the Best or optimum graphics settings for ARK: Survival Evolved can help you with smooth gaming experience. For 2020, This game, in particular, is fairly demanding in terms of the Graphics juice required to run it. So do not be fooled by the release date of the game. If you can fine-tune the Graphics Settings, the game will look good and run at a decent FPS as well. With new DLCs being added now and then, knowing these tweaks can help you sustain a good gaming experience which we will show in this guide.


Best Graphics Settings for ARK: Survival Evolved

Standard Graphics Settings

  • Resolution – Native
  • Windowed mode – Fullscreen
  • Graphics Quality – Custom
  • Resolution scale – Maximum
  • World Tile Buffer – Medium/High
  • View distance – Medium/high
  • Anti-Aliasing – Off
  • Post Processing  –  Low
  • General Shadows – Low
  • Terrain Shadows – Low/Medium
  • Textures – Medium/High (For > 3GB VRAM) otherwise Low
  • Sky Quality – Maximum
  • Ground Clutter Density and Distance – 3/4 of the slider (75%)
  • Mesh Level of Detail – 80% of the slider

Advanced Graphics Settings

  • High-Quality Anisotropic Filtering – ON
  • Motion Blur – OFF
  • Film Grain – OFF
  • Distance Field Ambient Occlusion – OFF
  • Screen Space Ambient Occlusion (SSAO) – OFF
  • Dynamic Tessellation – OFF
  • Distance Field Shadowing – OFF (ON for high-end GPU)
  • High-Quality Materials – OFF (ON for 16GB or higher RAM)
  • Sub Surface Scattering – ON
  • High-Quality VFX – OFF
  • Simple Distance Character Movement – ON
  • High-Quality LODs – ON
  • Extra Level Streaming Distance – ON (OFF if < 3GB VRAM)
  • Color Grading – ON
  • Light Bloom – ON
  • Light Shafts – ON
  • Low-Quality Level Streaming – OFF

Make sure you meet the minimum system requirements

Minimum system requirements for ARK: Survival Evolved

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10/7
  • CPU: AMD FX-8350 or Intel i5-3570
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7970 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 2 GB
  • DX 11
  • Space: 75 GB

 

Recommended system requirements for ARK: Survival Evolved

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10/7
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen™ 5 2600 or Intel i7-4770
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 590 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
  • DX 12
  • Space: 75 GB

Our system specifications used to test

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen™ 5 3600
  • RAM: 16 GB DDR4
  • GPU: GTX 1660 6GB
  • DX 12
  • HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200rpm

The above settings should fetch you a decent FPS to Enjoy the game. It will also improve the overall performance of the game. If you face any kind of lags, try turning down the View Distance and Shadow Settings on the lower side. That will make the game look a bit dull but the overall FPS will improve. With that being said, we shall end this guide on the best settings for Ark: Survival Evolved for the year 2020.


 

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