Subnautica: Below Zero System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • OS : Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor : Intel Core i3 / AMD Ryzen 3 2.6ghz+
  • Memory : 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics : Intel HD 530 or better
  • DirectX : Version 11
  • Storage : 15 GB available space
  • OS : Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor : Intel Core i5 / AMD Ryzen 5 @ 3Ghz +
  • Memory : 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics : Nvidia 1050 Ti / AMD Radeon 570, 4GB VRAM
  • DirectX : Version 11
  • Storage : 15 GB available space

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Graphics Requirements

To run Subnautica: Below Zero it is recommended that you have a minimum of an Intel HD 530 or better. The recommended graphic card for the best visual experience is an Nvidia 1050 Ti / AMD Radeon 570, 4GB VRAM (or better).

DirectX Version 11 should also be available on your system.

Running Subnautica: Below Zero on a graphics card that is above the recommended specifications will allow you to achieve the highest levels of visual detail and the best frame rates. Good frame rates can be beneficial when playing competitive games. A higher frame rate will reduce input lag allowing you to react more quickly to events on screen.

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CPU Requirements

Subnautica: Below Zero requires that you have a minimum of an Intel Core i3 / AMD Ryzen 3 2.6ghz+ processor. For the best game experience an Intel Core i5 / AMD Ryzen 5 @ 3Ghz + (or better) processor is recommended.

Some games require a powerful CPU in order to manage the game engine. The game engine deals with things like processing network communications for multi-player games and the AI of your enemies in strategy games. Some games are considered CPU intensive or CPU dependent. Most modern games offload work directly to the GPU and don't require a powerful CPU for demanding visuals.

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Memory Requirements

It is recommended that you have a minimum of 8 GB RAM to run Subnautica: Below Zero.

Having more than the recommended level of RAM for a game will usually not yield much extra gaming performance. However it may be useful if your computer runs other applications in the background.

Storage Requirements

You should have a minimum of 15 GB available space to install and run Subnautica: Below Zero.

An SSD (Solid State Drive) will generally deliver faster game load times than a HDD with a fixed head. Having more than the recommended level of storage available for a game will usually not improve your experience.

Operating System Requirements

Subnautica: Below Zero runs on Windows 7 64-bit. The recommended operating system the best compatability is Windows 10 64-bit.

Meeting operating system requirements is not always necessary and can sometimes be overlooked. However running an old operating system will usually mean you may have to install extra drivers and encounter unsupported game crashes.

Platforms

Subnautica: Below Zero was first released on Jan 29, 2019. It is currently available on the following platforms:

  • Playstation 4
  • Xbox One
  • PC

An alternative to expensive graphics cards and CPU purchases is console gaming. You may not get the absolute best frame rates or visual quality but if a game is available for a console you can usually be sure of an acceptable level of performance at all times.

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