Gaming Living Tech

Escape from Tarkov System Requirements

Escape from Tarkov System Requirements
© CC0 license from

Are you wondering if your system is able to support Escape from Tarkov? The answer will depend on what the components you have, especially when it comes to the graphics card, processor and RAM. Before you can really see if your system will work with this game, you’ll need to find out the information on these components.

When you have the information, you’ll need to compare these numbers with the minimum and recommended system requirements for this game.

What is Escape from Tarkov?

This is game is described by its developers as a “hardcore and realistic online first-person action RGP/Simulator with MMO features and a story-driven walkthrough.” Wow. It was released on July 28, 2017 for PC, and the developer and publisher is Battlestate Games.

The game is set in a fictional region in Russia, which is called Norvinsk. The region is under constant warfare, causing the locals to flee the city. However, there are some who stayed thinking this was a great chance to improve their fortunes.

The locals who stayed are called “Scavs,” and they have formed into well-armed gangs. These gangs are working to redivide the city.

Sounds wonderful! As a player, you “live” through one of the mercenary characters who survived the initial conflict. Once the character has chosen a side, they start to try to get out of the city. They must do this by fighting their way out. But that’s not easy, because the city is surrounded by the Russian and UN military, supply chains are cut, communication is not working, and more.

And it goes on from there!

In this game, players can “die.” When that happens, they use all their belongings disappear or are taken by other players. That is, unless the player has insured their gear. In that case, if others don’t steal it, then the gear will be returned to them.

This is an extremely popular game, which can be rather hard on a computer’s resources. That’s why we put this article together. New players wonder if their PCs can support the game. Let’s find out! Be sure to have your component numbers ready!



Minimum System Requirements Escape from Tarkov

  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo, i3 2.4GHz | AMD Athlon, Phenom II 2.6GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB RAM
  • HDD: 8 GB available space
  • GPU: DX9 compatible graphics card with 1 GB memory
  • OS: Windows 7 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 10 64 Bit
  • Screen resolution: 800 x 600 or better
  • Network: permanent broadband Internet connection


Recommended System Requirement Escape from Tarkov

  • CPU: Intel Core i5/i7 3.2GHz | AMD Athlon, Phenom II 3.6GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB RAM
  • HDD: 8 GB available space
  • GPU: DX11 compatible graphics card with 2 GB memory or more
  • OS: Windows 7 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 10 64 Bit
  • Screen resolution: 800 x 600 or better
  • Network: permanent broadband Internet connection



Optimal Hardware Suggestions

When it comes to the minimum system requirements, these are the least system requirements that you need to play the game properly and you may even have to deal with low frame rates. This means below 20 FPS with the settings turned down. This is not recommended, because the limited setup will make it too difficult to play the game. In other words, you simply won’t have fun. So, we recommend going to the recommended system requirements for this game—and using that as the minimum.

When it comes to the recommended system requirements, you may find that the 8GB is too small. In some instances, the game requires 10 GB of DDR3 in order to run properly. So, expert players recommend using 16GB as a minimum. This way you’ll avoid any unpleasant issues during game play.

In addition, they recommend playing this game on an SSD rather than an HDD. Other things you might try is turning off certain settings to help improve your gaming experience. These include turning off:

  • Anti-aliasing
  • Noise filter
  • Chromatic aberrations
  • SSR
  • SSOA


When it comes to gamers, they highly recommend a machine with:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-8700
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1060 6 GB
  • HDD: SSD

We hope this article has answered your question as to what’s needed on your machine to play Escape from Tarkov!

(Visited 57 times, 1 visits today)

About the author



Mackenzie’s obsession with all things tech began when she was a kid. She blames her father’s love of sci-fi for her own interest in and love of technology. Mackenzie attended Purdue University, where she studied computer engineering technology. She currently works at a small Silicon Valley tech company and enjoys writing about tech in her spare time. Mackenzie’s husband is a computer scientist, which makes their home an interesting place—it’s filled wall to wall with the latest and greatest tech and devices.