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The Ascent System Requirements

We Discuss The System Requirements For The Ascent And The Best PC To Play It

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Can I Run The Ascent On My Computer?

The Ascent is a moderately demanding title for a modern AAA game, but most gaming PCs should be able to run it on low graphical settings at least for respectable FPS. We have listed the official minimum and recommended requirements for The Ascent below, as provided by the publisher, though we advise always assuming a bit more oomph is needed, just to be sure.

If you aren’t sure how to look up the specs of your current rig, have a gander at our how to look up your PC specs guide. If your current PC won’t cut it, then do have a look at the foot of this page for a list of pre-built and self-build gaming PCs that will play it on different settings and resolutions.

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The Ascent Release Date & Game Details


The Ascent is a top-down, twin-stick shooter, that has been described as a cyberpunk Diablo. The game features RPG elements letting you upgrade your character with various gear and augments, an array of seedy characters, and a classic grim megacity backdrop for you to spread your ultraviolent carnage across.

The Ascent System Requirements

The minimum system requirements for The Ascent, listed below, are what is required to generate an average of 30FPS at 1080p resolution when playing the game on the lowest settings, according to the publisher – this is below what we would consider worth playing. The recommended system requirements for The Ascent will supposedly produce an average of 60 FPS at 1080p on High settings – we would suggest treating these as the target requirements for an enjoyable gameplay experience.

The Ascent Minimum System Requirements

  • CPU : Intel Core Intel Core i5-3470 (4 * 3200) / AMD FX-8350 (4 * 4000) or equivalent
  • RAM : 8GB RAM
  • GPU / Video Card : GeForce GTX 660 ( 2048 MB) / Radeon R9 390X (8192 MB)
  • Storage : 35GB HDD
  • Operating System : Windows 10 (64-bit OS required)

The Ascent Recommended System Requirements

  • CPU : Intel Core i7-6700K (4 * 4000) / AMD Ryzen 5 2600 (6 * 3400) or equivalent
  • RAM : 16GB RAM
  • GPU / Video Card : Geforce GTX 1070 (8192 MB) / Radeon RX 5700 (8192 MB)
  • Storage : 35GB SSD
  • Operating System : Windows 10 (64-bit OS required)

What Gaming PC Do We Recommend To Play The Ascent?

The Ascent can be played at 1080p on the low settings at a respectable FPS on one of our $600 self-build PCs. If you want to play on the higher graphical settings, you’ll need something more like a $1,000 self-build gaming PC for that 1080p gaming. For 1440p at the higher graphics presets a $1,500 self-build gaming PC is what you’ll require, but for 4k at least a $2,000 self-build gaming PC will be needed.

If putting together your own PC doesn’t tickle your fancy, a pre-built gaming PC for under $800 will put out decent FPS on the lower graphical settings at 1080p. High graphical settings will require a $1,000 pre-built PC or thereabouts for 1080p gaming, a $1,500 pre-built gaming PC will be needed for 1440p, and at least a $2,000 pre-built gaming PC is what you’ll want for 4K.

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