System requirements for EVE Online

What are the system requirements for EVE Online?

Common

All hardware regardless of platform must support the following minimum requirements:

  • CPU that supports SSE2
  • GPU
    • with 256 MB VRAM or more
    • that supports Shader Model 3
    • that supports DirectX 9.0c
  • Drivers: DirectX 9.0c (included)
  • Audio
    • that is Direct Sound compatible and supports SSE
  • HD: 20 GB free space (or more)
  • Network: ADSL connection (or faster)
  • DVD-ROM: 2x-speed DVD reader (for boxed editions only)

The minimum screen resolution for the EVE Online Client is 1024x768. For optimum performance always use the latest available drivers for all hardware, including in particular audio and video hardware.

The expectation for the Minimum System Requirements is that all game features can be used on low-end hardware that still meets those requirements. All graphics settings are set to their lowest values. The resolution is set to 1024x768.

The expectation for the Recommended System Requirements is that there is a smooth and visually enjoyable experience across all game features. All graphics settings can be set to their highest values. The resolution should not exceed 1920x1200, though higher resolutions can be used with lower settings.

Please note that when in large-scale situations, such as fleet fights, you are encouraged to drop all graphics settings to their lowest value.

Windows

Windows

Minimum System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP SP 2 / Vista / 7 / 8
  • CPU: Intel Dual Core @ 2.0 GHz, AMD Dual Core @ 2.0 GHz
  • RAM: XP SP2 – 1 GB / Vista and newer – 2 GB
  • Video: AMD Radeon 2600 XT or NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS

Recommended System Configuration:

  • OS: Windows 7 / 8
  • CPU: Intel i7 Series or AMD X4 @ 2.0 GHz or greater
  • RAM: 4 GB or higher
  • Video: AMD Radeon 6790 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or better with at least 1 GB VRAM

Macintosh

Mac

Minimum System Requirements:

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10
  • CPU: Intel Dual Core @ 2.0 GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce 320m, Intel HD 3000

Recommended System Configuration:

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10
  • CPU: Intel i7 Series @ 3.0 GHz or greater
  • RAM: 8 GB or higher
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce 675mx or better with at least 1 GB VRAM