System requirements for EVE Online

What are the system requirements for EVE Online?


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 supports SSE
    • that is Direct Sound compatible
  • 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.



Minimum System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 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

Note that older graphics cards such as the NVIDIA 6000 and 7000 series may work but are not officially supported. Please note that Windows 95, 98, ME, NT and 2000 are not supported.

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



The client does not run on PowerPC-based Macintosh machines (G3/G4/G5), or laptops or Mac minis equipped with Intel graphics chipsets such as the GMA950 or X3100. Versions of the MacBook and Mac Mini with NVIDIA graphics chipsets are, however, supported.

Supported hardware is MacBook Pro laptops, Mac Pro machines and iMacs. All these machines have to meet the following minimum requirements below.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.7.5
  • CPU: Intel Dual Core @ 2.0 GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce 320m, Intel HD 3000

Please note: Macs with the ATI X1600 or ATI X1900 graphics chipset are not supported, but may be able to still run the game by disabling the "Load Station Environment" option.

Recommended System Configuration:

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.8.2
  • 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