Rust System Requirements

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In Rust, your only objective is to survive by any means necessary. Gather supplies, build a fire, construct a shelter, and prepare for the worst. Beware of other players - they may want what you have or they may be more willing to form an alliance. A GeForce GTX 670 or Radeon R9 280 are the minimum required GPUs. Rust released on February 8, 2018.

Here are the Rust System Requirements (Minimum)

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 / AMD FX-9590 or better
  • CPU SPEED: Info
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • OS: Windows 7 64bit
  • VIDEO CARD: GTX 670 2GB / AMD R9 280 better
  • PIXEL SHADER: 5.0
  • VERTEX SHADER: 5.0
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 10 GB
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 2048 MB

Rust Recommended Requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4690K / AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • CPU SPEED: Info
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • OS: Windows 10 64bit
  • VIDEO CARD: GTX 980 / AMD R9 Fury
  • PIXEL SHADER: 5.1
  • VERTEX SHADER: 5.1
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 12 GB
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 4096 MB

By Cliff Henjum June 25, 2019

Can my PC run Rust?

Rust, a game that first entered Early Access in 2013, and fully released five years later in 2018, is being offered to players at a massive 75% discount as part of the Steam Summer Sale 2019! This kind of price drop has new and returning players wondering if their computer can run one of the original ‘gather supplies and survive’ games. Rust was originally a clone of DayZ which was a mod for ARMA 2, but it eventually got the standalone treatment and is still thriving today. Another popular game, PUBG, also began its journey as a mod for ARMA 2. Since it’s an online-multiplayer game only, you’ll need a decent internet connection as well as a computer that at least meets the minimum specs.

Step into the rugged world of Rust armed only with a rock and a torch as you begin your quest for survival. In order to do that on PC, you’ll need a computer that passes at least the minimum system requirements. While your trusty rock is essential to aiding in your survival, a good video card is just as essential to running Rust with a playable framerate. At the very minimum, your PC needs to have at least a GeForce GTX 670 or Radeon R9 280. Even though it’s a seven year-old card, the GeForce GTX 670 can run over 90% of today’s top 100 games! If your trusty rock is like your GPU, then the torch is like your CPU and is just as important to a quality gaming experience. The CPU requirements for Rust are among the highest in the industry. For AMD users, your CPU needs to be at least as powerful as the FX-9590, while Intel users need something along the lines of the Core i7-3770. On top of these higher-than-average hardware requirements, Rust also needs your PC to have at least 8 GB of RAM.

Just like the minimum specs, Facepunch Studios’ Rust has some of the highest recommended requirements on the market as well. Playing Rust on max settings with a good framerate will require at least a GeForce GTX 980 or Radeon R9 Fury. Looking at the CPU requirements will make all but the most powerful computers tremble. Unless you have a CPU that’s at least as powerful as a Core i7-4690K or Ryzen 5 1600, you will most likely need to turn down some settings in order to play Rust well on PC. It is also highly recommended to install Rust on a Solid State Drive in order to reduce load times which can be higher than other games you are used to playing.

Updated: June 26, 2019

The amount of people taking the System Requirements Test for Rust skyrocketed today, and it probably has a lot to do with it being 75% off as part of the Steam Summer Sale!

The system requirements for Rust are on the higher end of the spectrum for games released in the last few years - 16 GB of RAM, a Core i7-4690K/Ryzen 5 1600, and a GeForce GTX 980/Radeon R9 Fury are needed to pass the recommended requirements!


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