[FPS Benchmarks] ARK: Survival Evolved on AMD Radeon RX 6800M and RX 6600M – the RX 6800M is way faster

ARK: Survival Evolved is a game that has good graphics, decent sound quality, but most importantly, its gameplay is something different compared to the other games on the market. You have to survive in a hostile environment full of dinosaurs and other creatures.

As we said, visually, the game looks good but the title isn’t very light at all. The Epic preset is a big challenge for a lot of GPUs but the game looks very eye-candy on this quality level. That’s why for today’s comparison, we picked two fast  AMD GPUs – the Radeon RX 6800M and RX 6600M.

Don’t forget to take a look at our Top 100 Best Laptops for ARK: Survival Evolved list.


AMD Radeon RX 6800M and RX 6600M variants

 AMD Radeon RX 6800MAMD Radeon RX 6600M
ArchitectureRDNA 2RDNA 2
GPU chipNavi 22Navi 23
Shader units2560 (+43%)1792
Base Clock (MHz)2116 (+73%)1224
Boost clock (MHz)2390 (+18%)2034
Memory clock (MHz)2000 (+14%)1750
Memory size (MB)12272 (+50%)8192
Memory typeGDDR6GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit)192 (+50%)128
TGP (Total Graphics Power)~145W (+45%)~100W
DirectX version12.112.1
RTX capabilitiesYes Yes
Release date06.202109.2021
Detailed specsLinkLink

Synthetic benchmarks

Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Results are from the Unigine Superposition benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Gaming tests and gameplay videos (ext. monitor)

ARK: Survival EvolvedFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Epic (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX 6800M167 fps132 fps (+53%)105 fps (+57%)66 fps (+50%)
AMD Radeon RX 6600M177 fps (+6%)86 fps67 fps44 fps


On Medium, High, and Epic, the Radeon RX 6800M is just destroying the RX 6600M with ~50% higher FPS results. Now, that’s a big performance gap and a flawless victory for the bigger GPU. The sweet spot for the smaller GPU is the High preset which is fine – it offers decent visual quality while the GPU can show 67 FPS on this quality level.

All laptops equipped with the AMD Radeon RX 6800M

All laptops equipped with the AMD Radeon RX 6600M

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