[FPS Benchmarks] ARK: Survival Evolved on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (100W) and RTX 3060 (100W) – the bigger GPU is 34% faster on Epic quality

ARK: Survival Evolved is a game that offers interesting gameplay. The player is sent to an island that is populated by prehistoric creatures and other humans – some of them are hostile, others are not. In order to survive, you must scavenge for food and weapons, you can even build a base for defense as well.

The title is based on the Unreal 4 engine and it looks very good especially on Epic visual settings. On the other hand, the game isn’t very light when it’s maxed out, and most mid-range GPUs can’t deliver 60 FPS on average. So, let’s see how fast are the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (100W) and RTX 3060 (100W) with the aid of ARK: Survival Evolved.

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


GeForce RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 variants

  GeForce RTX 3070 [100W] GeForce RTX 3060 [100W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA104 GA106
Shader units 5120 (+33%) 3840
ROPs 80 (+67%) 48
Base Clock (MHz) 780 900 (+15%)
Boost clock (MHz) 1290 1425 (+11%)
Memory clock (MHz) 1500 1750 (+17%)
Memory size (MB) 8192 (+33%) 6144
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 256 (+33%) 192
TGP (Total Graphics Power) 100W 100W
DirectX version 12.1 12.1
Technology 8nm 8nm
RTX capabilities Yes  Yes
Release date 01.2021 01.2021
Detailed specs Link Link

Synthetic benchmarks

Gaming tests and gameplay videos (ext. monitor)

ARK: Survival Evolved Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Epic (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3070 [100W] 146 fps 130 fps (+18%) 110 fps (+25%) 71 fps (+34%)
GeForce RTX 3060 [100W] 172 fps (+18%) 110 fps 88 fps 53 fps


As you can see, the GeForce RTX 3070 (100W) is a lot faster compared to the GeForce RTX 3060 (100W). On Epic preset, the bigger GPU is 34 faster than its smaller sibling. This is a really big difference and if you plan to play this game regularly, the GeForce RTX 3070 (100W) seems like a good buy (if your wallet is big enough).

However, the GeForce RTX 3060 (100W) is a decent performer too and you can save some bucks if you don’t need too much firepower.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 [100W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [100W]

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