[FPS Benchmarks] ARK: Survival Evolved on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (130W) and RTX 3070 (85W) – the 130W GPU wins the match

ARK: Survival Evolved is a game that has single-player and multiplayer – in both modes, the player is sent to an island that is inhabited by dinosaurs, and other humans as well. And of course, you need to survive in this hostile environment.

The game is based on the Unreal 4 engine. People who have powerful machines can see some good-looking things like forests, dinosaurs, rivers, prehistoric animals, etc. You have a game with a big and beautiful open world full of creatures so don’t expect miracles from not-so-powerful devices. Even some of the most powerful mobile video cards have can’t reach with ease 60 FPS on Ultra.

Speaking of power, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (130W) and RTX 3070 (85W) are here to show you how good are they when you want to play ARK: Survival Evolved.


GeForce RTX 3070 variants

 GeForce RTX 3070 [130W]GeForce RTX 3070 [85W]
GPU chipGA104GA104
Shader units51205120
Base Clock (MHz)1110 (+42%)780
Boost clock (MHz)up to 1620 (+26%)1290
Memory clock (MHz)1750 (+17%)1500
Memory size (MB)81928192
Memory typeGDDR6GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit)256256
TGP (Total Graphics Power)130W (+53%)85W
DirectX version12.112.1
RTX capabilitiesYes Yes
Release date01.202101.2021
Detailed specsLinkLink


Synthetic benchmarks

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)
GeForce RTX 3070 [130W]159 fps (+13%)115 fps (+16%)97 fps (+17%)65 fps (+23%)
GeForce RTX 3070 [85W]141 fps99 fps83 fps53 fps


Without further ado, let’s say that the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (130W) is 17% faster on average compared to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (85W). The latter isn’t bad at all, 53 FPS on Ultra is a decent result too. If you need more frames, just switch down to High details – the game still looks great but the FPS is much higher.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 [130W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 [85W]

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