[FPS Benchmarks] ARK: Survival Evolved on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (95W) and RTX 3060 (140W) – RTX 3080 is 7% faster on average

ARK: Survival Evolved is a game that offers kind of unique gaming experience compared to the other games on the market. You’re surrounded by dinosaurs and other prehistorical creatures on an island that is prohibited by other humans as well. Of course, your goal is to survive and you can kill for food, you can craft different weapons, and you can even build a base for better protection.

In terms of visual quality, the game looks great especially if you greatly increase the visual quality. The Epic preset provides the best visuals but the title is super heavy in this scenario. But hey, if you don’t mind  Medium or High quality, you can play this game even with a modest GPU. A not-so-powerful graphics card like the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 [Laptop, 55W] can deliver around 70 FPS on Medium details which is great for gaming on a budget. For this article, we’ll compare two fast GPUs – the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (95W) and RTX 3060 (140W).


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


GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3060 variants

  GeForce RTX 3080 [95W] GeForce RTX 3060 [140W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA104 GA106
Shader units 6144 (+60%) 3840
ROPs 96 (+100%) 48
Base Clock (MHz) 780 1387 (+78%)
Boost clock (MHz) 1245 1702 (+37%)
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) 95 140W (+47%)
DirectX version 12.2 12.2
Technology 8nm 8nm
RTX capabilities Yes  Yes
Release date 01.2021 01.2022
Detailed specs Link Link

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 Evolved Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Epic (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3080 [95W] 205 fps (+11%) 119 fps (+3%) 99 fps (+6%) 63 fps (+7%)
GeForce RTX 3060 [140W] 184 fps 116 fps 93 fps 59 fps


On average, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (95W) is 7% faster compared to the GeForce RTX 3060 (140W). Yep, that’s not a huge difference which means that the smaller sibling is a great performer that costs less and offers a performance that is close to the more expensive NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (95W).

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 [95W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [140W]

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What are you doing?
3 months ago
I don't understand what you're doing. I don't care! This site! I think you should probably quit ARK because it's boring! I have business! good bye! I hope it's gone next time I come!