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.
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AMD Radeon RX 6800M and RX 6600M variants
|AMD Radeon RX 6800M||AMD Radeon RX 6600M|
|Architecture||RDNA 2||RDNA 2|
|GPU chip||Navi 22||Navi 23|
|Shader units||2560 (+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 bus width (bit)||192 (+50%)||128|
|TGP (Total Graphics Power)||~145W (+45%)||~100W|
Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Unigine Heaven 4.0 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)|
|AMD Radeon RX 6800M||167 fps||132 fps (+53%)||105 fps (+57%)||66 fps (+50%)|
|AMD Radeon RX 6600M||177 fps (+6%)||86 fps||67 fps||44 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