[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]
GPU chipGA104GA106
Shader units5120 (+33%)3840
ROPs80 (+67%)48
Base Clock (MHz)780900 (+15%)
Boost clock (MHz)12901425 (+11%)
Memory clock (MHz)15001750 (+17%)
Memory size (MB)8192 (+33%)6144
Memory typeGDDR6GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit)256 (+33%)192
TGP (Total Graphics Power)100W100W
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 [100W]146 fps130 fps (+18%)110 fps (+25%)71 fps (+34%)
GeForce RTX 3060 [100W]172 fps (+18%)110 fps88 fps53 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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