[FPS Benchmarks] ARK: Survival Evolved on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti (105W) and RTX 3060 (140W) – RTX 3070 Ti is 16% faster

There aren’t many games on the market that are offering a close overall gaming experience like ARK: Survival Evolved. You’re on an island prohibited by prehistorical creatures (in most cases – dinosaurs) and because of that, you have to play strategically if you want to survive. You can craft weapons for hunting smaller creatures for food. You can even build your own base for better defense because there are other hostile humans on the island.

Visually, the game looks great, especially on the Epic preset. However, the title isn’t light at all in this scenario especially if you have a fast refresh rate display and you want to see high FPS values. Even a powerhouse like the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 [Laptop, 165W] can achieve “just” 81 FPS on Epic quality which isn’t enough for 120 Hz or 144 Hz displays. In this article, we’re going to compare two good Ampere graphics cards – the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti (105W) and RTX 3060 (140W).

 

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

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GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3060 variants

 GeForce RTX 3070 Ti [105W]GeForce RTX 3060 [140W]
ArchitectureAmpereAmpere
GPU chipGA104GA106
Shader units5888 (+53%)3840
ROPs96 (+100%)48
Base Clock (MHz)5101387 (+172%)
Boost clock (MHz)10351702 (+64%)
Memory clock (MHz)15001750 (+17%)
Memory size (MB)8192 (+33%)6144
Memory typeGDDR6GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit)256 (+33%)192
TGP (Total Graphics Power)105W140W (+33%)
DirectX version12.212.2
Technology8nm8nm
RTX capabilitiesYes Yes
Release date01.202201.2022
Detailed specsLinkLink

Synthetic benchmarks

Results are from the 3DMark: Time Spy (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Results are from the 3DMark: Wild Life 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 EvolvedFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Epic (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti [105W]222 fps (+21%)141 fps (+22%)101 fps (+9%)66 fps (+12%)
GeForce RTX 3060 [140W]184 fps116 fps93 fps59 fps





Verdict

Not bad at all, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti (105W) is 16% faster on average compared to the GeForce RTX 3060 (140W). The good news is both GPUs can show good FPS on Epic quality – 66 FPS for the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti (105W) and 59 FPS for the GeForce RTX 3060 [140W]. If your waller is wide-enough, the can give you better performance but on the other hand, the GeForce RTX 3060 [140W] isn’t a slouch and in addition, this GPU is cheaper.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti [105W]

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

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