If you’re looking to play ARK: Survival Evolved on PC, you’re likely going to need a firebreather of a system. Despite the game’s meager minimum system requirements, testing from PC Gamer has found that getting the most from the survival sandbox is going to take a bit more.
Testing revealed that even at the Medium graphical preset at 1920×1080 resolution, most of the budget video cards began to have problems. The nVidia GTX 970, for example, was found to hit an average of 48FPS. If you’re the sort that demands 60FPS or nothing at all, testing found cards like the 6GB GTX 1060 and RX Vega 56 hit the threshold, at 59FPS and 71FPS respectively.
Moving to the Epic preset further increased the performance disparity, with the GTX 1080 Ti being the only GPU that was capable of getting to the 60FPS range. The GTX 1080 was the next closest at 52FPS and the RX Vega 64 at 46FPS.
It is noted that ARK: Survival Evolved does come with a total of 27 different graphical settings for players to fine-tune their performance. That said, the test also does refer to the game as “the new Crysis of PC hardware”. You can check out the complete test results on PC Gamer’s website.
Wow. While there’s something to be said for conceding some graphical fidelity in the name of performance – especially in a game where you are likely to run into multiple players and dinosaurs – these are some pretty staggering results. What do you think of the test findings?
Source: PC Gamer