0:06 – Welcome…
0:18 – Finally got around to testing ARK
1:46 – Testing Info
2:36 – 1080p [Epic]
3:05 – 1440p [Epic]
3:23 – 1080p [High]
3:47 – 1440p [High]
4:00 – 1080p [Medium]
4:15 – 1440p [Medium]
4:26 – Titan XP SLI @ 4K
5:03 – Wrapping the testing up
6:17 – Conclusion
6:37 – Outro

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  • Steven Arvizu
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    Do this with ryzen 3rd gen pls

  • zιc ᏰᏒᎥᏦፚᎩ
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    Can a GTX 1050ti core i7 8gigs of ram run this well?

  • Josh
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    Time for a retest Steve!

  • dmakk767
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    go deeper

  • Josh
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm


  • Brandon I
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    ARK kills my 1070 and if i drop the quality it looks like crap

  • Tate Hawk
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    Yes please

  • Josh
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    The game is officially released(if that even means anything) lets see if there is any improvement and add some Vega!

  • FireOccator
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    Did you make sure that the resolution isn't downscaled?

  • Futendoji
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    you need to config some startup parameters, at least -useallavailabelcores, so it uses the cpu at all, it also just got a performance update….
    also check the slider of scaling, since the game schows on selected resolution, ut might not render at that resolution in default…
    and yes, very interested n cheking it after full release, thx

  • Trainspotter82
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    I would love to see videos when performance updates come out and comparisons with the old build

  • Thorlok
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    Before the question was if run crysis? Now the questions is: Run Ark? … A suggestion: Try to do the test inside a base with many domesticated dinos, you will see that there will be a lot of processor usage and this when it comes to a raid makes all the difference.

  • Potatoes Mashymash
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    I wonder how this game responds to Ryzen processors and the Gtx 1080ti.

  • Mr. Anderson
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    Ok so you're telling me that my rx 480 will run any game at a rock solid 60 fps and then we get to Ark at Epic settings and it can't even manage 30fps. Looks like I'll have to spend 1,200 USD to get a solid 60 fps… sees that a 1,200 dollar GPU doesn't get 60fps at 1080p WAIT WHAT.

  • DaniëlWW2
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    Ah, Nvidia Gameworks working at its finest. 😀
    No, don't expect this to ever run great. This game has been thoroughly Gameworked…

  • CmdrWiggley
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    I have a Radeon 290x 4k edition and i run the game at 50 FPS

  • EdvinMaster
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    PLZ test ryzen 5 1600 with gtx 1060/rx 480 on this game 🙂

  • Salvador Mora
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    i run ark on everything low and water on ultra. 30fps. on a 6700 and 940m

  • David Jones
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    It's such a shame that even to this date the game is that horribly optimized… I loved playing it and suffered through the performance just for the game play but one day I just couldn't do it anymore and instead of smashing my screen I just quit it.

  • J.F.K.O
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    lets just see what the steam page says you need at minimun to run this game 😛

    OS: 64-Bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, or Windows 8
    Processor: 2 GHz Dual-Core 64-bit CPU
    Memory: 4000 MB RAM
    Graphics: DirectX10 Compatible GPU with 1 GB Video RAM
    DirectX: Version 10
    Storage: 40000 MB available space

    i never understood that part 😛 i can just say good luck if you did fall for that one

  • Gojko Maksimoski
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    Soooo GeForce optimisation i get 60-80 fps on gtx 1060 high – epic settings

  • Aidan Currin
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    What's the thing in the top left of the screen not fraps

  • Gelo Parlade
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    Can you plssss try this. Might help with the cpu

  • Eminentend
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    Hey Steve, love the video.. Keep up the great work!

    Do you think the poor performance is due to using only single thread?

  • Evan Gkolfin
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    Steve, if you look at the Settings ( 2:01 ), there is a slider "Resolution Scale" which drops when you select higher resolutions…. That's why the resolution didn't seem to work as expected (changes in performance). You should have always maxed out the scale after selecting every preset and when changing the resolution.
    I am not playing ARK currently but when i played and tried to optimize my experience, I figured I had better visual results playing at Medium with maxed out the Resolution Scale at 1080p, rather than playing High with a lowered resolution scale slider setting at 1080p. I dunno it kind of blurred the whole image which had worse effect than of that seeing lower quality textures.

  • SuperSaqer
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    The quality of your videos are absolutely stunning. You guys are heavily underrated. I wish you guys the best!

  • Daniel Warner
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    Love your vids, but please please please, it's PERform, not PRERfom!! Drives me mad.

  • Bloxxor
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    Hey man, could you do a benchmark for H1Z1 (Both Just Survive and King of The Kill preferably) @1080p 60hz? I'm interested how my future rig would do with it, adding to that, because the game is such a wobbly shithole, results may vary and could be quite interesting. Oh, also, in the end, it's more popular on Steam than ARK, so now you owe us that benchmark at least 😀

    Anyway, thanks for doing what you're doing! Keep at it mate

  • halistine jenkins
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    wow….. titan xp can't maintain 60fps at epic 1080. crappy game. good vid man ty.

  • knightx09
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    it just says a lot that that the game optimization is first before all the high end hardware upgrade.

  • BUDA20
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    I'm not interested in the game itself, but the benchmark is interesting, good work.

  • Juan Pablo Herrera
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    The terrible performance might be because the game is only using one thread.

  • liam burgess
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    terrible optimization, my theory on why it runs terribly is as you said, it was only utilizing one cpu core, indicating that if they could patch the game so it can make use of multiple cores, the performance would most likely increase

  • James Mastroianni
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    Hey just to let you know, the cpu is actually the issue here, if you put USEALLAVAILABLECORES in the launch settings, It will use all 8 threads and significantly increase performance. I have a 6700k at 4.6 and a 1080 at 2.1 and 16gb of ram at 3000mhz and I actually needed to force enable vsync on the game through the nvidia software as the game was tearing all over the place due to the ~90 fps average.

    Also side note is that this is the only game ive ever seen to have a gameplay impact based on storage device (running a 1tb 960 evo, as this was on a wd red raid 0 array before and it was stuttering a lot before swapping storage location)

  • MrSpartan117fan
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    My little cousin got a prebuilt pc with a i7-6700 and gtx 1070 and he was playing at 35-40 fps and i was shocked ! Especially since the game looked like garbage on epic graphics level ..

  • Hackfleisch
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    How to play ARK without eye cancer:
    Sky quality to minimum
    Ground Clutter off
    Most of the extra options off
    Shadows to low
    And maybe d3d10 on AMD Gpus
    Now i can run this game on Low-Med 1080p 30fps with my HD7850.
    At least my x4 760k (no turboboost) does not bottleneck the game. (Except if i have Chrome opened in the background)

  • trevorjolly78
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm


  • Alex Villalobos
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    This game needs to be fixed asap try playing this game in console oh boy

  • Turboslang
    Posted May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    Thx.. You rock !!!

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