Ark: Survival Evolved Sees 15% Rendering Performance Boost As It Uses Xbox One’s eSRAM
Studio Wildcard has just released a major update to ARK: Survival Evolved for the Xbox One. The update 741.0 brings two new flying dinos, Night Vision Goggles, performance boost and various fixes to the prehistoric survival game.
The update weighs in at 5.7GB, and includes three performance improvements. The first is a 30- to 40 per cent performance boost in rendering structures. This should help maintain ARK’s frame rate, especially with massive player-built structures.
The second performance boost is interesting as it is specific to Xbox One. The developer is now using the console’s 32MB eSRAM to boost overall rendering performance by 15 per cent. If you don’t know the the 32MB eSRAM is meant to provide higher bandwidth output for objects that are rendered frequently. The latest update will have all the render targets moved over to the console’s fast dedicated memory.
The final performance improvement is dedicated to those who have purchased the Scorched Earth expansion. This expansion patch is clocked in at 3.4GB in size, and promises to bring significant upgrade in performance for the DLC, but we don’t know exactly how much this upgrade would be.
Official Patch Notes for Update 741.0, ETA September 15
- 30% to 40% rendering performance improvement of Structures
- 15% overall rendering performance improvement by moving all Render Targets to fast EDRAM
- Significantly improved rendering performance of Scorched Earth environment
- Fixed some crashes with the Game List UI
- Fixed dynamically installation of Scorched Earth DLC (so that you don’t have to restart the game application after installing it)
- Fixed Giganotosaurus damagetype issue
- New Item: Night Vision Goggles
- New Dino: Tapejara!
- New Dino: Archaeopteryx!
The last update to Ark: Survival Evolved for the Xbox One upgraded the in-game graphics to 720p and resolution of the UI to 1080p. Let’s see if the Studio Wildcard releases another update that could bump the resolution further before it officially launches the game later this year.
Ark: Survival Evolved is currently available on Xbox One and PC via early access.