As you may already know, ATLAS is the new open-world online survival pirate-theme game from the creators of ARK: Survival Evolved. We’ve already reported about its roots (it looks like it was originally meant to be a DLC for ARK) and YouTube’s ‘DudeRandom84’ has shared some initial impressions of the game’s performance on NVIDIA’s most powerful gaming graphics card.
As the title suggests, ATLAS does not run with constant 60fps on Epic settings on NVIDIA’s powerful GPU, even at 1440p. So yeah, forget about using this GPU in order to enjoy the game in 4K on Max settings; that’s not possible at the moment and not the Titan RTX is able to achieve something like that.
Now as you may have noticed, we’ve slightly changed our title compared to our previous articles. The reason behind this change is simple; we believe that the title now is more representative of what is happening when an unoptimized game, like ATLAS, comes out and is unable to run smoothly on NVIDIA’s powerful graphics card.
On Epic settings, ATLAS runs with major drops below 55fps at 1440p on the NVIDIA GeForce RTX2080Ti. Grapeshot Games has not provided us with a code and since we don’t cover Early Access games, we won’t purchase a key for ATLAS until it leaves its Early Access phase. Still, thinks are not looking good at all for those that want to max it out. Not only that, but the game’s visuals do not really justify its enormous GPU requirements.
But anyway, let’s hope that Grapeshot Games will further optimize the game to run better on current PC hardware and that PC gamers will not have to use a 3080Ti in order to overcome the game’s optimization issues when – and if it ever – leaves Early Access!
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved – and still does – the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the “The Evolution of PC graphics cards.”