Escape From Tarkov (EFT): Performance Optimization guide

This guide involves the best optimization and graphics settings for Escape From Tarkov (EFT). Performance increase will be the main objective of the guide. The Tweaks and in-game settings, shown below, will increase FPS and run the game smoothly. Make a cross-reference with our system specs listed below. Also, make sure you meet the minimum specification to play Escape From Tarkov.


In-game optimizations for Escape From Tarkov

Best in-game graphics settings for Escape From Tarkov (eft)

  • Overall Graphics Quality – Low
  • Texture Quality – High
  • Shadow Quality – High
  • Object LOD Quality – 2 (Lowest)
  • Overall Visibility – 2000
  • Shadow Visibility – 40 (Lowest)
  • Antialiasing – TAA
  • Resampling – 1x off
  • HBAO – Off
  • SSR – Off
  • Anisotropic Filtering – Off
  • Sharpness – 1.1
  • Lobby FPS limit – 60
  • Game FPS limit – 120
  • Z-Blur – Disabled
  • Chrom. Abberation – Disabled
  • Noise – Disabled
  • Grass Shadows – Disabled
  • Screen Resolution – Native
  • Fullscreen Mode – Borderless Fullscreen
  • Aspect Ratio – Native
  • Vsync – Off

NOTE: If you face any issues in Borderless Fullscreen, switch it to Fullscreen only.

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Game settings changes for eft

  • Start the game and go to settings.
  • Under the GAME tab, you should see some options. Make the following changes to them:
    • Always show interface elements – Enabled
    • Enable NVIDIA highlights – Disabled
    • Auto RAM cleaner – Enabled
    • Use Only the physical cores – Enabled
    • FOV – 75
    • Head Bobbing – 0.2
    • Blood – Disabled

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System Specifications  for Escape from Tarkov (eft)

Minimum System requirements for Escape from Tarkov (eft)

  • CPU: Dual-core processor 2.4 GHz (Intel Core 2 Duo, i3), 2.6 GHz (AMD Athlon, Phenom II)
  • CPU SPEED: Info
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64 Bit)
  • VIDEO CARD: DX11 compatible graphics card with 1 GB memory
  • PIXEL SHADER: 5.0
  • VERTEX SHADER: 5.0
  • SOUND CARD: Yes
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 8 GB
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 1 GB

Recommended System requirements for Escape from Tarkov (eft)

  • CPU: Quad-core processor 3.2 GHz (Intel i5, i7) or 3.6 GHz (AMD FX, Athlon)
  • CPU SPEED: Info
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64 Bit)
  • VIDEO CARD: DX11 compatible graphics card with 2 GB or more of memory
  • PIXEL SHADER: 5.0
  • VERTEX SHADER: 5.0
  • SOUND CARD: Yes
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 8 GB
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 2 GB

Our system specifications used to test

Hardware and Softwares
CPU Ryzen 5 3600
GPU GTX 1660 6GB
RAM 16 GB RAM DDR4
Storage HDD 1TB 7200rpm
OS Windows 10 (64 Bit)

Other Tweaks and Optimizations for Escape from Tarkov (eft)

BattleEye Launcher Settings

  • Open BattleEye launcher and click on the change server.
  • Use the Ping filter to see the lowest ping you are getting.
  • Click on any one of the servers with low pings for the best gaming experience.

Changing AMD and NVIDIA Settings

FOR AMD USERS

  • Radeon Anti-lag – Enabled
  • Radeon Chill – Disabled
  • Boost – Disabled
  • Image Sharpening – Enabled
  • Sharpness – 80%
  • Enhanced Sync – Disabled
  • Wait for a vertical refresh – Always off
  • Anti-Aliasing Mode: Use Application settings
  • Anti-aliasing Method: Multi-sampling
  • Morphological Filtering: Off
  • Anisotropic Filtering Mode: Use application settings
  • Texture Filtering Quality: Performance
  • Surface Format Optimization: On
  • Wait for V-sync: Off
  • OpenGL Triple Buffering: Off
  • Shader Cache: AMD optimized
  • Tesselation Mode: Override application settings
  • Maximum Tesselation Level: Off
  • GPU Workload: Graphics
  • Frame Rate Target Control: Disabled

FOR NVIDIA USERS

  • Open Nvidia Control Panel
  • Select Manage 3D settings
  • Click on Global Settings
  • Now change the following settings:
  • Threaded Optimization: On
  • Power Management: Prefer Maximum Performance
  • Low Latency Mode: Off
  • Texture filtering – Quality: Performance

Update AMD and NVIDIA Graphics Drivers

Keep your computer’s graphics drivers updated.

  • For NVIDIA graphics cards – install new drivers from here.
  • For AMD graphics cards – install new drivers from here.

Increasing the Game Priority

You need to adjust these settings every time you enter the game.

  • Launch Escape from Tarkov
  • Press CTRL + ALT + DEL keys to open the Menu.
  • Alternatively, press ALT + TAB to minimize the game. Type “Task Manager” in the windows search bar.
  • Open the Task Manager
  • Click on Details Tab
  • In the list, find the EscapeFromTarkov.exe application.
  • Right-click on the EscapeFromTarkov.exe application and Set priority to High.

If you facing stuttering issues in the game, turn it back to Normal.


Optimize Windows for Best Performance

If you’re struggling with FPS, you can optimize your Windows system and churn those extra bits of performance out of it. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the Windows start menu and type: View advanced system settings and click on the search result
  2. Got to the Advanced tab. Now click on Settings under Performance
  3. Check the option that says “Adjust for best performance”

Discord settings changes

  • Open Discord
  • Go to User Settings
  • Go to the Appearance tab.
  • Uncheck Hardware Acceleration.

Changing Fullscreen optimization and DPI settings

  • Open the game installation folder.
  • Right Click on escape from tarkov application > go to properties
  • Open Compatibility > check the “Disable fullscreen optimizations” option
  • Select “Change High DPI Settings” and check the “Disable fullscreen optimizations” there as well.
  • Do the same for the escapefromtarkovBE (BattleEye) launcher as well.

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The above tweaks and settings fetched us decent FPS performance with good graphics. If you struggle with Frames, dial down the High settings to medium and lower the FOV. That should give you enough juice to manage those extra Frames Per Second in the game. If you face any issues, do let us know in the comments below. With that being said, we shall conclude this optimization guide to increase performance in Escape From Tarkov (eft).


That will be all!

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