Baldur’s Gate 3 Best Graphics Settings Guide

In this guide, we will show you, how you can Boost FPS and the Best Graphics Settings for Baldur’s Gate 3. These tweaks will hopefully enable you to enjoy the game in all its glory.

It will also increase performance and bump up the Frame Rates by some margin. Make sure you are meeting the minimum system specs for Baldurs’ Gate 3.

Also, refer to my test rig to get a better idea of how you can do the best settings for the game. For the entire information, read on…


Baldur’s Gate 3 Best Graphics Settings Guide

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Baldur’s Gate 3 Graphics Settings (In-game)

These are the best Baldur’s Gate 3 Graphics settings for the shown system specs:

  • Fullscreen Display – Native – I seldom never change this to any other setting unless the performance drop is significant.
  • Resolution – native – Same reason as the above.
  • Display Mode – Fullscreen – Having this on borderless settings can help you in ALT-Tabbing quickly. But Fullscreen gives the most performance.
  • Vsync Mode – Disabled – If you face screen tearing or jittery graphics, turn this ON.
  • Frame Rate cap – Enabled – Cap this to the native refresh rate of the monitor if you face FPS fluctuations or screen tearing.
  • Frame Rate – Put monitor refresh rate
  • Model Quality – Medium – A good balance between performance and visual quality of models.
  • Instance Distance – Low
  • Texture Quality – High – This helps with the quality of rendered textures. Keep this high unless you are facing major FPS drops.
  • Texture Filtering – Anisotropic x16
  • Lighting Quality – Medium
  • Shadows – Off/ON for better Visual Quality [suggested by gamertagzero user Shadow]
  • Light Shadows – Off
  • Shadow Quality – Low
  • Anti-aliasing – SMAA
  • Ambient Occlusion – Off
  • Depth of Field – None
  • God Rays – Off
  • Bloom – Off
  • Subsurface Scattering – Off

FPS Boost for Performance

These settings will hopefully boost FPS for Baldur’s Gate 3 and fix crashes, lags, or stutters:

1. Optimizing Windows Settings
  • Go to the search bar and type “Game Mode”
  • Open the window and make sure the option is “OFF”
  • Also, make sure that the “XBOX Gamebar” is set to OFF
  • In the Captures Tab, Turn off all the options.

2. Updating NVIDIA and AMD Drivers

make sure your respective drivers are up to date and ready to go! These Driver releases can sometimes fix entire lag or stuttering issues.


3. Change Windows Graphics Settings
  • Turn on Hardware Graphics Acceleration from Windows.
  • To do this, go to the search bar and type “GPU”
  • Open “Graphics Settings” and Turn on Hardware Acceleration.

4. Game Launch Settings
  • Go to the game launch window and click on the cogwheel next to it.
  • You can turn on both Vulcan and DirectX 11.
  • If you face launch issues, switch to “DirectX 11 ONLY”. That should fix the issue.

Baldur’s Gate 3 System Requirements

Make sure you meet the minimum system requirements for the game

WINDOWS
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel i5-4690 / AMD FX 4350
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 780 / AMD Radeon R9 280X
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 150 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Default API is Vulkan 1.1. Directx11 API is also provided. The minimum requirements might decrease over the course of Early Access, as performance improves.
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel i7 4770k / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB / AMD RX580
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 150 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Default API is Vulkan 1.1. Directx11 API is also provided. The recommended requirements might decrease over the course of Early Access, as performance improves.
MAC OS X
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: macOS 10.15.6
  • Processor: 2.6GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon460 4GB or Intel(R) Iris(TM) Plus Graphics
  • Storage: 150 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: For example MacBook Pro 15 inch 2016, MacBook Pro 13 inch 2018
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: macOS 10.15.7
  • Processor: 2.3GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8GB
  • Storage: 150 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: For example MacBook Pro 15 inch 2019 and up, MacBook Pro 16 inch, iMac from 2017

source: steam


PC Specifications used to Test

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM DDR4
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1660 6GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 1TB HDD 7200 RPM

Results and Conclusion

The above settings are done, just to test the stability of your system. That is why we have capped the FPS and set the Native refresh rate. At the above settings, we managed a stable Frame Rate (60Hz for us). With little fluctuations in graphically intense scenarios. For those who are facing Launch errors or they cannot launch the game, try to use DirectX 11 option only.


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