Baldur’s Gate 3 | Best PC Graphics Settings and FPS Boost 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. Read on…


FPS Boost and Best PC Graphics Settings for Baldur’s Gate 3

Best PC Graphics Settings

  • Fullscreen Display – Native
  • Resolution – native
  • Display Mode – Fullscreen
  • Vsync Mode – Disabled
  • Frame Rate cap – Enabled
  • Frame Rate – Put monitor refresh rate
  • Model Quality – Medium
  • Instance Distance – Low
  • Texture Quality – High
  • Texture Filtering – Anisotropic x16
  • Lighting Quality – Medium
  • Shadows – Off
  • Light Shadows – Off
  • Shadow Quality – Low
  • Anti-aliasing – SMAA
  • Ambient Occlusion – Off
  • Depth of Field – None
  • God Rays – Off
  • Bloom – Off
  • Subsurface Scattering – Off
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FPS Boost for Performance

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 also provided. The minimum requirements might decrease over the course of Early Access, as performance improves.
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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 also provided. The recommended requirements might decrease over the course of Early Access, as performance improves.
MAC OS X
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.


That will be all for this guide. Your questions/suggestions are welcome in the comments below. Thanks for reading and we will see you soon!

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