Far Cry 6 – Best PC Graphics Settings for FPS and Visibility

If you are playing Far Cry 6, but want a bit more visibility and FPS out of it, this guide will show you the BEST settings for the HIGHEST FPS. I will also go over the OPTIMAL Settings for visibility and more general gameplay. Not only will you hopefully have better FPS by the end of this read, but you’ll have a better understanding of what things do for an overall better experience to help you. This doesn’t cover optimizing Windows, it’s ONLY Far Cry 6 in-game settings, so keep that in mind while tweaking the settings. Let’s take a good look…


Best PC Graphics Settings for Far Cry 6 [FPS+Visibility]

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before we start off with the tweaks, there are certain guidelines you need to follow to run Far Cry 6. These come in the form of System Specs for the game. So, let’s take a look at the system specs for Far Cry 6 first!

System Specifications for Far Cry 6

Minimum requirements (30 FPS)

  • Operating System: Windows 10 (64-bit versions)
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 @ 3. Ghz or Intel Core i5-4460 @ 3.1 Ghz
  • RAM: 8 GB (Dual-channel mode)
  • Video card AMD RX 460 (4 GB) or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 (4 GB)
  • DirectX DirectX 12
  • Hard Drive 60 GB available storage

Recommended requirements (60 FPS)

  • Operating System: Windows 10 (64-bit versions)
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X @ 3.8 Ghz or Intel Core i7-7700 @ 3.6 Ghz
  • RAM: 16 GB (Dual-channel mode)
  • Video card: AMD RX Vega 64 (8 GB) or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8 GB)
  • DirectX: DirectX 12
  • Hard Drive: 60 GB available storage

NOTE: The minimum requirement for running the HD Texture Pack for Far Cry 6 is 16GB of VRAM. If you download and run the HD Texture Pack with lower VRAM capabilities, you will encounter performance issues while playing.  Laptop models of these desktop cards may work as long as their performance is similar to the minimum requirements. This is what has been listed by Ubisoft officials.


System Specifications for Testing

  • Operating System: Windows 10 (64-bit versions)
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 @3.6Ghz
  • RAM: 32 GB (Quad Mode)
  • Video card: GTX 1660 6GB
  • DirectX: DirectX 12
  • Storage: 500GB M.2 SSD

Peripherals Used

  • KB: Zebronics Max Pro
  • Mouse: Razer Viper Mini
  • Headphones: HyperX Cloud Stinger
  • Mousepad: Red Gear XXL

In-game Settings for Best Performance

Take note that if you have the HD Texture Pack Downloaded, you need a large amount of VRAM (>11GB VRAM). Keep that in mind and try to refer to Ubisoft’s official site for detailed HD texture pack configurations.

MONITOR

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Options Description Settings
Refresh Rate (Hz) The number of times the image will be updated to the monitor. 144 [OR Native]
Window Mode Fullscreen maximizes immersion and stretches to the full length of the screen. ALT+Enter to toggle between modes. Fullscreen
Display Resolution 2560×1440 [OR Native]
Display 1
Menu Display 1
Aspect ratio Select the aspect ratio (Native or stretched) 16:9 [Native]

QUALITY

Options Description Settings
Graphics Quality Selects a preset for all quality of settings. Custom
Texture Filtering Adjusts the level of filtering of Textures. Setting to Low will result in lower texture resolution. High
Shadows Graphics Details of the shadows. Lowering this improves FPS Low
Geometry and Vegetation Graphical detailing of all vegetation renders in-game. Medium
Environment Adjusts the detailing of the general environment. Low [OR Medium depending on the system]
Water Increase or decrease the quality of water in-game. Medium [OR high]
Terrain Tesselation and detailing of Terrain can be adjusted. Medium
Volumetric Fog Adjusts the quality of volumetric fog. High [OR Medium for extra FPS]
HD Textures I have it OFF since I use a 6GB VRAM Card. OFF
Anti-Aliasing TAA is not supported by Multi-GPU. Improves image quality. IF FidelityFX Super is ON, TAA is forced ON by default. TAA [OR SMAA]
Motion Blur Enables blur effects of rapid movements of objects. OFF
Camera Shake Adjusts camera shake intensity during heavy actions. Full
Poisoned and Drunk Effects Enabling these effects can cause motions sickness, so use it wisely. ON
DXR Reflections NA OFF
DXR Shadows NA OFF
FidelityFX CAS NA OFF

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ADVANCED SETTINGS

Options Description Settings
V-Sync Syncs game frame rate and monitors refresh rate. OFF [ON only if facing screen-tearing]
Enable Framerate Lock Lock the maximum framerate to a certain value. OFF
Framerate Lock NA Disabled (By default)
Field of View Scaling Sets the horizontal FOV in scale degrees. 75
Adaptive Resolution Dynamic resolution adjustment to prevent performance drops. OFF [This is FORCED OFF for Multi-GPU Setups]
Resolution Scale Sets the target resolution within the game window. 1.0
FidelityFX Super Resolution 1.0 Turn this ON to get a performance boost ON
FSR Mode Scales the degree of FidelityFX. Quality (OR Ultra Quality)

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Results and Tips

My goal was to get 60+ FPS with the above settings and I achieved that quite well. That is thanks to the FidelityFX Super. Upon further Adjustment of the FSR mode, you can increase the FPS even more. Setting FSR to Performance can get you 70-75FPS but I would not recommend that. Keep that to Quality or Ultra to get a steady 60-65FPS. If you want more Framerates, turn down the High texture and environment settings to Low-Medium. There is a trick to improve even more where you need to turn on FidelityFX CAS and set the FSR to Performance. This is ONLY RECOMMENDED for Low-end systems like 1050TI + I38100 or older gen processors and cards.

The game is quite optimized and I faced little issues in tweaking these settings. If you want to play on Higher recommended resolutions, I will list that down below so that you can configure your system to the best of your knowledge.

Recommended 2K configuration (60 FPS, Raytracing Off)

  • Operating System Windows 10 (64-bit versions)
  • Processor AMD Ryzen 5 3600X @ 3.8 Ghz or Intel Core i7-9700K @ 3.6 Ghz
  • RAM 16 GB (Dual-channel mode)
  • Video card AMD RX 5700XT (8 GB) or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (8 GB)
  • DirectX DirectX 12
  • Hard Drive 60 GB available storage

Recommended 2K configuration (60 FPS, Raytracing On)

  • Operating System Windows 10 (64-bit versions)
  • Processor AMD Ryzen 5 5600X @ 3.7 Ghz or Intel Core i5-10600K @ 4.1 Ghz
  • RAM 16 GB (Dual-channel mode)
  • Video card AMD RX 6900XT (16 GB) or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (8 GB)
  • DirectX DirectX 12
  • Hard Drive 60 GB available storage

Recommended 4K configuration ( 30 FPS, Raytracing On)

  • Operating System Windows 10 (64-bit versions)
  • Processor AMD Ryzen 5 5900X @ 3.7 Ghz or Intel Core i7-10700K @ 3.8 Ghz
  • RAM 16 GB (Dual-channel mode)
  • Video card AMD RX 6800 (16 GB) or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (10 GB)
  • DirectX DirectX 12
  • Hard Drive 60 GB available storage

That is all I had to share in this guide on the best PC graphics settings for Far Cry 6. If you face any issues, do comment that down below. I will make sure to help you out to the best of my knowledge. If you come across any bugs or tips, you can also comment that down. I can share that with the community to help them out as well. Thanks for reading and I will see you with more Far Cry 6 content!

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