Forza Horizon 4 | Best PC Graphics Settings for FPS

Forza Horizon 4 is finally out on steam dating 9th March 2020. If you are seeking the Best PC graphics settings to boost your FPS, then look no further. I will be discussing the changes needed to be done in-game to boost frame rates. I will also go over the results of the settings so that you can draw a better conclusion. before going into the settings, make sure you meet the minimum system specs for the game. Also, I would recommend that you cross-reference with my system specs to get a better idea of the performance.


System Requirements for Forza Horizon 4

MINIMUM

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 version 15063.0 or higher
  • Processor: Intel i3-4170 @ 3.7Ghz OR Intel i5 750 @ 2.67Ghz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVidia 650TI OR AMD R7 250x
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 80 GB available space

RECOMMENDED

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 version 15063.0 or higher
  • Processor: Intel i7-3820 @ 3.6Ghz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVidia GTX 970 OR NVidia GTX 1060 3GB OR AMD R9 290x OR AMD RX 470
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 100 GB available space

source: steam


System Specs Used to Test

  • CPU: I7 4790K OC 4.8ghz
  • GPU: Nvidia EVGA 1070 SC Gaming 8GB
  • RAM: 16 GB DDR4
  • STORAGE: 1TB SSD M.2
  • OS: Windows 10 64-Bit

Best PC Graphics Settings for FH4

BASIC

  • Dynamic Optimization – Off
  • Dynamic Render Quality – Ultra
  • Frame Rate – Unlocked (Variable)
  • Show FPS – On
  • Resolution – Native (1920×1080)
  • Vertical Synchronization – Off
  • Fullscreen – On
  • Subtitles – Off
  • Motion Blur – Off
  • User Interface Scale – 100
  • Camera Angle settings – Default

ADVANCED

  • Preset – Custom
  • Anisotropic Filtering – Medium
  • Night Shadows – Off
  • Shadow Quality – Off
  • Motion Blur Quality – Low
  • Environment Texture Quality – Medium
  • Static Geometry Quality – Medium
  • Dynamic Geometry Quality – Medium
  • MSAA – Off
  • FXAA – On
  • SSAO Quality – Medium
  • Reflection Quality – Very Low
  • Windshield Reflection Quality – Off
  • Mirror Quality – Low
  • World Car Level of Detail – Medium
  • Deformable Terrain Quality – Medium
  • SSR Quality – Off
  • Lens Effects – Off
  • Shader Quality – Medium
  • Particle Effect Quality – Low

Results and Conclusion

At 85-90% GPU usage, I managed to get 80-90FPS. In graphically intense scenarios, It was dropping to the low 80s. Other than that, the game is pretty enjoyable and smooth. If you want to crank up the settings to Ultra, you can still manage to push it to 60FPS. Make sure you have similar system specs as shown above. If you have a more higher-end system, you should ideally play the game on ultra. Just disable or lower the motion blur and shadow quality to medium.

For lower-end systems, like a 1050TI, 1060, or 1650, I would recommend dialing down some of these settings to low as per your preference. It can still be enjoyed but at the cost of lower graphics settings. Let me know your questions and thoughts down in the comments below. Thanks for reading and I will see you in the next guide!

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