God of War PC – Best Graphics Settings for FPS

God of War PC – Best Graphics Settings for FPS – The revenge against the Gods of Olympus was long ago behind him. Now Kratos lives as a man in the realm of Norse Gods and monsters. He’s facing harsh, unforgiving conditions and must teach his son to live the same.

With that backdrop, you start experiencing the visual spectacle called GoW Ragnarok, on PC. But what about the graphics settings for the game? Tweaking it perfectly will mean that you can now enjoy the even more with all its glory!

That is where this guide comes in. Here, I will show you the best graphics settings to do for God of War on PC. Make sure that you meet the minimum system specs for the game. Also, check my own system specs to draw a better conclusion.

GOD OF WAR PC BEST GRAPHICS SETTINGS

God of War PC – Best Graphics Settings for FPSโ‡“

The below listed graphics settings will be your “bread and butter” for the shown system specs. The game needs some optimization, but other than that it runs fine. These graphics settings needs to be changed for a 1050TI, 1650 or something similar.

Graphics Display Settingsโ‡“

These settings are only for GoW PC’s display. Check them out along with the explanation for the tweaks:

  • Display Mode – Borderless (Set this to Borderless or for the best performance possible. Sadly, no fullscreen option yet for PC ๐Ÿ™ )
  • Aspect Ratio – Auto (This should be kept native for your monitor)
  • Vsync – Off (If you are facing FPS spikes by a large amount, keep this ON. Otherwise I would highly recommend to keep this OFF to remove any input lag)
  • FPS Limit – Off (Ramp this up to the maximum FPS Possible for you. This will result in a smooth performance for most parts of your gameplay)
  • Motion Blur – 0 (Unless you have a super-high end system, you should keep this off for most parts)
  • Film Grain – 3 ( If you try to keep this higher, you may face screen distortion effects so its best to keep this low or off for the time being)
  • DLSS – Not supported (This should be greyed out or OFF for you by default)
  • FidelityFX Super Resolution – OFF (You can change this, since this is experimental and varies from system to system)
  • Render Scale – 100% (The best possible settings for a ported game is to keep render scale to the maximum. This will make the game not so “ported” after applying changes)

Main In-game Graphics Settingsโ‡“

This is the main place for you to make the texture, shadows, atmosphere, reflections, and other core graphics changes. Do this carefully and you won’t have too much issues in running GoW PC at higher frames:

  • Texture Quality – Original (This sets the mipmap quality of the textures in game)
  • Model Quality – Original (Settings for the model quality and geometry)
  • Anisotropic Filter – Original (This one sets the texture filtering quality)
  • Shadows – Low (tweak the dynamic shadow resolution and filteting for the game)
  • Reflections – Disable (Make changes to the dynamic reflections resolution and sampling)
  • Atmospherics – High (This setting changes the quality of dynamic fog being loaded in the environment)
  • Ambient Occlussion – High (Ambient Occlusion setting changes the quality of “self-shadowing”)

Here is a small test I ran with the above tweaks and changes. Check out the video -> Here.

God of War PC โ€“ 720p and 1080p FPS benchmarks

Here is a list of all benchmark tests I did for God of War PC for GTX 1060, 1050 Ti, and 1650. The DirectX version used is 12 and the OS Version is 64 Bit. Processor used is a Intel Core i9 10900K with 32 GB of RAM. The rest are the Graphics Cards I swapped out for testing:

GTX 1060 6GB

The average FPS recorded on a GTX 1060 for different settings are as follows:

  • LOW SETTINGS FSR Quality โ€“ Average FPS was around 54. (98% GPU Usage and 45% CPU Usage) โ€“
  • MEDIUM SETTINGS FSR Quality โ€“ Average FPS was around 35. (99% GPU Usage and 53% CPU Usage)
  • HIGH SETTINGS FSR Balance -Average FPS was around 31. (99% GPU Usage and 54% CPU Usage)

GTX 1050 Ti

The average FPS recorded on a GTX 1050 Ti for different settings are as follows:

  • LOW SETTINGS (720p) โ€“ Average FPS was around 35. (98% GPU Usage and 36% CPU Usage) โ€“
  • Default Settings (720p) โ€“ Average FPS was around 23-25. (99% GPU Usage and 30% CPU Usage)
  • Low Settings (1080p) โ€“ Average FPS was around 23-25. (99% GPU Usage and 46% CPU Usage)
  • Low Settings FSR Performance (1080p) โ€“ Average FPS was around 30. (99% GPU Usage and 35% CPU Usage)

GTX 1650

The average FPS recorded on a GTX 1650 for different settings are as follows:

  • LOW SETTINGS (720p) โ€“ Average FPS was around 45. (98% GPU Usage and 32% CPU Usage) โ€“
  • Default Settings (720p) โ€“ Average FPS was around 36-38. (99% GPU Usage and 41% CPU Usage)
  • Low Settings (1080p) โ€“ Average FPS was around 38. (99% GPU Usage and 42% CPU Usage)
  • High Settings FSR Performance (1080p) โ€“ Average FPS was around 23. (99% GPU Usage and 35% CPU Usage)

What are the system specs of GoW PC?

Make sure you meet the minimum or average system requirements for God of War PC. This will help you in being safe from your side while making these changes in the first place.

MINIMUM:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel i5-2500k (4 core 3.3 GHz) or AMD Ryzen 3 1200 (4 core 3.1 GHz)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 960 (4 GB) or AMD R9 290X (4 GB)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 70 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: DirectX feature level 11_1 required

RECOMMENDED:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel i5-6600k (4 core 3.5 GHz) or AMD Ryzen 5 2400 G (4 core 3.6 GHz)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1060 (6 GB) or AMD RX 570 (4 GB)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 70 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: DirectX feature level 11_1 required

My System Settings Used To Test

Here are the system specs I personally used, to test God of War on PC:

Operating System Windows 10 64 Bit
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Graphics Card NVIDIA GTX 1660 6GB
Memory 32 GB DDR4 (3200 MHz)
Storage 500 GB M.2 SSD
Peripherals Razer Viper Mini, HyperX Cloud Stinger, Keychron K-82, MSI G241 – 144Hz

Tips To Get More FPS + Results of Benchmark

For the tips, I would say that you can try to run this game on a 1050TI, 960, or R9, but it will depend on the type of processor you have also. Try to have atleast a mid-tier CPU like i5 10th gen, or Ryzen 5 series. This will be the sweet spot.

Here are the results for the benchmark test I ran for GoW PC:

Average FPS 72-75
GPU Usage 4362/5991 MB
CPU Use percentage 45%
GPU Use percentage 99%

To get more FPS out of this game, you should lower the shadows to the least possible setting, and keep the textures at medium, or possible low at all times. If you keep these points in mind, I would say that you can run GoW on PC without much issues

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