Need For Speed (NFS) Heat | Lag, Performance, Stutter, Crash, FPS Fix

Need For Speed heat: General fixes for Performance issues, FPS Drops, Stuttering In-game, and Crashes

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Need for speed: Heat is the latest installation in the famous NFS franchise. This time they promise more action, GFX, and adrenaline-pumping racing and driving mechanics in the game. Releasing on the 5th of November for origin premiere owners and 8th November being the official release date for the game, a lot is on the line for the devs. To fully enjoy the game, you obviously need seamless gameplay. This involves a High performing, Lag-free, Stutter free, decent FPS and no crashes game.



  • Make sure you meet the minimum system requirements for the game, as given below:
  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor (CPU): Intel Core i3-3570 4-Core 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-6350 6-Core 3.9 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU Memory: GeForce GTX 760 or Radeon R9 280X
  • Storage: 50 GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • DirectX: DirectX 11


  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor (CPU): Intel Core i7-4790 4-Core 3.6 GHz or AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 4-Core 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU Memory: 4 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB
  • Storage: 50 GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • DirectX: DirectX 11



As you may have noticed, NVIDIA and AMD release drivers specifically to optimize particular games. And when the title is a AAA one like NFS heat, it is ought to happen. So make sure you download the latest GFX drivers from their official site.


Best/Optimal Graphics Settings for NFS Heat

  • Open the Nvidia control panel > Click on Manage 3D settings > Program Settings
  • Locate the NFS heat executable file from the dropdown list, which should be located under “Select a program to customize”.
  • Here are the settings after that:
  • Threaded Optimization: On
  • Power Management: Prefer Maximum Performance
  • Low Latency Mode: Off
  • Texture filtering – Quality: Performance


  • Anti-Aliasing Mode: Use Application settings
  • Anti-aliasing Method: Multi-sampling
  • Morphological Filtering: Off
  • Anisotropic Filtering Mode: Use application settings
  • Texture Filtering Quality: Performance
  • Surface Format Optimization: On
  • Wait for V-sync: Off
  • OpenGL Triple Buffering: Off
  • Shader Cache: AMD optimized
  • Tesselation Mode: Override application settings
  • Maximum Tesselation Level: Off
  • GPU Workload: Graphics
  • Chill: Off
  • Frame Rate Target Control: Disabled



UPDATING WINDOWS 10 to the latest version

  • Windows release specific updates to smoothen and fix the gameplay experience. So make sure you have the windows assistant on and use that to update your OS to the latest one.



  • Turn off hardware acceleration for discord. This is meant to smoothen the discord but it is specifically mentioned to turn it off if you face FPS or game lag issues.

Follow this in order to do that.

  • Settings > Appearance > under advanced tab, Hardware Acceleration > Turn it off
  • Turn off overlay for discord. This can also fix some FPS and performance issues with the game.



  • If you are overclocking your CPU or GPU by any means, and that is causing frequent NFS heat performance issues, try turning it off and trying again. This has worked for many games, for multiple players.


Repairing game files

  • If you are still having issues you can either re-install the game or repair the game files from Origin. This can also fix the issues regarding the game.


If the problem still persists, write to the developers here.


That will conclude this performance, lag, stutter, FPS drops general fix for NFS heat.


Thanks for reading!

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