The Ascent | Best PC Graphics Settings for FPS

Published: July 31, 2021 | Last Updated On: August 2, 2021

The Ascent is a solo and co-op action-shooter RPG. The game is set in a cyberpunk-like world. It has been developed by Curve Digital. It looks and feels, graphically stunning to play and contains certain physics and effects which are worth noticing. That takes me to the main topic of this post. That is providing you the best settings for the game to get some decent frames and visual quality. Like I always say for my settings guides, make sure to meet the minimum system specs for the game. Also, refer to my testing specs to get a better idea of how it would do on your rig.

Best Optimized Graphics Settings for The Ascent

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In-Game Settings Explained

Resolution Scale 100
Texture Detail ULTRA
Shadow Quality LOW
Anti Aliasing ULTRA
Post Process Quality ULTRA
View Distance ULTRA
Effect Quality HIGH
DirectX DX12
Motion Blur OFF
Physics Objects ON
Ray Tracing Shadows (Optional) OFF
Ray Tracing Reflections (Optional) OFF
Ray Tracing Ambient Occlusion (Optional) OFF

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The game was tested at the Resolution of 1920×1080 [1080 pixels] with the goal of exceeding 60-70FPS. I will let you know the detailed results in the results and conclusion section so keep reading!

System Requirements for The Ascent

MINIMUM:

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 x64
    • Processor: Intel Core Intel Core i5-3470 (4 * 3200) or equivalent / AMD FX-8350 (4 * 4000) or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 660 ( 2048 MB) / Radeon R9 390X (8192 MB)
    • Storage: 35 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum Specification listed above allows gameplay experience close to 30 FPS on average while using 1080p resolution and lowest settings

RECOMMENDED:

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 x64
    • Processor: Intel Core i9-9900k (8 * 3600) or equivalent /AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (8 * 3600) or equivalent
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics: Geforce RTX 2070 (2304 MB) / Radeon RX 5700 XT
    • Storage: 35 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Recommended Specification listed above allows gameplay experience close to 60 FPS on average while using 1080p resolution and overall “High” settings

[Information Provided By: The Ascent © 2021 Neon Giant AB. Licensed by Curve Digital Publishing Ltd.]

My PC Specifications Used To Test

The OS I use for all my games is Windows 10 64 Bit. Unless I specify separately or forget to mention this, this is the default OS I always use. The Graphics Card I used to test this game was RTX 2060TI. I needed to test the effectiveness of the Ray Tracing features. If you happen to use a lower-end GPU like 1060, 1660, 1650, or a 1050TI I will give some tips about it in the results and conclusion section. The Storage I used is an M.2 SSD with 500GB worth of space. A Memory of 32GB was used with a speed of 3000MHz.

Results and Conclusion

Now as I mentioned earlier, if you use cards like 1060, 1660, 1650, or a 1050TI, lower the graphics from Low to Medium by all means. This will help you get the 60FPS mark very well. With the above rig, I got an average FPS of 85-90. Hence I can conclude that the game is decently balanced given that it is a 2021 game with Ray Tracing features. You can face certain stuttering issues. Most of it would be the resolution or any other background/OS apps. If you need help with external settings, do let me know and I will make a separate post with that as well.

Overall you should run the game well with the above settings. If you run into any issues, do let me know in the comments below. I will try to troubleshoot it for you. I hope this post will help you get decent Framerates along with good visual quality to actually enjoy The Ascent. Thanks for reading and I will see you soon with a new one!

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