Ys IX: Monstrum Nox | Best PC Graphics Settings

Play as any of the six notorious Monstrum in Ys IX: Monstrum Nox. Each with its own unique Gifts that grant unique abilities which you can explore in detail. These abilities feature scaling sheer walls or detecting hidden objects to protect the city from shadowy creatures. And when it comes to exploration, having the best graphics settings makes the experience that much more enjoyable. In this guide, I will be showing you the best settings for the game to get a good balance between Frames and Gameplay.


Best PC Graphics Settings for Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

What are the System Requirements?

before going forth with the settings, I highly recommend that you meet and check the system specs for the game.

MINIMUM:

    • OS: Windows 10/8.1 64-bit
    • Processor: Core i3-2100 3.10 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 650 Ti
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Onboard

RECOMMENDED:

    • OS: Windows 10/8.1 64-bit
    • Processor: AMD FX-8320 8-Core
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon R7 370
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Onboard

The In-game Settings

Graphics

  • DISPLAY MODE: Keep this at Fullscreen to get the best out of your monitor. Since this game is less demanding on your system, a fullscreen option is the best to go with here.
  • RESOLUTION: 1920×1080 @144 is the option that fitted my specs well. Configure this as per your needs. If you have a 1366×768 Monitor, your best option would be the said resolution @60. You can figure out the rest of the configuration depending on your monitor.
  • VSYNC: I like keeping this off for most games. The reason being that this usually caps the Frame Rates. This can be useful in some situations where your Frames jump too much and you need stable sync. But for this game, it is better to keep it off.
  • FRAME RATE LIMIT: Keep this at the maximum of your monitor’s refresh rate. I have a 144Hz Monitor hence I keep this at 144. Do this setting as per your Hz max level and you should be good to go.
  • FIELD OF VIEW: Since this game is less demanding on the system, I kept this at max. If you struggle with maintaining a 60FPS limit, dial this down to 90 or 80 [Slider Equivalent].

Image Quality

  • ANTI ALIASING: Keep this ON to remove some of the Jagged Edges. If you are fine with that and want more Frames, Turn this Off by all means.
  • EQUIP SCREEN SUPERSAMPLING: Supersampling is widely used by graphics hardware to render anti-aliased images. Since I have the AA ON it is wise to turn this on. But the Frames drop by a small amount, so I keep this off for most parts.
  • ANISOTROPIC FILTERING: For my system specs, it was ideal to keep this at medium. This gave me a good balance between image render and Frames. If you have, say a 1050TI and I3 8th gen, Dial these down to Low.
  • DRAW DISTANCE: I advise you to keep this at default. You can play around with this one, but for me, the default value was fine enough.
  • FOLIAGE DENSITY: Dynamic is the one to go for similar rigs.

Shadowing

  • DYNAMIC SHADOWS: Keep this at Normal for the entirety. For Old systems, I highly recommend that you either keep any and all shadows to Low. It is better to turn it off if you do not need them.
  • SHADOW FILTERING: Keep this at Enhanced if you want a good visual experience. This of course depends on the rig you run. For a weaker rig, keep this to the lowest possible value
  • SHADOW RESOLUTION: Keep this at default to get the best results from your CPU and GPU.
  • AMBIENT SHADOWING: I kept this at Normal. You can increase this if you have any RTX Card. For lower-end cards [1050TI or 750TI], Keep this at the lowest possible setting.

Postprocessing

  • GLARE: I keep this ON since this does not affect my Frames by a significant amount.
  • DEPTH-OF-FIELD: I have this set at ON since I like to play these games with the depth of the environment in mind. This option can be CPU and GPU intensive so you should turn this off if you have any older or weaker CPU or GPU.
  • LENS FLARE: I have this at ON since this does not put much load on my system. I think you can leave this ON if it is there by default.

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Check out the Graphics settings video, and some gameplay for demonstration purposes:


My System Specs Used To Test

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • Memory: 32 GB RAM DDR4 [3000 MHz]
  • Graphics: GTX 1660 6GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 500 GB SSD M.2
  • Sound Card: Onboard

The game was tested at 1080 for 60FPS at the refresh rate of 144Hz.


Results and Conclusion

I managed to get a decent 100+ FPS With the frames uncapped. If you tend to cap the FPS, your benchmark should be the 60FPS mark. Until and Unless you get that keep tweaking and dialing down the settings to get it. The feels quite optimized so you should not run into too many issues while launching or running the game. The game was tested on Demo Version, but since it is a demo, the settings should not change for the actual version of the game. Thanks for reading and I will see you at the next one. Leave your thoughts down in the comments below.

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