Far Cry 5 has launched for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 with critical acclaim. The benefit of a PC version is that gamers can Tweak the game’s settings to their liking and that is exactly what we are going to discuss here which is how to run Far Cry 5 PC at 1080p/60 FPS through our recommended tweaks and graphical settings.
Since the game has released, we have access to graphical settings and options for the Far Cry 5 PC and using this information we are going to discuss in detail what setting will impact the performance and will give you our recommended tweaks and graphical settings for different configurations.
However, the game itself is quite optimized as it runs very well even on the older systems but, not everyone has the system that can play the game with every settings turned to max.
So we will help you with the game’s tweaks and graphical settings so that those with mid-range or low-end systems can play the game and have a smooth gameplay experience. Also, if you are experiencing any issues and errors while running the game then you can check out our Far Cry 5 errors and fixes.
- OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
- PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5-2400 @ 3.1 GHz or AMD FX-6300 @ 3.5 GHz or equivalent
- VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 or AMD R9 270 (2GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)
- SYSTEM RAM: 8GB
- Resolution: 720p
- Video Preset: Low
Recommended Configuration (60 FPS):
- OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
- PROCESSOR: Intel Core i7-4770 @ 3.4 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.2 GHz or equivalent
- VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD R9 290X (4GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)
- SYSTEM RAM: 8GB
- Resolution: 1080p
- Video Preset: High
Far Cry 5 PC At 1080p/60 FPS
Far Cry 5 PC version has four different option and each of them having multiple settings under them like Monitor, Quality, Color, and Advanced Settings and each of these settings have multiple options that can be tweaked to make the game run at 1080p/60 FPS.
We will discuss each setting and its option in detail and will also let you know the performance impact of the particular graphical option. So that you can get an understanding of what option will have the most impact on performance.
As you can see in the image below, Monitor has six different options for you to tweak namely Display, Menu Display, Window Mode, Aspect Ratio, Display Resolution and Refresh Rate.
The options Display and Menu Display are relevant if you are using a multi-monitor setup. If you are using two displays then set 2 for Display option.
The Window Mode will determine if the game will run in a windowed mode or Fullscreen mode. We recommend using the Fullscreen mode if you intend to play the game at your monitor’s native resolution as it will increase performance a bit but not to a noticeable extent.
As for the Windowed mode, the size of the Windowed mode depends on the resolution you will be running the game at. If the resolution is lower than the native resolution than it not cover the entire screen.
The refresh rate is actually the maximum FPS your monitor can display so basically it depends on your monitor what the refresh rate will be. However, most mainstream monitors support a refresh rate of 60 Hz.
There are ten options under Quality which PC players will be able to tweak, these options include Graphics Quality, Texture Filtering, Shadows, Geometry & Vegetation, Environment, Water, Terrain, Volumetric Fog, Anti-ALiasing, and Motion Blur.
Now, these are the options that will have the most impact on Far Cry 5 PC performance and we will discuss them one-by-one so that you can decide which graphical settings are worth enabling and disabling.
First up is Graphics Quality, this option determines the quality of textures for the overall game. If you the GPU with at least 4 GB of VRAM then you can take it up to High for the best image quality and if not, then we recommend you dropping it to medium because if the performance impact.
Texture Filtering is basically a graphical option related to the image quality. This option determines the amount of terrain detail that can be seen clearly at a distance.
At low preset, this option will option will display terrain details closer to the player and the rest of the terrain will be blurred. We recommend you use the high preset unless you have a low-end GPU.
Shadows are one of the most performance taxing graphical options. As the name suggests, it determines the quality of shadows, the higher the quality the better will be the image quality overall. If you have a high-end GPU with at least 4 GB of VRAM, set it on high but if you have a budget GPU then keep it at low or medium. Also, the effect of this options will only be visible on terrain, not vegetation and other objects in the scene.
Geometry & Vegetation
Geometry & Vegetation will determine the geometry level of the objects in the game and how detailed the vegetation will be. Geometry will determine the level of detail of objects like from car tires to the building which makes it one of the most performance taxing options.
Environment option will determine how much dense the vegetation and how much detailed the environment will be like the decals. We suggest you keep this setting at medium for budget or mid-range GPUs.
As the name suggests, Water will determine the level of detail of the lakes, rivers and other water bodies in the game. At high preset, the water will react to player’s presence. The performance impact will depend on the GPU, and this setting won’t matter much unless you are a fishing mini-game enthusiast, meaning this setting won’t make much difference to the overall image quality if you turn it down but, it will give your GPU some breathing room.
Terrian will determine the level of detail and tesselation quality of the in-game terrain. Tesselation itself is a very performance taxing options. So unless you have high-end GPU, keep it at medium or low.
Volumetric Fog makes the fog and smoke look much more realistic and the performance impact varies from scene to scene. For this option, you will have to do some trial and error.
Anti-aliasing is the options that greatly improve the image quality at the cost of great performance. In Far cry 5 PC version, you will have 2 anti-aliasing option SMAA and TAA.
SMAA is supersampling anti-aliasing which renders the game at a higher resolution and downsamples to monitor’s native resolution to eliminate jaggies but this option demands a high-end GPU.
TAA is temporal anti-aliasing, while we don’t go into much detail but this method in the most efficient at removing jaggies from the image but it also makes the image quality softer. Compared to SMAA, TAA is less taxing on GPU and it is up to you which one you want to use.
If you intend to run the game at high present even though your system can’t run it at 60 FPS then turn on the Motion Blur option to make things smoother for you otherwise the FPS drop will take you out of the experience.
There are five options in total for advanced options which are V-sync, Enable Framerate Lock, Framerate Lock, Field Of View Scaling, and Resolution Scale.
V-sync basically eliminated the screen tearing if the game is running higher or lower to your monitor’s refresh rate and we recommend to keep it on.
Framerate Lock will determine the maximum FPS the game can display on your monitor if you want, you lock the FPS at 30, 60 or higher.
Resolution Scaler can be performance taxing if you scale it higher than 1. At 1 the resolution scaler will be equal to your native resolution, however, increasing it will increase the render resolution of the game much like SMAA but unlike SMAA, Resolution scaler is much more flexible.
If you are using the TAA than we recommend to set the resolution scaler at 1.1 or 1.2 to improve image quality but, only in case if you have a high-end GPU.
Recommended Graphical Settings
If you want to play the game at 1080p/60 FPS without making many compromises on the image quality then we recommend you use the following settings. Note that the following graphical settings are recommended for mid-range or low-end systems. Since the game is optimized, the high-end system owners can play the game with settings tunred to max.
Graphics Quality: High
Texture Filtering: High
Shadows: Medium or Low
Geometry & Vegetation: Medium or Low
Terrian: Medium or Low
Volumetric Fog: Medium
Anti Aliasing: TAA
Motion Blur: On
Using the above tweaks you will be able to run Far Cry 5 PC at 1080p/60 FPS without any problem.
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