Borderlands 3 – Best graphics or video settings

Borderlands 3 runs quite smoothly for the most part but it looks like some players are witnessing few hiccups here and there. It is understandable that not everyone is sitting with a high end gaming PC. In fact, according to the latest Steam Hardware Survey most of the gamers still game on low-medium graphics cards.

But this is the greatest thing about PC gaming. You don’t need overpriced hardware to play games as you can customize the in-game graphics settings of the game you want to play and the get performance you desire from it, even if you have a low end gaming rig. Same is the case with Borderlands 3. Lets see if it is possible to make this game run for people with low end graphics cards by tweaking the in-game video or graphics settings.

Borderlands 3 – Best graphics or video settings

It is always recommended to run a game on a medium end gaming rig if you want to find out the best combination of graphics settings for the game. There is no point in running benchmarks on gaming rigs with high or enthusiast level graphics cards. Because lets be honest, everything will run smoothly on a RTX 2080 ti or a RX 5700 XT.

Though the system requirements of Borderlands 3 are slightly on the higher side, we still went ahead and ran it on a very basic and mediocre gaming PC. Here are the full specifications of our rig:

  • CPU : Ryzen 3 1300x
  • GPU : RX 470
  • RAM : 8GB DDR4 2400mhz
  • HDD : 1 TB 7200 rpm

The graphics or display settings we are using here:

Graphics API: DirectX 12 (If you are using Windows 10)

Display Mode: Full Screen

Vertical Sync: Off

Resolution Scale: 100%

Limit Frame Rate: Unlimited

Custom FPS Limit: 300

Field of View: 70

Vehicle Field of View: 75

Display Stats: Off

Anti Aliasing: None

FidelityFX Sharpening: Off

Camera Motion Blur: Off

Object Motion Blur: Off

Graphics Quality: Medium

Texture Streaming: Medium

Anisotropic Filtering: 8x

Material Quality: Medium

Shadows: Low

Draw Distance: Low

Environment Texture Detail: Medium

Environment Detail: Low

Terrain Detail: Medium

Foliage Detail: Medium

Character Texture Detail: Medium

Character Detail: Low

Ambient Occlusion: Medium

Volumetric Fog: Off

Screen Space Reflections: Off

Stable 60 fps is what we were aiming for and we managed to get frame rates close to it. The game was running quite smooth without any sort of lag or stuttering. We were getting constant 50+ fps with drops to 40 at very few instances.

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