Escape From Tarkov – Best Graphics Settings

Escape From Tarkov 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 then get the best performance out of it, even if you have a low end gaming rig.

Tweaking in-game graphics or video settings not only gives you a smoother experience but also gets rid of performance issues like lag, sudden fps drops, stuttering, etc. Same is the case with Escape From Tarkov. 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.

Escape From Tarkov – Best Graphics 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, every single game will run smoothly on a RTX 2080 Super or a RX 5700 XT.

System Requirements

Lets take a look at the system requirements of Escape From Tarkov first.


  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64 Bit)
  • Processor:dual-core processor 2.4 GHz (Intel Core 2 Duo, i3), 2.6 GHz (AMD Athlon, Phenom II)
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Graphics Card: DX11 compatible graphics card with 1 GB memory
  • Sound: DirectX compatible audio card
  • Network: permanent connection to the Internet
  • Disk space: from 8 GB


  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64 Bit)
  • Processor: quad-core processor 3.2 GHz (Intel i5, i7), от 3.6 GHz (AMD FX, Athlon)
  • RAM: from 8 GB
  • Graphics Card: DX11 compatible graphics card with 2 GB or more of memory
  • Sound: DirectX compatible audio card
  • Network: permanent connection to the Internet
  • Disk space: from 8 GB

Graphics Settings

Even though the official system requirements of Escape From Tarkov indicate that the game is not very demanding, I don’t think they are accurate. I have seen people with high-end gaming rigs facing fps drops while playing it. We still went ahead and ran it on a very basic and mediocre gaming PC. Here are the full specifications of our rig:

  • CPU : Intel i3 8100
  • GPU : Zotac GTX 1050 ti 4 GB
  • RAM : 16GB DDR4 2400mhz
  • HDD : 1 TB 7200 rpm
  • Monitor Resolution : 1920×1080

The graphics or video settings we decided to go with:

Go to Settings > Graphics

  • Screen mode : Fullscreen
  • VSync : Off
  • Texture quality : medium
  • Shadows quality : low
  • Object LOD quality : 2
  • Overall visibility : 400
  • Shadow visibility : 40
  • Antialiasing : FXAA
  • Resampling : 1x off
  • HBAO : off
  • SSR : off
  • Anisotropic filtering : off
  • Sharpness : 0.7
  • Lobby FPS limit : 50
  • Game FPS limit : 120
  • Z-Blur : off
  • Chrom. aberrations : off
  • Noise : On
  • Grass Shadows : off

This is what I was talking about. Even though the recommended system requirements say that I only need a DX11 compatible graphics card with 2 GB or more of memory, it is highly inaccurate. The game lacks optimizations and even after lowering most of the settings, I was only getting around 60-70 fps. Which if you ask me, is very low on a GTX 1050 ti.

If you think this guide had helped you then let us know in the comment section below. Also if you have any addition to make regarding this topic then also you can comment below. Good luck!

That’s all folks!

Last Updated on December 29, 2020

2 thoughts on “Escape From Tarkov – Best Graphics Settings”

  1. Hi there, i’m trying to run the game with a gtx 1050 ti too, even if over specs are différents. I’ve just seen your post and i was wondering if you had like those 60-70 fps on every map, including reserve? i’m struggling to run the game at 60 fps even on customs, i get a lot of frame drops, and i would like to know if i can improve my tarkov experience or not, my game is quite unplayable right now, i’m getting drops ALL the time, not only in gunfights or picking door, ALL the time… maybe wouldn’t you mind to help me quicly if you see this post. I apologize for any English mistakes as this isn’t my native language.

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