This guide will show you the best graphics settings for Far Cry 6 for low-end gaming PCs. You will have a smoother experience in-game, and it might also help you eliminate various performance issues, if you are having any, of course.
Before we start, If you are a medium-high end user with a decent GPU. You can just max out the game. Just skip to the last portion of this article, where I have shown a video of Far Cry 6 running on a RTX 2060. You would get a good idea from that.
Far Cry 6 Graphics Settings Guide
One of the biggest launches of 2021, is finally available now on all major gaming platforms. This sixth installment to the Far Cry series, Far Cry 6 is, undoubtedly, one of the most anticipated gaming titles of this year, and you can easily tell by looking at the comments it is getting from the community and the reviewers. As always, the game has been developed by Ubisoft. Ubisoft Toronto, to be more specific.
Far Cry 6 is an action-adventure FPS game. Just like the previous titles, no changes there. Yes, some new mechanics have been added. Nothing significant, though. You play as Dani Rojas, a guerilla fighter, on Yara, which is a fictional Caribbean island ruled as a dictatorship by “El Presidente” Antón Castillo. And your job is to stop Castillo and his regime. The world of Far Cry 6 is the biggest one yet.
Overall, the performance of Far Cry 6 is decent. Nothing spectacular. I did test the game on a RTX 3070, RTX 2060, GTX 1650, and a GTX 1050ti. And apart from some little freezing, that too on the GTX 1650 and 1050 ti, I didn’t face any performance issues. I did face some annoying errors and bugs, though.
Now, it is a known fact that not everyone is sitting with a high-end gaming rig. And this is where PC gaming shines. You don’t always need overpriced hardware to play games, as you can tweak the in-game graphics settings of the game you want to play and then get the best performance out of it, even if you don’t have a high-end gaming rig. Let’s check out the graphics settings guide for Far Cry 6 now:
- Refresh Rate: 144 (My monitor is a 144hz monitor. This is going to be 60 for 60hz monitors)
- Window Mode: Fullscreen (You lose a good chunk of performance on Windowed or Borderless mode)
- Display Resolution: 1920×1080 (This whole combination of settings is for the 1080p resolution. If you are on 1440p or higher, you might have to lower the settings even further)
- Aspect Ratio: Native (16:9)
- Graphics Quality: Custom
- Texture Filtering: Medium (The textures look surprisingly good on Medium)
- Shadows: Medium (This is a demanding setting, keep it at Medium)
- Geometry and Vegetation: Medium (High or Ultra, will increase the amount of greenery in the-game by a great margin. The amount of grass that renders on Medium, is enough. The image is of Medium Vegetation and Geometry, btw)
- Environment: High (Didn’t notice any difference between Medium and High, though)
- Water: Medium (Keep this on High or Medium. Doesn’t matter. You won’t be interacting with water that much anyway)
- Terrain: Medium (High to Medium is a very small visual downgrade. But you get a decent performance boost)
- Volumetric Fog: High (Fog in Far Cry 6 is not very intense. High is fair)
- HD Textures: Off (Overhyped setting. Doesn’t require 11 GB VRAM at all, as Ubisoft has said)
- Anti-Aliasing: TAA (TAA does make the game look a bit blurry. I personally use SMAA)
- Motion Blur: Off (Personal preference. I hate Motion Blur)
- Camera Shakes: Full (I love my camera shakes. Change it to Minimal, if you don’t)
- Poisoned and Drunk Effects: On (Doesn’t have any effect on performance)
- DXR Reflections: Off (This is AMD’s version of Ray-tracing)
- DXR Shadows: Off (The most useless setting in this game. LOL)
- FidelityFX CAS: On (I like to keep this on, because this setting negates the blurry effect of TAA)
- V-Sync: Off (Why would you want to cap your FPS)
- Enable Famerate Lock: Off (You can choose to keep this at 60, if you don’t care about getting more than 60 fps)
- Field of View Scaling: 90 (90 is the sweet spot)
- Adaptive Resolution: Off (Never turn this on. Turns the game to a blurry mess)
- Resolution Scale: 1.0 (If you don’t know, this is basically a multiplier for your native resolution)
- FidelityFX Super Resolution 1.0: Off (Turn this on if you are okay with your game looking like it is from 2012)
Use AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution or FSR only if you are using a really weak GPU, and you don’t care much about visuals at all. Then this setting would be a great help. You will get a nice performance increase. Set is to ‘Quality’, if you are planning to use it.
Specifications of Test system
- CPU: Ryzen 5 5600x
- GPU: Zotac GTX 1050 ti
- RAM: 16 GB DDR4 3200mhz
- HDD: 2 TB 7200 rpm
- SSD: Samsung 970 EVO 500 GB
- Monitor Resolution: 1920×1080
- Graphics Driver: Nvidia Game Ready Driver v472.12
I am seeing a lot of articles and videos, where content creators are testing Far Cry 6 on RTX 3080s, 3090s, RX 6800 XTs, etc. What is the point? We all know what the GPU market is like at the moment. How many users are really sitting with those GPUs? According to the latest Steam Hardware Survey, the top 5 most used GPUs at the moment are, GTX 1060, 1050ti, 1650, RTX 2060, and GTX 1050. And I didn’t see a single big content creator benchmark Far Cry 6 on these cards. Anyway, let’s move on to the performance analysis
Far Cry 6 – Performance Analysis and Benchmarks
|Minimum FPS (1% Low)
||Average FPS||Maximum FPS|
|36 FPS||43 FPS||51 FPS|
Let’s take a look at how Far Cry 6 looks with the settings given above:
I was actually quite surprise after seeing how good the game looks on Medium Settings, and how well the GTX 1050 ti performed in the test. A 40 FPS average should be good enough to enjoy a smooth gameplay.
I tested Far Cry 6 on three other systems of mine as well, and the game ran without any performance issues on all three of them. I did notice some minor freezing while testing the game on the GTX 1650 and 1050 ti. But that is something that could be easily overlooked. Whenever you enter a completely new area, the game would freeze for a fraction of a second. Other than that, the game ran flawlessly.
Overall, I would say that Far Cry 6 is fairly optimized, and you should not have any problem playing this game on low end GPUs like the GTX 1050 ti.
If you want, you can actually check out my benchmark video of Far Cry 6. The game is running on a RTX 2060 paired with a Ryzen 5 5600x. All settings are maxed out and HD Textures are enabled:
If you think this guide has helped you, then let us know in the comment section below. Also, try checking out our other guides on Far Cry 6. Who knows, you might end up finding a fix.
That’s all folks!
Last Updated on October 7, 2021
Shoaib, 29, is a simple guy who loves to play video games, and enjoy new cuisines sporadically. He has been gaming since he was 7 years old, and with an experience of 22 years, under his belt, there is not a single AAA game in this world, that he hasn’t played. Despite being a MBA Graduate he decided to follow his passion. And because of his love for gaming, Frondtech came into existence.