Horizon Zero Dawn PC – Best Graphics Settings

Horizon Zero Dawn PC best graphics settings – Lets see if we can tweak the in-game video settings of Horizon and make the game run smoothly on a mediocre gaming rig.

Horizon Zero Dawn PC – Best Graphics Settings

Best Settings


  • Display resolution – 1920×1080
  • Field of View – 70
  • Adaptive Performance – Off
  • Render Scale – 100%
  • Aspect ratio – Auto
  • Display Mode – Fullscreen
  • Refresh rate – 60 HZ (Depends on your monitor)
  • V-sync – Off


  • Preset – Original
  • Textures – Medium
  • Model Quality – Medium
  • Shadows – Medium
  • Reflections – Medium
  • Clouds – Medium
  • Anti-aliasing – Camera Based
  • Motion Blur – Off
  • Ambient occlusion – Original

We went ahead and set most of the settings to Medium. And that is all we were able to do here. The PC version of Horizon Zero Dawn is not properly optimized and you need a decent gaming PC to play the game smoothly.

Specifications of our test rig

  • CPU : Ryzen 5 3600
  • GPU : AMD RX 580
  • RAM : 16GB DDR4 3000mhz
  • OS : Windows 10 64-bit (Version 2004)
  • HDD : 1 TB 7200 rpm
  • Monitor Resolution : 1920×1080
  • Driver : Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.4.2

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 ti or a RX 5800 XT.

To be honest a lot of people were eagerly waiting for the PC release of Horizon Zero Dawn. So you can only imagine how many players would try the game. Now, not all of them are sitting with a high-end rig. That is the reason why we tested the game on a very basic and mediocre gaming PC

Benchmark Test Results

Tool used : MSI Afterburner

Lowest FPS Average FPS Maximum FPS
46 FPS 56 FPS 62 FPS

This title needs optimization. That is all we have to say here.

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 August 7, 2020

1 thought on “Horizon Zero Dawn PC – Best Graphics Settings”

  1. Thanks man for this insightful post. I’ve been getting a lot of fps drops and i thought it could be related to hdd loading times.

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