This guide will show you the best graphics settings for Rainbow Six Extraction for low-end and medium-end gaming rigs. You will have a smoother experience in-game, and it might also help you eliminate various performance issues like Stuttering and FPS Drops, if you are having any, of course.
Best Rainbow Six Extraction Graphics Settings and Performance Analysis
Rainbow Six Extraction is a 3-player cooperative multiplayer game, developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. After getting delayed a million times, Rainbow Six Extraction is finally available on the major gaming platforms.
Extraction was originally known as Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine, and is actually a spin-off title of Rainbow Six Siege. The game is currently on all the consoles, and on PC via Ubisoft Connect, Epic Games Launcher and Game Pass. The difference between Siege and Extraction is that, the first one is a PvP, and the latter in a complete PvE title, where players must work together to combat and defeat a type of parasite-like aliens called the Archaeans.
R6 Extraction game is based on a time-limited game mode in R6 Siege in 2018, called Outbreak. That is why you will be seeing a lot of operators from Rainbow Six Siege. Before the commencement of any mission, you can choose their operator from a pool of 18. Each operator has their own unique weapons and gadgets. Your job is to infiltrate an alien-infested location and complete objectives, such as collecting samples, extracting materials from computers, and gathering intel.
Now that the basic info about the game, is out the way, let’s get to the main point. A lot of PC users are complaining that the Graphics Settings of Rainbow Six Extraction are confusing them, and they don’t know what to enable and what to disable. And, I don’t blame them. Extraction does have a lot of graphics settings, and even minors wrong tweaks, could destroy the fps of a player, causing issues like randoms stutters, fps drops, and freezing, on the way. Here is what I think is the best graphics settings combination for Rainbow Six Extraction:
- Display Mode: Full Screen
- Resolution: 1920×1080
- Refresh Rate: Monitor Default
- V-Sync: Off
- Field of View: 90
- Brightness: 52%
- Resolution Quality: Fixed 100% (Selecting any of the ‘Dynamic’ options, will trigger Dynamic Resolution, causing the Rainbow Six Extraction to look Blurry)
- Texture Quality: Medium
- Texture Filtering: Linear
- NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency: Off
- Latency Flash Indicator: Off
- NVIDIA DLSS: Quality (Of course, if you have a GPU, that supports DLSS)
- Shadow Quality: Low
- Shading Quality: Medium
- Reflection Quality: Low
- Level of Detail Quality: Medium
- Effects Quality: Low
- Anti-Aliasing: T-AA
- T-AA Sharpness: 25%
- Ambient Occlusion: SSBC
- Sprawl Quality: Low
- Lens Effect: Bloom + Lens Flare
- ADS Depth of Field: Off
You will notice a significant fps boost with these settings.
R6 Extraction System Requirements
Before moving on to the performance analysis, check out the official system requirements for Rainbow Six Extraction once:
Minimum Requirements – Low 1080p
|CPU||Intel i5-4460 / AMD Ryzen 3 1200|
|GPU||Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 4 GB / AMD RX 560 4 GB|
|RAM||8 GB (Dual-channel setup)|
|OS||Windows 10 64-bit|
Recommended Requirements – High 1080p
|CPU||Intel i7-4790 / AMD Ryzen 5 1600|
|GPU||Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB / AMD RX 580 8 GB|
|RAM||16 GB (Dual-channel setup)|
|OS||Windows 10 64-bit|
So, a GTX 1660 will allow you to play the game at High Settings on 1080p. And, I am guessing the requirements are targeted for not more than 60 FPS. So, looking at that, I would say Rainbow Six Extraction is not a very light title.
Specifications of Test system
|CPU||Ryzen 5 5600x|
|GPU||Zotac GTX 1650 Super|
|RAM||16 GB DDR4 3200mhz|
|SSD||Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1 TB + 500 GB|
|Graphics Driver||Nvidia Game Ready Driver v511.23|
Rainbow Six Extraction Performance Analysis – With and Without DLSS
|Minimum FPS (1% Low)
||Average FPS||Maximum FPS|
|55 FPS||72 FPS||133 FPS|
First, let’s take a look at how the game looks with the settings given above:
On “Medium Settings”, with “Anti-aliasing” set to “T-AA”, Rainbow Six Extraction runs really well, even on low-end hardware. I had no issue playing this game on my 1650 Super. I tested the game on two more setups of mine, but didn’t bother to post the results, because the GPUs were the RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 Ti. Pretty sure, we all know, how that went. No point talking about GPUs that are owned by not more than 3% of the entire population of gamers. I did try running the game on my GTX 1050 ti and i3 8100 setup too, but it ended up crashing every time. Therefore, I cannot comment on the performance of GTX 1050 Ti with this game. If I had to guess, I would say, that you should be getting around 45 FPS on Low settings on the GTX 1050 Ti.
The problem arises, when you set the Overall Quality to Ultra. It is a sheer struggle then. I remember dropping to 25 FPS on my 3060 Ti and 46-47 FPS on my 3070. I figured out that, it is happening mainly due to the “T-AA-4X” Anti-aliasing setting. It is an extremely demanding setting. So, even you have something like a RTX 3090, I would recommend that you keep your AA on T-AA only. It will prevent any stuttering and freezing issues.
Performance with DLSS
Now, will DLSS, it is a complete different story. On the RTX 3060 Ti, with DLSS off, and everything set to “Ultra”, I was getting around 45-50 FPS. As soon as I set DLSS to “Quality”, I got an FPS Boost of nearly 130 FPS. The average FPS jumped from 43 FPS to 177 FPS. And the DLSS integration on this quite flawless too. Normally, DLSS tends to make games look extra sharpened, to compensate for the resolution downgrade. Fortunately, that is not the case in R6 Extraction. I have already made a video on the DLSS performance, check it out:
Overall, the performance of Rainbow Six Extraction on PC is decent. It is not the most optimized games I have seen till date, that I can say. But, if you have something similar to the GTX 1650 Super, or even the GTX 1650, you should not have any problem getting constant 60 FPS. As long as you are ready to tone down the settings.
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Last Updated on January 21, 2022
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