Resident Evil 3 (RE3) Remake 2020 – Fix crashing, stuttering, fps drops and lag

Resident Evil 3 Remake 2020 stuttering, crashing, fps drops and lag fixResident Evil 3 is an third-person survival horror game by Capcom. It is a remastered version or remake of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis that was released in 1999. The game follows the survival story of Jill Valentine and Carlos Oliveira from a zombie apocalypse.

Resident Evil 3 2020 borrows most of its mechanics from Resident Evil 2 remake, that was released in 2019. If you have already played Resident Evil 2 remake, then you should have no problem getting used to the controls of RE3. So far, the community is really impressed with RE3. And it is all because of its immersive gameplay, and great graphics. Despite having a comparatively shorter campaign, people seem to be enjoying the game.

Resident Evil 3 does have has an online multiplayer mode. It is called Resident Evil: Resistance. In this mode, a team of four players are put against a “mastermind” who can create traps, enemies, and other hazards.

Now that the basic information about the game is out of the way, lets talk about the performance of the game on the PC platform. The 2020 Remake of Resident Evil 3 actually ran quite well on all of our systems, high-end or low-end. We did test this game on a RTX 2060 super as well as on a GTX 1050 ti. And we didn’t notice that many issues. But unfortunately this game has some. Our game did crash twice and we did experience some stuttering here and there.

One thing that you need to consider is that this game is quite a demanding title, and that is visible from the amount of people complaining about lag, fps drops, stutters, freezes, etc. That is why we decided to put up with a Resident Evil 3 Remake 2020 Performance guide that will show you some simple tweaks that you can try in order to fix the performance issues that you are having.

Resident Evil 3 (RE3) Remake 2020 – Fix crashing, stuttering, fps drops and lag

How to fix crashing, stuttering, fps drops and lag in Resident Evil 3 Remake 2020 – Method #1

Compare the System Requirements of RE3 with the Hardware Specifications of your PC

Lets take a look at the Minimum and Recommended System Requirements of Resident Evil 3 Remake:

MINIMUM [1080p/30FPS]RECOMMENDED [1080p/60FPS]
OSWINDOWS® 7, 8.1, 10 (64-BIT Required)WINDOWS® 10 (64-BIT Required)
PROCESSORIntel® Core™ i5-4460 or AMD FX™-6300 or betterIntel® Core™ i7-3770 or AMD FX™-9590 or better
MEMORY8 GB RAM8 GB RAM
GRAPHICS NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 760 or AMD Radeon™ R7 260x with 2GB Video RAMNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon™ RX 480 with 3GB VRAM
DIRECTXVersion 11Version 12
NETWORKBroadband Internet connectionBroadband Internet connection
STORAGE45 GB available space45 GB available space
ADDITIONAL INFOAnticipated performance at these specifications is 1080p/30FPS for Resident Evil 3 and 720p/30FPS for Resident Evil Resistance. If you don’t have enough graphics memory to run the game at your selected texture quality, you must go to Options > Graphics and lower the texture quality or shadow quality, or decrease the resolution. An internet connection is required for product activation. In addition, an internet connection is required at all times when playing Resident Evil Resistance. (Network connectivity uses Steam® developed by Valve® Corporation.)Anticipated performance at these specifications is 1080p/60FPS. An internet connection is required for product activation. In addition, an internet connection is required at all times when playing Resident Evil Resistance. (Network connectivity uses Steam® developed by Valve® Corporation.)

This method is pretty much self-explanatory. Before you go any further in this guide just check your systems specifications and make sure that it is more or less identical to the minimum requirements at least. An easy way to do it is by opening the DirectX Diagnostic Tool. Here is how to open it:

  1. Press Windows+R keys on your keyboard
  2. Type “dxdiag”
  3. Press Enter
  4. The System tab will show you almost every single information
  5. Select the Display 1 tab to know your Graphics Card information

How to fix crashing, stuttering, fps drops and lag in Resident Evil 3 Remake 2020 – Method #2

Update your Graphics Card drivers

Both Nvidia and AMD have already released video drivers optimized for Resident Evil 3. So if you have not updated your graphics drivers yet then this is the perfect time to do so.

If you are a Nvidia user then you can directly update your driver from the Geforce Experience application. You can also download the driver directly from the link below.

If you are an AMD user then you can find the latest Adrenaline driver from the link given below.

How to fix crashing, stuttering, fps drops and lag in Resident Evil 3 Remake 2020 – Method #3

Resident Evil 3 Remake 2020 – Best Graphics Settings

The graphics or video settings we decided to go with:

Graphics APIDirectX 12
Display ModeFull Screen
Resolution1920×1080
Rendering ModeNormal
Image Quality100%
Frame RateVariable
V-SyncOff
Anti-aliasingFXAA+TAA
Texture QualityHigh (1 GB)
Texture Filter QualityHigh (ANISO x8)
Mesh QualityMedium
Shadow QualityLow
Shadow CacheOn
Screen Space ReflectionsOff
Subsurface ScatteringOff
Volumetric Lighting QualityMedium
Particle Lighting QualityLow
Ambient OcclusionSSAO (Set Areas Only
BloomOn
Lens FlareOn
Motion BlurOff
Depth of FieldOn
Lens DistortionOff
FidelityFX CAS + UpscalingOn

If you want a more detailed guide regarding the graphics settings then check out our Resident Evil 3 best graphics settings guide.

How to fix crashing, stuttering, fps drops and lag in Resident Evil 3 Remake 2020 – Method #4

Make sure that your Discord settings are properly tweaked

This is something that we have experienced personally. On our personal gaming rig consisting of RTX 2060 Super, i5 8400, 16 GB 3000mhz RAM, Discord initially gave us a really tough time when we were regularly playing games like Destiny 2, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2019 and Apex Legends. Every time we used to start Discord, online games used to start lagging horribly.

So, it is recommended that you make few tweaks in order to stop Discord from reducing the performance of your system. Here is what you need to do:

  1. Launch Discord
  2. Go to User Settings
  3. Click on Voice & Video from the left sidebar
  4. Scroll down to Advanced section
  5. Disable “OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco System, Inc.”
  6. Disable “Enable Quality of Service High Packet Priority”
  7. Click on Overlay from the sidebar
  8. Disable in-game overlay
  9. Click on Appearance from the left sidebar
  10. Scroll down all the way to the Advanced section
  11. Disable Hardware Acceleration
  12. Restart Discord

How to fix crashing, stuttering, fps drops and lag in Resident Evil 3 Remake 2020 – Method #5

Verify the game files of Resident Evil 3 on Steam

If you have bought Resident Evil 3 on Steam then you can verify the in-game files:

  • Go to your Steam Library
  • Right click on Resident Evil 3
  • Select Properties
  • Click on the Local Files tab
  • Click on Verify Integrity of Game Files

This process will take a while as well so be patient. If your game has some missing files then Steam will download it for you.

How to fix crashing, stuttering, fps drops and lag in Resident Evil 3 Remake 2020 – Method #6

Nvidia Control Panel settings for Resident Evil 3

The first thing you should do is click on ‘Adjust image settings with preview‘ located on the left side under 3D settings and make sure that ‘Use the advanced 3D image settings‘ is selected. Now:

  • Open Nvidia Control Panel
  • Click on Manage 3D settings on the left bar
  • Click on Global Settings
  • Now tweak the following settings:
    Image Sharpening : Off
    Threaded Optimization : On
    Power Management : Prefer Maximum Performance
    Low Latency Mode : Off
    Texture filtering – Quality : Performance

How to fix crashing, stuttering, fps drops and lag in Resident Evil 3 Remake 2020 – Method #7

AMD Control Panel Settings for Resident Evil 3 Remake

Launch the application and click on Global Graphics.

  • Radeon Anti-Lag : Disabled
  • Radeon Boost : Disabled
  • Image Sharpening : Off
  • Anti-Aliasing Mode : Use Application settings
  • Anti-aliasing Method : Multi-sampling
  • Morphological Filtering : Off
  • Anisotropic Filtering : Disabled
  • Texture Filtering Quality: Performance
  • Surface Format Optimization: Enabled
  • Tesselation Mode: AMD Optimized
  • Wait for V-sync: Off
  • OpenGL Triple Buffering: Off
  • Shader Cache: AMD optimized
  • Maximum Tesselation Level: Off
  • GPU Workload: Graphics
  • Radeon Chill: Off
  • Frame Rate Target Control: Disabled

How to fix crashing, stuttering, fps drops and lag in Resident Evil 3 Remake 2020 – Method #8

Clear temporary files on your system

Yes we know this is an obvious thing. But it still works and you will be surprised to know how many Windows users never touch their Temp folders. PCs end up gathering a lot of temporary files overtime. These files are completely useless and they only clog the system drive. Here is how to remove them:

  • Press “Windows key + R” on your keyboard
  • Type “%temp%” and press enter
  • Now the temp folder will open for you
  • Select every single file
  • And press Shift+Delete

How to fix crashing, stuttering, fps drops and lag in Resident Evil 3 Remake 2020 – Method #9

Run your CPU and Graphics card at default speed

If you have overclocked your GPU and you are experiencing crashing and stuttering in Resident Evil 3 Remake then chances are they are being caused by the overclocking application or utility running in the background. A lot of games have been suffering from crashes lately due to applications like MSI Afterburner or Zotac firestorm. So it is best to stay on the safe side and run your graphics card on default speeds.

How to fix crashing, stuttering, fps drops and lag in Resident Evil 3 Remake 2020 – Method #10

Make sure you are using the latest .NET Framework version

Microsoft released a .NET Framework update for the Windows 10 users. The update is called:

  • 2020-02 Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8 for Windows 10 Version 1909 for x64 (KB4537572)

Here is how to install the update

  • Go to Settings
  • Go to Update & Security
  • Click on Check for updates
  • Check the name of the update and install it
  • Restart your PC

Let me make one thing clear, none of these methods are advanced and are pretty basic. There is no guarantee that these steps will fix your problem 100%. In order to check whether the issue you are facing is common or not, just go to the official Steam discussions page of Resident Evil 3 Remake. You will find a lot of people discussing their problems there.

If you think this guide had helped you then let us know in the comment section below. Also, If you are facing problems that are not mentioned on this article then also you can comment below. We will try come out with a fix. Good luck!


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