Saints Row The Third Remastered – How to fix lag, stuttering, fps drops and crashes

Saints Row The Third Remastered stuttering, lag, crashes and fps drops fix – Saints Row The Third Remastered is the remake of the 2011 title Saints Row The Third. The Remastered version has received a complete overhaul in terms of textures, lighting, environment and visual effects. The graphics has been enhanced completely.

You get to relive the Saints Row 3 experience, but with the graphics being toned up to a very high level. The missions are identical with that of the old version and you won’t find anything difference there.

Now that you know what the game is all about, lets talk about how this remake performs and how well optimized it is on PC. Now we cannot expect the remastered version to perform like the old one as there is a huge difference in the graphics of both the games. The system requirements of the remake are quite high. With that being said the game is performing quite well so far for majority of the users.

But there are still some users who are facing performance issues with the game. Players have been experiencing lag, stuttering, crashes, fps drops, etc, since the game launched and the devs have not addressed the issues yet. That is why we decided to come up with a basic lag fix guide that might help you with the performance issues that you are having.

Saints Row The Third Remastered – How to fix lag, stuttering, fps drops and crashes

Saints Row The Third Remastered – System Requirements

Before you move any further into this guide, you have to make sure that the hardware specifications of your system are somewhat identical to the minimum requirements of the game at least.

Lets take a look at the System Requirements of Saints Row The Third Remastered.

Minimum system requirements (720p on Low Settings) : 

  • CPU: AMD FX 6000 series or Intel Core i5-3000 series or newer is recommended.
  • RAM: 8GB
  • GPU: AMD Radeon 500 series or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or newer (at least 4GB of dedicated VRAM)
  • Sound: Integrated or dedicated DirectX 9 compatible soundcard
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Other: Keyboard, mouse and an internet connection for Epic.

Recommended system requirements (1080p on High Settings) : 

  • CPU: AMD FX 8000 series or Intel Core i5 4000 series or newer is recommended
  • RAM: 16GB
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 5700 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1000 series or newer (at least 6GB of dedicated VRAM)
  • Sound: Integrated or dedicated DirectX 9 compatible soundcard
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Other: Keyboard, mouse and an internet connection for Epic

Saints Row The Third Remastered – Best Graphics Settings

We did some fiddling with the graphics settings of Saint Row 3 Remastered and here is a good combination of display settings for low end gaming PCs.

Here are the specifications of our test rig:

  • CPU : Intel i3 9100F
  • GPU : Zotac GTX 1050 ti 4 GB
  • RAM : 16GB DDR4 2400mhz
  • HDD : 1 TB 7200 rpm
  • Monitor Resolution : 1920×1080 144hz

You can find the graphics settings menu at Options>Display

Resolutions : 1920×1080

Display Mode : Fullscreen

Anti-aliasing : TAA

Filter Mode : Anisotropic 4X

Scene Detail : Medium

Lighting Detail : Medium

Shadow Detail : Medium

Screen Space Reflections : No

Ambient Occlusion : Medium

Film Grain : No

Motion Blur : No

Depth of Field : Low

Volumetric Fog : Low

V-sync (Gameplay) : No

Sharpening : 75

Update Graphics Drivers

Update your graphics drivers to the latest versions to avoid crashes and stutters.

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.

Repair the game by verifying the in-game files

Verifying the files of Saints Row 3 Remastered could also fix any sort of performance issue that you are having. Here is how to do it:

  • Open Epic Launcher
  • Go to your Library
  • Take your mouse pointer on Saints Row The Third Remastered
  • Click on the Settings icon beside the Launch icon
  • Click on Verify
  • Restart the launcher after the process is completed

Saints Row The Third Remastered – Nvidia Control Panel settings

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

If you are using Nvidia GeForce Experience then turn off the in-game overlay. Here is how to do it:

  • Launch GFE
  • Click on the Settings icon located at the top-right corner
  • Click on General
  • And just turn off In-Game Overlay

Saints Row The Third Remastered – AMD Control Panel Settings

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

This article is still being updated. We will be adding more troubleshooting methods in the future.


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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