This guide will show you the best graphics settings for Far Cry 6 for low-end gaming PC. You will have a smoother gaming experience and it could also help you eliminate various performance issues, if you have any of course.
Before we begin, if you are an upper-mid-range user with a decent GPU. You can maximize the game. Just skip to the last part of this article, where I’ve shown a video of Far Cry 6 running on an RTX 2060. You’ll get a good idea of that.
Far Cry 6 Graphics Settings Guide
One of the biggest releases of 2021 is finally available now on all major gaming platforms. This sixth installment in the Far Cry series, Far Cry 6 is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated game titles of this year, and you can easily tell by looking at the feedback it receives from the community and critics. As always, the game has been developed by Ubisoft. Ubisoft Toronto, to be more specific.
Far Cry 6 is an action adventure FPS game. Like the previous titles, there are no changes there. Yes, some new mechanics have been added. However, nothing significant. You play as Dani Rojas, a guerrilla, in 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 yet.
Overall, Far Cry 6’s performance is decent. Nothing spectacular. I tested the game on an RTX 3070, RTX 2060, GTX 1650, and GTX 1050ti. And aside from a bit of freezing, that on the GTX 1650 and 1050 ti too, I didn’t face any performance issues. However, I did face some annoying bugs and errors.
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 expensive hardware to play as you can tweak the graphics settings of the game you want to play and then get the best performance even if you don’t have a high-end game. gaming platform. Let’s now look at the graphics configuration guide for Far Cry 6:
- Refresh rate: 144 (My monitor is a 144Hz monitor. This is going to be 60 for 60Hz monitors).
- Windowed mode: full screen (Loses a good chunk of performance in windowed or borderless mode)
- Screen resolution: 1920 × 1080 (All this combination of settings is for 1080p resolution. If it is at 1440p or higher, you may need to lower the setting further)
- Aspect Ratio: Native (16: 9)
- Graphics Quality: Custom
- Texture Filtering: Medium (Textures look surprisingly good on Medium)
- Shades: Medium (This is a demanding setting, keep it to Medium)
- Geometry and Vegetation: Medium (High or Ultra, will increase the amount of vegetation in the game by a large margin. The amount of grass that is processed in Medium, is sufficient. The image is of Vegetation and Medium Geometry, by the way)
- Environment: High (However, I didn’t notice any difference between Medium and High)
- Water: Medium (Keep this on High or Medium. It doesn’t matter. It won’t interact much with water anyway)
- Terrain: Medium (High to medium is very little visual degradation. 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 (Overrated setting. Doesn’t require 11GB of VRAM at all, as Ubisoft has said)
- Anti-Aliasing: TAA (TAA makes the game look a bit blurry. I personally use SMAA)
- Motion blur: off (Personal preference. I hate motion blur)
- Camera Shake: Full (I love my camera shake. Change it to Minimal if it doesn’t)
- Poisoned and Drunk Effects: On (Has no effect on performance)
- DXR reflections: disabled (This is the Ray-tracing version of AMD)
- Shadows DXR: Disabled (Most useless scenario in this game. LOL)
- FidelityFX CAS: On (I like to keep this on, because this setting negates the blurring effect of TAA)
- V-Sync: off (Why would you want to limit your FPS?)
- Enable famerate lock: off (You can choose to keep this at 60, if you don’t mind getting more than 60fps)
- Field of View Scale: 90 (90 is the sweet spot)
- Adaptive Resolution: Off (Never turn this on. Makes the game a blurry mess)
- Resolution Scale: 1.0 (If you don’t know, this is basically a multiplier of your native resolution)
- FidelityFX Super Resolution 1.0: Disabled (Enable this if you agree that your game looks like 2012)
Use AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution or FSR only if you are using a really weak GPU and don’t care much about images. So this setup would be of great help. You will get a nice performance boost. Set is to ‘Quality’, if you plan to use it.
Test system specifications
- CPU: Ryzen 5 5600x
- Graphics processor: Zotac GTX 1050 ti
- RAM: 16GB DDR4 3200mhz
- Hard Drive: 2 TB 7200 rpm
- SSD: Samsung 970 EVO 500 GB
- Monitor resolution: 1920 × 1080
- Graphics Driver: Nvidia Game Ready Driver v472.12
I see 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 right now. How many users are actually sitting with those GPUs? According to the latest Steam Hardware Survey, the top 5 GPUs used right now are GTX 1060, 1050ti, 1650, RTX 2060, and GTX 1050. And I didn’t see a single great content creator comparing 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 what Far Cry 6 looks like with the settings given above:
In fact, I was quite surprised after seeing how good the game looks at medium settings and how well the GTX 1050 ti performed in the test. An average of 40 FPS should be good enough to enjoy smooth gameplay.
I also tested Far Cry 6 on three other systems of mine, and the game ran without performance issues on all three. I noticed a little freeze while testing the game on the GTX 1650 and 1050 ti. But that’s something that could easily be overlooked. Every time you enter a completely new area, the game freezes for a fraction of a second. Other than that, the game ran smoothly.
Overall I’d say Far Cry 6 is pretty optimized and you shouldn’t have any problem playing this game on low-end GPUs like the GTX 1050 ti.
If you’d like, you can check out my Far Cry 6 reference video. The game runs on an RTX 2060 paired with a Ryzen 5 5600x. All settings are maximized and HD textures are enabled:
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