Graphics Settings 2019, Frame Drops, Stuttering, Hitching, Low FPS, Stuttering, Glitching, Lag, Latency

Sharing my graphics settings for 2019. Maybe it will help others.

Video Card: Geforce 1080
Nvidia Drivers: 436.30
Nvidia Power Management Mode: Prefer maximum performance
Vsync: Adaptive
Windows 10 64 Bit: version 1903, OS build 18362.356
Processor: AMD 4.2Ghz
HD: Seagate FireCuda 2TB Solid State Hybrid Drive

In-Game Video Options Settings:
Display resolution: 1920x1080
Display mode: Fullscreen
Anti-alias quality: None
Motion Blur: None
SSAO: High Quality
DirectX version: 11

3 View Distance
1 World Detail
1 Texture Detail
3 Vegetation Detail
1 Lighting Detail
0 Effects Detail
3 Filtering Mode
3 Advanced GFX Settings

Here are some screenshots. May add more later.

Tags: Frame Drops, Stuttering, Hitching, Low FPS, Stuttering, Glitching, Lag, Latency

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For the life of me I don’t understand why they don’t add pictures like these to the Steam store preview. They show only monsters up close except for London and foggy faded lighthouse. The scenery is 100% better than those monsters.


Those settings are absolutely terrible across the board. They should all be at 4.0 except for Effects Detail at 3.8. You have a 1080, for Gaia’s sake, not Intel HD Graphics. Even my old 580 could pull that off at 1080p.

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Comparatively, with everything on 4 or even 3.8, game play is not as smooth. Visually, I don’t see much of a difference, other than water and personal ability effects. Though my machine can handle Ultra settings, I find that my current changes play very smooth. Suggestions that I read on other sites, indicate that settings of 4 may be glitchy, regardless of the hardware.

0 Effects Detail

I think I remember having blurry lasers when using that setting

This is mine lol
windows 7
AMD 3.9ghz
Nvidia GT 640
Just a regular 1TB Hard Disk
Display: 1920 x 1080
windowed borderless
no motion blur or ssao or anti alias

Full View Distance
0 World Detail
0 Texture Detail
0 Vegetation Detail
0 Lighting Detail
1 Effects Detail
1 Filtering Mode
0 Advanced GFX Settings



Do you need like triple digit frame rates for a game to feel smooth? Mine rarely drops below 60 at near Ultra DX11 and I only have a 1060.

With Vsync on, I am usually at 60FPS. I use this setting, to keep my system cooler. Occasionally it will drop to 30-40 FPS while in Agartha. Without my current settings, I will usually see hitching. Had the same issue with TSW. Might be AMD related, not sure.

For reference, frame drops while just walking around the world has been an ongoing issue for a lot of people.

And what’s the problem with that? Maybe my expectations are lower and/or tolerances are higher. But anything above 30 feels fine to me for a game like this.

I like the sun picture. If anyone uses motion blur in any game… what is up with you!!!


two things not good for games
motion blur
and first person POV

pass me a sick bucket lol

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Weird… my question marks don’t show up in that comment.

I have a question. I HAVE to use DX9 or I crash often. Does anyone know why that is? I know some people use 11 and they’re fine.

I wish they had a light bloom on/off. The game would look so much nicer.

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two things not good for games
motion blur
and first person POV

pass me a sick bucket lol

Also, head bobbing. Sadly, I cannot play Alien: Isolation.


I have no idea.
I used Dx11 when i first started playing, i think it’s defaulted to that.
I got crashes all the time.
Was told try Dx9 - no crashes.

And i think if you don’t use any of the SSAO Anustropic filter malarky then DX11 is of little to no use

DX11 works fine for me. No idea why others are having problems with it.

Also, if i put the FPS check thingy on i don’t recall it ever saying anything above 28 fps lol

and yeah, headbobbing lol

Yeah, same here. I was DX11 for a while and crashed often. I switched to 9 on someone’s advice and was ok. I redownloaded the game, and it was DX11 by default again. I didn’t realize and went into a NYRE10 and crashed twice while in there. I checked and had to switch to 9 again. There has to be a reason some crash and some don’t. I WANT to use 11.

Also I am in game and am not noticing Light Bloom as badly as I used to. I wonder why that is. Maybe I’m used to it or maybe because I’m on 9.

It could be several things. Windows version, drivers, a different video card might work better, heat. I know the fog/mist/lights in some of the smaller quest instances would drive my FPS and heat through the roof.