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Far Cry 6: Best settings for max FPS and performance

Want to run Far Cry 6 at optimal performance on PC? We have covered the best performance and graphical settings to squeeze every last frame out.
Far Cry 6: Best settings for max FPS and performance

Far Cry 6 is one of the franchise’s most visually stunning games so much so, that it demands some performance tweaks so players can play it without any stutters or FPS drops.

To that end, there are a few settings and options players can change to help get maximum FPS. This Far Cry 6 performance guide will detail the best graphic settings to give you the best performance while retaining the game's good looks.

Far Cry 6 system requirements

Far Cry 6 isn't the most forgiving game when it comes to performance, you will need at least 8GB of RAM, and at least a 3Ghz processor.

For a graphics card, you are looking at least an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD RX 460 with 4GB of video memory, though the developers recommend at least an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 1080 or AMD RX Vega 64.

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Ubisoft has detailed the minimum and recommended PC requirements available. (Picture: Ubisoft)

Minimum requirements (1080p/30FPS)

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 @ 3Ghz or Intel Core i5 4460 @ 3.1Ghz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM (Dual-channel mode)
  • Video Memory: 4 GB
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD RX 460
  • DirectX: 12
  • Hard-drive space: 60 GB available storage
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 Kbps or faster Internet connection

Recommended requirements (1080p/60 FPS)

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X @ 3.8Ghz or Intel Core i7 7700 @ 3.6Ghz
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM (Dual-channel mode) 
  • Video Memory: 8 GB
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 1080 or AMD RX Vega 64
  • DirectX: 12
  • Hard-drive space: 60 GB available storage
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 Kbps or faster Internet connection

Additionally, Ubisoft has detailed the recommended requirements for PCs that demand "higher resolutions".

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For higher performing PCs, there are recommended PC requirements available. (Picture: Ubisoft)

Recommended 2K configuration (60 FPS, ray tracing disabled)

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X @ 3.8 Ghz or Intel Core i7-9700K @ 3.6 Ghz
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM (Dual-channel mode)
  • Video Memory: 8GB
  • Graphics card: AMD RX 5700XT or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super
  • DirectX: 12
  • Hard Drive 60 GB available storage
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 Kbps or faster Internet connection

Recommended 2K configuration (60 FPS, ray tracing enabled)

  • OS: 64-bit Windows
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X @ 3.7 Ghz or Intel Core i5-10600K @ 4.1 Ghz
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM (Dual-channel mode)
  • Video memory: 8/16GB
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 or AMD RX 6900XT
  • DirectX: 12
  • Hard Drive 60 GB available storage
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 Kbps or faster Internet connection

Recommended 4K configuration (30 FPS, ray tracing enabled)

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X @ 3.7 Ghz or Intel Core i7-10700K @ 3.8 Ghz
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM (Dual-channel mode)
  • Video Memory: 10/16GB
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 or AMD RX 6800
  • DirectX: 12
  • Hard Drive 60 GB available storage 
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 Kbps or faster Internet connection

Should players wish to run the HD Texture Pack, it will require a staggering 11GB of VRAM. So, of course, if you are going for performance over graphic fidelity it's best to leave this one off.

Far Cry 6 best graphical settings

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Based on your preferences, players can select between four graphics presets. (Picture: Ubisoft)

In Far Cry 6, players can select between four graphical presets available: Low, Medium, High and Ultra Quality.

As a baseline setting, Medium gives you a decent mix between good graphics and performance. Of course, you can further customise the settings, we have shown you below which is the best.

Screen setup

  • Fullscreen mode: Fullscreen
  • Fullscreen resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Refresh rate: 144Hz or your monitor's max
  • Aspect ratio: Native (16x9)

Graphic quality settings

  • Texture filtering: High
  • Shadows: Medium
  • Geometry and vegetation: Medium
  • Environment: High
  • Water: Low
  • Terrain: High
  • Volumetric fog: Medium
  • HD textures: on (if the HD Texture Pack is installed)
  • Anti-aliasing: TAA
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Players also have the option to adjust the intensity of camera shakes and to enable poisoned and drunk effects. (Picture: Ubisoft)

Motion (based on player preference)

  • Motion Blur: Off
  • Camera Shakes: Full
  • Poisoned and Drunk Effects: On

Extended Features

  • DXR Reflections: Off
  • DXR Shadows: Off
  • FidelityFX CAS: On

Advanced Settings

  • V-Sync: Off
  • Enable Framerate Lock: No
  • Field of View Scaling: 75
  • Adaptive Resolution: Off
  • Resolution Scale: 1.0
  • FidelityFX Super Resolution 1.0: On
  • FSR Mode: Ultra Quality

Remember, none of these settings are fixed in stone, and a bit of experimentation is vital for getting the best performance.

Don't be afraid to play around with it and remember to update your drivers to the latest version too!

 

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Featured image courtesy of Ubisoft.