Best Baldur’s Gate 3 PC settings for high FPS, graphics, more

Lucas Simons
Half Orc Baldur's Gate 3

Baldur’s Gate 3 gives you the opportunity to explore an entirely new world, so it’s important to ensure that you get the smoothest experience possible with a high and steady FPS count. So, here are the best Baldur’s Gate 3 PC settings, with the best configuration for high FPS, graphics, and more.

In Baldur’s Gate 3 you can explore a huge world filled with different racescharacters, and classes. As with any RPG, the game is packed with action and a bunch of cutscenes.

If you look at the size and scope of Baldurs Gate 3, it is no surprise that the game has moderately high system requirements. Luckily, PC players get to tweak the in-game settings to boost FPS, visuals, and overall performance.

So, here are the best Baldur’s Gate 3 PC settings to enhance your play sessions and enjoy this adventure.

Baldur’s Gate 3 PC system requirements

To play Baldur’s Gate 3 on PC, you must meet the following system requirements:

WindowsMinimumRecommendedMAC OSMinimumRecommended
OSWindows 10 64-bitWindows 10/11 64-bit OSmacOS 10.15.6 (64-bit)macOS 10.15.7
ProcessorIntel I5 4690 / AMD FX 8350Intel I7 8700K/ AMD r5 3600Processor2.6Ghz Quad Core-Intel Core i72.3GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9
Memory8 GB RAM16 GB RAMMemory8 GB RAM16 GB RAM
GraphicsNvidia GTX 970 / Radeon RX 480 (4GB+ VRAM)Nvidia 2060 Super /AMD RX 5700 XT (8GB+ VRAM)GraphicsAMD Radeon 460 4GBAMD Radeon Pro 5500 8GB
DirectXVersion 11Version 11 (or Vulkan 1.1 API) AdditionalRequires CPU with AVX2 support. Having 8 GB Ram can help with performance Issues.MacBook Pro15 inch or 16 inch 2019+ M1 Chip requirements: MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, or Mac mini Apple M1 16 BG Ram also compatible
Storage150 GB available space (SSD recommended)150 GB available space (SSD recommended)Storage150 GB available space150 GB available space

For Mac Users, keep in mind that the minimum requirements, even if met, mean that you’ll have to bump the graphics down to achieve a smooth frame rate. We highly recommend the FPS (performance) settings for you.

Best Baldur’s Gate 3 PC settings for high FPS

Getting the best FPS settings for Baldur’s Gate 3 PC requires a little bit of tweaking in the Graphics Menu. Go to Options, then press on the Graphics/Video tab, and then choose the following settings for high FPS:

  • V-Sync: Enabled
  • Model Quality: Set to Medium
  • Instance distance: Set to Medium
  • Texture Quality: Set to Medium
  • Texture Filtering: Anisotropic X4
  • Light Shadows: Disabled
  • Shadow Quality: Set to Low
  • Cloud Quality: Set to Low
  • Animation LOD detail: Set to Medium
  • DLSS: Set to Balanced (IF FSR disabled)
  • FSR: Set to Balanced (IF DLSS disabled)
  • Contrast Adaptive Sharpening: Enabled
  • Anti-Aliasing: Set to TAA
  • Ambient Occlusion: Disabled
  • Depth of Field: Set to Circular
  • God Rays: Disabled
  • Bloom: Disabled
  • Subsurface Scattering: Disabled

Those are the recommended settings to enhance FPS performance during your gameplay. We recommend you choose these settings if you are playing with mid-tier/low-tier hardware.

A Monk in Baldur's Gate 3
Downgrading some of the effects will enhance the performance.

Best Baldur’s Gate 3 PC settings for graphics

The following are the recommended Baldur’s Gate 3 settings for graphics, set to high quality, ideal for high-tier hardware:

  • V-Sync: Disabled
  • Model Quality: Set to High
  • Instance distance: Set to High
  • Texture Quality: Set to High
  • Texture Filtering: Anisotropic X16
  • Light Shadows: Enabled
  • Shadow Quality: Set to High
  • Cloud Quality: Set to High
  • Animation LOD detail: Set to High
  • DLSS: Set to High (IF FSR disabled)
  • FSR: Set to High (IF DLSS disabled)
  • Contrast Adaptive Sharpening: Enabled
  • Anti-Aliasing: Set to TAA
  • Ambient Occlusion: Enabled
  • Depth of Field: Set to Circular
  • God Rays: Enabled
  • Bloom: Enabled
  • Subsurface Scattering: Enabled

Remember to always set your display monitor as Fullscreen, as Window mode tends to cause performance issues.

How to update graphics drivers

Before you play Baldur’s Gate 3 on PC, make sure your Graphic Card Drivers are up-to-date. Here’s how to do it:

For NVIDIA Graphic card users

If your PC runs with an NVIDIA graphics card, the NVIDIA GeForce Experience software can make things really easy for you. If you don’t have the software installed, Download GeForce Experience from

  1. Open GeForce Experience menu (You can find the widget in the right corner of your taskbar).
  2. Select ‘Drivers‘ tab.
  3. Click ‘Check for updates.
  4. If an update is available, click on ‘Quick Install.
  5. Let the installation process complete.

For AMD Graphic card users

If your PC runs with an AMD GPU, you can use the Radeon Settings software to update your drivers.

  1. Right-click on your desktop.
  2. Select AMD Radeon Settings.
  3. Click on the Home Icon.
  4. Click ‘New Updates‘ on the bottom left.
  5. Select ‘Check for update.’
  6. Follow the steps through the process.

Does Baldur’s Gate 3 work with NVIDIA DLSS

Baldur’s Gate 3 is compatible with NVIDIA DLSS, and to activate it, you must run through the Graphics/Video menu and enable it.

To activate NVIDIA DLSS follow the next steps:

  1. Open the Game Menu.
  2. Select Graphics Tab.
  3. Scroll Down to NVIDIA DLSS.
  4. Select Enable.
  5. Set according to performance or graphic needs.
Baldur's Gate 3 DLSS performance analysis
Baldur’s Gate 3 DLSS Performance analysis with high-end RTX Nvidia GPU.

That’s all you need to know about the best Baldur’s Gate 3 PC settings. Now, go out there and explore the Sword Coast to your heart’s content. If you are in dire need of guidance, you should check our Baldur’s Gate 3 guides:

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About The Author

Lucas is a Games Writer for CharlieIntel, specializing in covering Pokemon, including Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, Pokemon Go, and Pokemon TCG. A former Game Reviewer and PR Liaison for HD Tecnologia (ARG), Lucas is also an Audiovisual Media Producer, Game Designer, Narrative Designer, and author, having published several books including Press Start, a guide to video game writing and world building. You can contact him at [email protected].