Up For Debate - What Graphics Preset Are You Happy With?

Written by Ed SW on Tue, Dec 27, 2016 10:47 AM
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So here’s a debate that this site was effectively founded on. What graphics preset (generally speaking) is the one that you’re happy with? Are you the type of guy that has to have every game that you play running at 60fps on Ultra? Or are you happy if you can play it at medium settings at 30 fps? Or better yet, are you more happy with 60fps at medium or 30 fps at ultra? Let’s take a knee and talk this one out.

So chances are you found this site pursuing the very topic we’re debating today. What preset can your rig run a certain game on being one of the most asked questions we face here. So let’s finally find out, what are you happy with?

We can’t think of anyone that would say no to 60fps on very high settings, but are you one of those people that not getting performance that high niggles at the back of your head every time you play a game? Are you constantly chasing new hardware to get this golden prize of performance?

Or are you more of a realist? Happy to sit at medium settings as long as it doesn’t hurt your eyes. If the fps is better at medium, then why push for ultra? Heck as long as low doesn’t make your eyes bleed what's the problem with that? Is it worth buying a £300 graphics card for?

So tell us what you think. Are you the medium settings, average Joe kinda guy? Or are you the pinnacle of the PC master race, angry at anything below 60fps when running The Witcher III: The Wild Hunt on ultra? Let us know your stance in the comment section below!

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19:06 Jan-04-2017

Bottom Line:Medium-High 40 fps for FPS/RPG and Medium 30 fps for Strategy/City Builder/MMO
HIgh Line: There is no limit

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18:07 Jan-04-2017

4K ultra 60 FPS or dump xD I'm really pinning my hopes on Vega being a beast. If it's really good, I might even crossfire it. Vega 11 is faster than Vega 10, right ?

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17:48 Dec-31-2016

max settings 60fps cause i can

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09:50 Dec-29-2016

Fps over Quality, But Custom Settings 1080p 60FPS is priority.

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04:52 Dec-29-2016

I could run games at Ultra, but leave it to high due to the game stuttering like crazy.

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00:51 Dec-29-2016

I like 40 fps heaviness, never liked 60, way too smooth and then after a while you feel every slightest twitch like it's the worst fps spike in history, psychotic :D

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15:53 Dec-28-2016

The highest quality I can get while maintaining a framerate over 60 at all times. When I first get a game I slam everything to the absolute max and then go through and see what things I dont care to be ultra. If I cant see a difference between two settings, I go for the lower setting. I usually never max AA or AF since it gets to a point where I don't notice a change.

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14:02 Dec-28-2016

medium/high/tweaked settings at 60 fps. I think the framerate is more important than unnoticeable graphics improvements. There is almost no benefit using ultra over high on a 1080p screen (depends on the games ofc)

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15:07 Dec-28-2016

I tend to prefer better graphics over framerate (as long as it's above 40fps). But yeah if you can't tell the difference, just turn it down/off.

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09:32 Dec-30-2016

Your GPU reminded me of when Far Cry 4 was a big performance indicator - it was funny, cause, you could feel the difference between medium, high and very high, but at ULTRA, it just puts a realistic fog and ya can't see anything -booring...

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12:16 Dec-28-2016

To be honest I dont think low is that much bad compared to ultra but im happy with whatever presets I can run with most FPS

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11:29 Dec-28-2016

i am satisfied with medium to high setting on 1080p at 60 fps. 60 fps is a must for every PC gamer it doesn't matter what the graphics setting is. with 60 fps gameplay will be smooth thats what matter to gamer a constant fps.

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22:52 Dec-28-2016

almost, almost we got the same rigs.. shame on you. - kappa

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10:58 Dec-28-2016

Back in the day, games were fun and addictive - as long as you could run it, it was enough; Today, most new games get away with only being good looking, while lacking in heart...

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10:40 Dec-28-2016

720p at low preset at about 15 to 30 FPS

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09:14 Dec-28-2016

Maximum possible.


I feel like im missing stuff when i dont play on maximum graphics preset :D

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06:32 Dec-28-2016

You all know me on this one. You've probably read me say this before, but here I go again. Many games use graphical features that have little to no effect on visual fidelity. Unfortunately, many games have poor customization menus which makes it difficult to fix. Taking the polygonal count and tying it to the draw distance is a great example. If you want to see a great customization menu, Warframe is where it's at. Sad part is it's a game that actually makes great use of all it's graphical features, so I run it at near ultra anyways. I just tone down the polygonal count. Still get 100+ FPS though. :)

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06:07 Dec-28-2016

For how much I've invested in this gaming rig, I expect to at least hit 60 fps at a minimum of high with my 1080p monitor. If I had a better processor, I wouldn't accept anything under 60 fps ultra at 1080p.

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06:08 Dec-28-2016

Back when I had my gtx 960 though, I was totally content with a locked 30 fps at ultra.

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05:52 Dec-28-2016

in shooting games i like to have 45-60 on what ever the settings,but in normal games im ok with 30-40 fps..

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05:41 Dec-28-2016

Wth newer demanding titles i prefer ultra 35-50 fps with Msaax2 at 1080p, if i get solid 60 fps ultra, then i increase te resolution to 2k, i only play at 1080p ultra don´t care about solid 60 fps 2016 games and avobe.

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03:05 Dec-28-2016

I used to be happy with medium - low settings with a good 40+ fps until i got my 1060, I have to say rocking above 60 fps on 1080p High-Ultra is glorious haha

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23:13 Dec-27-2016

I want my games to run 60fps on High Settings.

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22:38 Dec-27-2016

I aim for the best performance while trying not to sacrifice too much visual quality

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