Horizon Zero Dawn

How to Boost Performance and Get 60 FPS in Horizon Zero Dawn

How to Boost Performance and Get 60 FPS in Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn is out for PC and it’s a great game, but not all payers have been able to derive the best performance for the game. In this guide, we will share some tweaks that will boost the performance of the game and allow you to run it at 60 FPS. For users, who have been failing problems like crash at startup, stuttering, and other problems you can check our other guides. So, here are the changes you need to make to run Horizon Zero Dawn at 60 FPS/1080P.

How to Boost Performance and Get 60 FPS in Horizon Zero Dawn

The first thing you should do is disable the in-game v-sync. There are reports that enabling the V-sync causes the game to stutter and other problems. You can force the V-Sync from the Nvidia Control panel instead.

The next setting you should consider is the texture. Changing the texture from Ultra to Medium has noticeable difference on the game. You can select the best option that does not result in stuttering. We recommend the Medium.

As you know not that the Anisotropic Filter in the in-game setting is bugged. However, you can enable it through the graphics card settings. Again, visit the Nvidia Control Panel and set the Anisotropic Filtering for the game at 16x.

Instead of Windowed mode for the screen, select Fullscreen.

Here are some other settings for Horizon Zero Dawn

Model QualityUltra
ShadowsHigh
ReflectionsMedium
CloudsHigh
Anti-AliasingTAA
Ambient OcclusionMedium

Here are some changes you can make in the Nvidia Control Panel.

  1. Anti-aliasing – FXAA – Off
  2. Anti-aliasing-Gamma Correction – Off
  3. Anti-aliasing Mode – Application Controlled
  4. Anti-aliasing-Transparency – Off
  5. CUDA – GPUs – All
  6. Low Latency Mode – User preference
  7. Max Frame rate – You can limit the FPS by selecting a value. Also, it can increase CPU power
  8. Multi-Frame Sampled AA (MFAA) – Off
  9. OpenGL Rendering GPU – Auto
  10. Set Power Management to Prefer Maximum Performance
  11. Shader Cache – On (if the system relies on HDD, Off for SSD users)
  12. Set Texture filtering – Quality to High Performance
  13. Triple Buffering – Off
  14. Set Vertical Sync to On
  15. Virtual Reality Pre-Rendered Frames – Use 3D Application Settings

Make these changes in your game settings and the Nvidia Control Panel and it should boost the performance and allow you to get 60 FPS in Horizon Zero Dawn.  

Tim Blisz
I am an avid gamer who loves to write about games. When not writing, I like to cook and play first-person shooter video games.

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