No matter which platform you use to play Borderlands 3, all the on-screen mayhem is going to look fantastic. But all you PC players out there will be able to fine-tune those excellent visuals via Borderlands 3‘s extensive graphics settings, letting you perfectly match the visual fidelity to your personal preferences and the power of your rig.

If you want to get the most out of your machine and maintain smooth framerates with tons of graphics settings turned up, here’s a handy list of recommended specs, featuring AMD Ryzen and AMD Radeon hardware:

MIN SPEC 1080P Gaming

  • OS – Windows 7/8/10 (latest service pack)
  • Processor – AMD FX-8350 (Intel i5-3570)
  • Memory – 6GB RAM
  • Graphics card – AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB)
  • HDD – 75 GB

RECOMMENDED SPEC 1440P Gaming

  • OS – Windows 7/8/10 (latest service pack)
  • Processor – AMD Ryzen™ 5 2600 (Intel i7-4770)
  • Memory – 16GB RAM
  • Graphics card – AMD Radeon™ RX 590 (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB)
  • HDD – 75 GB

Once you’ve got your spec sorted, it’s time to tinker with the many graphics settings available in Borderlands 3. The in-game visuals options on PC, which allow you to adjust everything from Vertical Sync and Field of View to Ambient Occlusion and Screen Space Reflections.

BASIC

General

Graphics API: DirectX 11, DirectX 12
Display: (varies by setup)
Display Mode: Full Screen, Windowed Borderless, Windowed
Resolution: (varies by setup)
Vertical Sync: Off, On
Resolution Scale: 50% – 200% in 25% increments
Limit Frame Rate: Smooth 22-62 FPS, Capped 30 FPS, Capped 50 FPS, Capped 60 FPS, Capped 72 FPS, Capped 120 FPS, Unlimited, Custom
Custom FPS Limit: default 90, minimum 15, maximum 300
Calibrate Display: Brightness and HDR
Calibrate Safe Area: Adjust the boundary of the UI
Field of View: default 90, minimum 70, maximum 110
Vehicle Field of View: default 90, minimum 70, maximum 110
HUD Scale: default 1, minimum of 0.6, maximum of 1.3

ADVANCED

Preferences

Display Stats: Off, FPS, All (FPS, CPU, GPU)
Anti Aliasing: None, FXAA, Temporal
FidelityFX Sharpening: Off, On
Camera Motion Blur: Off, On
Object Motion Blur:
 Off, On

General

Graphics Quality: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
Texture Streaming: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
Anisotropic Filtering: 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x
Material Quality: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
Shadows: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
Draw Distance: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
Environment Texture Detail: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
Environment Detail: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
Terrain Detail: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
Foliage Detail: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
Character Texture Detail: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
Character Detail: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
Ambient Occlusion:
 Low, Medium, High, Ultra
Volumetric Fog:
 Off, Medium, High, Ultra
Screen Space Reflections: Off, Medium, High, Ultra

 

As for the actual gameplay of Borderlands 3, you can start plotting out the ideal skill tree builds for your favorite Vault Hunter on the character pages for Amara the SirenFL4K the BeastmasterMoze the Gunner, and Zane the Operative.

 

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