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    Baldur’s Gate 3: The Best Optimization Guide  

    Here are the best settings on Baldur's Gate 3 to maximize performance and enhance your gaming experience.
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    Want a seamless gaming experience with the much-anticipated Baldur’s Gate 3?

    Here is the best optimization guide to get the best performance out of the game.

    Read through this article to know in detail.

    Also Read: Low FPS, Lag, Freezing, and Stuttering on Baldur’s Gate 3

    How Can You Get The Best Out Of Baldur’s Gate 3?

    Follow the methods below to run Baldur’s Gate 3 smoothly on your laptop or PC.

    1) Change The In-Game Settings

    You can tweak some in-game settings to get the best out of Baldur’s Gate 3.

    Here is what you can do:

    • Run Baldur’s Gate 3 launcher.
    • Besides the Play option, click on Settings.
    • There, you will see two options – Vulkan and DirectX 11.
    • If you are using an older GPU, pick DirectX 11. If it’s a newer-gen model, select Vulkan.


    • Now, click on Play to run the game.
    • After the game launches, click on Options.


    • Next, go to the Video tab.
    • First, click on the Fullscreen Display option and select the display that is connected to the graphics card.
    • Next, set the resolution to the native resolution of your monitor.
    • Set Display Mode to Fullscreen.


    • Next, disable VSync.
    • Check the Framerate cap box and set the Framerate cap slider to 240.


    • Next, scroll down and set the Model Quality to Medium.
    • If you are using a 40 series or equivalent GPU, you can set it to High without having much difference.
    • Then, set the Instance distance to Low.


    • Set the Texture quality to Medium or High if you have at least 4 GB of VRAM. Else, set it to low or very low.
    • Set the Texture Filtering to Anisotropic x16. If you don’t have a GPU and running it on your integrated graphics, then set it to x2 or x4.


    • Next, uncheck Light shadows.
    • Set Shadow Quality and cloud quality to low.
    • Set the Animation LOD detail to Medium.
    • If you have an Nvidia Graphics card, set DLSS to Balanced; else, keep it off.
    • Similarly, if you have an AMD graphics card, set AMD FSR to Balanced or keep it off.
    • Next, Set Anti-Aliasing to TAA.


    • Uncheck Ambient Occlusion and set Depth of Field to None.


    • Click on Apply to save the changes.

    2) Update Your Graphics Drivers

    For a better gaming experience, you should always keep your graphics drivers updated.

    Here is how to update the graphics drivers:

    • Go to Device Manager (right-click on the Windows search menu and select it).
    • Expand the Display Adapters section and right-click on your graphics driver.
    • Select the Update driver option.


    • For Nvidia graphics cards, use GeForce Experience to update the graphics drivers.
    • To download and install it, visit Nvidia’s website.
    • Then, run GeForce Experience.
    • After the app opens, click on the Drivers tab and check for new drivers. If available, download and install it.
    • For AMD graphics cards, follow a similar process but use the Radeon software instead.
    • So, run the app & check for any available drivers. Download and install the latest drivers. Once done, restart your PC.

    3) Close Any Unnecessary Program Running In The Background

    The programs running in the background can sometimes conflict with Baldur’s Gate 3 and cause performance issues.

    So, close the unnecessary services running in the background to boost your gaming experience.

    Here is how to do so:

    • Open Task Manager (right-click on the Taskbar).
    • Go to the Processes tab. Look for any unnecessary processes running.
    • Right-click on each process and select the End task option to close it.


    Apps like GeForce Experience, Discord, Google Chrome, and Nvidia Shadow Play can conflict with your game. So, close these apps before playing Baldur’s Gate 3.

    4) Set The Game To High Performance From Settings

    If you are playing Baldur’s Gate from a Windows PC, you can set the game to high performance from Windows Settings. This should enhance your gaming experience.

    Here is how to do it:

    • Open Windows Settings (Windows + I).
    • Click on System and then select Display.


    • Scroll down and click on Graphics.


    • Click on the Browse option and head to Baldur’s Gate 3 installation folder. Select the bg3 exe and bg3_dx11 exe and add them.

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    • Next, click on Options and select High Performance for both of them.


    • If you don’t know where the Baldur’s Gate 3 installation folder is, open Steam and click on Library.
    • Right-click on Baldur’s Gate 3 and select Manage.


    • Click on Browse local files, and this should open the installation folder.
    • Open the Bin folder, and here you will find the exe files.


    You should remember this address and use it to browse in the graphics settings.

    5) Change The Power Settings To High Performance

    If you are playing the game on a laptop, then change the Power settings to high performance.

    • Open the Windows Control Panel using the Search menu.
    • Set View By to Large Icons.
    • Click on Power Options.


    • Expand Show Additional Plans.
    • Select High Performance.


    Now run Baldur’s Gate 3. You should have a better gaming experience after making the changes.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Here are some commonly asked questions by the gamers playing Baldur’s Gate 3:

    1. Why is Baldur’s Gate 3 laggy?

    Baldur’s Gate can be laggy if the graphics drivers are outdated. To fix that, you can update the graphics drivers and lower the framerate.

    1. Is Baldur’s gate 3 demanding on PC?

    Baldur’s Gate 3 takes the size of AAA titles of 122GB of your storage.

    The minimum RAM requirement to play the game is 8GB but the recommended requirement is double. It’s 16 GB! So, yes, Baldur’s Game is a bit demanding on PC.

    1. Is Baldur’s Gate 3 crossplay?

    Baldur’s Gate 3 will not have crossplay features across PS5 and PC.

    Wrap Up

    So, that was how to extract the best out of Baldur’s Gate 3.

    If you have any further queries, feel free to turn up in the comments section below and, we shall revert soon with all possible answers.

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    Sanmay Chakrabarti
    Sanmay Chakrabarti
    Sanmay is a veteran troubleshooter, specializing in hardware and software-related issues. He is also an avid gamer and loves playing a wide range of games, from CRPGS to First Person Shooters. On his off days, he loves tinkering with new gadgets, reviewing new software and playing the latest games.


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