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Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Graphics Modes Explained: Which One Is Best Suited For You?

Sony Interactive Entertainment and Insomniac Games’ latest web-swinging adventure, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, is set for release in the coming days, and if you’re wondering which of the graphics modes is right for you, read ahead.

The first order of business is knowing what options your television or display supports. The Marvel’s Spider-man 2 offers graphics modes that take advantage of 120 Hz output and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR).

If your display does not support HDMI 2.1 features, including 120 Hz output and VRR, the choice is fairly simple. On a 60 Hz display, Performance mode is the preferred graphics mode. This mode targets and consistently maintains a frame rate of 60 fps while running at a resolution of dynamic 1440p. Here, the resolution is seen to drop to as low as 1008p. Given that the alternative option on 60 Hz displays is to run the game at 30 fps in Fidelity mode, Performance mode is the clear winner here. The drop in image quality is worth it for a smoother and more responsive experience.

Those who will play on Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 display that supports 120 Hz output will be able to run the game at 40 fps in Quality mode. This mode offers a great balance between both quality and performance, and is meant for those who want a more responsive gameplay experience than what 30 fps delivers but are willing to compromise a little in this regard for better visuals. However, performance purists will still prefer to play in Performance mode, and the 120 Hz output will ensure that the display delivers its lowest possible input latency.

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On the other hand, those who will play the game on a 120 Hz display that also supports VRR will have the greatest flexibility in terms of quality and performance. Running the game in Fidelity mode with VRR set to Uncapped will allow it to run in the range of 40 to 60 fps. This is the ideal way to play for those looking for the best possible balance between visuals and performance. Running the game in Performance mode with VRR set to Smoothed will ensure that any judder associated with relatively minor drops below 60 fps are smoothed out by VRR. However, those who want the absolute best performance will want to run the game in Performance mode with VRR set to Uncapped. Here, the game will run at frame rates above 60 fps. It’s worth mentioning that the resolution here can drop as low as 936p in worst case scenarios.

Muhammad Ali Bari

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