Sniper Elite 5 Best Settings Guide For PC
Rebellion Developments’ third-person tactical shooter stealth video game Sniper Elite 5 is finally in the hands of gamers, and, given the large number of available graphics settings to tinker with, we’ve put together the best settings for getting optimized performance on PC.
Before we delve into the best settings for Sniper Elite 5, make sure your GPU drivers and Windows are updated to the latest version. Additionally, disable or close any unnecessary background applications in order to reduce the CPU overhead as much as possible. The settings below should provide a frame rate boost over the Graphics presets available in-game.
Sniper Elite 5 Best Settings
- Resolution – Native resolution of your display
- Screen Mode – Full-screen (for best performance)
- Rendering API – DirectX 12 (performance is generally better than Vulkan, though further testing with a wider range of GPUs is required for a more conclusive verdict)
- Graphics Detail – Custom
- Texture Detail – High (drop below High if VRAM is below 6 to 8 GB)
- Shadow Detail – Low (shadow detail takes up a lot of CPU and GPU resources, and is less noticeable during general run of play)
- Reflection Detail – Low (another GPU heavy setting that not as noticeable during the course of gameplay)
- Anti-Aliasing – Low (if jaggies are noticeable, set to High, though this does come at the cost of some performance)
- Draw Distance – High (a good sweet spot, given that the gameplay involves long-range shooting)
- Water Detail – Medium (noticeably low quality below this setting)
- Motion Blur – Off (best left turned off for better long-range visibility)
- Ambient Occlusion – Off (This one is optional. You can set this to ON also.)
- Tessellation – On (any reasonably modern GPU should handle it fine, though it may be best to turn it Off on less capable GPUs)
- Obscurance Field – Off (RT soft shadows are heavy on both CPU and GPU performance)
- HDR – On (depends on whether your display supports HDR)
- V-sync – Off on displays that support VRR/G-Sync, else On if screen tearing is noticeable
- Async Compute – On (should give a performance boost on relatively modern CPU/GPU combo)
- Reduce Mouse Lag – Off (turn On only if there is noticeable latency with mouse controls)
- Play with Easy Anti-Cheat – On (best played online with this setting enabled)
As previously stated, these options are intended to serve as a broad starting point. As a result, depending on your PC hardware, you may need to tweak some of the settings until you find a sweet spot based on the refresh rate of your monitor and the overall performance you desire.
FidelityFX Super Resolution 1.0 may also be activated to enhance frame rate even further. However, image quality suffers as a result. As of writing, Sniper Elite 5 does not support FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.0, however there’s hope that it will be introduced in a future update.
Long-range sniper-based warfare with exceptional accuracy is at the forefront in Sniper Elite 5. As a result, a high frame rate and excellent visibility are essential for an enjoyable gameplay experience. Both considerations have been taken into account when putting together these settings.