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Total War: Pharaoh Best Settings Guide For PC

Sega and Creative Assembly Sofia’s latest turn-based strategy real-time tactics game, Total War: Pharaoh, is now available, and we’ve put together the best PC settings for getting optimized performance on mid-end system specs.

Before we delve into the best settings for Total War: Pharaoh on PC, make sure you’ve updated your GPU drivers and Windows to their latest respective versions. Additionally, disable or close any unnecessary background applications in order to reduce the CPU overhead as much as possible. The settings detailed ahead should provide a more optimized balance between graphics and frame rate compared to the presets available in-game.

Total war pharaoh best settings

Total War: Pharaoh Best Settings

The settings below are there to serve as a broad starting point for further optimization based on your specific hardware specs. As a result, you may need to tweak some settings until you find a sweet spot based on your display’s refresh rate and the overall performance you seek.


  • Resolution: set as per the max resolution of your display or preference
  • Vsync: Off on a VRR/G-Sync supported display, otherwise set to On
  • Resolution Scale: 100%


  • Unlimited Video Memory: Off
  • Anti-Aliasing: FXAA
  • Texture Filtering: Anisotropic 16x
  • Texture Quality: Ultra
  • VFX Detail: High
  • Terrain Detail: Ultra
  • Building Detail: High
  • Unit Detail: High
  • Tree Detail: High
  • Grass Detail: High
  • Water Detail: High
  • Interactive Water: Medium
  • Shadow Detail: Medium
  • Fog Quality: Medium
  • Shroud Quality: High
  • Interactive Grass: On
  • Cloud Shadows: On
  • Footprints: On
  • Godrays: Medium
  • SSAO: High
  • Screen-Space Reflections: High
  • Proximity Fading: On
  • Unit Size: Large
  • Porthole Quality: 3D
  • Hide Dead Bodies: Never

Total War: Pharaoh is part of the Total War series and is set in the New Kingdom of Egypt and its surroundings prior to the Late Bronze Age collapse. The game was released for Windows PC on October 11, 2023. Feral Interactive will publish the macOS version. Players can choose from eight leaders representing three factions: Ancient Egypt (Seti II, Amenmesse, Twosret, and Ramesses III), the Canaanites of the Levant (Bay and Irsu), and the fragmented Hittite Empire under Šuppiluliuma II and Kurunta in Anatolia.

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