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Dragon’s Dogma 2 Optimized Settings for NVIDIA RTX 4060 Laptop GPU

The best graphics settings for Dragon's Dogma 2 for RTX 4060 mobile gamers

We benchmarked Dragon’s Dogma 2 when it launched earlier this year. The game was a stuttery mess even on high-end systems, facing a severe CPU bottleneck in crowded settlements. Our optimization guide can help you get set up on a mid to high-end PC, but gamers with lower-end hardware don’t have any options. The first couple of updates have improved CPU performance within castle walls, but there’s still a long way to go.

Today, we’ll be analyzing the performance of Dragon’s Dogma 2 on the GeForce RTX 4060 laptop GPU, one of the most popular graphics cards among Steam gamers. The RTX 4060 mobile features 3072 shaders across 24 SMs, complemented by 32MB of L2 cache and 96 ROPs. It is paired with 8GB of GDDR6 memory across a 128-bit bus, producing a peak bandwidth of 256 GB/s.

The graphics core is clocked at 1545MHz, with a boost clock of 1890MHz, while the memory runs at 2000MHz (effectively 16Gbps). The RTX 4060 laptop GPU has a TBP of 115W, though it is slightly higher or lower on some notebooks. We used the Alienware x14 for this test which also features a Core i7-13620H and 32GB of DDR5-4800 memory.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 Performance Guide for the GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU

As with our previous optimization guide, we benchmarked Dragon’s Dogma within the castle walls of Vermund as well as outside. Unfortunately, getting a consistent 60 FPS within settlements is impossible. You’ll hover between 30-40 FPS with lows of 20-something now and then. Luckily, the game performs much better in the wilderness and can be optimized to deliver a healthy 50-60 FPS in most areas.

Dragon's Dogma 2 Optimized Settings for NVIDIA RTX 4060 Laptop GPU

In the farmer’s quarter, the GeForce RTX 4060 averages just above 30 FPS using the Max quality graphics settings (minus ray-tracing) at 1080p. Enabling DLSS with the “Balanced” preset boosted the framerate to a 43 FPS average. However, the lows remained the same. Next, we disabled “Contact Shadows” and set “Shadow Quality” to High. This produced a playable 52 FPS on average, with lows of ~27 FPS.

Dragon's Dogma 2 Optimized Settings for NVIDIA RTX 4060 Laptop GPU

Beyond this, further reducing any settings didn’t have a noticeable impact on performance. Heck, switching to DLSS “Performance” granted zero gains. You’re reducing the internal resolution from 626p to 540p and getting the same framerates.

Within castle walls, the game is 51% CPU-bound with frequent stuttering, though “walking slowly” helps to an extent. Jokes aside, don’t expect fluid gameplay within settlements using the current build. You can try the DLSS 3.5 mod, but it tends to crash on some configurations. We’re waiting for Capcom’s next title update and will update this guide as soon as we see a performance improvement.

Best Settings for Dragon’s Dogma 2 on the GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop

Here’s a summary of the recommended graphics setting:

NVIDIA RTX 4060 Laptop GPUNVIDIA RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
Resolution1080p1080p
Texture QualityHigh (3GB)High (3GB)
Ray TracingOffOff
Contact ShadowsOffOff
Shadow QualityHighHigh
Special EffectsHighHigh
Screen Space ReflectionsOnOn
Vegetation QualityHighHigh
Ambient OcclusionSSAOSSAO
Mesh QualityMaxMax
Texture Filtering16x16x
Anti-Aliasing
UpscalingDLSS “Balanced”DLSS “Performance”
Render ModeProgressiveProgressive

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