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F1 24 Best Settings for Low End PC: RTX 3060/RTX 3060 Ti/RX 6600

These settings will get you a solid 60 FPS+ even on a low-end PC

F1 24 from Codemasters, is among the most well-optimized games of this year. This racing simulator features lifelike tracks with ray-tracing and VR support for enthusiasts. We covered the optimization process for the game, with benchmarks for every graphics setting, and Windows/system-level tweaks such as Resize BAR, XMP, HAGS, etc. This time we’ll bench F1 24 on our lower-end test bench to find the right balance between quality and performance for low-end PCs.

F1 24: Minimum System requirements

  • CPU (AMD): FX 4300 | VR: Ryzen 5 2600X.
  • CPU (Intel): Core i3-2130 | VR: Core i5-9600K.
  • Memory: 8GB.
  • GPU (AMD): Radeon RX 480 8GB | VR: RX 590 | RT: RX 6700 XT.
  • GPU (Nvidia): GeForce GTX 1060 6GB | VR: GTX 1660 Ti | RT: RTX 2060.
  • Hard Drive Space: 100Gb.

F1 24: Recommended System Requirements

  • CPU (AMD): Ryzen 5 2600X.
  • CPU (Intel): Core i5-9600K.
  • Memory: 16GB.
  • GPU (AMD): Radeon RX 6600XT | VR: RX 6700XT | RT: RX 6800.
  • GPU (Nvidia): GeForce RTX 2070 | VR: RTX 2070 | RT: RTX 3070.
  • Hard Drive Space: 100Gb.

Our Test Bench

MotherboardCPUGPUMemory
Gigabyte B760M DS3H DDR4 ($99)Intel Core i5-12400F ($127)AMD RX 6600 ($189)8GB x2 D4 ($40)

The CPU requirements for F1 24 are modest, requiring the 6-year-old Ryzen 5 2600X for a 60 FPS experience. The GPU requirements are relatively higher, with our Radeon RX 6600 *just* falling short of the recommended specs.

F1 24 Benchmarks on a Low End PC

Our <$600 PC averaged 38 FPS at 1080p Ultra with ray-tracing maxed out, and without any upscaling. Enabling FSR 2 “Quality/Ultra Quality” nets an average of 54 FPS with lows of 38-39 FPS. The “Balanced” upscaling preset gets us to 61.5 FPS which is more than playable. If you require higher framerates, set FSR 2 to “Performance” mode or turn off “ray-traced reflections” or “ray-traced ambient occlusion.”

F1 24 Best Settings for Low End PC

Using our optimized graphics settings from the above-linked guide gets us an average of 148 FPS at 1440p, and 75 FPS at 4K. In the case of the former, you can enable ray-traced reflections for increased visual fidelity, and still average higher than 60 FPS. If you want ray-traced reflections at 4K, you’ll have to switch to FSR 2 “Balanced” or “Performance” depending on your PC specifications.

F1 24 Best Settings for Low End PC

VRAM Usage and CPU Bottleneck

F1 24 is highly optimized for modern CPUs. We observed a GPU-Busy Deviation of 1% at 1080p Ultra, with FSR 2 set to “Performance” mode. Ergo, you’re fully GPU bottlenecked.

1080p Ultra FSR 2 “Performance”

The game used almost the entire 8GB VRAM buffer on our Radeon RX 6600, averaging 7.8 GB with a peak of 7.93 GB.

F1 24: Best Settings for Low End PC

Optimized SettingsAt 1080pAt 1440pAt 4K
Texture Streaming QualityUltraUltraHigh (Ultra if your GPU has 8 GB VRAM)
Lighting QualityUltraUltraHigh
Shadow QualityUltraUltraHigh
Post ProcessingUltraUltraLow
Particle QualityUltraUltraOff
Reflection QualityUltraUltraHigh
Car ReflectionsUltraUltraHigh
Mirror ReflectionsUltraUltraHigh
Weather DetailUltraUltraMedium
Crowd QualityUltraUltraLow
Ground CoverUltraUltraHigh
Tree QualityUltraUltraMedium
Ambient OcclusionHBAO+HBAO+/CACAOHBAO+
Variable Rate ShadingOnOnOn
Texture Filtering16x AF16x AF16x AF
HQ HairOnOnOn
SkidmarksUltraUltraUltra
Ray Traced ReflectionsOnOnOn
Ray Traced Transparent ReflectionsOnOnOn
Ray Traced ShadowsOnOnOff
Ray Traced Ambient OcclusionOnOnOff
Ray Traced DDGIOnOnOff
Ray Tracing QualityHighHighHigh
UpscalingDLSS/FSR 2 “Quality”DLSS/ FSR 2″Balanced”FSR 2 “Balanced/Performance”

Areej

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