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Ghost of Tsushima Best Settings for Low End PC: RTX 3060/RTX 3060 Ti/RTX 4060 Laptop GPU

The best graphics settings for low-end PCs ft. the RX 6600 and the RTX 3060 Ti

Earlier today, we posted the optimization guide for Ghost of Tsushima, targeting high-end and midrange PCs, and the Steam Deck. Windows-level optimizations such as Resize BAR, XMP, and HAGS can also be found in the former. Now, it’s time for the lower-end setups to take Sony’s latest PC port for a spin. We tested the game on three entry-level configurations built for $600 to $800 (excluding the chassis). These are as follows:

Test Beds

MotherboardCPUGPUMemory
Gigabyte B760M DS3H DDR4 ($99)Intel Core i5-12400F ($127)AMD RX 6600 ($189)8GB x2 D4 ($40)
GIGABYTE B450M DS3H WIFI ($84)AMD Ryzen 5 5600 ($127)NVIDIA RTX 4060 ($299)8GB x2 D4 ($40)
ASRock B650M Pro RS ($129)AMD Ryzen 7 7600 ($184)NVIDIA RTX 3060 Ti (Used-$269)8GB x2 D5 ($70)
Alienware x14 (2023)Intel Core i7-13620HNVIDIA RTX 4060 Laptop GPU8GB x4

Ghost of Tsushima Optimized for Low-end PC: Intel i5-12400 + AMD RX 6600

Ghost of Tsushima should run well on just about any PC from the last 2-3 years. The inclusion of FSR 3 and Frame Generation allows for an easy 2-2.5x performance uplift with the flick of a button. On our Radeon RX 6600/Core i5-12400F PC, the game averaged 54.6 FPS using the “Very High” graphics preset at 1080p.

Ghost of Tsushima Best Settings for Low-End PC

Using the optimized settings (below), we get exactly 60 FPS with Shadows set to “Ultra”. You can reduce the Shadow Quality to “Very High” for smoother lows and an average framerate of 70 FPS+.

At 1440p, our petite setup averages a mere 37.7 FPS. Applying the optimized settings and reducing the Shadows to “High,” we attain an average of 61.7 FPS. Further enabling Frame Generation (FSR 3) improves the average framerate to 82.8 FPS and the lows to 73.6 FPS.

AMD Ryzen 5 7600 + NVIDIA RTX 3060 Ti

The GeForce RTX 3060 Ti/Ryzen 5 7600 build is a relatively powerful PC. Ghost of Tsushima averaged 71 FPS at 1080p “Very High” with DLAA enabled.

At 1440p, the game averaged a bit above 40 FPS. Enabling DLSS “Quality” was all it took to produce an average of 74 FPS and lows of 59 FPS.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600 + NVIDIA RTX 4060

Ghost of Tsushima averaged 62 FPS at 1080p “Very High” on our third sub-$700 PC. Enabling DLSS pushes the frame rates up to 100 FPS, given that you reduce the settings to “High.” The same settings net 81.7 FPS at 1440p.

At 1440p, you probably want to use the “Very High” graphics preset with DLSS set to “Quality” for a healthy 60 FPS or more.

Intel Core i7-13620H + NVIDIA RTX 4060 Laptop GPU (Alienware x14)

By default, the game will launch with the “High” quality graphics preset which is decent but can be better. Thanks to the inclusion of various upscaling technologies, running Ghost of Tsushima on midrange and entry-level PCs is a breeze.

The x14 offers pre-configured CPU and GPU overclocking profiles (Overdrive) that offer a healthy performance boost over the stock hardware. You won’t even need a cooling pad, but make sure not to keep the device on your lap.

Ghost of Tsushima Best Settings for RTX 4060 laptop

All you need to do is set the graphics preset to “Very High” and enable DLSS Quality for 1080p/DLSS Balanced for 1440p. If you have a GeForce RTX 3060 mobile, further compromise will be required to obtain a stable 60 FPS. You could switch the DLSS preset to “Balanced” or “Performance,” but that may not be the best move at FHD.

We recommend disabling “Depth of Field” and “Screen Space Reflections,” while leaving the DLSS preset at “Quality.” That should boost your framerates over 60 FPS with a minimal drop in visual quality.

Ghost of Tsushima Optimized Settings for Low-end PC

Graphics Settingsi5-12400F/RX 6600R5 5600/RTX 4060R5 7600/RTX 3060 Tii7-13620H/RTX 4060 Laptop GPURTX 3060 Laptop GPU
Resolution1080p/1440p1080p/1440p1080p/1440p1080p/1440p1080p
Texture QualityVery HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery High
Texture Filtering16x AF16x AF16x AF16x AF16x AF
Anti-AliasingFSR 3DLAADLAADLAADLAA
Screen Space ShadowsVery HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery High
Screen Space ReflectionsVery HighVery HighVery HighVery High/(Off at 1440p)Off
Terrain QualityHighHighHighHighHigh
Level of DetailVery HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery High
Shadow QualityUltra/HighVery HighUltraVery HighVery High
Ambient OcclusionSSAO QSSAO QSSAO QSSAO QSSAO Q
UpscalingFSR 3/FSR 3 FGOff/DLSS QOff/DLSS QDLSS Q/DLSS BDLSS Q

Areej

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