PUBG Best Settings for Low-End PC in 2024: RTX 3060/RTX 3060 Ti/RX 6600

These settings will get you a solid 240 FPS+ even on a low-end PC!

PUBG: Battlegrounds, or PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, is the original granddaddy of Battle Royale games and the progenitor of this genre in gaming.  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 PUBG on our lower-end test bench to find the right balance between quality and performance for low-end PCs.

PUBG 2024 Official PC System Requirements

To run the game at the “Very Low” settings, you require at least an Intel Core i5-4430 or AMD FX-6300, both CPUs released way back around 2012-13. Pair that with at least an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 (2GB) or the AMD Radeon R7 370 (2GB), which are fairly newer GPUs compared to the CPUs. Finish it with at least 8 GB of RAM and 40 GB of storage space, preferably an SSD.

Via Steam

Pushing it up to the recommended settings, corresponding to a “Medium” settings level, you need an Intel Core i5-6600K or AMD Ryzen 5 1600, paired with the NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060 (3GB) or the AMD Radeon RX 580 (4GB) or higher. These cards came out around the same time as the game. Top it off with 16 GB of RAM and 50 GB of storage space.

Our Test Bench

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 5600X ($144)NVIDIA RTX 4060 ($299)/NVIDIA RTX 3060 Ti (Used-$269)8GB x2 D4 ($40)

PUBG 2024 Benchmarks: Low-end PC

Our <$600 PC averaged 91 FPS at 1080p Ultra with everything maxed out, without upscaling, and 217 FPS at the Very Low preset.

Using our optimized graphics settings for “1080p Competitive target 240 FPS” from the above-linked guide gets us an average of 243 FPS at 1080p. VF here stands for “Visual Fidelity”.

The GeForce RTX 3060 Ti and 4060 easily delivered 144 FPS average at 1440p, and over 200 FPS at 1080p. We used a mix of medium-low graphics settings (attached below) to attain these framerates.

PUBG 2024: CPU Bottleneck

If you’re playing PUBG: Battlegrounds at 4K “Ultra”, you’ll likely be completely GPU-bound. Bringing it down to 1440p or 1080p introduces a negligible CPU bottleneck of 3-4%. Reducing the graphics settings to “Very Low” or “Medium” similarly impacts the CPU-GPU dynamics, with the GPU-Busy deviation not crossing 6%.

1080p Ultra

PUBG: Battlegrounds was notorious for not being optimized back in the day, but it appears modern computers can crunch through it and it runs pretty well in 2024 on at least the “Erangel” map. Let us know if you’re facing any stutters on your PC in any other scenarios.

PUBG Best Settings for Low-End PC: RTX 3060/RTX 3060 Ti/RTX 4060/RX 6600

Here are the best graphics settings for PUBG in 2024 for low-end PCs (RTX 3060/3060 Ti/4060/RX 6600 or similar) sorted by your FPS target:

Optimized SettingsVisual Fidelity Quality (60 FPS)Visual Fidelity Balanced (144 FPS)Competitive (240 FPS)
Resolution1440p/1080p1080p1080p or Lesser
NVIDIA HighlightsPersonal ChoicePersonal ChoiceDisabled
Display ModeFullscreenFullscreenFullscreen
Anti-Aliasing QualityUltraHighMedium
Post-ProcessingUltraMediumVery Low
ShadowsUltraMediumVery Low
TexturesUltra (6GB VRAM)Ultra (6GB VRAM)Ultra (6GB VRAM)/High (4 GB VRAM)/ Medium (3 GB VRAM) / Low (2 GB VRAM)
EffectsUltraMediumVery Low
FoliageUltraHighLow/Very Low
View DistanceUltraHighMedium
SharpenPersonal ChoicePersonal ChoicePersonal Choice
Motion BlurPersonal ChoicePersonal ChoicePersonal Choice, prefer off
DirectX VersionDX 11 EnhancedDX 11 EnhancedDX 11 Enhanced
Render Scale120120100 or lesser
FOVPersonal ChoicePersonal ChoicePersonal Choice, prefer higher
Inventory Character RenderPersonal ChoicePersonal ChoiceDisable
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