PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Competitive Specs Revealed

March 26, 2020 at 9:06pm
By Jason Stettner

As part of the special NVIDIA program for “Frames Win Games” PUBG has been highlighted to provide the right settings for the best performance. The goal here is to get 144fps for an ultra smooth presentation, and the right edge over anyone you play. Here are the recommended requirements.

OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
CPU: i9-9900K 3.6GHz, 32GB / AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
Memory: 32 GB RAM
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super / AMD Radeon RX 5700
Direct: 11.0
Network: Broadband Internet Connection
Storage: 30 GB available space
Keep in mind that it’s also best to have a high refresh monitor as well. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds helped define the battle royale genre when it appeared back in 2016. Since that release it has continued to be a popular title, even coming from PC to consoles over the years. In such a competitive title there can be a huge advantage when you have the FPS to get those shots, and be able to react in every situation. There are some benefits in getting to that higher FPS tier.

The first of these is lower system latency. System latency is the time that passes between a mouse movement or a keypress and when the screen updates with this new information. As you can imagine, having lower latency means you can see and react to targets sooner.

Another benefit of high FPS gaming is smoother animations. When you increase the number of frames being displayed per second, there are smaller gaps between each movement on the screen. When you move up from 60 to 144 or 240 FPS, enemy movements will appear more fluid, allowing you to more easily stay on target.
We also have details on how to achieve 240 FPS gameplay if you want to take things further. This requires the top tier i9-9900k with a GeForce RTX 2070 or better.

1. Set your resolution to 1920x1080 and make sure your display is running at the maximum refresh rate.
2. Next, set your Render Scale to 90, and use the in-game graphics settings below:
--I. Render Scale: 90
--II. FPP Camera FOV: 90
--III. Overall Graphics Quality: Custom
--IV. Anti-Aliasing: Medium
--V. Post-Processing: Low
--VI. Shadows: Very Low
--VII. Textures: Medium
--VIII. Effects: Very Low
--IX. Foliage: Very Low
--X. View Distance: Low
--XI. Sharpen: Disable
--XII. V-Sync: Disable
--XIII. Motion Blur: Disable
3. After exiting the game, you'll want to add some sharpening in the NVIDIA Control panel. This will help cancel out some of the visual quality loss from where we changed the Render Scale.
-a. Open NVCPL (right-click the desktop, select NVIDIA
Control Panel)
-b. Select "manage 3D settings"
-c. Select "Program Settings"
--I. Uncheck "Show only Programs found on this computer"
-d. Turn on Image sharpening with default settings
* Apply and close the NVIDIA Control Panel

If you use the settings outlined above, you should notice a significant increase in your FPS the next time you go after that coveted chicken dinner. The frame rates you achieve will vary depending on the components in your machine, so be sure to tune your hardware for maximum performance by killing unnecessary services, closing perf-sapping programs, and overclocking your CPU, RAM and GPU.

We hope you found this helpful and interesting, read more about our PUBG coverage below. Get out there and win some of those games with that extra edge in play.

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Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner