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Apex Legends Best Settings for Low-End PCs

Abhimannu Das
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Here are the best settings for Apex Legends if you are on a low end PC and need the most performance possible out of your system.
In addition to in-game settings you can tweak options in Nvidia Control Panel or in AMD Radeon Settings.
It is also recommended to keep backgrounds apps to a minimum as it can hurt performance when gaming.

Apex Legends is a very hardware intensive game but it does not mean that you won’t be able to get a decent gameplay experience out of it. Even if your hardware barely meets the system requirements, you can tweak things around and optimize the settings to your advantage. Here is a quick rundown of all the best Apex Legends settings for low end PCs that will offer you the most frames per second on any system.

Apex Legends best settings for low end PCS: Display settings

The first thing you need to do is tweak your display settings, to ensure you get the most performance out of your system. The resolution that has “native” mentioned next to it in your resolution option should be what you choose. It could be 1366x768 if you have a budget laptop or 1920x1080 on most standard PCs. If Nvidia Reflex is available to you, it is recommended to keep it on Enabled+Boost.

  • Display mode: Full Screen

  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (native) (Always choose the native aspect ratio)

  • Resolution: 1920×1080 (native) (Always choose the native resolution)

  • V-Sync: Off

Apex Legends best settings for low end PCs: Graphics settings

Here are the graphics settings you should tweak if you want to run Apex Legends on low end PCs.

Apex Legends best settings
  • Anti-Aliasing: Off

  • Texture Streaming Budget: Lowest setting available

  • Texture Filtering: Anisotropic 2X

  • Ambient Occlusion Quality: Disabled

  • Sun Shadow Coverage: Low

  • Sun Shadow Detail: Low

  • Spot Shadow Detail: Off

  • Volumetric Lighting: Disabled

  • Dynamic Spot Shadows: Disabled

  • Model Detail: Low

  • Effects Detail: Low

  • Impact Marks: Low

  • Ragdoll: Low

Apex Legends best settings for low end PCs: Nvidia control Panel

Open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings > Add: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Apex Legends and select r5apex.exe

Nvidia control Panel
  • Image Sharpening: NVIDIA recommended (Sharpen: 0.50 Ignore Film Grain: 0.17

  • Anisotropic filtering: Application-controlled

  • Antialiasing - FXAA: Off

  • Antialiasing - Gamma correction: On

  • Antialiasing - mode: Application-controlled

  • Antialiasing - Transparency: Off

  • Background Application Max Frame Rate: Off

  • CUDA - GPUs: All

  • Max Frame Rate: Off

  • Monitor Technology: G-Sync

  • Multi-Frame Sampled AA (MFAA): Off

  • OpenGL rendering GPU: Auto-Select

  • Power management mode: Prefer maximum Performance

  • Preferred Refresh rate: Highest available

  • Shader Cache: On

  • Texture filtering - Anisotropic sample optimization: On

  • Texture filtering - Negative LOD bias: Allow

  • Texture filtering - Quality: High Performance

  • Texture filtering - Trilinear optimization: On

  • Threaded optimization: On

  • Triple buffering: Off

  • Vertical Sync: Off

  • Virtual Reality pre-rendered frames: 1

Nvidea GeForce Experience

  • Settings > General > In-Game Overlay: Off

  • Settings > Shield > Gamestream: Off

AMD Radeon Settings

  • Open AMD Radeon Settings > Gaming > Select ROE

  • Anti-aliasing Mode: Use application settings

  • Anti-aliasing Method: Multisampling

  • Morphological Filtering: Off

  • Anisotropic Filtering Mode: Use Application settings

  • Texture Filtering Quality: Performance

  • Surface Format Optimization: On

  • Wait for Vertical Refresh: Always off

  • OpenGL Triple Buffering: Off

  • Shader Cache: On

  • Tessellation Mode: Override application settings

  • Maximum Tessellation Level: Off

  • AMD FreeSync: AMD optimized

  • Frame Rate Target Control: Disabled

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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