This article is intended to help you understand the relationship between graphics settings and CPU performance.
The most notable change made in Battlefield V is an overhaul of the graphics engine. This means that many players are having trouble getting their systems to run smoothly, which isn’t surprising considering how complex Frostbite has become over the years.
One thing that might not be immediately obvious is that certain graphics settings can have a major impact on your CPU performance. If you’re struggling with high CPU usage, here’s what you need to know about each option and how it affects your processor:
Resolution – The resolution of your game determines how many pixels are displayed on screen at any given time. If you’re running a 1080p monitor, then dropping down to 720p or lower will help with performance (and if you’re playing on a 4K display then lowering this option won’t make much difference).
Texture quality – This setting determines how detailed textures will appear, so lowering it will result in less demanding textures being used throughout the game world. This may result in some visual degradation depending on the texture resolution used by your GPU, but it should also improve performance.
Last modified: October 8, 2022