Crysis is back as Crytek has remastered the original game. Crysis Remastered boasts high-resolution textures, improved lighting, real-time ray tracing, and more. Back in the day, Crysis was a PC melting game and was considered a benchmark. With Crysis Remastered, the game has earned its reputation back. This means it’ll be tough to get the game running at high FPS while balancing image quality. That is where our Crysis Remastered PC Graphics Tweaks guide comes in to help players get that 1080p/ 60 FPS experience along with maintaining image quality.
Crysis Remastered PC Graphics Tweaks
Crysis Remastered, like the original game, requires a beast of a PC, and even that isn’t enough to run the game at “Can It Run Crysis” graphics preset. Crysis Remastered is extremely heavy on the CPU. Object Quality, Shadows Quality, and Vegetation are the ones that impact the CPU the most. Not only that, increasing the resolution impacts the CPU performance which is very off considering GPU is the one that is supposed to render pixels. It might be due to single-threaded dependency of the game.
So, for our Crysis Remastered PC Graphics Tweaks guide, I’ll be targeting mid-range systems by which I mean a 7th gen Core i5 with 16 GB of RAM and a GTX 1060 6GB GPU.
Since Crysis Remastered is a single-player title, playing at 60 FPS or 30 FPS is a choice that players have to make. In this guide, I’ll be targeting the 1080p/60 FPS experience.
Also, while it’s not compulsory, but try to install the game on an SSD. This will help with the game’s load time and will also keep the game from stuttering while streaming textures. The following are the Crysis Remastered graphical options along with what they represent and a recommended setting to get the game running at 1080p/60 FPS.
Anti-Aliasing removes the jagged edges on in-game assets and makes them smooths. The recommended setting here is the TAA, it might make the image quality a bit soft or blurred but, this anti-aliasing solution is the least taxing one and completely removes jagged edges.
If you are bothered by a soft image quality then you can sharpen the image using Nvidia Control Panel or Geforce Experience overlay. Open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings > select Crysis Remastered. Turn on Image Sharpening and then set the intensity of the sharpening.
Set the “Windowed Mode” to Fullscreen as it’ll give players a slight boost in performance.
Display Frequency, How To Lock at 30 FPS
“Display Frequency” is actually the refresh rate of your Display. if you have a 60 Hz display then set it to 60 Hz.
As I mentioned above, I’ll be targeting 1080p/60 FPS experience. However, if you prefer graphics over FPS, then lock the game at 30 FPS and crank the graphics settings to Very High across the board except for “Raytracing Quality”. GTX 1060 is capable enough GPU to render the game at a locked 30 FPS at Very High settings.
To cap Crysis Remastered at 30 FPS, Open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings > select Crysis Remastered. Turn on “Max FPS Limit” and set the value to 30. Apply and the game will not render at 30 FPS.
VSync or Vertical Synchronization is a display setting that syncs the frames rendered by the GPU to eliminate screen tearing. This causes a slight input latency but, it’ls negligible and kind of not that important for a single-player game.
I recommend that you force V.sync through the GPU driver and keep it disabled in-game. Go to Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings > select Crysis Remastered. Set “Vertical Sync” to “On” and apply.
Recommended: Force it through the driver
This graphics option controls the quality of textures. The high the setting the higher-resolution textures are rendered by the GPU. I recommend that you keep this setting at Very High as a GTX 1060 has ample VRAM to fir this quality of textures.
Recommended: Very High
“Objects Quality” controls the quality of individual objects like how far the high-resolution models are rendered for them and how high quality are they when players are up close. The recommended setting here is Medium.
Shadows Quality is a self-explanatory graphics option. This one controls the quality of shadows, how accurate they are, and how far the game can render high-quality shadows. This is obviously, one of the most demanding settings, so keep it at medium
This graphics option controls the in-game physics for the objects, like how an object will react if players throw it at an enemy or in the trees or how the surrounding area will react to an explosion. The higher the setting the better the physics simulation. The recommended setting here is High.
This is one of the most performance impacting graphics settings in Crysis Remastered. However, dropping it to low will make a clear impact on image quality. The recommended setting for this option is High.
Ray Tracing is the new feature added in Crysis Remastered even on the consoles. While players can turn it on for a GTX 1060 but, the performance impact is huge. Only enable it if you have an RTX GPU.
Volumetric Effects Quality
Volumetric Effects Quality setting controls the quality of volumetric lighting, clouds, and other volumetric effects. This is also one of the most performance impacting settings. So keep it at High.
This setting controls the quality of particles rendered by the GPU. The higher the setting the better and more particles the players will see in-game. However, it also impacts performance so keep it at High.
The water Quality setting controls how the water looks and reacts. I recommend that you keep the water quality at High but, if you see a dip in FPS then set it to medium.
The vegetation setting determines how dense the foliage or vegetation is in-game and how it reacts to player interaction. Keep it at medium as there is a lot of Vegetation in Crysis Remastered and will drop FPS is set above that.
Optimal Settings For 60 FPS
The following are the tweaked or optimal Crysis Remastered graphics setting to achieve 1080p/60 FPS experience on a GTX 1060.
Texture Quality – Very High
Objects Quality – Medium
Shadows Quality – Medium
Physics Quality – High
Shaders Quality – High
RayTracing Quality – Off
Volumetric Effects Quality – High
Game Effects Quality – High
Post Processing Quality – High
Particles Quality – High
Water Quality – High
Vegetation – Medium
Motion Blur – Player’s choice
Optimal Settings For 30 FPS
Texture Quality – Very High
Objects Quality – Very High
Shadows Quality – Very High
Physics Quality – Very High
Shaders Quality – Very High
RayTracing Quality – Off
Volumetric Effects Quality – Very High
Game Effects Quality – Very High
Post Processing Quality – Very High
Particles Quality – Very High
Water Quality – Very High
Vegetation – Very High
Motion Blur – Player’s choice
How To Get 60 FPS
Now that players understand what each of the graphics settings does there are some tweaks that PC players can do through the GPU driver to improve performance for Crysis Remastered. First, make sure you have installed the latest GPU driver.
Open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings > select Crysis Remastered. Make the following changes.
Anti-aliasing-FXAA – “Off”
Anti-aliasing-Gamma Correction – “Off”
CUDA GPUs – “All”
Low Latency Mode – Ultra.
Set Power Management to “Prefer Maximum Performance”
Shader Cache – “On” only if you are using an HDD. Don’t need to enable it for an SSD.
Set Texture filtering – Quality to “High Performance”
Triple Buffering – “Off”
Set Vertical Syn to “On”
Apply these changes and the game’s FPS will improve. In case you want to go beyond 60 FPS, then set Vertical Syn to “Fast”. This will allow GPU to render FPS like V.sync is turned off but, without any screen tearing.
Also, it’ll only display as many FPS as your monitor’s refresh rate. Meaning, if the GPU is rendering 80 FPS and the display is 60 Hz, then the GPU will only display 60 FPS and the rest will be wasted. Doing this also improves response time.
That is all for Crysis Remastered PC Graphics Tweaks guide with tips on how to get 1080/60 FPS on a mid-range system. If you are facing errors and issues with other PC games or your PC then also see our hub for commonly occurring PC errors and their fixes.