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Mirror's Edge Catalyst Graphics Performance Tweak Guide

By: Sean Ridgeley | Guides | Posted: Sep 25, 2016 11:31 pm

Ambient Occlusion

 

Changes the quality and method of Ambient Occlusion, which in turn determines how realistic and rich shadows are in-game.

 

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The benchmark shows there is no definitive performance hit when switching between HBAO and SSAO, so if you're going to enable this setting, HBAO is way to go. If you need to save a lot of performance and are willing to take a big hit to visual depth in all scenes, Off is the option for you.

 

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Motion Blur

 

This setting is always arduous to capture properly, and it's no different here, so screenshots are absent from this section. In-game, its implementation is extremely subtle.

 

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Testing shows Motion Blur has what appears to be a small performance impact as this setting is increased. Most should disable it as it offers little and costs a few frames.

 

 

Final Thoughts

 

Mirror's Edge Catalyst offers a strong list of graphics options to play around with, and as the results show, many of them are great candidates for tweaking if you need some extra frames.

 

As always, I recommend you read the entire guide thoroughly. That said, the key options to look at are Field of View, Lighting Quality, Post Process Quality, and Mesh Quality.

 

Happy tweaking!

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