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Overwatch Graphics Performance Tweak Guide (Page 1)

Overwatch Graphics Performance Tweak Guide

We show you the many graphics options in Overwatch and how they affect gaming image quality and performance.

Sean Ridgeley | Jul 31, 2016 at 09:11 pm CDT - 1 min, 40 secs reading time for this page

Introduction

Overwatch Graphics Performance Tweak Guide 1 | TweakTown.com

If you don't count StarCraft: Ghost, Overwatch represents PC giant Blizzard's first attempt at a shooter. And boy is it one hell of an attempt. Building on the design and success of Team Fortress 2 and the MOBA genre, the game takes the best of both worlds while managing to minimize the toxicity that tends to come with the latter. The result: an addictive FPS with something for everyone, regardless of play style, favorite genre, or skill level.

On the technical side, the game is as well-optimized and PC-centric as you'd expect a Blizzard game to be. But whether you're on a low-end laptop or are just a competitive player looking to get that extra edge, this guide will help you get the best performance out of your game.

Test Setup and System Requirements

Our Test System

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz (Stock)
  • Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3-1600 (Stock)
  • Storage: Crucial BX200 2.5'' 480GB 6GB/s SSD
  • Video Card: Sapphire Tri-X R9 290X 4GB (Stock)
  • Driver: Radeon Software Version 16.7.2
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Input: Logitech G400 mouse, G.SKILL Ripjaws KM780 Mechanical Keyboard

System Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows® 7 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8650
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460, ATI Radeon™ HD 4850, or Intel® HD Graphics 4400
  • Storage: 30 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows® 7 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 or AMD Phenom™ II X3 or better
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660 or AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 or better
  • Storage: 30 GB available space

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Sean Ridgeley

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Sean Ridgeley

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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