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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.
By Sean Ridgeley from Jul 31, 2016 @ 21:11 CDT

Introduction

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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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