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Borderlands 3 has crazy amounts of graphics customization on the PC

Borderlands 3 PC specs and graphics settings unveiled

By Anthony Garreffa from Aug 28, 2019 @ 23:25 CDT

Gearbox has just unveiled the PC requirements for Borderlands 3 that is right around the corner, with the minimum and recommended specs unveiled as well as what to best run it at 1080p, 1440p, and 4K.

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But the more interesting thing is the customization and options that Gearbox gives you in Borderlands 3, with a huge laundry list of options to choose from. Some of the highlights for me are the display stats option which lets you display FPS, CPU, and GPU stats -- as well as the FidelityFX sharpening for Radeon gamers.

The biggest note here is that Gearbox is recommending AMD CPUs and AMD GPUs by default and highlighting them, as the developer teamed with AMD on optimizing and injecting AMD features and tech into Borderlands 3. You'll need a somewhat hefty 75GB of HDD space and at least 6GB of RAM to play Borderlands 3, with detailed system requirements below:

MINIMUM SPECS 1080p Gaming

  • OS - Windows 7/8/10 (latest service pack)
  • Processor - AMD FX-8350 (Intel i5-3570)
  • Memory - 6GB RAM
  • Graphics card - AMD Radeon HD 7970 (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB)
  • HDD - 75 GB

RECOMMENDED SPECS 1440P Gaming

  • OS - Windows 7/8/10 (latest service pack)
  • Processor - AMD Ryzen 5 2600 (Intel i7-4770)
  • Memory - 16GB RAM
  • Graphics card - AMD Radeon RX 590 (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB)
  • HDD - 75 GB

Seriously, check out this list of graphics options:

BASIC

General

  • Graphics API: DirectX 11, DirectX 12
  • Display: (varies by setup)
  • Display Mode: Full Screen, Windowed Borderless, Windowed
  • Resolution: (varies by setup)
  • Vertical Sync: Off, On
  • Resolution Scale: 50% - 200% in 25% increments
  • Limit Frame Rate: Smooth 22-62 FPS, Capped 30 FPS, Capped 50 FPS, Capped 60 FPS, Capped 72 FPS, Capped 120 FPS, Unlimited, Custom
  • Custom FPS Limit: default 90, minimum 15, maximum 300
  • Calibrate Display: Brightness and HDR
  • Calibrate Safe Area: Adjust the boundary of the UI
  • Field of View: default 90, minimum 70, maximum 110
  • Vehicle Field of View: default 90, minimum 70, maximum 110
  • HUD Scale: default 1, minimum 0.6, maximum 1.3

ADVANCED

Preferences

  • Display Stats: Off, FPS, All (FPS, CPU, GPU)
  • Anti Aliasing: None, FXAA, Temporal
  • FidelityFX Sharpening: Off, On
  • Camera Motion Blur: Off, On
  • Object Motion Blur: Off, On

General

  • Graphics Quality: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Texture Streaming: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Anisotropic Filtering: 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x
  • Material Quality: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Shadows: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Draw Distance: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Environment Texture Detail: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Environment Detail: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Terrain Detail: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Foliage Detail: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Character Texture Detail: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Character Detail: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Ambient Occlusion: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Volumetric Fog: Off, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Screen Space Reflections: Off, Medium, High, Ultra

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