Valorant Best Settings – Max FPS Optimization Guide

Here are the Best Valorant Settings, that include Max FPS through Nvidia Settings, AMD Settings, and Windows 10 Optimizations.

Ah, Valorant! The famous love-child of Overwatch and CSGO. I’ve been playing Valorant since the beta days, and I’ve tried several tweaks that took its performance to the next level. Hence, I wrote this guide for players who want the absolute best in-game performance. This guide features the best Valorant settings to fix FPS drops, get better graphics, and achieve better performance.

I’ve benchmarked Valorant on a PC with the following specs:

  • OS: Windows 11 Pro 23H2
  • System: Lenovo Legion 7i Laptop
  • CPU: Intel i7-11800H
  • GPU: NVIDIA RTX 3070 8GB
  • RAM: 32GB DDR4
  • Storage: Samsung 1TB SSD Gen 4
Key Takeaways

Make sure that your PC at least has an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 or AMD Athlon 200GE CPU, Intel HD 4000 or Radeon R5 200 for a GPU, and 4 GB RAM to run Valorant.


The following settings can reduce your in-game FPS in Valorant the most:

  • Material Quality
  • Detail Quality
  • Texture Quality
  • Antialiasing
  • Cast Shadows

Valorant isn’t a demanding game on your PC. It’s almost in the same league as CS2 when it comes to requirements. With my setup, I was able to easily attain 150 FPS on average with medium-high settings. I also didn’t encounter any stability issues either. However, network-related errors are quite frequent and did make me disconnect from an active match a lot. 

Valorant best setting guide will help you squeeze every bit of performance from your system. So, without any further delay, let’s begin with the best Valorant graphics settings for PC.

Best Valorant Graphics Settings

Best Valorant PC Settings
Optimized Graphics Settings [Screenshot by eXputer]
To access the graphics settings in the game, you need to click on the “Video” tab on the top right. You’ll see 3 types of graphics settings in this menu. Let’s start with the “General Settings” for Valorant.

Quick Preview Of The Graphics Settings

OPTION SETTING
Resolution Native
Display Mode Fullscreen
Monitor Primary
Aspect Ratio Method 4:3 / Letterbox
Limit FPS on the Battery Off
Max FPS on Battery 60 FPS or higher
Limited FPS in Menus Player’s Choice
Max FPS in Menu 30 FPS
Max FPS in Background 30 FPS
Limit FPS Always Off
Max FPS Always 60 FPS
NVIDIA Relex Low Latency On
Multi-Threaded Rendering On
Material Quality Low or Medium
Texture Quality Medium or High
Detail Quality Low
UI Quality Medium
Vignette Off
VSync Off
Anti-Aliasing MSAA X2
Anisotropic Filtering 2x or 4x
Improve Clarity Player’s Choice
Bloom Off
Distortion Off
Cast Shadows Off

Resolution: Set to Native

Resolution is the most important setting in the whole game. It’s best to play Valorant at the native resolution of your screen. However, if you’re experiencing low frames, try lowering the resolution a bit.

Sure, you’ll gain a drastic improvement in performance, but it’ll be at the cost of visual clarity. So, it’s best to try other methods to get better performance and save this one as a contingency.

Display Mode: Fullscreen

Display mode should be set to “Full Screen” at all times to get the best FPS in Valorant. Fullscreen helps your PC prioritize the game’s performance over background processes. 

Monitor: Primary

Select your primary monitor here. 

Aspect Ratio Method: 4:3 or Letterbox

Letterbox is lauded as the best aspect ratio to play, especially by the Valorant Pros. The 4:3 aspect ratio stretches your display, making textures weirdly elongate horizontally. But this means the textures of opponents will be wider as well; hence, they’ll be easier to shoot. 

Limit FPS on Battery: OFF

It’s nice to see games giving some love to the laptop gamers out there. But this option isn’t helping much, so best to turn it off to avoid any FPS dips.

Max FPS on Battery: Above 60 FPS

It’s another setting dedicated to laptop gamers but doesn’t have much use either. Since laptops automatically reduce performance on battery power, your FPS will automatically reduce. But you can still set it to 60 or above just to be sure your in-game setting isn’t capping FPS.  

Limited FPS in Menus: Personal Preference

Do you Alt+Tab often in and out of Valorant? Maybe you’re a streamer or record gameplay and need to minimize the game for a quick chat with your audience. To make minimizing Valorant easy, turn this setting On; otherwise, Off. 

Max FPS in Menu: 30 FPS

If you don’t want your GPU to push unnecessary frames while idling in the main menu, turn this setting to 30 FPS.

Max FPS in Background: 30 FPS

Set this to 30 FPS to prevent your PC from pushing unnecessary frames when not required. Plus it also helps minimize the game quickly.

Limited FPS Always: Off

Turn this setting Off to uncap FPS in-game.

Max FPS Always: 60 FPS

This helps make the animations in the main menu smoother. 

Nvidia Relex Low Latency: Turn it On

If you’re playing Valorant on an Nvidia GPU, this is the best to have. It helps reduce input lag significantly, allowing actions in-game to be responsive and accurate. Unfortunately, AMD users can’t use this feature as it’s exclusive to Nvidia.

After the General Tab, it’s time to find the best graphics quality settings in Valorant. These settings offer high FPS and maximum performance in the game. However, we’ll also let you choose to keep some visual quality where possible.

Best Valorant Settings
Valorant Graphics Quality Settings [Screenshot by eXputer]

Multi-Threaded Rendering: On

If you’re playing Valorant on a high-end PC, turn Multi-Threaded Rendering to On. This setting will significantly improve your CPU performance and graphics quality.

Material Quality: Low to Medium

This setting has a major impact on Valorant’s performance. If you have a budget PC, then turning it to low will help you get the most FPS. However, if you have some GPU power to spare, at least use the medium settings. 

Texture Quality: Medium to High

Valorant Texture Quality
Valorant Texture Quality (Image by eXputer)

Textures in the game don’t affect performance that much. So, turning the texture quality to medium is a great option for low-end PCs. If you’re rocking a high-end PC, then crank it to High. 

Detail Quality: Low

Valorant Detail Quality
Valorant Detail Quality (Image by eXputer)

If you want fewer distractions and clutter on your screen, turn the detail quality setting to Low. This helps boost FPS in Valorant and also helps reduce unnecessary textures on your screen, like vines on walls and foliage, etc. 

UI Quality: Medium

Set the UI Quality to Medium, as it doesn’t have much effect on performance. This will affect the UI elements in Valorant, like player portrait, setting menu, etc. 

Vignette: Off

A vignette is an aesthetic setting that does not have an effect on performance. However, it darkens the corners of your screen to add a cinematic feel to your matches. Yeah, it doesn’t work. We’ve tried it. If you take your matches seriously, then it’s just going to get in the way. Leave it at Off. 

VSync: Off

Do yourself a favor; don’t use V-sync in any game. Period! In many games, V-sync is known to add micro-stutters, input lags, and even cap FPS according to your monitor’s refresh rate. Turn it off to uncap your FPS. You might face screen tearing every now and then, but it’ll be worth it when you’re gaining better FPS than other players.

Anti-Aliasing: MSAA X2

Valorant Antialiasing
Valorant Antialiasing (Image by eXputer)

To get the most FPS, people prefer turning Antiailiasing off, but that’s not true. You could set it to MSAA X2 to get amazingly clear visual quality while still maintaining decent FPS. Plus, it’s not even that taxing, so it’s all good. 

Anisotropic Filtering: 2x – 4x

Using 2x or 4x isn’t really that taxing on your PC and really improves the texture sharpness of objects at oblique angles in Valorant. If you’re on a beefy PC, you could go with 16x. 

Improve Clarity: Personal Preference

Valorant Improved Clarity
Valorant Improved Clarity (Image by eXputer)

To some, this setting has improved visual quality a lot for no performance sacrifice. However, for some, it has dipped frames for no viable quality improvement. I’d recommend trying On and Off and seeing what works for you. 

Bloom: Off

Turn Bloom Off if you want zero distractions in the game. It’s only a visual effect with no hit on performance. 

Distortion: Off

Another meaningless visual effect that adds a “distortion” effect on your screen. Best to disable it. 

Cast Shadows: Off

This setting shows or hides your player’s shadow and does not affect the other team. Turning it off is the best action here. 

Applying changes to the General and Graphics Quality Tab will significantly improve your framerates. You can also expect better responsiveness, visuals, and overall performance with these best settings.

Once you are done with these two tabs, make sure you also apply some changes in the Stats section.

Valorant Best Stats Settings

This section won’t really affect your game’s performance. These are more quality-of-life changes that affect your HUD in-game. 

Best Valorant Settings
Best Stats Settings [Screenshot by eXputer]
The settings in the Stat section are pretty self-explanatory. Simply tune them according to the following recommendations and you’ll be set. 

  1. Client FPS: Text Only
  2. Server Tick Rate: Hide
  3. Total Frame Time: Hide
  4. CPU Frame Time: Hide
  5. GPU Frame Time: Hide
  6. Network Round Trip Time: Text Only
  7. Packet Loss: Hide

This concludes our in-game tweaking for Valorant. Let’s move on to the next part.

Nvidia Settings for Valorant

Best Valorant Settings
Best Nvidia Settings for Valo [Image by eXputer]
Adjusting the in-game settings is important, but using the best Nvidia Control Panel settings for Valorant is also essential. Here’s a general outlook of what the Nvidia Settings should look like.

Summary Of Nvidia Settings

OPTION SETTING
Image Sharpening On
Anisotropic Filtering Off
FXAA -Antialiasing – FXAA Off
Gamma Correction – Antialiasing Off
Mode – Antialiasing Off
Background Max Frame Rate 20
Low Latency Mode Ultra
Max Frame Rate Off
Power Management Mode Prefer Max Performance
Monitor Technology Up to the Monitor
Multi-Frame Sampled AA (MFAA) Off
Anisotropic Sample Optimization Off
Negative LOD Bias – Texture Filtering On
Quality – Texture Filtering High Performance
Trilinear Optimization – Texture Filtering On
Threaded Optimization Auto

AMD Radeon Settings For Valorant

Best Valorant Settings
Best AMD Settings for Valo [Image by eXputer]
Let’s first quickly preview the Best AMD Settings you need before you boot up the game.

Quick Overview Of AMD Settings

OPTION SETTING
Radeon Anti-Lag Enabled
Radeon Chill Disabled
Radeon Boost Disabled
Radeon Image Sharpening Enabled
Sharpness Player’s Choice
Wait for Vertical Refresh  Always Off
Anti-Aliasing Use Application’s Settings
Anti-Aliasing Method Multisampling
Morphological Anti-Aliasing Disabled
Anisotropic Filtering Disabled
Texture Filtering Quality Performance
Surface Format Optimization Enabled
Tessellation Mode Override Application Settings
Maximum Tessellation Level Off
OpenGL Triple Buffering Disabled
Reset Shader Cache Perform Reset

However, before you apply the best AMD Crimson Settings for Valorant, make sure you have the latest AMD Radeon Graphic Drivers Installed. You can update the latest drivers by visiting the AMD Website, Downloading the Auto-Detect, and Installing Radeon Graphics Drivers for Windows.

Here’s a detailed guide to a complete set of AMD best settings for you to use on your PC.

Best High FPS Optimization Settings

Best Valorant Settings
Best Windows Settings for Valo [Image by eXputer]
Apart from enhancing Valorant graphics and GPU settings, we must also configure a lot of tweaks within Windows itself. We will focus on increasing power, reducing the load on the PC, and optimizing Windows through these best Valorant settings for Windows. So, let’s begin!

Valorant Optimization Thoughts

Now, we’ve reached the summit of this best settings guide for Valorant. I’m pretty confident that you’ll now have a great experience with Valorant with higher FPS and even higher kill count. 

Ending the guide, I’d like to mention that all of these tweaks are meant to get you the highest possible frames. Some might complain that their overall graphics and visual quality have dropped slightly. But this is how it is; graphics and visuals are always compromised for better Frame Rates. well, unless you have a high-end PC that is.

Secondly, there is no point in having good graphics in competitive FPS games. Apart from Valorant, some steps in this guide can also transform your overall Windows. You will notice much better speed, responsiveness, and overall experience. If you are having trouble with Valorant Crashes, make sure you read this guide as well. Happy Gaming Folks!

Update: The article has now been updated in 2024 with additional methods and changes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do Valorant Pros use the best graphics settings?

Valorant Pros mostly use the lowest graphics settings paired with some sharpening filters. It helps them achieve 200-300+ FPS, which is much more beneficial than fancy graphics.

What is the Miyagi Method in Valorant for aim training?

This is one of the most famous methods to improve your aim in Valorant. Simply hop into the training mode and shoot the moving bots instead of stationary ones. After spending a decent amount of time in training, go join a match. Resist the urge to immediately start shooting and instead work on your crosshair placement on the enemy’s head. Once your muscle memory builds up, you’ll start doing this process a lot quicker and start taking headshots like a pro.

Do I need to use Anti-Aliasing in Valorant?

Yes and No. If you’re having consistent performance after enabling Anti-Aliasing, then you’re good to go. It’ll make the jagged edges on textures go away. In case your FPS in Valorant takes a hit, disable it for best performance.

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