Best Ghostwire Tokyo Settings [Max FPS & Visuals]

Ghostwire Tokyo is one of the weirdest games I’ve got to play this year. It’s full of unique game mechanics and a twisted story that works, well, at least sometimes. In the midst of all the cool enchantments and nightmare-inducing demons, I’ve come up with the best Ghostwire Tokyo settings. These can boost performance and give you decent visuals too.

How is Ghostwire Tokyo Optimization?

When we talk about Tango Gameworks and Bethesda, Evil Within instantly comes to mind. It was a horror rollercoaster by the genius Shinji Mikami. So a game like Ghostwire Tokyo being released by the same studio felt great until I actually played it. The game’s optimization is sub-par, to say the least. There are occasional stutters, but once you turn on Ray Tracing, I’ve seen my FPS drop from 60 to 2-3 for minutes on end. The FPS drops are a real problem in Ghostwire Tokyo. 

However, fear not! Keeping the studio’s rapid response to complaints, the game’s performance is sure to get better after a few patches. So, until that happens, you can use our best Ghostwire Tokyo settings to improve your game’s performance without compromising visuals much. 

As usual, our best settings guide will be divided into  4 sections:

  1. Best Graphics Settings for Ghostwire Tokyo
  2. Nvidia Control Panel settings for Ghostwire Tokyo
  3. Best Ghostwire Tokyo AMD Settings
  4. Ghostwire Tokyo Windows Tweaks & Optimizations

So now that you know what type of performance to expect from the game, let’s behind fixing it.

If you’re just getting started with the game, I suggest checking out these tips to level up faster in Ghostwire Tokyo.

Ghostwire Tokyo System Requreiemnts

All System Requirements for Ghostwire Tokyo
System Requirements for Ghostwire Tokyo

Minimum Specifications

  • Operating System: 64-BIT WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1909 OR HIGHER
  • CPU: CORE i7 4770K @ 3.5GHZ OR AMD RYZEN 5 2600
  • RAM: 12 GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1060 OR AMD RX 5500 XT (VRAM 6 GB+)
  • Storage Space: 20 GB AVAILABLE SPACE (SSD)
  • DIRECTX Version: 12
  • Recommended For: Up to 720P with low settings

Recommeneded Specifications

  • Operating System: 64-BIT WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1909 OR HIGHER
  • CPU: CORE i7 6700 @ 3.4GHZ OR AMD RYZEN 5 2600
  • RAM: 16GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1080 OR AMD RX 5600 XT (VRAM 6 GB+)
  • Storage Space: 20 GB AVAILABLE SPACE (SSD)
  • DIRECTX Version: 12
  • Recommended For: Up to 1080P with high settings

Highest Specifications

  • Operating System: 64-BIT WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1909 OR HIGHER
  • CPU: CORE i7 8700 OR AMD RYZEN 5 5600X
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA RTX 2080S/ RTX 3070 OR AMD RX 6800 XT (VRAM 8 GB+)
  • Storage Space: 20 GB AVAILABLE SPACE (SSD)
  • DIRECTX Version: 12
  • Recommended For: Up to 2160P with highest settings

Ray Tracing Minimum Specifications

  • Operating System: 64-BIT WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1909 OR HIGHER
  • CPU: CORE i7 8700 OR AMD RYZEN 5 3600
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA RTX 2060 (VRAM 6 GB+) OR AMD RX 6700 XT (VRAM 8 GB+)
  • Storage Space: 20 GB AVAILABLE SPACE (SSD)
  • DIRECTX Version: 12
  • Nvidia DLSS: DISABLED/ FSR 1.0 (AMD): DISABLED
  • Recommended For: Up to 1080P with low settings

Ray Tracing Recommended Specifications

  • Operating System: 64-BIT WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1909 OR HIGHER
  • CPU: CORE i7 8700 OR AMD RYZEN 5 5600X
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA RTX 3070 (VRAM 8 GB+) OR AMD RX 6800 (VRAM 12 GB+)
  • Storage Space: 20 GB AVAILABLE SPACE (SSD)
  • DIRECTX Version: 12
  • DLSS (NVIDIA): DISABLED/ FSR 1.0 (AMD): DISABLED
  • Recommended For: Up to 1440P with high settings

Ray Tracing Highest Specifications

  • Operating System: 64-BIT WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1909 OR HIGHER
  • CPU: CORE i7 8700 OR AMD RYZEN 5 5600X
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA RTX 3080 (VRAM 10 GB+) OR AMD RX 6900 XT (VRAM 12 GB+)
  • Storage Space: 20 GB AVAILABLE SPACE (SSD)
  • DIRECTX Version: 12
  • DLSS (NVIDIA): QUALITY/ FSR 1.0 (AMD): BALANCED
  • Recommended For: Up to 2140P with the highest settings

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Best Ghostwire Tokyo Graphics Settings

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Now that you’ve confirmed where your PC stands when it comes to running Ghostwire Tokyo, let’s start optimizing its graphics settings. All these best Ghostwire Tokyo settings are tuned to give the best mix between performance and visuals. 

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Screen Mode: Fullscreen

Fullscreen is the best screen mode in Ghostwire Tokyo as it helps your PC exclusively focus resources on the game. However, if you alt+tab a lot, then you can switch to borderless windowed. However, it will negatively impact performance.

Resolution: Your Native Display Resolution

Use your native resolution in the display resolution setting. It helps improve the game’s clarity phenomenally and removes any blurriness from textures.

Verticle Sync: Off

Don’t use V-sync as it caps your FPS to screen’s resolution. It also introduces input lag that can be really bad in some cases. In case you’re experiencing screen tearing, you can turn it back on.

Frame Rate Cap: Unlimited 

Don’t set a Frame Rate Cap to limit your frames. Simply select Unlimited here.

Brightness: Your Preference

Set brightness according to your preference here. 

Colorblind Mode: Your Preference

If you require the assistance of colorblind mode in Ghostwire Tokyo, you can turn it on here. 

Motion Blur Quality: Low

Motion Blur Quality in Ghostwire Tokyo isn’t the best one there is. It makes the game really blurry when spinning the camera. Best turn it to low or disabled.

SSS Quality: High

Set the Subsurface Scattering (SSS) Quality to high. Lowering this setting won’t net you any improvement in performance. So no need to lower it.

SSR Quality: Cinematic

Set ScreenSpace Reflections (SSR) Quality to Cinimematic as lowering it won’t net you any FPS performance. However, if you want to get a slight performance boost, you can turn it off completely. 

Global Illumination: SSAO

Global Illumination isn’t a taxing setting at all. However, I saw the most consistent performance and visuals at SSAO.

Shadow Map Quality: Low

Shadow Map Quality is more of a hit-or-miss setting. This can either give you a tremendous boost in performance or do nothing at all. Try setting it to low first and see if you get any performance gains. If there’s not an improvement in performance at low, you might as well increase it to high for better visuals instead.

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Level Streaming Distance: According to GPU VRAM

The Level Streaming Distance setting decides when will the environment textures start to load as you approach them. What you set here depends on the Vram of your graphics card. If you have a 4GB graphics card, I recommend turning it to either 1 or 2. If your GPU has memory over 8GB, use 4 here.

Texture Streaming Quality: Cinematic

Not much performance difference between Cinematic and Low on Texture Streaming Quality. There was a max 2% performance boost turning it down from Cinematic to low. So, best leave it at maximum.

Ray Tracing: Off

If you’re looking for a great mix between performance and quality, it’s best to turn Ray Tracing off. It’s a tremendously taxing feature for Nvidia GPUs. And, to be honest the game already looks great even without Ray Tracing.

Upscaling: DLSS or FSR

The Upscaling setting depends on whether you have an Nvidia GPU or an AMD one. If you’re using an Nvidia GPU then select DLSS (Mode: Performance) here. If you have AMD GPU then use FSR. Both will give you a tremendous amount of boost in FPS for minimal to no visual loss. 

Using the settings above is sure to give you a significant performance boost in Ghostwire Tokyo. In case you want to bump up the visuals, even more, increase some of the quality options. 

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Nvidia Control Panel Settings 

Best Ghostwire Tokyo Settings For Nvidia
Nvidia Control Panel Settings

Now that we’ve thoroughly configured the best Ghostwire Tokyo settings for in-game graphics options, let’s go one step further. Let’s proceed to optimize the Nvidia Control Panel settings for Ghostwire Tokyo to optimize the performance even further. 

But before we do that, let’s make sure that your Nvidia Graphics drivers are up-to-date. To check whether your GPU is due for an update, do as follows:

Update GPU Drivers for Ghostwire Tokyo
Nvidia Game-Ready Driver Update
  1. First, open Nvidia GeForce Experience through the desktop.
  2. Once it’s open, go to the Driver tab.
  3. Here, you’ll see the latest Nvidia driver below. 
  4. If there’s an install button, click on it and the new driver will begin to download.
  5. Once the download finishes, click on “Express Installation” to quickly install the latest Nvidia drivers. 

Now that your GPU drivers are fully up-to-date, Let’s proceed to Optimize Nvidia Control Panel settings for Ghostwire Tokyo. 

Best Ghostwire Tokyo Settings for Nvidia Control Panel
Nvidia Control Panel Settings

Anisotropic Filtering: Application Controlled

Set Anisotropic Filtering to Application Controlled since Ghostwire Tokyo is already using game-level Anisotropic Filtering. There’s no need to use the driver-level Anisotropic Filtering setting.

Antialiasing FXAA: Off

Turn off FXAA Antialiasing as we’re already using DLSS in the game. Then again, even if you don’t have an RTX GPU, I’d still not recommend turning this on as FXAA just doesn’t look great in Ghostwire Tokyo.

Antialiasing – Gamma Correction: On

Keep the Antialiasing Gamma Correction setting to its default values. However, some system configurations have experienced an FPS boost when this setting was turned off. Try both ways and see what works for you.

Antialiasing – Mode: Application Controlled

As discussed earlier, Since we’re already using DLSS in Ghostwire Tokyo, we really don’t need to enforce any driver-level anti-aliasing. Best leave Antialiasing Mode to Application Controlled. 

Antialiasing Transparency: Off

You should also turn off Antialiasing Transparency as it can cause stability issues and even FPS Drops in Ghostwire Tokyo. Plus, there’s no need for it in the game anyway as most of the effects work flawlessly without driver intervention. 

Low Latency Mode – On

Low Latency Mode is almost a must-have for Ghostwire Tokyo. It helps significantly reduce any input lag you might be experiencing. It makes the overall game snappier and helps you time those energy blasts better. 

Max Frame Rate – Off

Don’t cap your FPS in Ghostwire Tokyo. If you don’t have any other apps running in your background, might as well let the game run in its best form. However, if you’re fine with locked 60 FPS and want to let other apps use have available system resources like a recorder or live-streaming app, then you can cap your FPS. 

Monitor Technology: G-Sync

If your display monitor supports variable refresh rate technology like G-sync, you can enable it here. 

Multi-Frame Sampled AA (MFAA): Off

MFAA is Nvidia’s own antialiasing tech that’s designed to remove jagged edges on in-game textures using its own proprietary algorithm. However, it works in some games, and in most, it ends up costing a lot of FPS. So, in Ghostwire Tokyo, best leave it off and forget about it.

Power Management Mode: Prefer Maximum Performance

This is one of the major settings that’ll enable you to boost and maintain consistent performance in Ghostwire Tokyo. Putting Power Management Mode to Prefer Maximum Performance will let your GPU run at its maximum clock speed achieving the best-case FPS. However, if you’re on a laptop, it’s best to do this setting in game-specific settings instead of global to avoid your GPU draining the battery.

Preferred Refresh Rate: Highest Available

The preferred Refresh rate will set your monitor’s refresh rate to the highest possible. 

Shader Cache: On

Shader Cache builds up over time as you play games. It helps a ton when it comes to loading them quicker and displaying textures the best way possible. Best turn it on.

Texture Filtering – Anisotropic Sample Optimization: On

Anisotropic Sample Optimization helps optimize your in-game assets and textures to use GPU resources optimally. This means a better-performing game with little to no visual cost.

Texture Filtering Quality: High Performance

Now Texture Filtering Quality setting depends highly on what kind of PC you have. In the best-case scenario, you have a high-end PC that can take on Ghostwire Tokyo at 1440p high settings, you can set Texture Filtering Quality to “High Quality”. However, for best performance, best turn it to either “Performance” or “High Performance.”

Texture Filtering Trilinear Optimization: On

Texture Filtering Trilinear helps improve Ghostwire Tokyo’s performance as well. Similar to Anisotropic Sample Optimization, it also optimizes the textures and gives you a boost in performance in some areas. 

Set Threaded Optimization To On

Ghostwire Tokyo benefits from using all the cores on your CPU. So best turn Threaded Optimization on to help improve the performance of Ghostwire Tokyo.

Set Triple Buffering To Off

Triple Buffering is a component of Vertical Sync. Best leave it off since we have no plans of activating V-sync.

Vertical Sync – Off

As always, we should disable V-sync to avoid capping FPS to the refresh rate of your monitor and increasing input lag. However, if you face a lot of screen tearing, enable V-sync in the in-game settings instead of here.

After you’ve successfully made the changes, close Nvidia Control Panel and that’s it. All settings are applied so all you need to boot up the game and see the performance improvement. Or you can continue reading this best Ghostwire Tokyo settings guide for more tips on how to further boost performance. 

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The Best Ghostwire Tokyo Settings for AMD Radeon Panel

Best Ghostwire Tokyo Settings For AMD
AMD Radeon Settings

This section of best Ghostwire Tokyo settings will cover AMD Radeon configuration. These settings are tuned to give you the best possible performance out of your hardware in the game. Since the current optimization state isn’t the best for Ghostwire Tokyo, these AMD settings are sure to give your game a well-needed boost.

Before we step any further into optimizing AMD Radeon settings, first you have to update your AMD GPU drivers. AMD releases new GPU drivers every now and then that contain vital performance tweaks and fixes. These can help a ton when running the latest games at peak performance. 

So, let’s begin installing the latest AMD GPU drivers.

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Update AMD GPU Drivers
Update your AMD GPU Drivers
  1. First, open AMD Adrenaline Radeon Software from desktop or windows search.
  2. Once it’s open, go to the “Drivers & Software” tab on the top right. Check for any GPU updates over here by clicking on the “Check for Updates” button. 
  3. If there are any new driver updates available for your GPU, it’ll notify you and you can choose to begin downloading them.
  4. Once the drivers are downloaded, click on the install button. An update wizard will take you through the process of updating AMD drivers.
  5. Once the drivers are done installing, the software wizard will require you to perform a reboot.

After performing a PC reboot, your new drivers will be completely installed. Now you can safely move on to the next step of this guide and begin optimizing AMD Radeon settings. 

Radeon Anti-Lag: Enabled

Radeon Anti-Lag is a great tech from AMD that helps reduce input latency and makes controls responsive. It’s a similar technology to Nvidia’s Reflex or Low-Latency Mode and works just as great. 

AMD Radeon Chill: Disabled

It’s recommended that you disable AMD Radeon Chill. This will significantly down-clock your AMD GPU to favor lower temperatures. It will result in a severe loss of performance which isn’t favorable. 

Radeon Boost: Disabled

Now, this setting might give you the impression that it’s going to somehow boost the performance, but it has a downside to it. Though it does achieve better performance, it does so by downscaling your game’s resolution. It makes everything blurry hence the trade-off to achieve better performance is definitely not worth it. 

Image Sharpening: Enabled

You might need to turn on Image Sharpening in Ghostwire Tokyo because the game can be blurry at times. I’ve noticed some areas of Tokyo lose their details even at higher settings but using image sharpening worked for me. I recommend turning it on and adjusting the sharpness slider according to your taste. 

Radeon Enhanced Sync: Enabled

Now I’m against the idea of using any type of Vertical Synchronization variation in games. But, Radeon Enhanced Sync worked great for Ghostwire Tokyo in my testing. It helped reduce screen tearing significantly while also not affecting input latency in-game. However, that doesn’t mean input latency isn’t affected at all, but the effect was too little to notice in actual gameplay. So, best keep it on. 

Wait for Vertical Refresh: Always off

Since we’re already using Radeon Enhanced Sync, there’s no need to enable Wait for vertical Refresh. Best leave it at off.

Now that we’re done applying the global settings, let’s step into the advanced settings.

Antialiasing: Use Application Settings

We have already configured the Antialiasing setting in-game. Hence, there’s no need to enforce any driver-level Antialiasing.

Antialiasing Method: Multisampling

Using Multisampling Antialiasing is a great way to improve visuals in the game with little to no effect on Ghostwire Tokyo’s performance. 

Morphological Antialiasing: Disabled

Morphological Antialiasing is known to be taxing and cause several performance issues like FPS drops within games. Best leave it at off. 

Anisotropic Filtering: Disabled

Ghostwire Tokyo is already configured with the best setting for Anisotropic Filtering. There’s no need to set any driver-level Anisotropic filtering here.

Texture Filtering Quality: Standard

Standard Texture Filtering Quality is a great mix between decent visuals and good performance. 

Surface Format Optimization: Enabled

Keep the Surface Format Optimization Enabled as it helps optimize several surfaces in-game to improve performance. 

Tessellation Mode: Override Application Settings

Override the Application Settings for Tesselation mode to unlock the setting below.

Maximum Tessellation Level: Off

We need to completely disable any form of driver-level tesselation to avoid any performance hiccups. So it’s best to set Maximum Tesselation Level to off.

OpenGL Triple Buffering: Disabled

It’s a variation of the V-sync technology. Since we’re already using AMD Radeon Enhanced Sync, there’s no need to use triple buffering on top of it. 

Reset Shader Cache: Perform Reset

It’s best that you perform a Shade Cache Reset if you have recently. Shader Cache builds up automatically in your system as you play different games. It’s the data that helps load your game assets smoothly and even improve load times. However, sometimes this data can get corrupted or even fill up causing bad performance in games. It’s best to perform a Shader Cache Reset every once in a while to avoid bad performance in games. 

And there you have it. We’ve successfully configured the best Ghostwire Tokyo settings for AMD Radeon. Now all you have to do is launch the game and experience the performance boost yourself. However, if you’re looking to boost the performance of your game and PC even further, then keep reading because we’ve got more optimizations in store.

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Ghostwire Tokyo Optimization Thoughts

Ghostwire Tokyo may be a weird game, but it’s one of the most unique games I’ve played in previous years. Its unique blend of combat by casting spells and sending out energy blasts really brought my childhood fantasies to life. However, the game is only fully enjoyed when running on a stable FPS. Since the game’s been recently launched, players could wait a decent amount of time before there’s a major update fixing the performance of Ghostwire Tokyo. However, until that happens, I hope that our best Ghostwire Tokyo settings were able to provide the performance you were looking for in the game. As always, it’s a pleasure bringing fresh content for newly released games to our readers and we hope to hear from you guys down in the comments below. For now, Adios!

 
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Ayyoun Ali


Ayyoun is a passionate technology and gaming enthusiast who loves to help others experience the same enthusiasm through his content. With over 4 years of professional writing experience and 15 years of gaming experience, he's always in search of the next best thing people want to know about. He's mostly into the horror genre and his favorite games include Silent Hill, Resident Evil, and Hunt Showdown...the list goes on friends. Better save your stash of coffee cuz he might gulp it down before you could say "Expelliarmus".