Battlefield 2042 PC Benchmarks, Performance, and Settings (2023)

Battlefield 2042 PC Benchmarks, Performance, and Settings (1)

Battlefield 2042 brings near-future warfare to the series, and you might just want a near-future GPU to run it at ultra settings. We'll get into the details in a moment, but pushing everything to maximum quality can cause GPUs that don't have enough VRAM to take a dirt nap. But you don't actually need to max out the settings, and unless you have one of the fastest options among the best graphics cards, like the RTX 3090, RTX 3080 Ti, or RX 6900 XT, you'll probably want to skip 4K and ray tracing.

We've tested Battlefield 2042 performance on a collection of GPUs and ran some detailed settings benchmarks to see how each of the options affects performance and image quality. We'll start with the settings, but first, let's quickly run through our testing equipment and methodology.

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Battlefield 2042 PC Benchmarks, Performance, and Settings (2)

Our test equipment consists of a Core i9-9900K CPU with 32GB of DDR4-3600 CL16 memory, a 2TB SSD, and of course, the various GPUs we've tested. Benchmarking Battlefield 2042 is, frankly, horrible—this is pretty much the opposite of most of the things we like to see, as we discussed in how to make a good game benchmark. Of course, there isn't a built-in benchmark, which means we had to run every test manually—good for getting a true look at performance, bad for repeatability. Weather effects can also impact performance, and just the general mayhem of a 64-player or even 128-player match means there's far more variability between runs.

We've attempted to mitigate that variability by running each test multiple times and also tried to get a "clear" day for the battle on the Discarded map. That means that besides trying to avoid heavy clouds in the sky (which drops performance), or if a tornado shows up, we exit and restart. We also ran the game in solo/co-op mode and played against bots because we didn't want other humans wondering why one player kept running in circles around one area of the map. Even so, the margin of error is going to be slightly higher than the normal 1–2% range we'd get from a good built-in benchmark.

Battlefield 2042 Settings Analysis

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Battlefield 2042 has all the usual settings you'd expect to be able to tweak in a modern PC game, including ultrawide resolution support, uncapped framerates, high display refresh rates, HDR, four presets, and about 18 (depending on how you want to count) individual advanced graphics settings that you can tweak to your liking. If you use the presets, they'll lock in 11 of the settings, but you're free to enable/disable motion blur, chromatic aberration, film grain, vignette, lens distortion, DLSS, ray traced ambient occlusion, and a few other miscellaneous options.

You can see the performance charts for an RTX 3060 and RX 6700 XT running using a 1080p ultra baseline in the above gallery, along with screenshots of the other display and graphics settings. In the next gallery, we have individual screenshots of each of the presets, along with a screenshot of each setting turned down from the ultra preset to its minimum value. If you compare the screenshots against the ultra version, you'll note that most settings have very little discernable impact on the way the game looks, or even the performance.

Note that the two GPUs were selected because they both had 12GB VRAM, which is necessary to avoid other bottlenecks. For example, suppose you have an AMD card with only 8GB or less or an Nvidia card with 6GB or less VRAM. In that case, you'll want to drop the texture quality a notch or two and probably lower lighting quality as well to avoid potentially serious stuttering.

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(Video) The BEST Settings for Season 2 of Battlefield 2042 to MAXIMISE performance

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(Video) Battlefield 2042 PRO Settings Guide ( Best Visibility and Performance )

You can flip through the above images to make your own evaluation, but the short summary of the biggest impact settings is that only lighting quality, terrain quality, and post-process quality change the visuals much. Oh, and of course, ray-traced ambient occlusion, but that really does need a potent GPU and/or running at lower resolutions (perhaps with DLSS) to be viable. As far as performance goes, it's again those same settings that have the greatest potential to improve framerates—or hurt them in the case of RTAO.

Lighting quality generally deals with the shadows you'll see in the game. At the low setting, the resolution of the shadow maps drops and so shadows—like of the nearby ranger robot—become less distinct. Shadows on objects farther away may disappear entirely, like on the semi-truck dumpster in the left of the image. Dropping this to low vs. ultra improved performance by just 5% on the AMD card and 11% on the Nvidia GPU. Part of that might be the CPU becoming a bottleneck with the faster RX 6700 XT, however.

Terrain quality seems to alter both the resolution of the terrain textures as well as the amount of terrain geometry. Flipping between low and ultra, there's less detail and deformation in the terrain on the low setting. However, it's not a massive visual difference, and outside of ray tracing, this was the single most demanding setting. Dropping it to low boosted performance by about 10%.

Post-process quality didn't impact performance much at all, but looking at the screenshots, this appears to include effects like screen space reflections. Set this to low, and the puddles don't have any approximated reflections. This could potentially impact performance and visuals more on some of the other levels, but given we measured a 1–3% drop in performance, you can probably leave it at ultra.

Ray traced ambient occlusion is the only other setting of note, and it improves the quality of shadows on objects. It's particularly noticeable (in the screenshots) underneath the trailer on the left, the platform in the middle, and the underside of the crane on the right. So it does make a difference in image quality, but the problem, as usual, is that the slight gains are offset by a rather steep drop in performance. We've benchmarked with and without RTAO on the various GPUs we tested, and saw about a 30% drop in performance on the AMD GPUs and a smaller 15–20% drop on the Nvidia GPUs. But that's only if your GPU has enough VRAM, as results on the RTX 3060 Ti at higher resolutions drop quite a bit more, while the RTX 2060 basically shouldn't even think about enabling RTAO.

Battlefield 2042 Graphics Card Benchmarks

Battlefield 2042 PC Benchmarks, Performance, and Settings (3)

Due to the difficulty in testing Battlefield 2042, I've elected to only include a handful of cards from the most recent GPU families. This is because it just takes so long to load the game and then start a match, and over half the time, the weather would interfere with the results and require me to exit and restart. Even with that effort, there's probably a 5% margin of error on these results, but it at least gives a decent idea of what to expect.

Most users will want to stick to the high or medium presets, particularly if you don't have more than 8GB of VRAM. Drop a note in the comments with other GPUs you'd like to see tested, and if there's enough demand (meaning more than one person saying "please test XYZ!"), I'll revisit the subject with more testing. But this isn't going into my regular benchmark suite as it took probably four times longer to test each GPU than on most other games with a built-in benchmark.

I've included results with DLSS Quality mode enabled on the Nvidia RTX GPUs as well, which some might say is unfair, but honestly, the difference between native and DLSS Quality is very difficult to spot, particularly when you're just playing the game. You could even opt for Balanced or Performance modes, especially at 1440p and 4K, and likely not notice. I'll have more to say regarding DLSS below.

Battlefield 2042 PC Benchmarks, Performance, and Settings (4)

Battlefield 2042 PC Benchmarks, Performance, and Settings (5)

(Video) 🔧 BATTLEFIELD 2042: Dramatically increase performance / FPS with any setup! *BEST SETTINGS* ✅

Again, in the interest of time, I stopped after testing performance at the ultra preset, as well as using ultra plus enabling RTAO. Every GPU tested managed more than 60 fps at 1080p ultra, though cards like the RTX 2060 and RX 6600 XT might exhibit more stuttering in lengthier sessions. If you want 144 fps for a high refresh rate display, only the RTX 3090 (and RTX 3080 Ti should perform about the same) and RX 6700 XT and above will suffice. Even with DLSS, Nvidia's top GPUs can't catch AMD's offerings.

Enabling ray traced AO changes things up a bit. The Nvidia GPUs now lead AMD's equivalent (more or less) offerings. Nothing can achieve a steady 120 fps, though, never mind 144 or 240 fps. As a twitch-heavy shooter, I suspect most Battlefield 2042 players will be more interested in dropping settings to improve their fps rather than adding slightly better shadows.

Battlefield 2042 PC Benchmarks, Performance, and Settings (6)

Battlefield 2042 PC Benchmarks, Performance, and Settings (7)

The fastest cards still handle 1440p quite well, but VRAM becomes a factor on AMD's 8GB RX 6600 XT, as well as the RTX 2060. CPU limitations are no longer a factor (except on the 6900 XT and RTX 3090), so provided your GPU has sufficient memory, you get about 25% lower performance at 1440p ultra than at 1080p ultra. The RTX 3060 and above all still break 60 fps with room to spare, while the RTX 3090 just barely averages 144 fps and the RX 6900 XT still has a bit of gas in its tank.

If you don't have enough VRAM, like on the RX 6600 XT or RTX 2060… well, performance can drop 75% to 90%. Oops. Don't run out of VRAM.

Enabling ray tracing and getting 60 fps or more is still possible on the RTX 3060 and above, though minimums on many of the cards may drop below that mark. The RTX 2060 couldn't even think about providing reasonable performance at 1440p ultra with DXR (DirectX Raytracing) enabled, but we did toss in the RX 6600 XT just for giggles. Again, don't run out of VRAM.

I'm not sure why AMD's GPUs often seem to need more memory for equivalent settings than Nvidia's GPUs, but it's probably internal delta color compression among other things. In Battlefield 2042, at least with the game ready AMD 21.11.2 and Nvidia 496.76 drivers we used for testing, it seems like AMD's 8GB cards behave like Nvidia's 6GB cards, and its 12GB cards more or less match the behavior of Nvidia's 8GB cards. There's probably more room for driver optimizations, in other words. That or AMD's Infinity Cache is playing a big role.

Battlefield 2042 PC Benchmarks, Performance, and Settings (8)

Battlefield 2042 PC Benchmarks, Performance, and Settings (9)

Given what we've seen so far, you'd expect a rough go of things at 4K ultra, and that's what we get. The RTX 3060 Ti with DLSS and RX 6700 XT can break 60 fps, but otherwise you'd want an RX 6800 or RTX 3080 or above. Technically the RTX 3070 and 3070 Ti should be fine as well, but the 8GB does cause more hitching from time to time. 8GB on AMD's RX 6600 XT meanwhile delivered sub-20 fps results.

What about 4K with maxed out settings plus ray tracing? The RX 6900 XT and RTX 3090 still averaged more than 60 fps, and DLSS Quality mode now proves more beneficial, boosting performance to 95 fps. With DLSS enabled, we expect the RTX 3080 and 3080 Ti would also provide a good experience. AMD's RX 6800 XT should be okay as well, since it's typically only about 5% slower than the 6900 XT. But this is mostly an academic question as I'm sure few Battlefield 2042 players will opt for lower fps just to get a few ray traced shadows.

Battlefield 2042 DLSS Analysis

Battlefield 2042 PC Benchmarks, Performance, and Settings (10)

Battlefield 2042 PC Benchmarks, Performance, and Settings (11)

We included DLSS Quality mode on the RTX cards for the testing above, but here we've tested with just the RTX 3060 at 1080p and 1440p, and tried out all four DLSS modes. Quality uses 2x upscaling (approximately), Balanced uses 3x upscaling, Performance is 4x upscaling, and Ultra-Performance goes whole hog with 9x upscaling. That means at 1080p it's actually upscaling a 640x360 resolution frame, while at 1440p it upscales an 853x480 frame. Considering the low resolution source frames, it's pretty impressive that the resulting images don't look absolutely awful!

The performance benefits of DLSS aren't as high in Battlefield 2042 as we've seen in other games. Maybe they'd be greater at 4K, but most gamers still aren't using 4K displays. As we've mentioned in our best gaming monitors guide, high refresh rate 1440p displays are still our favorite option, and you can get G-Sync of FreeSync on most of them without paying a massive price premium. High refresh rate 4K displays cost more several times more money.

At 1080p, other factors (CPU and just the additional overhead of DLSS) come into play, so while Quality mode boosts performance by 11%, Balanced mode only gets you 15% more than native performance, and Performance and Ultra-Performance deliver 21% and 23% more performance than native, respectively. The scaling is a bit better with 1440p: 15% in Quality mode, 23% Balanced, 31% Performance, and 37% Ultra-Performance.

But we have to put things in perspective. Sure, using DLSS Quality it's hard to spot the differences versus native rendering. Performance and Ultra-Performance? Not so much. We'd reserve Performance mode for 4K gaming, and Ultra-Performance is mostly just a gimmick that might enable 8K at acceptable framerates in some games (but probably not in Battlefield 2042).

You could also skip DLSS and just use the game's built-in upscaling. It doesn't look nearly as good, but the overhead is a lot lower.

Battlefield 2042 Ray Tracing

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(Video) Battlefield 2042 PC 4K & 1440p performance testing (All presets, all DLSS settings)

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We've talked already about how enabling ray tracing still causes a pretty severe performance hit, especially on GPUs that run out of VRAM. AMD's RX 6900 XT still managed just fine, and the other Navi 21 GPUs should be okay as well, but AMD cards with 12GB or less memory, and Nvidia GPUs with 8GB or less VRAM, will probably want to leave it off.

You can see the above images showing several different areas of the Discarded map and the impact RTAO has on the visuals. Or rather, the lack of impact. There's no denying on the crane images that RTAO looks far more correct than having it off, and if every part of every map showed that much of a visual change we could make a good argument for RTAO.

But then the outdoor view of the shipping crate and walls only shows slightly darker shadows on the walls to the right, and underneath the walls and bushes (frankly perhaps a bit too dark under the shrubbery), and the interior shot with the ship on stilts shows similarly minor differences.

And what the visuals don't show is that with ray tracing enabled, even on a fast GPU, there tend to be more stutters and slowdowns. They become less frequent after you've been running around an area for a bit, but die and respawn elsewhere and they can crop up again.

For the minor improvement in visuals, we just don't feel RTAO can be justified in a modern shooter. But then we'd also say the same of the minor improvements you can see when going from high to ultra quality. Using high with terrain quality at medium can boost performance 15%, which is what most people would likely prefer.

Battlefield 2042 Closing Thoughts

Battlefield 2042 PC Benchmarks, Performance, and Settings (12)

It's interesting to see the change in approach to ray tracing with Battlefield 2042. The previous Battlefield V used ray tracing just for reflections, and I and many other reviewers pointed out that doing this is kind of the worst way to add ray tracing. It's really only in games that use multiple ray tracing effects that we really start to see the benefits in terms of image quality. But ray traced reflections still tends to be more useful than ray traced shadows… and yet Battlefield 2042 opted to do ray traced ambient occlusion, which is a subset of shadows. It makes me want to shout, "We're going the wrong way!"

Fundamentally, the problem is that a game like Battlefield 2042 benefits far more from high framerates than from improved visuals. I'm sure there are some people that will love running at maxed out settings, with ray tracing, just because they have a sufficiently powerful PC. In a few more years, maybe even midrange PCs will be able to handle BF2042 with all the bells and whistles. But by then we'll have the next Battlefield installment to occupy our time.

I suspect EA had some sort of a deal with Nvidia where it had to include at least one ray tracing effect. DLSS support is more welcome, though sadly it's version 2.2.18.0 at launch, rather than the most recent 2.3.2 that includes some enhancements that get rid of the ghosting effect—one of the only real drawbacks to DLSS. Interestingly, swapping DLLs actually didn't work for Battlefield 2042 (you can't enable DLSS after swapping DLLs), so either 2.3 has some different hooks or this particular game uses DLSS in a way that required tighter integration. Probably it's just a version check, but either way, we'd love to see it updated.

As it sits right now, Battlefield 2042 doesn't feel radically different from previous games in the series. That's either good or bad, depending on what you think of those games. The new 128-player mode on PC can feel a bit too crowded on some maps, but 64-player mode can conversely feel a bit too unpopulated. In my playing so far, though, rarely did I encounter much in the way of solitude—which is part of what made testing performance in Battlefield 2042 such a complete slog.

If you'd like to see more GPUs tested, let us know in the comments. For now, hopefully these initial testing results will be sufficient to get you started. Or, you know, just use the medium or high preset and call it a day. That's what console players get.

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FAQs

How do I optimize my PC for Battlefield 2042? ›

Set Graphics Card Priority To High For Battlefield 2042
  1. Under Start type and open Graphics Settings. Graphics Settings.
  2. Then, click on Browse and add Battlefield 2042.exe. Browse for Battlefield 2042. ...
  3. Then set its graphics preference to High Performance. Enable High Performance.
  4. Click on save once you are finished.
16 Feb 2022

Is my PC good enough for Battlefield 2042? ›

The minimum requirements for Battlefield 2042 are an Intel Core i5 6600K or AMD FX-8350 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 4GB of video memory, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 560 GPU. You'll also need an internet connection with speeds of 512Kbps or faster.

Why is Battlefield 2042 so laggy on PC? ›

Fix 1: Check Server Status

Sometimes, the game server will also be down for maintenance and you will also experience Battlefield 2042 input lag and Battlefield 2042 mouse lag in this condition. So, you must go to EA Help Center to check if the server is down before tinkering with Battlefield with the solutions below.

What FPS should I be getting in Battlefield 2042? ›

From our testing, the recommended specs can hit 60 fps with High to Ultra settings at 1440p.

Is Battlefield 2042 CPU heavy? ›

Battlefield 2042 is famous for bad CPU optimization and how to solve Battlefield 2042 high CPU usage is a tricky issue for game players.

Why is my FPS so low on Battlefield 2042? ›

The outmoded version of graphics driver matters a lot for game performances. Therefore, one of the most effective ways to fix low FPS Battlefield 2042 is to update your graphics driver in time.

Is 16GB of RAM enough for Battlefield 2042? ›

Can I Run Battlefield 2042? The Battlefield 2042 system requirements are a slight step up from those listed for the August technical play test, but you'll still need at least 8GB of RAM in your gaming PC to keep the game ticking or up it to 16GB in order to meet the recommended.

Is Battlefield 2042 more CPU or GPU intensive? ›

Hi @AssassinXDAhmed, Battlefield 2042 is very CPU intensive game and most likely would be why your CPU is going on 100%.

Is Battlefield CPU or GPU intensive? ›

As many gamers have noticed, Battlefield 2042 is a very CPU demanding game and pushing past the 100 fps barrier can be a real challenge.

Is Battlefield 2042 a buggy? ›

“Battlefield 2042,” its developers at Dice and publisher, EA, have been harshly criticized by players for its buggy state and lack of industry standard features since its November 2021 release. Some crucial numbers size up the state of the game.

Is Battlefield 2042 unplayable? ›

'Battlefield 2042' Is An Unplayable Mess, Riddled With Flying Hovercrafts | Cracked.com.

How do I fix Nvidia fps drop? ›

How To Fix FPS Drop While Gaming on Windows 10 [Random Sudden ...

What is a good graphics card for Battlefield 2042? ›

And the recommended requirements include an Intel Core i7 4790 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU, 16GB of RAM, 8GB of video memory, and an NVidia GeForce RTX 2060 or AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT GPU.

Will a GTX 1060 Run Battlefield 2042? ›

In summary, the GeForce GTX 1060 is only really suitable for running Battlefield 2042 on a small laptop screen but may get some playable frame rates up to high graphics.

Why is my CPU usage so high and GPU so low? ›

Your GPU usage is very low because you're using the integrated graphics, there's a driver issue, you have a CPU bottleneck, or the game you're playing isn't optimized. Possible fixes are reinstalling drivers, upgrading or overclocking your CPU, and adjusting certain game settings.

How do I increase GPU usage in Battlefield 2042? ›

Turn off Vsync and you should see it change. If your CPU is pegged at 100% load that is indeed your problem. The only way to fix that is to change your CPU.

Can a RTX 2080 Run Battlefield 2042? ›

To summarise, the GeForce RTX 2080 is very capable of playing Battlefield 2042. Our assessment here for resolution size puts it at 1440p for optimum frame rates when considering graphics quality versus resolution.

Why is Battlefield 2042 not using my GPU? ›

Super low GPU usage could indicate your have your display connected to the motherboard video output rather than the GPU. Low GPU usage in the 30-50% range is a different issue.

Does Battlefield 2042 use a lot of RAM? ›

As confirmed by DICE, players will need at least 8GB of RAM and either an AMD Ryzen 5 1600 or Intel Core i5 6600K CPU to run the game.

Is BF2042 poorly optimized? ›

Battlefield 2042 is a game that is known for its poor optimization. Even people with 3080 GPUs struggle to get a high enough framerate on maximum settings. However, there might be some issues on your end that may be causing the game to feel laggy.

Will a GTX 1650 Run Battlefield 2042? ›

GTX 1650 | Battlefield 2042 - 1080p, 900p, 720p + NIS first impressions

What is the most CPU demanding game? ›

[10] Best CPU Intensive Games – Ultimate List
  1. Total War: WARHAMMER III.
  2. Civilization VI.
  3. Red Dead Redemption 2.
  4. Cities: Skylines.
  5. Stellaris.
  6. Cyberpunk 2077.
  7. Grand Theft Auto V.
  8. Far Cry 5.

Is CPU ready or not heavy? ›

However, the developers recommend a CPU greater or equal to an Intel Core i5-7600K to play the game. In terms of game file size, you will need at least 30 GB of free disk space available. Provided that you have at least an AMD Radeon R7 370 graphics card you can play the game.

Why is Battlefield 2042 so hard? ›

The problems gamers are having with BF2042 are manifold and widespread. These include annoyance with the game's cheesy voice lines, dissatisfaction with map design and map variety, frustration with bad bullet spread that makes accurate shooting incredibly difficult and a lack of game modes.

What is the most graphically demanding PC game 2022? ›

The Most Graphically Demanding PC Games (2022)
  • Spider-Man Remastered (August 13, 2022) ...
  • Elden ring (February 25, 2022) ...
  • Dying light 2 Stay Human (February 4, 2022) ...
  • God of War (January 14, 2022) ...
  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake (December 16, 2021) ...
  • Halo Infinite (December 8, 2021) ...
  • Far Cry 6 (October 7, 2021)

What is the most RAM intensive game? ›

Top 100 Most Demanding PC Games List
Most Demanding GameRAM
1The Ascent99
2S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 299
3Quake II RTX48
4Eco - Global Survival Game99
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How many cores is Battlefield 2042? ›

For hardware, the minimum CPU recommendation lists a 6-core Ryzen 5 3600 or a 4-core Core i5-6600K CPU, though we suspect most AMD Zen family CPUs will still suffice. For graphics, Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Pascal) or an AMD Radeon RX 560 (Polaris) are needed.

How do I lower my CPU usage in Battlefield 2042? ›

If Battlefield 20422 is having high CPU usage, try the following solutions.
  1. Change the power settings.
  2. Troubleshoot in Clean Boot.
  3. Free up some RAM and CPU.
  4. Avoid overclocking.
  5. Verify Game integrity.
  6. Wait for the update.
16 Jun 2022

Why is Battlefield 2042 not using my GPU? ›

Super low GPU usage could indicate your have your display connected to the motherboard video output rather than the GPU. Low GPU usage in the 30-50% range is a different issue.

How do I increase my FPS in Battlefield 2042 Reddit? ›

  1. Start Task Manager (Right Click on the Start Bar and select Task Manager)
  2. Click on the Details tab.
  3. Right Click on "BF2042.exe" and select "Set Priority"
  4. Select "High"
19 Nov 2021

Where is Battlefield 2042 config file? ›

Configuration file(s) location
SystemLocation
Windows%USERPROFILE% \ Documents \Battlefield 2042\settings\
Steam Play (Linux)<Steam-folder> /steamapps/compatdata/ 1517290 /pfx/ [Note 2]

Is Battlefield 2042 CPU or GPU intensive? ›

Re: BF2042 using 100% of CPU while the GPU is running at 7% Hi @AssassinXDAhmed, Battlefield 2042 is very CPU intensive game and most likely would be why your CPU is going on 100%.

Why is my CPU usage so high and GPU so low? ›

Your GPU usage is very low because you're using the integrated graphics, there's a driver issue, you have a CPU bottleneck, or the game you're playing isn't optimized. Possible fixes are reinstalling drivers, upgrading or overclocking your CPU, and adjusting certain game settings.

Is Battlefield CPU intensive? ›

Yes, it's very CPU intensive, but gamers shouldn't be concerned about the percentage utilization of their CPUs in Battlefield, as other aspects to the CPU might be limiting performance, such as cache performance or memory latency, which aren't included in that figure.

Is 100 GPU usage good? ›

For heavy games, 100% GPU usage is good, while for low-ended games, they can't use all resources hence causing a low GPU usage. At the same time, keeping 100% GPU usage when idle for a long time may lead to higher temperatures, noise levels, and even an evident decrease in performance.

How do I maximize my GPU usage? ›

#6 – How do I increase the warzone GPU usage?
  1. Install the latest graphics driver on your computer.
  2. Install the compatible windows update according to the graphic card requirements.
  3. Change to High-Performance settings in the control panel.
  4. Run the warzone at optimal settings.
2 Oct 2022

How do I increase GPU usage in Battlefield 2042? ›

Turn off Vsync and you should see it change. If your CPU is pegged at 100% load that is indeed your problem. The only way to fix that is to change your CPU.

How do I enable Dx12 in Battlefield 2042? ›

Battlefield 2042 is a DirectX 12 only game and therefore there is no option to either enable or disable it, because it runs on Dx12 by default.

Where is Battlefield config file? ›

Configuration file(s) location
SystemLocation
Windows%USERPROFILE% \ Documents \Battlefield 1\settings\
Steam Play (Linux)<Steam-folder> /steamapps/compatdata/ 1238840 /pfx/ [Note 1]
21 Oct 2016

How do I access my Battlefield 2042 files? ›

Open up File Explorer's window to navigate to the Documents\Battlefield 2042\settings folder.

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