Genshin Impact is an open world RPG video game with a gacha system. Although one of the advantages of the product is the ability to run it on almost any device, be it a phone, tablet, PC or console, players often experience unstable FPS, which negatively affects the efficiency in battles and the overall experience. In this regard, it becomes necessary to adjust the graphics for optimization on weak PCs and phones.
This guide breaks down the best graphics settings in Genshin Impact for PC and phone, highlighting the main options that can be changed to dramatically increase framerates and improve performance, as well as make the game more beautiful.
How to Adjust Graphics in Genshin Impact on PC
Check if the PC matches minimum requirements:
Operating system: Windows 7 SP1 (x64), Windows 8.1 (x64) or Windows 10 (x64) Processor: Intel Core i5 or equivalent; RAM: 8 GB; Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1030 6 GB or higher; DirectX11; Space required: 30 GB.
For best performance, it is desirable that the PC complies with recommended requirements:
Operating system: Windows 7 SP1 (x64), Windows 8.1 (x64) or Windows 10 (x64); Processor: Intel Core i7 or equivalent; RAM: 16 GB; Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB or higher; DirectX11; Disk space: 30 GB.
Go to the Paimon menu (“Esc”), select “Settings‘ and open the tab ‘Graphics“. Here you can experiment with graphic options. There are 18 settings that affect optimization in Genshin Impact, but there are only a few key ones. The table shows the graphics settings for a beautiful picture on a powerful PC and for maximum performance on a weak assembly.
The screenshots show the differences between the picture at the maximum (1 screenshot) and minimum (2 screenshot) settings. The image on the right shows less detailed models, pixelation, and a ladder effect on Mona’s model.
The question remains how to adjust the graphics in Genshin so that the image was beautiful even on relatively weak machines. The following settings especially affect the beauty and performance of the picture.
Anti-Aliasing in Genshin Impact: Better than FSR 2, TAA or SMAA
The anti-aliasing option in Genshin Impact and other games affects the smoothness of the picture, removes the effects of stairs and pixelation of the image. Good anti-aliasing techniques hide sharp corners and make the image more attractive. The game has 3 settings:
No smoothing. SMAA. FSR 2.
To figure out which anti-aliasing is better, in the screenshots below we compare the image quality at 3 settings and a general low rendering level (0.6), which gives the effect of a ladder. It seems clear that the option FSR2 is preferred, removing the ladder and not making the result too blurry, while SMALL blurs the image too much. These differences, however, are not so obvious at high rendering levels (1.5).
What is rendering and what does it affect
Thanks to the rendering function, the resolution of all objects in the game changes without changing the screen resolution. Rendering below a value of 1.0 makes the image look pixelated, with ladder effects, but significantly frees up computer power, and a value above 1.0 increases the load on the system and image quality.
Rendering significantly affects on performance and FPS. Lower it if all other settings are already on low, but performance still suffers.
How to set up graphics in Genshin Impact on your phone
Check the compatibility of your Android device with the requirements. Minimum:
Arm v8a (x64) processor; RAM: from 3 GB; Android system version 7.0 or above; Free space: 8 GB.
Recommended developers configuration for a comfortable game:
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Kirin 810 or higher; RAM: from 4 GB.
Requirements for device owners Apple:
iPhone 8 Plus, X, XS, XS Max, XR, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, SE (second generation); iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad mini (5th generation), Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation), Pro 10.5-inch (3rd generation), Pro 11-inch (4th generation), Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation), Pro 11-inch ( 4th generation), Pro 12.9″ (4th generation); Operating system: iOS 9.0 or higher; Free space required: 8 GB.
Click on the Paimon menu (upper left corner) select “Settings”, open the tab “Graphics” and change the settings. The photo shows the differences between low and high settings on the phone. Use the table and learn how to make beautiful graphics in Genshin Impact or optimize performance on a mobile device.
We are glad if the guide helped to increase the FPS in Genshin Impact. Ask any questions you have about graphics settings in comments. The guides section of Genshin Impact is constantly updated with new articles: check out the new materials.