Stray Best Graphics Settings for More Performance

This guide will help you get the best performance out of the new game Stray while retaining its visual depth as well.

Stray Best Graphics Settings for More Performance

Stray is a 2022 adventure game developed by BlueTwelve Studio and published by Annapurna Interactive. Lost, alone, and separated from family, a stray cat must untangle an ancient mystery to escape a long-forgotten cybercity and find its way home.

Yes, you play as a stray cat and the best thing about the game is the unique concept it runs on. I would personally never get bored with this game and let me tell you there is a dedicated “meow” button that makes things even cuter.

However, the game is built on Unreal Engine 4 which is known to have caused stuttering and performance issues on PC with previous games. This one however works pretty fine if you could adjust the settings correctly according to your system specs.

System Requirements for Stray :

Before we hop into the graphics settings let’s quickly check out the requirements. There is no point trying to force run Stray on a system that is not strong enough for it. You would never be able to run it smoothly.

MINIMUM:

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2300 | AMD FX-6350
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti, 2 GB | AMD Radeon R7 360, 2 GB
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 10 GB available space

RECOMMENDED:

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-8400 | AMD Ryzen 5 2600
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780, 3 GB | AMD Radeon R9 290X, 4 GB
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 10 GB available space

This is the System Requirements for Stray according to Steam. It is recommended that you have a setup anywhere equivalent to or better than the recommended one to enjoy the maximum performance with decent visuals. However, going lower you may have to play around with the settings a bit just to make sure you run the game smoothly.

Best Graphics Settings to Fix Lag. Stuttering and Frame Drops : 

Let’s talk about the best Graphics settings you could use for this game provided you have a setup not as good as the recommended or somewhere in between minimum and recommended.

Go to Settings > Graphics 

  • Full screen: Yes (checked)
  • Resolution: Default monitor resolution
  • Resolution scale: 70%
  • Max Frame Rate: Uncapped (there is no point capping the frame rate because we need the maximum that the game could offer to us)
  • V-Sync: No (Unchecked) (V Sync forces the game to play at a constant frame rate, but it takes a toll on the input latency. Not always a pleasant experience especially if we are trying to get good performance)
  • Motion Blur: Pull the slider to the left. We do not need Motion Blur
  • Sharpness: Keep Slider in the middle.
  • Effects Quality:  High
  • Shadow Quality: Low
  • Texture Quality: Medium
  • Mesh Quality: Medium

Well, there aren’t many settings to play around with, but I am sure this would give you fair enough performance along with decent enough visuals.


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