The Finals is finally out on all major platforms and we can all be happy again. However, the game comes with its share of bugs and glitches that could be extremely annoying at times.

Quite a few users are complaining about the game overloading their Video Memory and crashing with an Error that says “Out of Video Memory“. This bug there back in the Beta Playtest version of the game as well but it seems like the occurrence has increased a lot in the main release.


Here are some of the fixes recommended by people from the community:

Force Run the Game in Windowed Mode:

Running the game in Windowed Mode has fixed the problem for many users. Just go to:

  • Steam Library
  • The Finals
  • Right Click on the game and select Properties
  • Under the General tab, you will get Launch Option
  • Type “-windowed” (without quotes) in the bar under Launch Options.

You can either do this or you can press Alt+Enter keys together just when the screen goes black as you launch The Finals. This will switch the game to Windowed mode, but you would have to do it every time you launch. It is better if you have the command pinned down in the Launch Options for the game.

Set In-Game Resolution:

You can set the resolution in the Launch Option as well. Make sure you are using the default monitor resolution. For that, you just need to type:

  • For 1080p: Type “-w 1920 -h 1080” (No quotes).
  • For 1440p: Type “-w 2560 -h 1440” (No quotes)
  • For 4K or 2160p: Type “-w 3840 -h 2160” (No quotes)

You cannot use this feature if you are in Windowed mode. Make sure you do not have the Windowed command typed in the launch options if you are setting a resolution.

Game Config File Changes:

This fix worked for the majority of users and has been recommended by  /crowdozer:

“mine kept saying out of video memory too which was weird for a 3080. i fixed mine by editing my config file.

mine was at: %LOCALAPPDATA%/Discovery/Saved/Config/WindowsClient/GameUserSettings.ini

I changed the top section to this:
[ScalabilityGroups] sg.ResolutionQuality=100

and now it launches.”

Force Launch The Finals with DirectX 11:

Add “-d3d11” in the launch options to force launch The Finals using DirectX 11. Normally DirectX 11 is outdated and the game uses DirectX 12. However, this could fix the issue for you as it worked for a few other users as well.

Verifying Game Files and Re-installing the Game:

You can try verifying game files to see if any missing or corrupted file is causing this:

  • Go to Steam Library
  • The go to The Finals and Right Click
  • Select Properties
  • Now go to Installed Files
  • Click on Verify Integrity of Game Files

If this does not work, try re-downloading the whole game and installing it again. The Finals is not a big game (around 18 GB) and a  fresh download could do the trick.

Force Run with All Cores:

Type “-useallavailablecores” (no quotes) under Launch Options to ensure the game uses all the CPU Cores. This also worked for a few users.

Lowering Performance Core Ratio:

You need to lower your Performance Core Ratio from 55x to 54x. For this, you need to visit the link given below and download Intel Extreme Tuning Utility.

You can do this from the BIOS as well. Quite an effective fix as it worked for a lot of users.

Note: This is quite an Advanced Method of fixing the problem. It might be difficult for a lot of users. If you are confused about what to do and how to do it, just let it be. Or you can check a few videos online about Performance Core to know how it works and what you must do to Underclock your CPU.

There you go, that will be all on “How to Fix OUT OF VIDEO MEMORY Error in THE FINALS“.

If there are any other fixes we will surely update it in this article itself. I am also expecting a patch fix for this bug as well.

I hope the guide was helpful. Please let us know in the comments section below. Also, follow FPS Index for more guides on The Finals.


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