Resident Evil 4 Remake: Best Graphics Settings

With over 200+ hours of gameplay and graphics tuning, here are my best settings to enjoy the game.

RE4 Graphic settings
RE4 Graphic settings

The default settings should be a fine start to play with. It is because your GPU drivers will automatically pick the best graphics settings possible based on VRAM for the Resident Evil 4 remake. While doing so, the automated feature will set up the graphics on performance preference rather than quality-based.

Major Takeaways

The graphic settings vary whether you prefer the game to be performance-based or focus on better quality.

  1. Default Graphics
    • The game will set the graphics by default according to the performance factor.
    • You may face low visual output even on high-end systems with this option. 
  2. Low Graphics
    • Preferable to low-end systems
    • Offer a stable performance experience
  3. Medium Graphics
    • Preferable for almost every system
    • Favorable settings to maintain the performance and visual output.
  4. High Graphics
    • Best for high-end systems

About Author

I have spent much time playing the Resident Evil 4 remake. With much love for the franchise, I also dug into the graphical performance of Resident Evil 4 Remake so you can easily follow the best settings for your system. 

Gameplay hours
Proof of hours spent in-game | Image by Gamesual

The minimum requirements for the Resident Evil 4 remake are Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti. Or if you use an AMD graphic card, then the Radeon RX 560 is the minimum requirement. Following this, any GPU of approximal performance will give a low graphical output.

Best Low Graphic Settings

The best trait of Resident Evil 4 is that the game is still enjoyable, even on low graphics settings. It might require some time to set up the graphics in lower settings due to the complexity of the options. 

I highly recommend the Low Graphics preset for devices that meet the minimum requirement for the game.

Best Low Graphic Settings
Low Graphics Settings Display – Image Captured by: Gamesual

Performance-Focused settings

  • Limit the Frame Rate to 30.
  • HDR mode Off.
  • Cinematic Resolution: HD.
  • Ray Tracing: Off.
  • Keep the FidelityFX Super Resolution 2 option to Ultra Performance.
  • If you prefer using the FidelityFX Super Resolution 1 option, minimize every performance option present.
  • You should keep Image Quality to 50%.
  • Rendering Mode: Interlaced.
  • Anti-aliasing: off.
  • Keep the Texture quality Low ( 0 GB ). If you don’t appreciate the results, shift this setting to Medium ( 0.25 GB ).
  • Shadow Quality: Low.
  • Turn off the Shadow Cache.
  • Volumetric Lightning: OFF
  • Hair Strands: Off.
  • Turn off the Terrain.
  • Turn Off the Lens Flare.
  • Resource-Intense Effects Quality should be Low.

The options overlooked in the preset will not affect your VRAM usage.


  • Best performance experience
  • The game will run on low-end devices


  • Fuzzy texture quality
  • Some necessary details, such as symbols, might get overlooked.

Best Medium Graphics Settings

The one I favor most is the medium settings preset, which is performance-based and provides pleasing visuals. Remember that Resident Evil 4 will require a strong GPU to process at medium graphics. But you can manage to run the graphic settings provided here as we have focused on keeping the preset performance-sided.

Best medium graphics settings
Medium Graphics Display – Image Captured by: Gamesual

Maintaining Performance and Visuals

  • Frame Rate: Variable.
  • HDR: off
  • Cinematic Resolution: Full HD.
  • Ray Tracing: Off.
  • FidelityFX Super-resolution 2: Balanced
  • FidelityFX Super-resolution 1 option: Balanced
  • Texture Quality can be Medium ( 0.5 GB ). 
  • You can set the Texture Filtering at High ( ANISO x2 ).
  • Mesh Quality: Mid or High.
  • Shadow Quality: Mid-level
  • Shadow Cache: Off.
  • Volumetric Lighting: Off
  • Bloom: On.
  • You can also turn On the Screen Space Reflection.
  • Hair Strands: Normal.
  • Terrain: Off.
  • Turn On the Lens Flare and Depth of Field.

Other settings should either be turned Off or kept at Low.


  • Stable performance
  • Decent visual quality


  • Using low-end devices will cause the game to crash.

Best High Graphics Settings

The most exquisite and finest-looking graphics preset for this game’s visually stunning experience. However, you need a strong spec system to attain high graphics and performance simultaneously. 

Best high graphics settings Resident Evil 4
High Graphic Settings Display – Image Captured by: Gamesual

Best Output settings

  • Use a 60 Frame Rate. You can move to a 120 Frame Rate with a better-performing system.
  • Cinematic Resolution: 4k
  • You can turn On the Ray Tracing, but it is advised not to because of issues related to the game’s optimization.
  • FidelityFX Super-resolution 2: Quality option.
  • If you prefer FidelityFX Super-resolution 1, keep it Ultra Quality. Or, tweak the image quality to 100% or above, Render the mode to normal, and anti-aliasing should be FXAA+TAA.
  • Texture quality: high levels ( 1 GB ). 
  • Texture Filtering: High ( ANISO x16 ).
  • High Shadow Quality & Shadow Cache: On.
  • Ambient Occlusion: FidelityFX CACAO for better environmental details.
  • Turn On the Volumetric Lighting and Screen Space Reflection.
  • Hair Strands: High
  • Turn On the Terrain and Depth of Field for the best graphical enhancements.
  • Resource-intense lighting and effects quality can be high for better in-game details.

As for the rest of the options, you can keep them On or High settings if your device runs smoothly.


  • Best display result


  • Requires high-end system
  • It might extend the loading time

Best Custom Graphics Settings

PC players can also focus on one aspect of the graphical output. This means that if you find certain visual effects stunning while others are quite redundant, you should not waste the potential of performance.

If you wish to save some VRAM, only maintain the settings that satisfy your interest.

I took some time tweaking the graphic settings and found the best options that suited my gameplay experience.

Textures Preset

Textures play a vital role in providing the best visuals. If you attain a high texture quality, then pretty much every other graphic setting will not be a requirement.

  • FidelityFX Super-resolution 1 should be set manually for better quality.
  • Keep the Image Quality to 100%
  • Rendering Mode to Normal.
  • Keep the Texture Quality High ( 1, 2, or 3 GB ) according to your system specs.
  • Texture Filtering at High ( ANISO x16 ).
  • Keep the Shadow Quality High.
  • Set the Hair Strand to Normal or High.

You can use this preset while keeping every other setting at the lowest level possible. This will give you top-notch texture quality while ignoring the rest of the graphics.

Note: Keep in mind that the texture preset has a great impact on performance.

Lighting Preset

Lighting plays an important role in enhancing the visual outcome. the lighting effect is not highly impactful on performance.

  • Keep the Anti-aliasing to FXAA+TAA.
  • Turn On the Shadow Cache for much more detailed Shadow output.
  • Turn On the Volumetric lighting for a gloomy and spooky atmosphere.
  • Turn On the Bloom and Lens Flare.
  • Set the Resource-intense Lighting Quality to High.

Preset For Environmental Details

Although the environmental detail is unnecessary, it gives a satisfying visual output. This detail blends in quite well with the texture quality and is ineffective in the VRAM.

  • Take the Mesh Quality to Max.
  • Ambient Occlusion to FidelityFX CACAO and keep the Terrain On for detailed environment textures.
  • Turn On the Screen Space Reflection.
  • Depth of Field and Motion Blur should be On.
  • Resource-intense Effects Quality should be set to High.
  • Particle Quality and Rain should be High.

My Recommendation For Graphics Settings

I suggest that the Medium Graphics work best for performance and output results. 

This preset remains equivalent to High Graphic settings and does not strain your VRAM. Moreover, the Medium Graphics will stabilize the performance while maintaining a better texture output.

I experienced difficulties playing at Low Graphics because some puzzles require searching for specific symbols. That is why if your system meets the recommended requirements, you should be good to go with the Medium settings or my customized suggestions. 

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