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How to fix stuttering and performance issues in Atomic Heart

Long gone are the days of blowing in the cartridge.

These days, it is an unfortunate reality that many games are released in an unfinished state and don't run the best, even on beefy rigs and consoles. Atomic Heart developer Mundfish seems to have heeded the warning that Cyberpunk 2077 taught many. That being said, there are still some players running into issues with performance.

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Atomic Heart - Poor Performance on PC

With PC, there are plenty of options available to resolve performance issues. There are some straightforward options like turning on VSync and disabling things like bloom and motion blur. There are several presets available depending on the specs of your PC. We can understand wanting to make the game look the best it can, but current-generation games are taxing on machines. If a rig can't handle it, then certain limitations are going to be a part of it. Sure, there are options like disabling background tasks and apps, but these will have a limited benefit.

Atomic Heart Minimum Specs

  • OS: Windows 10, 11 (64-bit)
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 or Intel Core i5-2500
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • GPU: 4GB VRAM, AMD Radeon R9 380 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 960
  • Storage: 90GB

Atomic Heart Recommended Specs

  • OS: Windows 10, 11 (64-bit)
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X or Intel Core i7-7700K
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • GPU: 8GB VRAM, AMD RX6700 XT or Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070
  • Storage: 90GB, SSD Recommended

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Atomic Heart - Poor Performance on Console

Unfortunately for console players, there's not much in the way of customizing it to run any better. Atomic Heart comes with only one graphics mode for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. It is designed to run at a dynamic 4K 60FPS. As for Xbox Series S, it is designed to run at 1080p and 60FPS. Previous generation consoles are set to run at 1080p and 30FPS.

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