Best graphic settings for high FPS in MW3

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is an online multiplayer game that emphasizes the PvP experience. As such, it's imperative that you get high frames per second (FPS) and smooth performance to compete properly against your opponents.

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For the best visual experience, I recommend keeping the graphics settings as high as your PC can handle. However, if performance is your biggest priority, then you must focus on getting the most FPS out of your device while playing online.

Best high FPS graphic settings in Modern Warfare 3

The Graphics section in the Settings menu of Modern Warfare 3 gives players a plethora of options to customize the game. Below, I've listed the best settings you can apply for high FPS gameplay.

  • Display
    • Display
      • Display Mode: Fullscreen Exclusive
      • Display Monitor: Your primary high refresh rate monitor
      • Display Adapter: Discrete GPU
      • Screen Refresh Rate: Max available value
      • Display Resolution: Based on your monitor's resolution (Auto)
      • Aspect Ratio: Automatic
      • Display Gamma: 2.2 (sRGB)
      • Brightness: 50, else your preferred value
    • Sustainability
      • Eco mode preset: Custom
      • V-Sync (Gameplay): Off
      • V-Sync (Menu): Off
      • Custom Frame Rate Limit: Unlimited
      • Focused Mode: 90
    • High Dynamic Range (HDR)
      • High Dynamic Range (HDR): Off

The Display settings allow you to control your output monitor, resolution, and related stats. You can also customize your brightness from the menu. Most importantly, I suggest keeping V-Sync off, as it introduces significant input delay when enabled.

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  • Quality
    • Global Quality
      • Quality Presets: Custom
      • Render Resolution: 100
      • Dynamic Resolution: Off
      • Upscaling / Sharpening: FidelityFX CAS
      • VRAM Target Scale: 80
      • Variable Rate Shading: On
    • Details & Texture
      • Texture Resolution: Low, or put it to Normal if your device components are mid-high tier
      • Texture Filter Anisotropic: Normal
      • Depth of Field: Off
      • Detail Quality Level: Low
      • Particle Resolution: Low
      • Bullet Impacts: On
      • Persistent Effects: Off
      • Shader Quality: Low
      • On-demand Texture Streaming: Off
      • Local Texture Streaming: Low
    • Shadow & Lighting
      • Shadow Quality: Normal
      • Screen Space Shadows: Low
      • Ambient Occlusion: Off
      • Screen Space Reflections: Off
      • Static Reflection Quality: Low
    • Environment
      • Tesselation: Off
      • Terrain Memory: Min
      • Volumetric Quality: Low
      • Deferred Physics Quality: Off
      • Weather Grid Volumes: Off
      • Water Quality: Off

Quality settings determine how your game is going to perform. As a general rule of thumb, good graphics quality comes at the cost of low FPS. Therefore, you need to keep all the demanding settings at low or off for max frames.

  • View
    • Field of View
      • Field of View (FOV): 105, or your preferred value (remember that higher FOV values cause some performance and FPS loss)
      • ADS Field of View: Affected
    • Camera
      • World Motion Blur: Off
      • Weapon Motion Blur: Off
      • Film Grain: 0.00
      • 1st Person Camera Movement: Least (50 percent)
      • 3rd Person Camera Movement: Least (50 percent)

Finally, customize the View options to change settings such as field of view and motion blur. Also, don't forget to update the graphics driver to make sure the game is running smoothly without any connectivity issues.

Stay tuned to Pro Game Guides for more Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 content. In the meantime, head over to our article on What is Tactical Stance in MW3?

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Praharsh Kashyap is a video gaming enthusiast from India currently working as a Contributing Writer at Pro Game Guides. He has been playing and covering first-person shooters such as Call of Duty, Battlefield, and Apex Legends for years now. Besides FPS games, he also likes to indulge in RPGs every now and then.
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