Best Diablo 4 Settings – How to stop Diablo 4 killing GPU

Here are the best Diablo 4 PC settings to avoid GPU issues.

Some PC players have reported that the Diablo 4 beta damaged and even killed their graphics cards, reminiscent of how Amazon Games' MMO New World bricked certain GPUs upon launch. While Blizzard and NVIDIA are investigating, here are the best Diablo 4 settings to stop it from killing your GPU.

Best Diablo 4 PC settings

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While there have only been reports of NVIDIA 3080 TI graphics cards facing issues, it's always a good idea to optimize anything you're playing on PC to get the best performance possible so you get minimal stuttering and lagging. Blizzard recommends the following PC specs for running Diablo 4:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4670K or AMD R3-1300X
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 470
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: SSD with 45 GB available space
  • Internet: Broadband Connection

With that said, some players have been facing issues even when they've got the recommended specifications or higher, and using Diablo 4's recommended in-game settings doesn't help. So if you fall into that category, you'll want to fine-tune your settings.

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We recommend using the following Diablo 4 settings to improve performance, especially on mid-range GPUs. For older graphics cards and high-end GPUs, change the Medium settings to Low or High, respectively:

  • Resolution: Max
  • HDR: On
  • V Sync: Off
  • Resolution Percentage: 100%
  • Temporal Reconstruction: Off
  • DLSS: Ultra Performance
  • Quality: Medium
  • Texture Quality: Medium
  • Anisotropic Filtering: 16x
  • Shadow Quality: Medium
  • Dynamic Shadows: On
  • Soft Shadows: On
  • Shader Quality: Medium
  • SSAO Quality: High
  • Fog Quality: Medium
  • Clutter Quality: High
  • Fur Quality Level: High
  • Water Simulation Quality: Medium
  • Anti-aliasing Quality: Medium
  • Geometric Complexity: High
  • Terrain Geometry Detail: High
  • Physics Quality: High
  • Particles Quality: High
  • Reflection Quality: High
  • Screen Space Reflections: On
  • Distortion: On
  • Low FX: Off

How to stop Diablo 4 killing GPU

Image via Blizzard

If you have an NVIDIA 3080 TI, it is recommended that you cap Diablo 4's framerate within the NVIDIA Control Panel. To do this, right-click on your desktop after closing the game, select NVIDIA Control Panel, click on Manage 3D Settings, then change the Max Frame Rate option to On.

With that enabled, change the Max Frame Rate option to your monitor's refresh rate and click Apply to save the changes. This is a safety measure while NVIDIA and Blizzard investigate the issue and should stop your graphics card from being overworked.

For more information on Diablo 4, check out Is Diablo 4 an MMO? on Pro Game Guides.

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About the Author

Brent Koepp is a freelance games journalist based out of California and has been a Contributing Writer at Pro Game Guides since October 2022. An avid Pokemon fan for over 25 years, he has spent his career reporting on the popular Nintendo franchise. He also dabbles in Destiny 2 and JRPGs. You can follow him on Twitter @brentrkoepp.

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