Hi fellow AMD users! There are about 1000 Nvidia guides out there and I seem to get good FPS for my system so I thought I would share some settings to try and make your Tarkov experience just a little bit better. I am going to start with the basics and move towards more advanced things.
I play Tarkov at 1080p between 70fps and 130fps and average right around 90fps. Although I feel like that might be higher with this new patch. I am not responsible for any loss of data or problems that occur! Everything we are doing is going to be pretty basic but when your putting something out on the internet for people to do someone, somewhere will find a way to fuck it up. 🙂 With that out of the way lets get to it!
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 4.2Ghz all core OC at 1.23V
Storage: NVME Samsung 500GB (Tarkov and OS installed), 500gb SSD, 4TB Spin Drive
House Cleaning Items
Before we get into any settings we need to make sure of a few things.
All of your current AMD Drivers are properly updated. Go to AMD Driver Tool and download the Display driver and System Driver. It is one package and will update everything. You can even factory reset your display driver to really get a fresh start. Simply check that option when installing.
If you are experiencing really poor FPS check your Task Manager. Is something eating up CPU before we even get into the game? CTRL-ALT-Delete and go into "Task Manager", check and make sure CPU utilization is idle at 0% – 5% as shown here Task Manager Utilization. If you see a idle number that is constant and over 5%-ish then click the "Performance" tab and narrow down what is eating up CPU, trouble shoot and get rid of that problem.
System Tray. You can't have 500 programs running down in your system tray. Make sure you keep your system lean and clean! There are rumors that some anti virus can really mess with performance? I run Windows Defender.
AMD Driver Settings
Open your Radeon Software from the system and go into the Escape from Tarkov game profile. Setup your options like this:
On Page 3 you will notice that I have the option to record game clips. If you are rocking 32GB of memory then you can set it up like this and the last 12 minutes of game play will be recorded. You do need to turn on Desktop Recording for it to work. I highly suggest you use "Record to system memory" so it's not thrashing the hell out of your hard drive. That all said we are talking maximum performance so turn off "Desktop Recoding" for now. Once you are pulling massive frames you can get into recording game play 🙂
Escape from Tarkov Settings
There are several things we need to do for maximum performance with Escape from Tarkov.
It must be installed on the fastest drive you have. Ideally that is an NVME drive directly on your Motherboard. If you have a SSD that is second choice and if you have a regular spin drive then you need to go and buy a SSD. You can pick up a small SSD for dirt cheap here: Newegg SSD. Make sure your OS and Tarkov are on at least a SSD.
Go into the BSG Launcher settings by clicking the little arrow under your name. Change the "When I launch the Game:" option to "Exit the Launcher completely"
IN GAME SETTINGS
Pretty self explanatory and things you have seen on other guides:
Tarkov Settings Page 2 NOTES: Sharpness can be set to whatever you like, It has zero effect on FPS. I play on Borderless so its a smoother tab out to Discord or Second monitor. People say Fullcreeen may give more FPS but I really haven't noticed gains. Experiment with what works for you.