Borderlands 3 PC graphics options are bonkers!


Just like its huge number of guns and their customizability options, Borderlands 3 has a ton of options in its graphics settings. Gearbox Software has just revealed the minimum and recommended PC requirements for the upcoming game, along with a huge list of graphics options, both basic and advanced, that will be available to the players.

The minimum requirements to play the game at 1080p are an FX-8350 on the AMD side and an i5-3570 on Intel’s side. You will need 6 gigs of memory, 75 gigs of storage and either an AMD Radeon HD 7970 or a GeForce GTX 680 2GB.

The recommended settings for Borderlands 3 are either an AMD Ryzen 5 2600 or a Core i7-4770 with an AMD Radeon RX 590 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB. It is recommended that you have at least 16 gigs of RAM. These settings are for gaming at 1440p.

Now, coming to the interesting part, let’s look at the graphics settings:

  • Graphics API: DirectX 11, DirectX 12
  • Display: (varies by setup)
  • Display Mode: Full Screen, Windowed Borderless, Windowed
  • Resolution: (varies by setup)
  • Vertical Sync: Off, On
  • Resolution Scale: 50% – 200% in 25% increments
  • Limit Frame Rate: Smooth 22-62 FPS, Capped 30 FPS, Capped 50 FPS, Capped 60 FPS, Capped 72 FPS, Capped 120 FPS, Unlimited, Custom
  • Custom FPS Limit: default 90, minimum 15, maximum 300
  • Calibrate Display: Brightness and HDR
  • Calibrate Safe Area: Adjust the boundary of the UI
  • Field of View: default 90, minimum 70, maximum 110
  • Vehicle Field of View: default 90, minimum 70, maximum 110
  • HUD Scale: default 1, minimum 0.6, maximum 1.3

And these were just the General options under the Basic settings. The juicier options can be found in the Advanced section.


  • Display Stats: Off, FPS, All (FPS, CPU, GPU)
  • Anti Aliasing: None, FXAA, Temporal
  • FidelityFX Sharpening: Off, On
  • Camera Motion Blur: Off, On
  • Object Motion Blur: Off, On
  • Graphics Quality: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Texture Streaming: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Anisotropic Filtering: 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x
  • Material Quality: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Shadows: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Draw Distance: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Environment Texture Detail: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Environment Detail: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Terrain Detail: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Foliage Detail: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Character Texture Detail: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Character Detail: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Ambient Occlusion: Low, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Volumetric Fog: Off, Medium, High, Ultra
  • Screen Space Reflections: Off, Medium, High, Ultra

That’s one hell of a list! Whether you have the minimum or recommended PC specs, you’ll be able to dial the settings however you like and hit whatever FPS you play at.

Borderlands 3 will release on September 13 with pre-orders currently underway.

Vineet Washington
Gamer and tech enthusiast. Video games are like oxygen and technology is like water. Can't live without them.

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