Best Performance and settings for Conan Exiles

Conan Exiles is one of the most-played multiplayer games on Steam. With its extremely large user base along with its fun and immersive gameplay, the game became an instant favorite for many. However, a lot of players cannot enjoy the game due to lag and low FPS. So here is a guide on the Best Performance and graphics settings for Conan Exiles.

You can edit the Steam launch options and the in-game settings for the best FPS and lag-free performance in Conan Exiles.

Editing in-game Video settings in Conan exiles

Resolution: your Max Resolution

The max resolution is the best setting because you will get the best gameplay experience. It is processor intensive no doubt but it’s worth the cost.

Motion Blur: Off

Why do you need Motion blur effects in an online game? Turn it off for FPS.

Vsync: Off

Vsync does more harm than good by dropping FPS to match the screen refresh rate. For mid and low-end systems it’s always best to turn it off.

Max FPS: Unlimited

Unlimited is the best setting for systems. Unless you have a laptop do not put any limits on FPS. Only when you have a laptop you should consider putting those limits.

For laptops set the cap the same as your monitor refresh rate.

Low-end laptop mode in Conan Exiles:

There is a special low-end mode in Conan Exiles that can help you if your game is lagging way too much. This is especially meant for very very low-end systems. Try my custom settings first. If you experience lag even after those settings then you need the low-end laptop mode.

The graphics are barely passable so I don’t recommend it to people who like having high visual graphics gameplay.

Graphics settings in Conan Exiles

Graphics settings Conan Exiles

View Distance: Low or Medium

Medium is the best setting for mid-end systems. If you have a 4GB graphics card go with Medium otherwise Low for some extra FPS.

Post Processing: Low or medium

Depending on how much graphics card memory you have choose low or medium. Those with 4GB or higher should go for medium. Everyone else goes for low.

General Shadows:  Low

This impacts FPS a lot. The best thing you can do is set it to low so that you get the best FPS. You don’t have that much advantage in-game with high shadows anyway.

Effects Quality: Low

Effects are the game effects that can be turned down to get a better FPS in Conan Exiles.

Texture Quality: High or Ultra

The most important graphics settings of the Conan Exiles Game. This is the reason why you put everything else too low. Select High or Ultra and check the gameplay. High is generally recommended for most systems. Ultra for those systems with at least 4GB graphics.

Foliage Quality: Low or Medium

This setting influences all the grass and other items in the game. They have some importance but again if you badly need FPS Low is the best. You can set it to medium for a better visual experience.

Anti-aliasing: Off

This setting is only for high-end systems. The more filtering you use the better the graphics will appear. But it takes a lot of performance and graphics resources.

Steam launch Options for Conan Exiles

How to set steam launch options for Conan Exiles:

  • Open Steam
  • Go to the Library tab
  • Right-click on Conan Exiles
  • Select Properties and then the General tab
  • Click “Set Launch Options
steam launch options conan exiles

Now type the following in the Steam launch options dialogue box as shown in the image:


Nvidia graphics settings for Conan Exiles

Right-click on the desktop and then left-click the NVIDIA Control Panel. On the left side of the window that opens find Manage 3D settings. Here you will find options to edit the game settings for each game.

Select Conan exiles from the drop-down list.

nvidia graphics settings

Set the following settings:

Maximum pre-rendered frames = 1
Multi-display/mixed-GPU acceleration = Single display performance
Power management mode = Prefer maximum performance
Texture Filtering - Anisotropic Sample optimization = ON
Texture Filtering - Quality = Performance
Texture Filtering - Trilinear optimization = ON
Triple buffering = Off

AMD Graphics settings for Conan Exiles

To access these options, open AMD Radeon Settings by right-clicking on your desktop, and selecting AMD Radeon Settings.

Anti-aliasing Mode: -Use application settings (Off in-game)

Anti-aliasing Method: -Multisampling (Off in-game)

Morphological Filtering: -Off

Anisotropic Filtering Mode: -Use application settings (Off in-game)

Texture Filtering Quality: -Performance

Surface Format Optimization: -On

Wait for Vertical Refresh: -Off

OpenGL Triple Buffering -Off

Shader Cache: -AMD optimized

Tessellation Mode: -AMD optimized

Frame Rate Target Control: -On or Off

On for laptops

[Set to your monitor’s maximum refresh rate – Eg: 60 is using 60Hz,

75 is using 75Hz etc..]

Off for desktops.

I hope this guide has been informative for you and I thank you for reading. If you are still unable to get the best FPS and performance for Conan Exiles then it’s probably time to upgrade your system.

You can also try to improve your system performance by optimizing Windows 10 for gaming.

See you in-game.

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