Bluestacks Settings Guide for Gaming and performance

Bluestacks is one of the oldest android emulators out there. Although it did get a lot of hate back in the day for installing apps without permission. Now it seems to have turned over a new leaf. Especially since the rise of mobile games like PUBG and Call of duty Mobile. So here is a guide for optimizing Bluestacks for gaming.

So you can change the Bluestacks engine settings and the Display Settings for better performance in Gaming.

Bluestacks Display settings

bluestacks engine settings

Resolution: Your monitor Resolution

Your actual monitor resolution is the best and most recommended one for Bluestacks. You can go higher but only if you have a very high-end GPU. Then you can easily use high resolutions.

DPI: 240

Higher DPI means icons and text will be larger. 240 seems to be the generally preferred one. Again this a personal preference you can choose any.

Bluestacks Engine Settings For Gaming

bluestacks engine settings

Graphics Mode:

DirectX OR OpenGL

This setting depends on the game you are playing and your GPU. For some games and GPUs OpenGL works like magic. While for Others you need DirectX. So to get the best performance I recommend testing FPS in each setting.

Advanced Graphics Engine: enabled

Use this if you have a newer GPU, that too a dedicated one. This setting is recommended for systems with dedicated GPU. You will get a good FPS boost in Bluestacks and thus better performance in gaming

GPU Settings

Prefer Dedicated Computer Graphics

This setting is an obvious one. If you have a dedicated GPU select it.

ASTC Texture

This makes some games look awesome but it is a GPU dependent setting. So test according to the GPU. There is no one size fits all. But if you have a high-end GPU then select Hardware Decoding

bluestacks settings for gaming

Performance: Custom

bluestacks engine settings for gaming

CPU Cores

Select the number of CPU cores you have. The number of actual CPU cores. The QUAD core CPU has 4 cores etc.


Use all the RAM you have for Bluestacks. Generally, all systems have 4GB ram. If you can allocate more ram then then go for it.


60 FPS is the best for most games. You can go higher than that. But I recommend 60 for most users. If you have an RTX then you can go beyond 60 FPS.

Make sure to restart Bluestacks to save Changes.

Dedicated Game Settings in Bluestacks

For games such as PUBG mobile, you will get a  dedicated settings option that you can configure. This is game dependent.

Optimizing Bluestacks settings On WINDOWS 10.

  • Process Priority: High

When you start Bluestacks do the following:

  1. Press Alt+Tab.
  2. Go to the desktop.
  3. Start Task Manager.
  4. Find the Process related to Bluestacks
  5. Set Its Priority as HIGH.

The image below shows how you can do it:

  • Allocated Virtual Memory: Double your actual RAM

Your virtual memory should be double your actual RAM. This memory is used when the system runs out of ram, so the more you have, the better.

This setting is hidden inside system settings.

Go to control panel>System and security.

System>advanced system settings>

Performance settings>


Virtual memory.

Set it as double your actual ram. Mine is 8GB Ram, so I used 16000mb(16gb)

I have also made an in-depth guide for windows performance optimization for gaming. Kindly use that to improve your gaming performance even further.

I hope you liked this Bluestacks Gaming Performance Guide. Kindly share and support the website. If you have any suggestions for the Bluestacks Gaming Settings do mention them in the comment section. See you in-game.

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