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Best F1 24 settings for max fps

The latest Formula 1 game from Codemasters ends up being a simple game to run on PC, with a great frame rate and visual balance throughout.

What are the best F1 24 settings for max fps? High-speed racing has never looked so good thanks to Codemasters’ great PC optimization that should see even mid-range gaming PCs reach great frame rates without sacrificing visual fidelity.

You won’t need the best graphics card to enjoy F1 24 on PC, but it will help when it comes to pushing for the best visuals and ray tracing performance. The F1 24 system requirements are a little messy as they lay out compatibility for VR and ray tracing, but our pick of the settings will help clear everything up.

Here are the best F1 24 video and gameplay settings for PC:

Best F1 24 video settings

  • Lighting Quality: Ultra High
  • Post Process: High
  • Shadows: Ultra High
  • Particles: High
  • Crowd: Ultra High
  • Mirrors: Ultra High
  • Car and Helmet Reflections: Ultra High
  • Weather Effects: Ultra High
  • Ground Cover: Ultra High
  • Trees: Ultra High
  • Skidmarks: High
  • Skidmarks Blending: On
  • Ambient Occlusion: HBAO+
  • Screen Space Reflections: Ultra High
  • Texture Streaming: Ultra High
  • Variable Rate Shading: On
  • High Quality Hair: On
  • Nvidia Reflex: On
  • Chromatic Aberration: Off
  • Ray Tracing Quality: High
  • Ray Traced Shadows: On
  • Ray Traced Reflections: On
  • Ray Traced Ambient Occlusion: On
  • Ray Traced Transparent Reflections: On
  • Ray Traced DDGI: On
  • Refresh Rate: 144Hz (Match to display)
  • Anti-Aliasing: Nvidia DLSS
  • Anti-Aliasing Mode: Quality
  • DLSS Frame Generation: On

F1 24 benchmark results with frame generation turned on.

Getting the best performance and frame rate out of F1 24 was a breeze. Yes, our testing rigs sit on the higher end of the gaming PC spectrum right now, but I’m still blown away at how well the game is optimized and how smooth the performance is.

We initially averaged 91fps with minimums of 80fps at 2,560 x 1,440. This result was very typical across all tracks for day races, but the number would drop marginally for night races, with additional resources needed for the ultra-detailed lighting.

Upon enabling Nvidia Frame Generation, this number skyrockets to the ones shown in the above benchmark results. We achieved a 134fps average and 118fps minimum. The frame times were higher than without Frame Generation enabled but this is to be expected. It has essentially no visible or tangible impact on the performance of the game, however, you may see fuzzy outlines around the edges of character models when taking screenshots.

At 1080p, the frame rate would easily reach the 144Hz limit set to match that of the monitor I am using to test the game with, and that’s without Frame Generation enabled.

Gameplay and accessibility settings

As a racing game, it’s easier to highlight settings that are missing rather than listing off the ones that have become the expected standard. In F1 24, Codemasters once again provides all the gameplay settings you could desire to create a truly personalized experience and I never once found  myself needing a setting that wasn’t present.

This extends to the control schemes which are fully customizable so you can tailor your configuration around whether you’re using a controller or steering wheel.

On accessibility, F1 24 follows F1 23 in having a Tinnitus Relief Filter, which can target a certain engine noise and alter it so it doesn’t clash with the frequency of a player’s Tinnitus and cause unwanted side effects.

Other features include subtitles, a color-blind mode for the dynamic racing line, and altering the responsiveness of adaptive triggers.

How we tested F1 24

At PCGamesN, we use dedicated gaming rigs to test the best settings for performance and gameplay in the latest releases. The test rig used for F1 24 includes the following components; Intel Core i7 11700F, Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 12GB, 32GB of DDR4 3200MHz RAM, MSI B560 motherboard. We also test using Widows 11 64-bit.

We always run our testing first at 1,920 x 1,080 to identify the best settings, then again at 2,560 x 1,440 using the same setup to gauge the difference in performance. We use CapFrameX to capture frame data and compare testing sessions.

Can you play F1 24 on a hard drive?

EA Sports F1 24 doesn’t require a gaming SSD. While you can install and play the game from an HDD, using a gaming SSD will help eliminate the potentially disruptive load times which can sometimes still drag even on the faster storage option.

How to monitor performance in F1 24

If you want to keep an eye on performance in F1 24, you can use its in-game benchmark tool. It is a great way to get to grips with how your settings will perform. However, for live gameplay results, we have an easy method that works whether you’re using an Nvidia or AMD graphics card.

For Nvidia cards, ensure you have GeForce Experience or the Nvidia App installed and the in-game overlay enabled, and then hit ALT + R in-game to bring up your performance monitor. With AMD cards, you can enable performance monitoring via the Radeon overlay using the shortcut CTRL + SHIFT + O.

Alternatively, you can download free software such as CapFrameX or Nvidia FrameView, to get a cleaner, more simplified benchmarking tool that works with any graphics card.

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