Steam Deck Elden Ring best settings to hit 40FPS

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Steam Deck Elden Ring best settings to hit 40FPS

If you’re looking for the best Elden Ring settings for Steam Deck to achieve smooth gameplay, then read on.

Elden Ring is Steam Deck verified and playable on your Steam Deck. Despite being optimised to run on the Steam Deck, you may experience some performance issues while playing the game.

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So, we suggest that you follow our recommended settings below to get the best possible gameplay experience on your Steam Deck.

Does Elden Ring run well on Steam Deck?

Elden Ring's recommended requirements suggest that the game requires 16GB of RAM and 8GB of GPU memory to run smoothly.

Valve's handheld PC has 16GB of unified memory, shared between the CPU and the GPU. The GPU can access up to 8 GB of the shared memory depending on workload.

Steam Deck doesn't enough RAM and GPU memory for GTA V to run well. But the game is optimized for Steam Deck, so it should run just fine - as long as the in-game graphics settings are perfectly set.

Read more: Best GTA V settings for Steam Deck

Best Elden Ring settings for Steam Deck

If you want Elden Ring to run as smoothly as possible on your Steam Deck, you need to fiddle with some of its graphics settings. A combination of high, medium, and low settings, with the frame rate locked at 30 FPS ensures a smooth and steady ride.

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So, here are the best Elden Ring settings for Steam Deck:

  • Frame Rate: 30 FPS
  • Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
  • TDP Limit: 9
  • Half Rate Shading: Off
  • Scaling Filter: Linear
  • Terrain Quality: High
  • Antialiasing Quality: High
  • SSAO: Medium
  • Depth of Field: Off (optional)
  • Motion blur: Low (optional)
  • Shadow Quality: Low
  • Lighting Quality: Medium
  • Effects Quality: Medium
  • Volumetric Quality: Medium
  • Reflection Quality: Low
  • Water Surface Quality: High
  • Shader Quality: Low
  • Global Illumination Quality: Low
  • Grass Quality: Medium

With these graphics settings, players should be able to get the game running stable at 30FPS fairly consistently. It strikes a perfect balance between smooth gameplay and decent graphics, while also allowing a longer battery life.

Read more: Breath of the Wild Steam Deck - Best settings and more

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Steam Deck Elden Ring 40 FPS settings

Steam Deck can run Elden Ring at 40 FPS albeit unstable. Pushing the resolution down to 1152x720, and turning graphics settings to lowest, you will be able to hit 40 FPS. However, you will notice the framerate dips down to 36-37 FPS at some points in the game.

Anyway, here are the Steam Deck Elden Ring 40 FPS settings:

  • Frame Rate: 40 FPS
  • Refresh Rate: 40 Hz
  • TDP Limit: 12
  • Half Rate Shading: Off
  • Scaling Filter: Linear
  • Terrain Quality: Low
  • Antialiasing Quality: Low
  • SSAO: Medium
  • Depth of Field: Off
  • Motion blur: Low
  • Shadow Quality: Low
  • Lighting Quality: Low
  • Effects Quality: Low
  • Volumetric Quality: Low
  • Reflection Quality: Low
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  • Water Surface Quality: High
  • Shader Quality: Low
  • Global Illumination Quality: Low
  • Grass Quality: Medium

While 60FPS seems achievable but not ideal, 40FPS is the closest it is possible to hit something higher than 30 FPS without the Steam Deck overheating and losing too much battery. If you tend to gravitate towards higher frame rates, this is the best Elden Ring settings for your Steam Deck.

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