Fixing Elden Ring Low FPS issue, Stuttering, and Frame drops

    Elden Ring was our top anticipated game of February 2022. Being a FromSoftware game, it was bound to be great. The game has been deemed as the best-rated game in modern gaming. The vastness of the open world, variety of boss battles, and tons of other things to do have made an unforgettable experience for gamers all around the globe. However, it’s no fun if your Elden Ring keeps stuttering and getting serious performance issues. In this guide, we will help you solve Elden Ring low FPS issue, and stuttering and frame drop problems as well. Let’s jump right into it.

    Check System Requirements

    First of all, check the Elden ring system requirements to see whether you have the required gear to run the game or not. Your PC should meet the minimum requirements in order to run the game. If that’s not the case, then firstly a system upgrade would be required to fix the Elden Ring stuttering issue.


    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: INTEL CORE I5-8400 or AMD RYZEN 3 3300X
    • Memory: 12 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1060 3 GB or AMD RADEON RX 580 4 GB
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 60 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Audio Device


    • OS: Windows 10/11
    • Processor: INTEL CORE I7-8700K or AMD RYZEN 5 3600X
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1070 8 GB or AMD RADEON RX VEGA 56 8 GB
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 60 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Audio Device

    Change Graphics Driver Settings

    Furthermore, to fix the Elden Ring low FPS issue on PC, we highly suggest that you tweak the graphics setting in Nvidia or AMD control panel. For Nvidia users, in Manage 3D Settings of the driver, set Shader Cache Size to Unlimited. This setting alone has increased performance for numerous players.

    For other settings, go to Nvidia Control Panel -> Adjust Image Settings and Preview -> Select 3D Image settings -> Advanced 3D settings. Then do the following changes.

    Max Framerate: 165
    Low-Latency Mode: Ultra
    OpenGL Rendering GPU: Graphics Card
    Texture Filtering Quality: High Performance
    Power Management Mode: Maximum Performance

    For Elden Ring AMD settings, change the settings to the following:
    Texture Filtering Quality: Performance
    Radeon Anti-Lag: Enabled
    Radeon Chill: Disabled
    Radeon Boost: Enable
    Anisotropic Filtering: Disabled
    OpenGL Triple Buffering: Disabled
    Morphological Anti-Aliasing: Disabled
    Surface Format Optimization: Enabled
    Tessellation Mode: Off

    Lower Elden Ring Graphic Settings

    If you are still having Elden Ring low FPS issue, you should really try lowering the graphics settings. The graphics settings that greatly affect Elden Ring’s performance are: 

    • Depth of Field
    • Motion Blur
    • Volumetric Quality
    • Global Illumination Quality
    • Grass Quality

    Turn off Steam Overlay to fix Elden Ring low FPS issue

    You can reportedly increase Elden Ring performance by turning off Steam Overlay. You can turn it off by the following steps:

    1. Right click Elden Ring in Steam Library
    2. Click Properties
    3. Open General section
    4. Uncheck the “Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game” option

    Try disabling Microsoft Device Association Root Enumerator

    Some users on Reddit have also suggested that disabling the Device Association Root Emulator has lessened Elden Ring’s stuttering issue. You can disable it by following the steps:

    1. Go to Device Manager
    2. Open Software Devices
    3. Right click on Microsoft Device Association Root Enumerator
    4. Click Disable

    Enable Game Mode and GPU Scheduling

    In order to increase Elden Ring performance, you can also try enabling Game Mode on Windows 10 and 11. It will help in minimizing the background processes so that your Elden Ring gets more FPS and better performance.

    You can do it by typing â€śGame Mode“ in Windows Search and selecting Game Mode settings. There will be an option to turn on the Game Mode.

    Furthermore, you can also enable Hardware Accelerated GPU scheduling to enhance Elden Ring graphics performance.

    Install Elden Ring on SSD

    Another way to fix Elden Ring graphics issue is to install the game on SSD. This can speed up the loading of the game files which can possibly give you a relatively higher frame rate.

    Verify files’ integrity

    Let’s not give up yet! If you have had no luck in solving Elden Ring low FPS issue, give a shot at verifying files’ integrity. Here’s how you can verify Steam files.

    Disable Startup/Background Applications

    Try disabling all the extra background applications to decrease the load on the system. These include:

    • Antivirus
    • MSI Afterburner
    • Nvidia GeForce Experience
    • Steam
    • Photoshop, etc

    Contact Support

    If nothing works, then there seems to be an issue with the game. Your last resort to fix Elden Ring low FPS and stuttering issue will be to contact the official support team of Steam. You can try being specific then where exactly the FPS drop.

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    Talha Saqib
    Talha Saqib
    Founder of Retrology. Been actively following the gaming and media industry for the past 15 years. Also, a full-time software engineer. My day-to-day tasks include writing, editing, strategizing content, managing my team, and handling the complete back-end.
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