Best settings for GFX tool.
Improve FPS in pubg.
Improve game performance using GFX tool.
Android has turned out to be a great gaming platform for mobile gamers and developers alike. This is evident from the fact that big names like Razer, Xiaomi and Asus have all tried to capitalize on this market. Razer started it with the gaming focussed Razer Phone, followed by Xiaomi’s Black Shark and Asus’ ROG phone. These are all expensive devices though, compared to the ones not designed for gaming. Not everyone can afford them and not everyone wants them. You can still game quite well on most Android devices these days. One of the hottest games right now on Android is PUBG. And If you’ve played PUBG, you know it can probably improve on its FPS performance.
Unless you have the latest Android flagships powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, you’ve most likely experienced some frame drops while playing PUBG. Developer tsoml has come up with a solution, especially for those of you with budget Android devices. His GFX Tool is a new Android app meant to improve the frames per second you get on PUBG. The app does significantly improve frame rates but don’t expect any magic to happen. You may be able to juice out 10 or 20 extra frames but that’s quite enough to significantly improve performance. We should warn you though, game developers generally do not love hacks and mods like this.
There’s a history of massive online games like Clash of Clans, Pokemon Go, etc. banning users for using mods to get an edge over others. PUBG only seems to be banning mods and not users, this is what they’ve done on the PC version. However unlikely it may be, their stance could change whenever they like.
Improving your FPS in PUBG using GFX Tool
Step 1 – Installing GFX Tool
You’ll need to install and set up GFX Tool. Simply follow the Google Play Store link below and install it.
Step 2- configuring the GFX tool
GFX Tool works without root but not in every case. For most of the world, PUBG is still on version 6.0. GFX Tool can alter frame rates on this version of PUBG. Users in China have received the 0.7 update, however, and this version does not allow GFX Tool to work properly. In order for GFX Tool to be able to alter the graphics settings and thus improve FPS, it will require root access or PUBG version 0.7. This is why selecting the correct PUBG version becomes very important.
If you’re unsure, you can see the version number in the top-left corner when the game starts. Alternatively, you can go to the App info screen in your device Settings to check the version number. GFX Tools allows you to manually select some other settings which are explained below.
Resolution: 1280(HD) or 1440(HD+)
More resolution means more pixels that have to be drawn by the processor. These days even the most basic smartphones have at least a 720p display whereas most smartphones feature at least a 1080p display.
Some, like the Honor 8 pro even have a Quad HD display. This can cause some serious performance lag. GFX Tool lets you select the resolution at which PUBG will run. I recommend 1440(HD+) for most people. If your game is still lagging then switch to 1280(HD).
Graphics: smooth or smooth HD
This is another area where you can improve frame rates be lowering the quality of graphics. PUBG already allows a number of graphics options in its settings ranging from Low to High and HD.
Smooth is the best quality setting you can select in the GFX tool for Pubg mobile. Unless you have a gaming phone. Smooth can fix the lag issue as well as get your game the FPS boost you need. So smooth is even better but the graphics will drop significantly. So only low-end devices should use this.
Higher FPS smoother gameplay. All mobile devices come with a 60hz refresh rate. So it is always recommended that you have a 60 FPS limit. If you are lagging a lot then select 30 FPS only as a last resort.
Have you ever played games and wondered why all the corners seem pixelated? This pixelation actually occurs throughout but is most noticeable at corners. Anti-Aliasing attempts to sort of blur the pixelation resulting in a softer, better-looking image, and thus a better-looking game. As you can guess by now, this requires more power from the GPU and results in lower frame rates. For the best possible frame rates, you’ll want to disable this.
Styles: Classic or Colorful
Style is a setting you can also change in-game from the PUBG setting. It has nothing to do with FPS . It changes the color-saturation levels in the game. I prefer Colorful. It’s up to you. Colorful can help spot enemies better for some people.
Rendering Quality: Low
Set it at low. Unless you have a gaming phone like POCO F1. Or at least a snapdragon 730g or equivalent.
Enabling shadows in a game requires more power since the game then has to render more moving images. Shadows can be helpful when you’re trying to look for enemies while also trying not to get caught. We don’t feel this is really as advantageous on a small smartphone screen as it is on a PC. Disabling shadows will result in higher frame rates. You never really notice shadows while playing pubg mobile. So turn it off.
Shadow Distance: Low
When shadows are off this setting makes to difference. I recommend you turn off shadows. If you want shadows than at least turn this setting to low. It will help you get the FPS boost you need to play pubg mobile.
Moving Shadows: Disable
Anything setting related to shadows can be safely disabled. Shadows cause lag. You can disable these settings which I feel is the greatest advantage of GFX settings for pubg mobile
Texture Quality: Default
Texture quality should be kept default or high because so that you can spot players easily. Low makes the game look really bad. So use it as a last option. I don’t recommend it personally.
Effects Quality: Low
The effects are best set to low. You can get the best performance increase at a very low cost. Set this to low. For snipers, you need this set to high.
Improvement for Effects: Low
Similar to the above setting. Set it to low.
Objects LOD Distance: Low
This setting deals with the level of detail (LOD). Higher settings require more resources and lower settings require less. For snipers, you need this set to high
Foliage LOD Distance: Low
Same as above just instead of objects it deals with foliage settings in the gfx tool.
Color Format: 32bit or 64bit
Set this to 32bit if you want an FPS boost. Set it to 64bit if you want better quality.
Detail Mode: Default
Set it to default if you are a close range and a mid-range fighter. If you are a sniper set it to high. You will be able to spot players better.
Light Effects: Disable
You do not need light effects. They cause FPS issues. You will also have difficulty spotting players. So set it to none in GFX Tool
Graphics API: Vulcan
Vulkan refers to the 2D and 3D graphics rendering Vulkan API introduced in Android 7.0 Nougat. Selecting Vulkan will help frame rates, but it is only available on Android 7.0 + devices. For most others, OpenGL 2.0 will provide the best frame rates.
GPU Optimization: Enable
GPU optimization is best and usable to reduce and avoid useless effects for higher performance. It helps in less consumption of battery and gets rid of the heating problem. The extra effects which are needed in the game will be optimized automatically and will render a boosted performance of the game.
This is a must-have. Thanks to the GFX tool in Pubg mobile you can enable this setting. With this, you will have a better GPU performance while playing Pubg Mobile
Sound Quality: Low or High
Better the sound better your chances of hearing the footsteps. So get good headphones or earphone.
Save Controls: Enable
Saves your current controls so you do not have to edit them again and again.
For the best possible frame rates, configure the GFX tool as shown above.
Step 3- Running the game
When done, tap on the ACCEPT button at the bottom and then tap RUN GAME.Once the game launches, you should see that your settings have applied as the resolution will be lower. Queue up a game and give it a test drive, you should notice it’s much smoother than before.