Pathfinder: Kingmaker – How To Fix Performance and High GPU Usage

Pathfinder: Kingmaker

Pathfinder: Kingmaker has been released by Publisher Deep Silver and Developer Owlcat Games. it is a single player fantasy role-playing game which has been inspired by games like Baldur’s Gate, Fallout 1 and 2 and Arcanum.

The story of the takes place in Stolen Lands a region which has been a center of countless wars and now it’s your turn to build your own kingdom by surviving through the harsh wilderness and fighting deadly enemies.

How To Fix Performance and High GPU Usage In Pathfinder: Kingmaker

There have been many reports that the game is having FPS and lag issues which is making the game unplayable.

Although different systems have different configuration and hardware. this particular issue with the game seems to be happening to players in almost all types of systems both in the low and high ends.

Cause Of The Issue – it is happening most probably because the game by default comes with MSAA set to 4X and the MSAA technique is pretty old which makes it inefficient with modern games and systems.

MSAA uses the Supersampling method for Antialiasing which basically increases the number of pixels by a multiplier of whatever setting you have, it can be 2X, 4X or 8X.

As it is already mentioned that it is by default set to 4X, which means it forcing the graphics card to render the visual in 4X pixels which is putting lots of load on the GPU and the System.

How To Fix It

The solution is very simple all you need to do is follow the steps listed below and your game will run smoothly without any FPS or other performance issues.

  • Open Pathfinder: Kingmaker game.
  • Then go to Options and then into the Graphics section
  • Here select the “Antialiasing” option
  • Finally set the MSAA to 2x and run the game to see improvements
  • If you are still experiencing issues then disable it.

This is all you need to do