How will this help?
This article will help you understand how to change the graphics settings in BlueStacks 4.205 and above, based on your PC/Laptop.
To see what else is new in the Settings menu, click here.
How to change the graphics settings on BlueStacks?
1. Click on the gear icon on the bottom right bar as shown below:
2. Click on Engine Settings to change the graphics mode.
- Graphics engine mode: Choose between the graphics mode, Compatible and Performance. Most games will run smoothly on Performance mode. However, games that require advanced graphics architecture will prompt you to switch to Compatible mode before their launch.
- Graphics renderer: Switch to either DirectX or OpenGL and restart BlueStacks. In broad terms, DirectX supports sound, music, input, networking, and multimedia, while OpenGL is strictly a graphics API.
- GPU settings: Check the box next to Prefer dedicated computer graphics if you have a dedicated graphics card installed on your PC. To know more, click here.
- ASTC texture: Enabling ASTC texture enhances the visual quality of your game. To know more about how ASTC texture works, click here.
NOTE: Changes in engine settings will be applied on restarting BlueStacks.
I'm on an older version of BlueStacks 4. What should I do?
If you're on an older version of BlueStacks 4, click here to learn how to change graphics settings.
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Last updated on May 11, 2020.