How to change the graphics settings on BlueStacks 5

How will this help?

You can change the graphics mode, dedicate a preferred GPU, choose a graphics renderer and much more using the graphics settings menu on BlueStacks 5.

To learn more about how you can do this, follow the steps given below.

How can I do this?

1. Open the "Settings" menu by clicking on the gear icon on the Side toolbar.


2. On the Settings page, click on the "Graphics" tab


On the "Graphics" settings page, you will see the following options:

Graphics engine mode: Here, you can choose between the two available modes, Compatibility or Performance. While most games will run smoothly on Performance mode, some games that require an advanced graphic architecture will prompt you to switch to Compatibility mode before launch.


Graphics renderer: Switch to either "OpenGL" or "DirectX". In broad terms, DirectX supports sound, music, input, networking and multimedia, while OpenGL is strictly a graphics API. To learn more about the different graphics renderers available, click here.


Interface renderer: This helps define the user interface and design of BlueStacks 5. You can try switching the interface renderer if you're facing different graphical and FPS-related issues. You can learn more about it in this article.


ASTC textures: Enabling ASTC texture enhances the visual quality of your game. Refer to this link to learn more about how ASTC texture works.


GPU in use: Enable the use of a dedicated GPU for BlueStacks if you have a dedicated graphics card installed on your PC. You can enable or disable it by clicking on the toggle button next to "Prefer dedicated GPU". To learn more, click here.


3. After making the desired changes, click on "Save changes".


4. You will then be asked to restart BlueStacks for these changes to take effect. Click on "Restart now". BlueStacks will restart with the saved graphics settings.


Thank you for choosing BlueStacks 5. We hope you enjoy using it. Happy Gaming!

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