Tips for Improving Performance

  1. If you have a dedicated graphics card, ensure the game is using it. You can look at the top of your output log and you should see it list what graphics device the game is using. Check the control panel of your graphics card manufacturer to ensure it it set to max performance in gaming for PULSAR.
  2. Setting the graphics quality to Low or Lowest can increase the frame-rate at the cost of some lighting quality.
  3. Disabling post-processing effects (SMAA, SSAO, Bloom, Sun Shafts) will reduce GPU load
  4. Lower the game resolution. This will put less load on your GPU potentially increasing the frame rate.
  5. Lowering the FOV setting can slightly help performance
  6. Turn off Vsync. Vsync can drastically lower the frame rate as it attempts to sync the rendered and displayed frames.
  7. Check RAM usage, and VRAM usage. If too high perhaps tweak some settings or try to close background programs.
  8. Sometimes anti-virus programs can lower performance if real-time scanning is enabled.
  9. Turn off any power-saving features of your OS when gaming to increase the CPU frequencies and performance in certain situations.
  10. If using a laptop, ensure that it isn't throttling the CPU or GPU due to high temperatures. We've seen many laptops that heat up quickly when gaming and drastically reduce the framerate of games to cool itself off. Limiting your framerate in the video settings menu could potentially prevent this.
  11. If you are using an SLI or Crossfire setup, disable it when playing PULSAR. These are not supported.
  12. If you are still having performance issues and meet the minimum specifications then let us know at


PULSAR Minimum Specs
2 GHz Dual Core CPU
Intel HD 5000 (SM3+)

PULSAR Recommended Specs
2.8 GHz Quad Core CPU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
AMD RX 580

PULSAR VR Recommended Specs
3.5 GHz Quad Core CPU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
AMD RX 580