Need for Speed Rivals graphic tweaks


Screen Resolution: leave it as default.

Motion Blur: it won’t affect the performance. Leave it on if it doesn’t bother you.

Lightning quality: turn it to “low”. This option is one of the biggest resource demanders. It’s the option for “shadows”. If you increase it, the shadow quality to different objects will demand more hardware power, trees, fences, etc.

Gamma Correction: leave it to “50”, it won’t affect the performance.

Full Screen: on.

Headlight Shadows: off.

Ambient Occlusion: off. This option adds realism. There are framerate changes with “SSAO” or “HBAO” set to on. Leaving it to “off” is better.

Reflection Quality: “low”. It’s affecting the framerate a lot. There are big differences from “low” to “medium”.

Effects Quality: low. This option is the biggest resource demanders, the biggest. There is a big difference from playing the game on low or medium. There are serious framerate differences. For me it runs perfectly smooth on low but very slow on medium.

To conclude, this is my system: Intel I3 3GHz, 8 gigabytes RAM, ATI Radeon HD 5670 (1 GB RAM). I get around 15-22 framerates/second.

NFS the Run and NFS Most Wanted 2012 have worked great on medium-high details, it seems that NFS Rivals requires a much better graphic card.

Playing it on a laptop that doesn’t have a dedicated graphic cards seems impossible. I don’t think that it even starts if it doesn’t detect a compatible graphic card.

How is the game working out for you?


  1. CTLZ
    Posted December 1, 2013 at 5:38 am

    Yeah, even with everything on low, on a Gaming Laptop running SLI on 2 7900 Series Videocards, and CPU @ 2.9Ghz. and 16Gb of Corsair Vengeance ram this game is still complete “beep”!!!

  2. Swifty76
    Posted December 11, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    On a Asus ROG G74-SX A1 gaming laptop this runs at ~45fps@1080p, high settings.. Laptop has an i7-2630M, 16GB RAM, SSD, 3GB Geforce 560M. Not much problem holding its fps in the 45 range. Desktop has no problem maxing it out@~80fps, but I would like to get into the .cfg/.ini files to see if anything can be tweaked through the game configuration file.