Forza Horizon 5 Graphics Modes Explained: Quality vs Performance Mode

Which mode should you choose?

by Franklin Bellone Borges


Forza Horizon 5 is currently in early access and many players all over the world are already gearing up their cars and driving into its vivid and beautifully made environments. With that said, Forza Horizon 5 offers all Xbox Series X|S players the ability to choose between 2 graphics modes, Quality, and Performance. But which one should you choose? Don’t worry, we will now tell you everything you need to know about each mode.

Forza Horizon 5 Graphics Modes Explained: Quality vs Performance

The Quality Mode allows the player to play the game in 4K/30 FPS with the highest graphical settings available. Performance Mode, on the other hand, allows layers to also play the game on 4K, but at 60 FPS and with some graphical settings toned down to allow the higher framerate. Here’s a summary of what each graphics mode on Forza Horizon 5 offers:

  • Performance: 4K resolution at 60 FPS on the Series X, graphic settings are toned down to accommodate the higher framerate. On Xbox Series S the mode runs at a dynamic 1080p resolution at 60 FPS.
  • Quality: 4K resolution at 30FPS. The highest graphical quality and fidelity available for the title.

Which Mode Should You Choose?

Overall, the game looks stunning in both modes, with the main difference, apart from its framerates, being on the amount of detail and the graphical quality showcased on the screen.

With that said, for those looking for the best possible Forza Horizon 5 experience graphics-wise, the Quality Mode will allow you to see the world in the highest possible quality while also allowing you to play the title at a solid 30 FPS. The Performance mode, on the other hand, is recommended for those that prefer to play at 60FPS and don’t mind losing some stunning details in exchange for the boost in performance.

Forza Horizon 5 is set to be released on November 9, 2021, on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S,  and PC. The game will also be available as part of the Xbox Game Pass library from day one. You can check out our review for the game here.

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