Shroud says gamers who prioritize PC graphics over performance are “doing it wrong”
Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek never hesitates to lower the graphics settings of a game to maximize performance, and it claims that those that don’t are “Do it wrong” no matter how powerful their platform is.
It’s a well-known fact that competitive gamers like Shroud lower their graphics settings to improve performance. And while some gamers like to bask in the realism of the games they play, it’s not one of them.
However, he doubled down on his views in a recent stream. He claimed that gamers who prioritize graphics over performance and refuse to lower “unnecessary” settings “do it wrong” and will end up having a “bad time.”
“It doesn’t matter what machine you have,” he said. “If you don’t put in some unnecessary stuff, like that shit… post-processing, shadows, foliage [and] effects, [you’re doing it wrong]. “And this is from someone who has a crazy gaming rig.
“I don’t think you realize the difference in performance no matter what machine you have. If you don’t change your graphics settings in a video game, you are doing it wrong. It doesn’t matter what you have.
Shroud has a GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card and a Ryzen 9 5950X processor worth around $ 3,000, but he won’t hesitate to lower the performance settings. “If you don’t polish it, you’re going to have a hard time.”
Of course, to each their own. Not everyone cares enough about getting a drop of performance out of their setup.
However, the benefits of having higher frames per second on games like Apex Legends and Warzone are well documented. And the best way to increase it is to lower your settings, no matter how good your rig is.