How to Fix UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection PC Performance Issues, Lag, Low FPS - MGW

How to Fix UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection PC Performance Issues, Lag, Low FPS

How to Fix UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection PC Performance Issues, Lag, Low FPS

There are several reasons that can lead to performance issues in UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection like screen freezing, low framerate, or overall slow performance. Sometimes it can be caused by a backdated GPU driver, while other times it can also be caused by insufficient specs. Here’s a list of everything you need to know to fix such issues.




A good first step is to look into the game’s system requirements.


  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit


  • Processor: Intel i5-4330, AMD Ryzen 3 1200


  • Memory: 8 GB RAM


  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 960 (4 GB), AMD R9 290X (4 GB)


  • DirectX: Version 12


  • Storage: 126 GB available space



HOW TO FIX LOW FPS IN UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection


  • Shut down other resource-heavy apps that consume CPU and RAM.


  • Launch UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection.


  • Open the Task Manager.


  • Open the More Details view by clicking the more details option in the lower right corner.


  • Click on the Details tab and then right-click UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection.exe and Set priority to High.





  • Launch the NVIDIA control panel and click on the Manage 3D Settings tab.


  • Select global settings if you want to apply the new 3D settings to all of your games. If you only want to apply the settings to UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection, Click on the browse button and navigate to the installation folder.


  • After selecting the game, change the power setting to performance mode, to ensure maximum GPU performance.


  • Sharpening mode consumes a lot of processing power, so turn it off.


  • To ensure that the GPU is working immediately on the next frame, set Max Pre-Rendered Frames value to 1.


  • If your monitor supports G-sync and threaded optimization, enable them. Then select single display performance mode.


  • Finally, select the performance mode if you want better texture filtering quality.




  • Launch Radeon’s control panel and choose the global graphics setting option.


  • Disable all AMD-enabled post-processing options, such as Radeon ChillRadeon Anti-lag, and Radeon Boost.


  • Vertical refresh can cause screen tearing, so turn it off.


  • Furthermore, disable the following options: Frame rate target control, anisotropic filtering, maximum tessellation level, and finally, OpenGL triple buffering.


  • Enable Surface Format Optimization and choose Graphics mode for the best performance.


  • Finally, to ensure the most optimal gaming experience, set Shader Cache and Tessellation to AMD optimized mode.



HOW TO FIX LAGGING IN UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection


  • Junk files don’t contribute to anything and unnecessarily consume space on your disk. There are three ways to approach this issue. They are:



Deleting Temporary Files

  • Press Windows + R > Type prefetch > Remove junk files. Not all files may be deleted, but that’s alright. We have other processes to deal with them.


  • Press Windows + R > Type %temp% > Delete all temporary and junk files on your system.



Disk Cleanup

  • Press the Windows key and type disk cleanup.


  • Choose your drive, check all boxes, and click ok.




  • Press the Windows key and type defragmentation.


  • Check which of your drives are fragmented. Select it and choose defrag & optimize.




  • If you’re still using an HDD, consider upgrading to an SSD. it’s a lot faster and will quickly resolve the lagging issues.


  • While you’re upgrading the storage, consider upgrading your RAM as well. Although the minimum requirement for UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection is 8 GB, having 16 GB of RAM onboard is a much smoother experience, with significantly less lag.




An overheated laptop/desktop leads to thermal throttling, which drastically affects your device’s overall performance. Here are a few things you can do to maintain a consistent performance.


  • Clean up your device – Whether it’s a laptop or desktop, clean it at least once every month. Most people clean their desktops by opening them up. But unless you want to void the warranty on your laptop, tidy up the vents using a small blower.


  • Avoid your lap – Don’t keep your laptop on your lap because it blocks up the vents, causing the internal components to overheat.


  • Get a cooling platform – By placing your laptop on a cooling platform, you can reduce the overall temperature by 3-5 degrees. If you get a more efficient cooling pad, temperatures can be reduced further by 8-9 degrees.


  • Falagar

    He is the founder and editor of Magic Game World. He loved gaming from the moment he got a PlayStation 1 with Gran Turismo on his 7th birthday.

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