Path of Exile is a free-to-play action RPG developed by Grinding Gear Games. It was orginally released for Microsoft Windows all the way back in October 2013. Since that initial release, it has grown into a hugely popular title, thanks in part to its excellent gameplay inspired by the Diablo game series and in part to its superb developer support. In November 2019, Grinding Gear announced that Path of Exile 2 (a large expansion to the game, rather than a completely separate sequel) is set to arrive in late 2020.

Whether you haven’t had a chance to play the game before, you’re looking to update an existing PC to get the most out of the in-game visuals, or you just want to know how much of an impact each of the game’s graphical settings have on performance—this guide will lead you on the right path towards an excellent Path of Exile experience.

In Section 1, we discuss the official minimum and recommended specifications for Path of Exile, and what kind of performance each set of specs could provide.

In Section 2, we provide four balanced example builds geared toward providing enough power to run Path of Exile at 60 FPS with different resolutions (1080p, 1440p, and 4K).

Finally, in Section 3, we have put together a Path of Exile graphics settings guide that will tell you what each graphics option does, and how much each of them impacts the FPS of the game.

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