FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE: How to Fix Stutters Issues (Steam Version)

You’ve probably noticed that this port of the game stutters quite a bit in cutscenes, thankfully there’s a simple fix.


Enabling DirectX 11

First, close the game if it’s running.

In your Steam library, right-click on the game and select properties.

In the General tab, select Launch Options and type “-d3d11” (no quotation marks).

You can now close this window and launch the game again, (mostly) free of stutters. It’s that simple.

This launch option forces the game to use DirectX 11 as opposed to DirectX 12. Presumably the stutters with DX12 are due to poor VRAM management. The stuttering seems to occur primarily with GPUs with VRAM greater than 8GB.


  • One user has reported that this disables Vsync, which can be forced on again through your GPU’s control panel.
  • This option has the unfortunate side effect of preventing HDR from working. If you have a compatible display, it’s up to your personal preferences if you’d prefer HDR over a more stable framerate.
  • This does not otherwise impact graphics quality.
  • This does not affect achievements.

Enjoy the game!

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