Graphics Quality is a Halo Infinite video setting for some Xbox consoles that allows players to choose between two different modes: Quality and Performance. Quality mode prioritizes the resolution over the framerate. Performance mode prioritizes the framerate over the resolution.
Graphics Quality requirements
If the Graphics Quality option is not visible in your video settings menu, it is not supported on the Xbox console being used. If it is present but grayed out, the console is capable but not set up correctly. To properly ensure the console is setup, you will need:
- TV or monitor that supports 60 Hz or 120 Hz refresh rate
- 60 Hz is supported by most displays.
- Some display devices only support 120Hz on specific HDMI ports. Check your device’s manual or user guide for assistance identifying the proper HDMI port(s).
- HDMI cable that supports 60 Hz or 120 Hz
- HDMI cables must be version 2.1 or higher to support 120 Hz.
- You may need to disable HDR on your display device before 120 Hz can be turned on.
- Your Xbox console needs to be set to 60 Hz or 120 Hz output mode
The 4K TV Details menu in the Xbox console’s settings will show a detailed view of your display device’s capabilities.
For more information on enabling 120 Hz on an Xbox Series X console, please refer to Xbox Support’s Set up 4K gaming at 120 Hz on Xbox Series X article. For more information on 4K and HDR setup, refer to their Troubleshooting 4K and HDR article.
Quality and Performance mode differences
Target framerates and resolutions vary depending on the Xbox console. For example, here’s how the two Graphics Quality modes differ on an Xbox Series X console:
- Quality mode: on an Xbox Series X console, Halo Infinite will run at a higher resolution and with HDR (when available) with a target framerate of 60 frames per second (FPS).
- Performance mode: on an Xbox Series X console, Halo Infinite will run at a reduced resolution with a target framerate of 120FPS. It may also disable HDR depending on whether the connected TV or HDMI cable can support full 120 Hz HDR.
If HDR brightness appears wrong when both 4K and 120Hz are enabled
Your HDR display may be corrupted, turn on YCC 4:2:2 in Video Modes settings.
- Press the Xbox button
- Use RB to go to Profile and system (user icon)
- Select Settings
- In General, select TV & display options
- Select Video modes
- Turn on Allow YCC 4:2:2