Best Nvidia Settings for CS:GO in 2021 - Boost FPS, Increase Performance, Complete Guide

Best Nvidia Settings for CS:GO in 2021 - Boost FPS, Increase Performance, Complete Guide

Aditya Singh Rawat
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  • Many CS:GO players are aware of optimum in-game settings and basic system hacks, but very few know about the Nvidia driver settings.
  • Nvidia Control Panel provides plethora of options to override CS:GO settings that results in improved system performance.
  • Check out the best Nvidia settings below to boost FPS, improve performance, and increase visibility in CS:GO.

There are certain Nvidia settings for CS:GO that greatly improve the gameplay experience by providing an FPS boost, increasing system performance, stabilizing in-game visibility, and other such factors. Being one of the most used graphic cards in the world, Nvidia driver settings have certain features using which CS:GO players can gain a bit of an extra push. While most of the players are aware of in-game settings like console commands and config settings, along with common system hacks like tweaks to the windows registry, not many are aware that CS:GO can also be tweaked directly through the ‘Nvidia Control Panel’.

So let’s take a look at how players can tweak certain Nvidia settings via the dedicated control panel, manually overriding some CS:GO global settings and utilizing the graphics card to its maximum potential without damaging the system.

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Best Nvidia Settings for CS:GO 2021

Nvidia has developed some of the most popular and powerful graphic cards in the world. The brand is famous among the gaming community, especially CS:GO which demands quite a good hardware setup to run the game smoothly. Allowing the players to deliver their best without any problems from the system.

But not everyone might be having a top-end Nvidia model. So, for all these players and others that might be looking to give their system some performance boost, check out the steps mentioned below which will positively enhance your Counter-Strike gaming experience.

  1. First of all, launch the Nvidia Control Panel.

  2. If in case you do not already have it, then download it by ‘Clicking Here’ and then Install it.

  3. Once the Nvidia Control Panel is opened, click on ‘3D Settings’ and then navigate to the ‘Manage 3D Settings’ option.

  4. Now, click on ‘Program Settings’ and select ‘CS:GO’ as your desired program from the drop-down menu.

  5. That is it, now you will be able to configure the game-specific settings which will improve your overall CS:GO experience.
Best Nvidia Settings for CS:GO in 2021 - Boost FPS, Increase Performance, Complete Guide
Nvidia Control Panel Settings - CS:GO

Once the above steps are complete, users will be able to manually override CS:GO default settings. The optimal settings for drawing maximum power from your graphic card, while not taking things too far so as to damage your system are as follows,

Nvidia Setting
   Image Sharpening   Sharpening Off, Scaling Disabled
   Ambient Occlusion   Performance
   Anisotropic Filtering   Application-Controlled
   Antialiasing   FXAA - Off
   Antialiasing   Gamma Correction - On
   Antialiasing Mode   Application-Controlled
   CUDA GPUs   All
   DSR Factors   Off
   Max Frame Rate   Off
   Multi-Frame Sampled AA   Off
   OpenGL Rendering GPU   Auto-select
   Power-Management Mode   Prefer Maximum Performance
   Preferred Refresh Rate   Highest Available
   Shader Cache   On
   Texture Filtering - Anisotropic Sample    On
   Texture Filtering - Quality   Performance
   Texture Filtering - Trilinear Optimization   On
   Threaded Optimization   Auto
   Triple Buffering   Off
   Vertical Sync   Off

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Nvidia Settings to Boost FPS in CS:GO

There are a few settings that might be available in some of the more recent Nvidia graphic cards. In order to increase your FPS significantly enable the ‘Nvidia Reflex’ setting, which is the company’s own low-latency technology embedded within the Nvidia 20 and 30 series graphic cards.

This setting might be ‘Off’ by default. So users can go ahead and turn it ‘On’, which instantly results in a significant change. If you have a complete high-end system and think that it can handle the full throttle of the graphic card, then at your own risk the same setting can be turned to ‘Ultra’ as well.

Best Nvidia Settings for CS:GO in 2021 - Boost FPS, Increase Performance, Complete Guide
Nvidia Settings - Boost CS:GO FPS

Some other new settings like the ones mentioned below, if available within your ‘Nvidia Control Panel’ can be set as follows to increase the FPS even further,

  • Negative LOD Filtering can be set to the ‘Clamp’ state.

  • Antialiasing - Transparency if turned on by default should be immediately set to an ‘Off’ state, as CS:GO does not use the transparency effect all that much.

Nvidia Settings for Better Visibility in CS:GO

There are some visibility issues with CS:GO and in most cases, the in-game settings are not enough to tackle the problem effectively. So, some Nvidia colour settings can be manually tampered with to attain optimum visibility results with CS:GO.

  1. Launch the Nvidia Control Panel.

  2. Next, click on ‘Display’ and then navigate to the ‘Adjust Desktop Color Settings’ option.

You are all set to tinker around with the display settings available, which will override the ones implemented by CS:GO. Here are the optimum display settings for CS:GO which are known to be the most effective,

Under ‘Choose how color is set’,

  • Set Brightness Level to + 55% 
  • Set Contrast Level to + 50% 
  • Change Gamma to + 1.10

Under ‘Apply the following enhancements’,

  • Increase Digital Vibrancy to 100%.
  • Set Hue to 0.
Best Nvidia Settings for CS:GO in 2021 - Boost FPS, Increase Performance, Complete Guide
Optimum Nvidia Display Settings - CS:GO

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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.

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