How to configure NVIDIA video card drivers?

To configure video card drivers, follow these steps:

  1. Right mouse click on your empty space on the desktop. In the context menu that appears, select "NVIDIA Control Panel".
  2. In the list of settings, select "3D Parameters"> "Adjust image settings with viewing". To work correctly, select "Settings according to 3D application" and click Apply .
  3. Go to "Manage 3D Parameters" section.

To work correctly, you must set the following parameters:

  • "CUDA - Graphics Processors": "All".
  • "Anisotropic filtering": "Management from the application".
  • "Vertical Synchropulse": "Use a 3D application setting".
  • "Shading background lighting": "Off."
  • "The maximum number of pre-trained personnel": You should select the item that is marked with the NVIDIA icon.
  • "Stream optimization": "Auto".
  • "Power Management Mode": "Adaptive".
  • "Smoothing - Gamma Correction": "OFF".
  • "Smoothing - Parameters": "Management from the application".
  • "Smoothing - transparency": "Off."
  • "Smoothing - Mode": "Management from the application".
  • "Triple buffering": "Off."
  • "Accelerating multiple displays / mixed GP": "Mode of multi-power performance".
  • "Filtering textures - anisotropic sample optimization": "Off."
  • "Filtering textures - quality": "Quality".
  • "Filtering textures is a negative deviation of UD": "Allow".
  • "Filtering textures - trilinear optimization": "Off."

Some of the listed options may be absent. To save the settings, click Apply . Then go to the Count "Software Settings" and in the list of configuration programs, select World of Warplanes, World of Tanks or World of Warships If this item is present. After that, for all program settings in the list below, specify "Use the Global Parameter" and click Apply .

After configuring the video card drivers, it is recommended to restart the computer.

How to set up nvidia for games if they brake
How to set up nvidia for games if they brake

Modern game PC with an actual NVIDIA video card (GTX 1050 and better) does not need additional configuration. Most games itself establishes the optimal graphics quality for normal performance, and if not - it can be done yourself. But old and weak desktops, as well as inexpensive laptops, may even in this case, give out a very low FPS, and the inclusion of low quality does not save. What to do in such cases how to set up NVIDIA for games - now will understand.

Setting up NVIDIA for games in several clicks

To quickly set up NVIDIA for games, click on the free desktop area with the right mouse button. In the pop-up context menu, locate the NVIDIA Control Panel and run the program.

Open the NVIDIA Control Panel
Open the NVIDIA Control Panel

In the window that opens, in the left list of options, find the "3D parameters" item. He is responsible for setting up the picture in three-dimensional applications (koim and are games). The "Adjustment of Image Settings Adjustment" item allows you to adjust the balance between quality picture and performance.

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Quality Setup
Quality Setup

If the games are slow down - set the switch opposite the "Custom Settings with the focus on:" and go to the slider. Moving it, you can see how the quality of the object draw is changing, so you need to install it at a minimum, selecting "Performance".

Save the settings by clicking "Apply" below. Run the game that before that badly went. If the FPS rose, the game goes more smoothly and clearly - the NVIDIA setting for the Games is finished. If not, go to the next instruction.

Setting 3D parameters for all games

The next subparagraph, "Manage 3D Parameters", allows you to manually set the settings for processing a three-dimensional picture video card. The "Global Parameters" tab is responsible for the work of the graphics processor with any game or program. From her and let's start.

Installing common passmameters
Installing common passmameters

The "DSR - smoothness" item is responsible for improving the quality of the picture by rendering at a higher resolution. It must be turned off, since a higher resolution is higher than the load on the GP, and the memory consumption is greater. It is also necessary to remove "DSR - degree", since there is no improved rendering - degrees are also not needed. The "Anisotropic Filtering" item is responsible for improved textures. Detailed textures occupy more memory, and therefore we turn off this parameter.

Such parameter values ​​must be installed to increase productivity.
Such parameter values ​​must be installed to increase productivity.

The "Vertical Synchropulse" is also not needed, since when vertical sync, the frame rate is adjusted under the monitor frequency. For example, if the monitor has a frequency of 60 Hz, and the game gives 37 fps - the video card will cut the frame rate to the nearest monitor sweep divider, in this case, 30 fps, the picture will be less smooth.

The next item ("pre-trained personnel ...") can not be touched, since the virtual reality in our case is not interesting. But the "shading of background lighting" is to turn off, as the better the study of the shadows - the higher the load on the graphics processor, and the image quality is not growing.

"Shader caching" - the thing is useful, since with it the most frequently used shaders are stored in the cache, and if necessary, simply read out of memory, and not encoded by the processor again. The same applies to the parameter "Maximum number in advance ...". It needs to choose the greatest value so that the central processor prepares more frames for graphic.

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Smoothing is an increase in the detail of the picture, a decrease in the speed of contours. It makes objects smoother, but loads the video card. To increase the detailing twice - it will have to increase the load on it, so the parameters "multi-frame smoothing MFAA", "Smoothing FXAA", "Smoothing - Gamma Correction" and others with this word should be removed.

Setting up "Stream optimization" can not be touched, as it is responsible for the use of multi-core. If the game does not know how to use all the processor kernels immediately - the parameter setting will not help, and if it knows how it makes no sense to touch the item.

The "Power Management Mode" set to the "Maximum Performance" value allows you to force the video card to maintain higher frequencies, even with a high energy consumption. But if you have a laptop - make sure that it is not exposed to overheating before turning on this parameter. After all, with him a video card can be basically stronger.

Triple buffering can not be touched, because when the synchronization is off, it does not work. Points responsible for the operation of filtering should be included in the "Quality" parameter setting the value "High Performance". This will optimize the image processing.

Apply the settings and check whether the performance has grown in the game of interest. If it does not help - it is worth trying the individual setting of a particular application. Also configure only one (or a few) the game, if there is enough performance everywhere, and only in some cases the FPS is not enough. This is the next item.

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NVIDIA setting for individual games

The "Software Settings" tab allows you to set the video card parameters for specific applications. Go to it and in the pop-up list, select the desired game. Click on it and go to the setting.

Choose a game that you need to configure
Choose a game that you need to configure

All parameters that will open in the menu are identical to the previous subsection. What is responsible for which one is written above. Accordingly, set the settings values ​​in the same way and click "Apply" to save the settings. After that, start the game again and try whether it began to go faster.

This is how the correct NVIDIA settings look for speed in the game.
This is how the correct NVIDIA settings look for speed in the game.

If none of the instructions have helped - first update the video card drivers to the latest version. After that, try to configure and check the changes.

If nothing helps - alas, to do something to do something. This indicates that your NVIDIA video card will not help any configuration for games. If you have a desktop PC - it is worth thinking about changing the graphics processor to more modern. If the laptop will have or accept, or buy a model with a video card more powerful.

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Today's note is based on dozens of questions, for which one way or another have to answer - and how my side view shows, open the graphics / video card control panel, it turns out far from everyone ...

But it may be needed in a wide variety of: for example, when trying to speed up the video card or if necessary. Certain parameters, change permission, etc.

The note will be universal and will suit you regardless of the model of your card (AMD, NVIDIA, Intel). The only moment: the following is relevant for modern versions of Windows (XP - does not apply to them ...).

And so, closer to the topic ...


I can not find the graphics control panel: what to do

👉 Step 1: Check for video device

To start (In order not to waste time) I would recommend clarifying whether the video driver itself is set.


Many users, after reinstalling Windows 10, do not update the video driver (use what put OS). Meanwhile, usually, it goes without a control panel - i.e. It is simply not and look for icons and links to it - it is useless ...

For Intel HD, by the way, in Microsoft Store there is specials. Graphics Management Center!


To do this, open 👉 Device Manager and view tab "Video adapter" . Pay attention to the icon next to the name of your video adapter: is there an exclamation mark on it? (if there is - it indicates the lack of video driver)

Driver on the video card installed (left), no driver (right)

Driver on the video card installed (left), no driver (right)

In general, to update it better from the manufacturer's official website (links to the desired pages 👇):


Besides For timely auto-updating of drivers and the necessary components for the work of 3D applications (games) - would advise you to use the utility 👉 Driver Booster. It is designed for novice users: the whole process is as simple as possible. See below for its work. 👇

DRIVER BOOSTER - Found 9 outdated drivers (example of the program)

DRIVER BOOSTER - Found 9 outdated drivers (example of the program)


👉Step 2: How to Open Video Card Settings

Method 1

On the desktop Right click (PCM) on any Free Place - must open the menu of the conductor. In most cases, in most cases there must be a reference to the graphics panel (in my case "Radeon" 👇, in your may be on "Intel" or "NVIDIA").

PKM on the desktop

PKM on the desktop


Method 2

Look carefully at the right bottom corner: there, next to the clock, there must be many icons. Often, among them it turns out on the video driver (by the way, it can be hidden - pay attention to the arrow 👇 ...).

By Radeon - the icon in the tray

By Radeon - the icon in the tray


Method 3.

First you need to open the Windows Control Panel and switch the display to mode "Large icons" . Among the variety of links to various parameters - must be a reference and video driver (unless with the exception of the latest drivers from Intel, they stopped adding icons in the control panel.

Control panel - large icons

Control panel - large icons


Method 4.

Go to the Start menu and carefully view all tabs: Usually after installing the full version of the video driver, a link to its control panel will appear on the menu. 👇

Start menu / windows 10

Start menu / windows 10

By the way, in Windows 10, it is quite well implemented Search : If you press the icon with a magnifying glass (near Start) and introduce abbreviation "AMD" (or "Intel", "NVIDIA") - A link to the graphics control panel will automatically be found.




Method 5.

There is a more radical way (manual) when we do not look for any badges, and try to start directly the application itself to configure the video driver.

To start need to open "my computer" and go to the system disk "C: \" (By default, it is all the software associated with the video card).

Next you need to open the folder "Program Files" and go to the directory corresponding to the name of your video adapter (a couple of addresses as an example below).

C: \ Program Files \ AMD \ CNEXT \ CNEXT

C: \ Program Files \ Nvidia Corporation \ Control Panel Client \

Folder with AMD Control Panel Files

Folder with AMD Control Panel Files

If you have an AMD video card - it will be enough to run the file "Radeonsoftware.exe", for nvidia - file "nvcplui.exe" ... 👌


If you found a reference to the video card control menu otherwise, inform in the comments (thank you in advance).

All the best!



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When choosing a computer, ordinary users, first of all, look at the processor, RAM and hard disk, gamers, among other things, special attention is paid to the video card that has a strong effect on the overall performance of the PC. Powerful video card is the key to the smooth gameplay and high-quality pictures in games. Alas, not everyone can afford an expensive graphics card, often you have to do what is.

Experienced users during the lack of resources sometimes resort to overclocking, but this case is quite risky, so the guarantees that after this procedure, the video chip will not fail, no one can give. There is another, more secure path, namely optimizing the video card settings for better performance. If you have a NVIDIA chip, you can configure the performance of the video card for games in the NVIDIA control panel. This procedure is not particularly difficult - the panel has a convenient and simple interface, and plus it contains a built-in certificate in Russian.

NVIDIA setting for maximum performance in this case implies, first of all, enhanced FPS in games. At the price of such an optimization there will be a decrease in the quality of graphics, do not forget about it.

How to open the nvidia panel

Naturally, the NVIDIA video card setting described below is possible only if the NVIDIA driver package is available on the computer. If the drivers are not installed, they need to download and install from the official website of the developer

Loading drivers from NVIDIA website

Now let's see how to configure the NVIDIA video card for games in Windows 7/10, but first you need to find the options you need. You can open the NVIDIA panel using the tray icon, or by right-clicking on the desktop and selecting the appropriate option in the menu.

Open the NVIDIA control panel

Changing settings

The NVIDIA control panel interface is represented by two columns. In the left you can see a list of available settings, the settings themselves are in the right - switches drop down menu and brief explanations to them. There are many of them, but we only need some, located in the "Manage 3D Parameters" section.

Go to the "Manage 3D Parameters" sectionFirst point "CUDA - Graphics Processors" Contains a list of video processors, one of which you can choose as the main one (it is better to leave "all"). No need to change anything else. If someone is not aware, CUDA technology is used by modern video cards to increase productivity.

CUDA - Graphic Processors

The next point to pay attention is Anisotropic filtration - The algorithm designed to improve the quality of game textures located relative to the camera at an angle. Anisotropic filtering makes textures clearer, but at the same time consumes a significant amount of video card resources, so if you want to enhance in the FPS game, it is better to turn it off.

Anisotropic filtration

We continue to set the NVIDIA control panel. Smoothing (FXAA, gamma correction, transparency, parameters, mode). The smoothing function makes the movement better. The resources also consumes a lot, therefore it can also be disabled.

Smoothing FXAA.

DSR or DYNAMIC SUPER RESOLUTION - Technology intended to increase image resolution is used to improve the quality of small parts by artificially increasing the number of pixels. Turn off due to the creation of a significant load on the video card.

Dynamic Super Resolution

Vertical sync pulse . Not such an important parameter, it is either turned off or exhibit adaptive. Used to increase the smoothness of the gameplay, thanks to it compensate for the breaks with sharp corners of the camera.

Vertical sync pulse

Shader caching . But this function should not be deactivated. If it is disabled, then you must turn on. Caching allows you to save shaders on a hard disk and use them as needed, thus avoiding the re-compile CPU shaders.

Shader caching

Multicading Smoothing (MFAA) - Another technology to improve the quality of images, eliminates the "cog" at the edges of graphic objects. Smoothing plays an important role in setting up NVIDIA for games, very demanding to the video card resources, so it is subject to disconnection.

Multicading smoothing

Vertical synchronization (V-SYNC). Controversial moment. The setting synchronizes the video card with the monitor to avoid the generation of first unnecessary frames. The video card operation is optimized, but the FPS is reduced. Disconnect and look. If the picture has become worse, turn on, if not, leave disconnected. At the same time, we also turn off the triple buffering (serves to reduce the number of artifacts), as it only works in a bundle with V-SYNC and is almost useless itself.

Shading background lighting . Used to improve the realism of the picture by mitigating the illumination of shaded objects. The function is very demanding about resources and besides, it works far from all applications. If you want to optimally configure the NVIDIA video card for games, it is better to disconnect this option.

Shading background lighting

Stream optimization . Useful thing that allows the game to use several graphic processors at once, only it works not with all applications. If the "iron" and the game is new, streaming optimization can be enabled. In case of incorrect operation of the game, the function is either set "cars" or turn off completely.

Stream optimization

Maximum number of pre-trained personnel . Determines the number of frames prepared by the central processor for the video card. In theory, the greater the value of the parameter, the better. If the CPU is powerful, set 3 or maximum value, it is recommended to set 1 for weak processors.

Maximum number of pre-trained personnel

Power control mode . Select the mode of maximum performance, with its use increases energy consumption and the performance increases accordingly. Adaptive mode, on the contrary, serves to reduce power consumption.

Power control mode

Filtering textures .

  • Quality. Controls Intellisample technology, designed to improve image smoothing quality using translucent textures. Expose high performance mode.
  • Trilinear optimization. Increases the performance of the video card by reducing the quality of trilinear filtering. Turn on.
  • Negative deviation of the level of detail. Increases texture contrast. I exhibit "Binding".
  • Anisotropic optimization by filtration. It is recommended to disable for increasing overall performance.

Setting up texture filtering

Acceleration of multiple displays / mixed GP . Additional setting used in the presence of multiple displays and video cards. If the display is one, select the one-switching performance mode, if two or more - set multidolete performance. If the programs incorrectly switched to compatibility mode. The same mode should be chosen if two or more video cards are present on the PC.

Acceleration of multiple displays / mixed GP

By and large, it's all you need to know about setting up NVIDIA for maximum performance. Yes, you can also look into the section "Adjust the image settings with viewing" and install the "Custom Specifications" slider on the "Performance", but this is a secondary matter.


By adjusting the above parameters, you can increase productivity by 15-20%, which is very good. However, it all depends on the model of your video card - in some cases an increase can reach 30-40%. The picture quality in this case, of course, will seriously worsen.

As you know, the majority of users who love to carry out the main time in games, sitting at the computer - do not know about the thin video card settings. It is important to note that under the "thin settings" are meant - DSR, shaders caching, CUDA, Synchropulse, SSAA, FXAA, MFAA.

Surely you ever met with similar settings, entering into "NVIDIA control panel" But one thing to meet is another thing, perform subtle settings that will allow you to develop the potential of the video card in games. Thus, in today's article, we will consider in detail how to configure the NVIDIA video card for games.

Setup NVIDIA video card for games

It is worth noting that on almost every month new games are announced, only a user who knows about standard Windows games, such as Solitaire Spiderman, Kosynka, Sapper, Soliter, will be able to keep from such a temptation. But what to do if you are a fan of the game world? Of course, you can update the iron of your computer every six months, and it costs a lot of money.

Thus, if you do not plan to work out on the purchase of a new video card for a computer, but at the same time you want to increase productivity in games, then use the instructions below:

  • Press the right mouse button on the desktop to call the context menu, and then open "NVIDIA control panel" .

How to configure the NVIDIA video card for games - from A to Z

  • After that, you need to select Settings on the left side of the window. "3D Parameters Management" . At this stage, we will proceed to the process of fine configuration of the NVIDIA video card for games. Note! Follow strictly according to the instructions.

How to configure the NVIDIA video card for games - from A to Z

Function "CUDA - Graphic Processors"

CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture) - This is a software architecture that allows you to significantly increase graphic performance in games and applications.

  • In parameters "CUDA - Graphics Processors" The user is given the opportunity to select a graphics video adapter that will be used by CUDA software and hardware architecture.

How to configure the NVIDIA video card for games - from A to Z

Function "DSR-smoothness" and "DSR-steady"

Many users do not know, but the function "DSR smoothness" is part of the function "DSR-stewner" .

  • Note that the function is to "DSR-stewner" was in position "OFF" . Below we explain why this function must be disabled.

How to configure the NVIDIA video card for games - from A to Z

DSR (Dynamic Super Resolution) - Technology that performs high resolution game scaling function to permission that supports your monitor. Perhaps you noticed that playing some game, some items, such as grass, greens, trees or other graphics displayed with flickers or ripples.

This problem is that your monitor is not suitable for permission for this game, in this connection there is not enough points for sampling, and DSR technology allows you to solve this problem, artificially increasing points for sampling. Thus, if you run the game on maximum performance and at the same time it is suitable for permission, then you need to disable the function "DSR-stewner" Since this technology spends a sufficient number of system resources.

Function "Anisotropic Filtration"

Anisotropic filtering - technology designed to significantly improve the quality and clarity of the displayed graphic objects and items in games. It is worth noting that from all parameters, a function "Anisotropic filtering" He is the most voracious in terms of consumption of video memory.

  • Parameters allow you to select the filtering coefficient "2x" , "4x" , "8x" , "16x" . In the best case, select the parameter "Off" - This will achieve maximum performance from the video card.

How to configure the NVIDIA video card for games - from A to Z

The "Vertical Synchropulse" function

Vertical sync pulse - This feature allows you to synchronize the image with the maximum sweep frequency that your monitor allows.

Thus, by activating the function "Vertical sync pulse" You will notice that gameplay in games has become more smooth. However, if you want to achieve the maximum number of frames per second (FPS) from your video card, then this function must be disabled.

How to configure the NVIDIA video card for games - from A to Z

The function "Prepared frames of virtual reality"

It makes no sense to consider this function, as the use of virtual reality glasses in the games on a computer or laptop is not ubiquitous.

  • Open the drop-down menu and select the parameter "Off" .

How to configure the NVIDIA video card for games - from A to Z

Function "Shading background lighting"

This feature makes the scenes in games more realistic, adjusting the intensity of the surrounding lighting. It is important to note that this feature also consumes a lot of video memory!

  • Open the drop-down menu and select the parameter "Off" .

How to configure the NVIDIA video card for games - from A to Z

Function "Caching Shaders"

If you activate this feature, then the CPU (CPU) will start saving game shaders to the hard disk. Thus, if this shader is needed next time, the graphics processor (GPU) copies it from a hard disk. As a result, the central processor (CPU) will no longer have to re-compile this shader.

  • Open the drop-down menu and select the parameter "On" . This will significantly improve productivity in games.

How to configure the NVIDIA video card for games - from A to Z

Function "Maximum number of pre-trained personnel"

The function is responsible for processing graphic frames with a central processor (CPU) before processing the graphics processor (GPU). Thus, it is necessary to be located right "The bigger, the better" .

  • Open the drop-down menu and select the maximum parameter. In our case, the maximum number of personnel - "3" .

How to configure the NVIDIA video card for games - from A to Z

Function "Multiple Smoothing (MFAA)"

Technology that allows you to save the edge of the image in games from the so-called "gear". Note that this function requires a sufficient amount of video memory. Therefore, it is worth disabled.

  • Open the drop-down menu and select the parameter "Off" .

Function "Stream Optimization"

This feature is responsible for activating unused CPU in games and applications that make high demands. The easiest and most convenient way is not to bother with this feature, just set the authorship.

  • Open the drop-down menu and select the parameter "Auto" .

How to configure the NVIDIA video card for games - from A to Z

Function "Power Management Mode"

As you know, Windows operating system provides two power modes - "Adaptive Mode" и "Mode of Maximum Performance" . It is important to note that in the "Adaptive Mode" mode, the computer works on minimal energy consumption, therefore, the goal is to increase the operating time of the computer from the battery. Note that this mode is not suitable for games. If you are configured to play games, then definitely set the mode "Mode of Maximum Performance" .

  • Open the drop-down menu and select the parameter "Preferred Mode Maximum Performance" .

How to configure the NVIDIA video card for games - from A to Z

Function "Smoothing - FXAA, Gamma Correction, Parameters, Transparency, Mode"

The smoothing function consumes a huge amount of video memory. Therefore, it is best to turn off all functions related to smoothing.

  • Open the drop-down menu and select the parameter "Off" . Perform this with each smoothing function.

How to configure the NVIDIA video card for games - from A to Z

Function "Triple buffering"

The technology of triple buffering allows you to get rid of distortion and artifacts of the image in games, thereby increases graphic performance. But the fact is that this technology only works when the vertical synchronization function is enabled, which we have disconnected. Consequently, this technology is not needed and you need to turn off.

  • Open the drop-down menu and select the parameter "Off" .

How to configure the NVIDIA video card for games - from A to Z

Function "Accelerating Multiple Displays / Mixed GP"

If you use one monitor for games and applications, you need to use the function "One-color performance mode" . In the case when two or more monitors are used, the function is used. "Compatibility Mode"

Function "Filtering Textures - Anisotropic Filtration Optimization"

Activation of this function slightly worsen the quality of the image in the games, but it will increase productivity and increase the number of frames per second (FPS).

  • Open the drop-down menu and select the parameter "On" .

How to configure the NVIDIA video card for games - from A to Z

Filter Filtering Textures - Quality »

This feature is designed to improve the quality of smoothing game scenes. But, in our case, the emphasis is put on performance in games, so it is necessary to choose a performance function, and not quality.

  • Open the drop-down menu and select the parameter "High performance" .

How to configure the NVIDIA video card for games - from A to Z

Function "Filtering textures - negative deviation of the level of detail"

This function increases the contrast of the display of the gaming scenes, which will increase graphic performance.

  • Open the drop-down menu and select the parameter "Allow" .

How to configure the NVIDIA video card for games - from A to Z

Function "Filtering Textures - Trilinear Optimization"

Activation of this function contributes to a decrease in trilinear optimization, which again allows you to increase graphic performance in games.

  • Open the drop-down menu and select the parameter "On" .

How to configure the NVIDIA video card for games - from A to Z

So we finished setting the NVIDIA video card for games. After the manipulation done, you will notice a significant increase in performance in games.

Video: How to configure the NVIDIA video card for games?

Hi everyone! Today is a very interesting article about fine-tuning a video card for high performance in computer games. Agree to friends that after installing the video card driver, you once discovered the "NVIDIA control panel" and seeing unfamiliar words there: DSR, shaders, cuda, sync pulse, SSAA, FXAA, and so on, decided not to climb there. But nevertheless, it is possible to figure it out throughout this and even necessary, because the performance of your video card directly depends on these settings. There is an erroneous opinion that everything in this surround panel is configured correctly by default, unfortunately these are far from the way and experiments are shown, the correct setting is rewarded with a significant increase frame frequency. So get ready, we will deal with streaming optimization, anisotropic filtering and triple buffering. As a result, you will not regret and you will be waiting for the reward in the form Increase FPS in games.

Setup NVIDIA video card for games

The rate of development of gaming production is gaining more and more turns every day, however, as the course of the main monetary unit in Russia, and therefore the relevance of optimizing the operation of iron, the software and the operating system has increased dramatically. It is not always possible to keep your steel stallion in a tone at the expense of constant financial injections, so we will talk about improving the speed of the video card at the expense of its detailed setting. In my articles, I repeatedly wrote about the importance of installing a video device, so Step with download and its installation I think you can skip. I'm sure you know everything perfectly, how to do it, and all of you have long been installed.

So, in order to get to the video driver control menu, click on the right mouse button at any place on the desktop and select the NVIDIA Control Panel in the opened menu.

After that, in the window that opens, go to the "Manage 3D Parameters" tab.

Here we are with you and will customize various parameters affecting the display of 3D pictures in games. It is not difficult to understand that to obtain maximum performance, the video card will have to strongly cut the image in terms of quality, so be ready for it.

So, the first item "

CUDA - Graphic Processors

" Here is a list of video processors, one of which you can choose, and it will be used by CUDA applications. CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture) is a parallel computing architecture used by all modern graphics processors to increase computational performance.

The next item "

DSR - smoothness

"We skip, because it is part of the configuration of the" DSR - degree "item, and in turn you need to turn off and now I will explain why.

DSR (Dynamic Super Resolution) - Technology allows you to count on the picture in higher resolution games, and then scaling the result resulting before the resolution of your monitor. In order for you to understand why this technology was generally invented and why it does not need us for maximum performance, I will try to give an example. Surely you often noticed in games that small details, such as grass and foliage, very often flicker or ripples when driving. This is due to the fact that, the less permission, the smaller the number of samp points to display small parts. DSR technology allows this to be corrected by increasing the number of points (the greater the resolution, the greater the number of sampling points). I hope so it will be clear. In terms of maximum performance, this technology is not interesting to us as it spends quite a lot of system resources. Well, with a disconnected DSR technology, the smoothness setting, which I wrote is slightly higher, it becomes impossible. In general, we turn off and go further.

Next goes

Anisotropic filtration

. Anisotropic filtering is an algorithm of computer graphics created to improve the quality of textures under the tilt relative to the camera. That is, when using this technology, texture in games are becoming clearer. If you compare anti-standard filtering with your predecessors, namely with bilinear and trilinear filtrations, then anisotropic is the most voracious in terms of consumption of the video card. This item is only one setting - select the filtering coefficient. It is not difficult to guess that this function must be disconnected.

Next point -

vertical sync pulse

. This is the synchronization of the image with the frequency of the monitor sweep. If you enable this parameter, you can achieve the most smooth gameplay (the image breaks are cleaned with sharp corners of the camera), however, often appear frames below the monitor sweep frequency. To obtain the maximum number of frames per second, this option is better to disable.

Prepared frames of virtual reality

. The function for virtual reality glasses is not interesting to us, since VR is still far from the everyday use of ordinary gamers. We leave the default - use the 3D setting of the application.

Shading background lighting

. Makes the scenes more realistic due to mitigating the intensity of the surrounding surfaces of the surfaces that are shaded by a number of objects. The function does not work in all games and very demanding to resources. Therefore, demolish it to a digital mother.

Shader caching

. When this function is turned on, the central processor saves the shaders compiled for the graphics processor. If this shader is needed again, then the GPU will take it directly from the disk, not forcing the CPU to re-compile this shader. It is not difficult to guess that if you turn off this parameter, then performance will fall.

Maximum number of pre-trained personnel

. The number of frames that can prepare the CPU in front of their processing processor. The higher the value, the better.

Multicading Smoothing (MFAA)

. One of the smoothing technologies used to eliminate the "gear" on the edges of the images. Any smoothing technology (SSAA, FXAA) is very demanding to a graphical processor (the question is only in degree of voraciousness). Turn off.

Stream optimization

. Thanks to the inclusion of this feature, the application can immediately use several CPUs. In the event that the old application works incorrectly try to put the "Auto" mode or disable this function at all.

Power control mode

. Perhaps two options are adaptive mode and maximum performance mode. During the adaptive mode, power consumption depends directly on the degree of loading GP. This mode is mostly needed to reduce power consumption. During the maximum performance mode, it is not difficult to guess, the maximum possible level of productivity and energy consumption is maintained regardless of the degree of loading of the GP. We put the second.

Smoothing - FXAA, smoothing - gamma correction, smoothing - parameters, smoothing - transparency, smoothing - mode

. I already wrote about smoothing a little higher. Turn off everything.

Triple buffering

. A variety of double buffering; An image output method that avoids or reduce the number of artifacts (image distortion). If we speak simple words, then increases productivity. BUT! This thing works only in a pair with vertical synchronization, which, as you remember, we have turned off before. Therefore, this parameter is also disconnected, it is useless for us.

Acceleration of multiple displays / mixed GP

. Setup Defines additional parameters for OpenGL when using multiple displays and multiple video cards. One display is one-specific performance mode, respectively. Two or more - multilateral performance (or compatibility mode in case of incorrect operation of applications). Two and more video cards - compatibility mode.

Filtering textures - anisotropic filtering optimization

. The inclusion of the option will lead to a slight deterioration in the picture and an increase in performance that we just need.

Texture Filtering - Quality

. Allows you to manage Intellisample technology. This technology is intended to improve the quality of smoothing scenes with partially transparent textures. Unscut at a minimum, that is, we put the mode of high performance.

Filtering textures - negative deviation of the level of detail . Technology allows you to portray textures in applications more contrast.

It is recommended to enable performance to enable performance.

Texture filtering - trilinear optimization

. Enabling this option allows the driver to reduce the quality of the trilinear filtering to increase productivity.

On this, the NVIDIA video driver setting came to an end. After all the operations done, the growth of frames per second will greatly please. I did not specifically attach tests, because the configuration efficiency directly depends on the video card model. Someone the setting will bring those missing 10-15 fps, and someone 30-40. On this I say goodbye to you and wish the conquest of all virtual vertices!

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Modern game assembly does not want to represent without acceleration. Studios draw graphics with a hopping on advanced graphic accelerators, and iron producers seemed specifically producing a generation for the generation of exactly these games, without leaving users of the strength of strength at least for several years. So the culture of modern gemina has developed. But almost any user can pull extra power out of its assembly, and completely safely and free. If it was not pulled out at the factory for us.

The initial meaning of the term "overclocking" has a slightly different understanding of the overclocking of components. Voltmoda, soldering jumpers, BIOS modding already in the past. Now overclocking it snapped the button and ready. But, what is the work, such and the result. If before with the help of overclocking it was possible to achieve almost two-fold increases, now it is no more than 10-15%. And that, considering the complete absence of overclocking from the box. Nevertheless, if this power is also ready for work, why not take advantage of it.

Why chase a video card

So, overclocking turned from overclocking components to setting up components. It is so, because fresh models of video cards have limitations that are not removed by regular secure ways. And within the framework of these restrictions, we can only manage the behavior of the card, but we cannot get to the limiting opportunities of silicon.

New video cards are hard with automation, which takes full control over power control. The NVIDIA turbobust is designed in such a way that the maximum frequency of the graphic chip is limited only by temperature conditions. Below the temperature is the above stable frequency. Above the temperature is below the frequency. The numbers are changed by the thresholds where the frequency and lifting ratios are prescribed.

With AMD, the situation is repeated. Only instead of the temperature framework, the algorithm puts a restriction on power consumption. That is, the higher the watts, the lower the frequency. And yet, with Radeona, overclocking still has the echoes of the past, when the restriction in frequency and voltage put silicon, and not the firmware. Only for this you need to edit the BIOS cards, sew new frequency ratios and lifting.

Moreover, component manufacturers have learned "bad" and now accelerate the glands on the conveyor. For example, the RTX 2070 Super performed by Palit has a basic frequency above the factory almost 100 MHz. In normal temperature framework, the frequency is completely fluctuated in the range of 1950-2050 MHz. More from these cards do not squeeze, so the task of a modern overclocker is to force the turbobust to keep the stable frequency as high as possible. Well, to twist the memory, which the stock of megahertz will not touched the plant.

What depends on

Video card - like a separate computer. She has its own power supply, its own processor, its motherboard and RAM. Therefore, luck in acceleration lies not only on the shoulders of silicone lottery, but also on the quality of the strapping of a graphic chip:

Once - quality of power circuits. The video card of the upper price segment consumes from 200 W on factory settings. This affects the temperature of the power system elements, as well as on the stability of the voltage adjustment.

Two - silicone lottery. The possibilities of graphic chip are limited to the quality of silicon from which it is built. The higher it is, the greater the chances to stabilize the high frequency at low voltage and with a smaller heating.

Three - video memory. Although memory chips also take part in a silicone lottery, the main frequency potential is as defined by one factor: the manufacturer. So, for each memory manufacturer there is an approximate maximum frequency:

  • Samsung - the highest quality and capable memory. Easily digesting an increase of +1000 MHz and even higher. It works with low timings.
  • Micron. - Less successful chips, but also hurt from +500 to +900.
  • HYNIX. - The most unsuccessful to overclock the chips. Almost nothing can, maximum +300 MHz to a total frequency. When it is heated stronger than previous ones and have the highest timings.

Three and a half - the cooling system. We force a graphic chip and memory to work at elevated frequencies, which means the heat dissipation will also be higher. It is extremely desirable to choose a video card with good cooling not only chips, but also with a separate radiator for mosfets (power systems).

We have already figured out that the staff capabilities of video cards are well controlled by automatic and are not ready to give full control of the user to the user. However, these limits can be circumvented with the help of voltmods and modified firmware. When changes are made in the video card design: additional elements are soldered and jumpers are put. In this case, you can get around the built-in limits and enjoy enjoying overclocking space. The main thing is to keep nearby fire extinguisher. The remaining manipulations with the card are safe.

Before setting

For convenience, you will need such a set of programs:

MSI Afterburner. - Combine utility. In general, each manufacturer has its own software to control the video card, but Afterberner firmly stands in the rows of accelerators and is used for all graphic accelerators as a universal utility.

GPU-Z. - shows any information about the video card, ranging from the audit of the chip and ending with energy consumption on the second additional power connector.

Unigine Heaven. - Pretty practical test stability test. In general, this is a gaming benchmark, but it can be included on an endless scrolling and warmly warm the video card.

3DMark Timespy Stress Test - for final testing of the video card. This is a test segment from the main benchmark, which is repeated 20 times. The system measures the number of frames during each run and compares the final figures. If the deviation in performance between runs is minimal - the system is stable. If the percentage of stability is below 95%, reduce overclocking.

Accelerate - tune

Cooling setting. In order for the video card to work in a coolness and could keep a high frequency, you must twist the fan curve in AfterBurner. To do this, open the program and click on the gear icon, then select the "Cooler" tab and turn on the "Enable Program Custom Mode" item:

Setting the velocity of fans is individual for each type of cooling system. If this is a model with one fan, you will have to unscrew the revolutions. If the top with several fans and a massive radiator is focused on such a temperature ratio to fan turnover: 40/60, 60/80, 70/95. With such a setting, the coolers will faster to respond to temperature changes and get rid of short-term jumps.

Remove temperature limits and restriction of energy consumption. To do this, set three upper slide in AB, as in the screenshot, and press the "Apply" button:

We find a maximum for graphic chip. Open the Benchmark Unigine Heaven and MSI Afterburner in such a way that during the test it was convenient to change the settings in AB:

Run the test on such settings:

As soon as the video card is heated to the operating temperature, go to the selection of frequency. To do this, move the Core Clock slider to the right. For example, to the figure +40:

Test do not turn off. After applying the frequency, we notice that the maximum frequency rose from 1980 MHz before 2010 MHz . In this case, the temperature rose to 3 degrees. We leave the system in this mode for a few minutes to make sure the frequency is given a video card without problems. Next, add 10-20 MHz and follow the test.

As soon as it starts to hang or show artifacts, we reduce the core frequency by 10-20 MHz and start the test again. If the benchmark is spinning without problems 10 minutes and longer, we believe that the maximum frequency for the graphics processor is found.

We select the memory frequency. The memory frequency is selected in the same way. But we know the exemplary possibilities of all chip varieties, therefore with the setting easier. To do this, go to GPU-Z to the main tab and find the column Memory Type :

In this instance, MICRON chips are installed. So, the approximate working range of values ​​ranges from +500 to +900. From this and will be repelled.

Run a test again and set the Memory Clock slider to the value of +500:

Take a test for five minutes, and then add another 100 MHz to memory. And so, while the test does not start painting with artifacts or depart. We remember the buggy value and descend 100 MHz below. Test for 5-10 minutes and believe that the maximum frequency for memory is also found.

For this instance of RTX 2070 Super, the maximum core frequency was 2050 MHz at a temperature of 65 ° C. If the temperature is below this mark, the frequency rises to 2080-2100 MHz. This is the work of the NVIDIA turbobist itself. The stable memory frequency was exactly 7900 MHz, that is, +900 acterbernery. The bandwidth rose by almost 60 GB / s:

What in practice

Test stand

Assassin's Creed Valhalla

The average FPS in the acceleration of only 4 frames is higher than on the machine with TurboBoSt. This is a high frequency of memory. In this case, the temperature of the overclocked card differs by 3 ° C. Energy consumption is higher by 13 W. It is worth saying that the game is new and behaves strange. Similar to that too raw version or non-optimized drivers. Nevertheless, the past Odyssey takes from the video card much more than Valhalla.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

The difference of 7 frames in the middle number of frames, that is, almost 10%. Interestingly, overclocking brought more benefits in 1% and 0.1% frames. Here is the difference of up to 60%. What surprises is stronger, so these are the same temperatures as in Valhalla, with greater power consumption. In short, anomaly. Although FPS is justified above in this assassin at 10 W difference with Valhalla.

Horizon Zero Dawn.

All as a book: 12% performance increase, 14% gain in watts. Habitual 3 ° C difference.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Surprisingly, but on the middle FPS, the video card is configured so-so. A 1% and 0.1% stably show 8-12% of the increase in all tests. Apparently, the frequency of memory is stronger effect on the stability of the framereite than the maximum power. Many personnel did not benefit, but raised the power consumption and temperature of the chip. So-so overclocking, rather "corn".

Red Dead Redemption 2

Here, too, without surprises. All the same 8-9% increase in FPS, but above the temperature and power consumption.


Here and at all is 6% difference, and heating as in RDR2. But energy consumption is higher. Whether the test is corn, or overclocking.

3DMark Fire Strike Extreme

Even the synthetic does not see a big difference.


Gaming tests show a meager increase in productivity together with an incommensurate increase in temperature and power consumption. All modern video cards are sinning, starting with Pascal generation, which almost do not give additional frames in exchange for increasing frequency. All because the maximum features of the graphic chip are already used automatically "out of the box.

But such an acceleration may be very effective if the video card was not accelerated at the factory. In this case, it will show more performance than a model from competitors:

Another thing is, if you turn off the turbobust and bypass bans to control the frequency at a low level, not looking at elevated temperatures and the limits of power consumption. But with NVIDIA video cards it will not pass due to hardware restrictions. For the absence of such, users found a way to customize the card so that at smaller temperatures and less consumption it worked even better than in the smart Turbobust. The way to get rid of such corn overclocking: to reduce the working voltage and pick up a stable frequency. This is called andersolting, what will be the second part of the material.

How to configure the video card (resolution, color depth, update frequency)

ATI logo. Adjusting the depth of color video card ATIThe monitor information capacity is determined by the number of image points that can be played simultaneously on the screen. For liquid crystal monitors, this value is constant - it is determined by the size of the matrix. For monitors based on the electron beam tube (CRT), this value variable is determined by the settings of the computer video adapter. Standard values: 640x480; 800x600; 1024x768; 1152x864; 1280x1024; 1600x1200; 1920x1440 and others. For monitors, this value is called screen resolution. The minimum allowable screen resolution required to operate the Windows 7 operating system and its applications is 800x600 points.

The size of the monitor is measured diagonally. Unit of measurement - inches. Standard monitor dimensions are 12 ", 14", 15 ", 17", 19 ", 21", 22 ", 24". Since the aspect ratio of the monitor is fixed (usually 4: 3 or 16: 9), the size of the diagonal uniquely characterizes the width and Screen height.

If there is no inches in hand, and I do not want to engage in the recalculation of centimeters in inches, learn the length of the horizontal side of the screen in centimeters and divide it in half.

In the segment of the car, as many centimeters as in the segment of the AS inches.

Setting the screen resolution.

The main means for managing graphical desktop parameters is a dialog box. Properties: Screen. It can be opened using the control panel through the Start menu - Control Panel - Screen). You can also click right-click on the free desktop place and select the screen resolution in the opened context menu.

Setting the screen resolution in Windows 7 

In the Properties dialog box: Screen, open the Options tab. To set the screen permission, the engine is resolved screen. A set of possible permissions depends on the hardware features of the video system. If the correct video adapter and monitor drivers are installed, only correct values ​​are available here.

Label to start screen settings in Windows 7, in the control panel 

The screen resolution is chosen on the basis of the conditions of comfortable work. Since the size of the screen of the monitor does not change, it can be conventionally that individual pixels when resolving changes are becoming larger or smaller. If the resolution decreases, the pixels increase. Accordingly, the elements of the image are becoming more, but there are fewer them on the screen - the information container of the screen decreases.

Change screen orientation 

With increasing permission, the information capacity of the screen increases. In modern programs there are a lot of controls. The more they are placed on the screen, the better. Therefore, when setting up a video card, select the maximum screen resolution, in which the load on vision remains within allowable limits. These depend on the state of the organs of view, the nature of the work and the quality of the video system devices. Approximate data are presented in the table.

For liquid crystal monitors, the resolution is chosen differently. Optimally such a resolution in which the pixel of the image coincides with the element of the liquid crystal matrix. With this technical resolution work is most convenient.

Sometimes you have to work with different programs in different resolution. Unfortunately, the automatic resolution change in Windows 7 is not provided. Programs (mainly computer games), which you need a full screen mode, you yourself specify the screen resolution at startup. For old programs, you can select automatic switching to 640x480 using compatibility settings.

Color depth

The value of color depth, or color resolution, indicates how many different color options can play a separate pixel. The Windows 7 operating system supports the following color modes:

  • 65,536 colors (High Color, 16-bit color);
  • 16 777 216 Colors (True Color, 24-bit color).

Changing the quality of color reproduction and screen update frequency

Modern video adapters can be left under the color of 32 discharge, although there are still 24 values. In Windows 7, old programs designed for 256 colors can work.

Color resolution is selected in the drop-down list. The quality of color reproduction on the tab of the screen properties dialog box. For modern video adapters, turn on 32-bit color. There is almost no difference in speed between the high color and True Color modes, so it makes sense to reduce the number of colors.

Screen Update Frequency

The convenience of working with the computer strongly affects the image update rate on the screen - the frame rate. This setting is important only for monitors with an electron beam. Before building a frame, the monitor kinescope beam returns from the bottom of the screen to the upper left corner. Therefore, sometimes talking about the vertical frequency. In liquid crystal monitors, this parameter cannot change.

With a low frame rate, the eye will notice the "trembling" of the image, which leads to a rapid fatigation. The minimum permissible is the frequency of 60 Hz. Long-term work at the computer is possible at the update frequency of 75 Hz and above. Comfortable operation provides frequency of more than 85 Hz.

Permissible update frequencies depend on the capabilities of the monitor. The higher the screen resolution, the greater the information capacity of the frame, so at a fixed value of the flow of video data, the permission increases is accompanied by a decrease in the limiting frame rate. This should be considered if you want to work with the highest permissions available to the monitor.

In limit modes, with a refresh rate close to the maximum allowable value, the image quality may fall. Sometimes there are sharp boundaries, such as lines in the letters and other symbols. In this case, the update frequency must be reduced. For some monitors, the manufacturer does not advise the maximum frequency.

Setting the screen update frequency:

  1. Open the Screen Properties utility via Start menu - Control Panel - Screen.
  2. Open the Settings tab.
  3. Click the Advanced button - the Video System Properties dialog box opens.
  4. Open the Monitor tab and make sure that the monitor model is set correctly.
  5. Check the box. Hide the modes that the monitor cannot use.
  6. Select the update frequency in the screen update frequency drop-down list.

After changing the update frequency, make sure that the image quality has improved. If this is not so, restore the old settings or select a different value of the parameter.

Possible update frequency The operating system receives from the monitor driver. With a correct driver, it is impossible to set invalid settings, since with an overwhelmed frame rate, the monitor may fail.

All graphic mode parameters (resolution, number of colors, frame rate) can be set at the same time. This setting is recommended for experienced users.

Effective graphic mode

  1. Open the Screen Properties utility via Start menu - Control Panel - Screen.
  2. Open the Settings tab.
  3. Click the Advanced button - the Video System Properties dialog box opens.
  4. Open the Adapter tab.
  5. Press the command button list of all modes - the dialog box opens. It contains BCCL modes allowed by a computer video system.
  6. 6. Select the desired mode and check how the image quality has changed.

If the video system cannot set the ordered mode, the image on the screen is most likely disappeared. In this case, if you firmly know what you want to get, the screen parameters can be configured in one reception. It is not clear what to do next. As a security measure in Windows 7, you must confirm the correctness of the mode switching. If the confirmation does not follow, after a few seconds the previous mode will be restored. If you see such a window, click Yes to accept the settings made.

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