High and stable amount of frames per second is really important in the First Person Shooters like Counter Strike Global Offensive. Thanks to the really outdated game engine we often suffer from cs go fps drop which became almost a trademark game behavior. Even if you are running the game at high fps and really good high-end rig you might be able to suffer from it. The game itself is dealing badly with lots of the action at the same time on the screen or just around you. Few smoke grenades, Molotovs, and gunshots at the same time will drop huge amounts of FPS. Some rigs can even drop from 300 fps to lower than 100 which will add lots of stuttering especially if you are gaming on a 144Hz monitor. In this article, we will teach you how you can deal with this kind of problems and how to boost your fps in general.
So let’s start with a most common problem which is low fps in cs go. Many of you got problems running the game at stable fps cos you are limited to your PC performance.
CS GO Resolution and in-game settings
First advice we can give you is dropping down your resolution in the game. The resolution got a great impact on your fps and you can even double it by running cs go on 1024×768. If your Computer is few years old you can not expect good performance on resolutions which were not even existing when your rig was built. Most pros are playing on this resolution even on new and powerful PCs just to squeeze out that extra fps. So you need to ask yourself a question “do I want to enjoy nice graphics and play casually or try to get every bit of advantage to perform better in competitive matches?” Lower resolution can be 1600×900 or 4:3 aspect ratio resolutions. It’s all down to you and which one feels more comfortable to you but try to go 1600×900 or lower since these will highly improve your fps.
Next, we go to graphics settings and in there mainly we will aim for everything “very low” or “low” of course all depends on the resolution and aspect ratio you are running.
If you are on something like 1600×900 which is not as pixelated you can use settings same as presented on the screenshot but if you are running lower resolutions or 4:3 ratio with the stretch I would highly recommend Multisampling Anti-Aliasing mode on at least x2 to increase visibility and smoothness of textures. You can try to use FXAA Anti-Aliasing if you are running your game on bit better PC but make sure it’s not affecting your fps too much.
CS GO Steam Settings
When it comes to steam settings we got few things which might slow down our computer really significantly. One of these things is Steam Overlay which of course can help us chatting in the middle of the game, take screenshots and even surf the web without minimalizing the game. Altho it’s a bit demanding especially when you are trying to run the game on an older rig. To disable it only for CS:GO all we need to do is right click out the game in steam library and got to Properties.
In there simply untick the option “enable steam overlay while in-game” and job were done but that’s not all. In the very same place, we got one more really useful thing called SET LAUNCH OPTIONS.
To the empty line we can add:
-freq = Set Hz of your monitor so you can force it to 144 if your monitor has such a high refresh rate.
-high = It will start your game in a high-priority mode which might give you more FPS.
-nojoy = Removes the joystick support.
-novid = Removes the Valve into videos.
-threads = Set a number of your threads your CPU has.
+cl_forcepreload 1 // Preloads The Whole Map & Sounds.
+mat_queue_mode 2 = Forcing Your CPU To Use Multi-Threaded Mode.
Every your command should have space so your line should look like:
-freq -high -nojoy -novid -threads 8 +cl_forcepreload 1 +mat_queue_mode 2
CS GO NVIDIA SETTINGS
There are few options in your NVIDIA Control Panel which might help us as much as in-game settings.
Please enter “Manage 3D Settings” and in there change following:
“Maximum pre-rendered frames” to “1”
“Power management mode” to “Prefer maximum performance”
“Texture filtering – Quality” to “High Performance”
“Vertical sync” to “Off”
This options will squeeze out little bit more fps for you with the cost of little quality loss which you might not even notice.
In some cases, you can enable free sync and G sync if you are able to do it on your computer.
It will add extra smoothness with because of really low extra latency.
CS GO FPS COMMAND
As we know there are lots of useless animations or mechanics which are running in our game and often are barely noticeable.
Moving eyeballs or water reflections in csgo… who needs that, right?
By entering this commands to your cs go autoexec cfg you will turn off most useless effects which are only lowering your fps.