Make CS:GO Run Faster – How To Increase FPS

CS:GO is one of the most famous games on Steam, made by Valve itself. The story started 14 years back, back then there was no competitive scene for the game, but now everything has changed. Every single year there are competitive events offering over $1 million dollars to the winner. We have already written guides about how to rank up and CS:GO callouts.

Make CS:GO Run Faster

The game has a history of getting bad in terms of FPS time by time, whenever a game fixing update is pushed something gets broken. Even though Valve developers are prompt and fast in fixing all the bugs and problems that are reported.

We have written this guide to make sure that you are able to run the game at it’s fullest and enjoy full FPS.

Disable Xbox DVR (Windows 10)

This issue is mostly known to users who upgraded to Windows 10. Follow the steps given below to disable Xbox DVR

  • Start the Xbox App
  • Access the settings menu, click the Gear button on the bottom left of the screen
  • Click “Game DVR” and Turn off “Record game clips and screenshots using Game DVR”
  • Toggle the setting off, like below:

We have also written a detailed guide, read it here – How to Disable Xbox DVR.

Turn off Unnecessary Applications

Uninstall applications that you don’t use. Go to task manager and turn off all the useless processes that are running. After doing this, head to Control Panel > Programs and Features > Look for any applications that you are not using and remove them from your computer. Programs such as Chrome, Firefox and Even antiviruses use a lot of RAM and CPU resources, turning them off for a while can give you a good FPS boost.

Update Your Drivers

Intel HD users click here, even though Intel HD Internal graphics will only give you max fps of around 60 at best even with low settings.

Set Right Launch Options

We have written full guide of launch options that you should be using for boosting your fps.

The normal ones that you should be using are:

  • -high: This will start your game in High-Priority mode. This can be done with task manager as well. This command really helps in getting higher FPS for lower end pc users.
  • -threads: I am using i5 4400 at the moment, so I will set this setting to 4. This command will set how many cores can CS:GO put into use.
  • -no3d9ex: This disables D3D9EX, this is a Direct-X improvement which allows you to switch tabs faster when you ALT+Tab.
  • -nojoy: Disables Joystick support.

Adjust Nvidia Control Panel Settings

Right click on your desktop and Click Nvidia Control Panel

  • Click on Manage 3D Settings
  • Now select Counter Strike: Global Offensive
  • Turn Ambient Occlusion Off
  • Set Anisotropic Filtering Off
  • Turn All Antialiasing Modes Off
  • Max Pre-Rendered Frames – 1
  • Multi-dislpay/mixed GPU acceleration – Set it to Single display performance mode.
  • Power Management: Maximum performance
  • Shader Cache: On
  • CUDA GPUS – All
  • Turn V-Sync Off
  • Turn Triple Buffering Off

These settings should boost your CS:GO FPS by a little bit.

Remove Geforce Experience

People on reddit have reported time by time that removal of Geforce Experience actually boosts the FPS by 10-20. The main use of the program is to make sure that your drivers are updated, which you can do manually at any time. Removing this is the right option if you are facing FPS related problems.