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We at esport settings have created a complete guide on how to optimize your pc for competitive csgo and we hope you will find it useful. With tons of experience since 1.6 days, Global Elite in MM, 4000+ hours in CSGO, played in semi-professional teams and competed in various leagues. We want to share our knowledge with the csgo community.
Remember: This guide is focusing on the best performance as well as the lowest input lag, not how the game looks.
1. GPU Settings
1.1 Update GPU Drivers
One thing that can increase your fps significantly is to update your GPU drivers. If you build your computer you most likely know what GPU you have since you picked all the parts. But a lot of people buy their computers pre-built and may not know what GPU model they have. There is an easy way to find out what GPU model you have. Go to windows “Search” and search for “dxdiag”. A window will pop up, press “No” and then go to the “Display” tab where you will find the GPU model name.
Links to the GPU driver downloads page:
Nvidia GPU Drivers: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
AMD GPU Drivers: http://support.amd.com/en-us/download
Intel GPU Drivers: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/detect.html?iid=dc_iduu
1.2 Adjust Image Settings With Preview
What you want to do here is to drag the slider all the way to the left “Performance” and then hit apply.
1.3 Change Resolution
Select your native/default monitor resolution and also the highest refresh rate that your monitor supports.
Note: Don’t go higher refresh rate than what your monitor supports.
You can make a custom resolution for CSGO. Let’s say you want to play on 1440×1080. Click on “customize” and do it in there(there are a ton of tutorials on this on youtube). When you are done, you will have the 1440×1080 option in CSGO video settings.
1.4 Adjust Desktop Color Settings
Increase the “Digital Vibrance” setting. This makes the game look more colorful and also makes it easier to spot enemies which is very important in CSGO. Use a setting that you feel comfortable with. Most of the pro players use anywhere between 70% – 100%. We at esportsettings.com personally like having it on 100%.
Note: (It might take a while to get used to if you have been playing with 50% before).
1.5 Adjust Desktop Size And Position
Blackbars or Native resolution: Select “Aspect ratio” scaling option and then perform scaling on “GPU”. Hit apply.
Stretched resolution: Select “Full-screen” scaling option and then perform scaling on “GPU”. You also want to select “Override the scaling mode set by games and programs”. Hit apply.
1.6 Manage 3D Settings
Now we come to the fun part where we change our 3D settings. This guide is not about making our game look good. It is about making our game have the absolute best performance and the lowest input lag.
These are the settings we want to use for that to happen:
Note: For some people “Shader Cache” ON can make their game stutter and vice versa. If for some reason your game stutters or doesn’t feel smooth. Try changing “Maximum pre-rendered frames” to 3 or application controlled and “Shader Cache” to OFF.
2. Windows Settings
2.1 Power Options
Go to windows “Search” and type “Power Options”. In here you want to select the “High Performance” plan.
2.2 Disable Xbox DVR (Windows 10)
3. Mouse Settings
3.1 Disable Windows Acceleration
Note: If you use raw_input 1 you don’t need MarkC mouse fix but it can be good if you are playing other games that doesn’t have raw_input
3.2 DPI Settings And Polling Rate
We recommend you to use a low sensitivity because that will make you land more accurate shots. Try anything between 2 – 3.5 sensitivity.
3.4 Raw Input ON or OFF?
4. CSGO Settings
4.1 Launch Options
We want our launch options to be clean and simple not 100 different commands. Too much stuff in your launch options will mess up your game with lower fps, input lag, mouse lag etc. We only need the most important commands.
Go to your steam library and right click on CSGO. Click on “Properties” and then “Set launch options”.
Recommended launch options: -console -novid -freq 144 -tickrate 128
“-console” opens the console when you launch the game
“-novid” Skips the valve intro when you launch the game
“-freq 144” or “-refresh 144” Monitor refresh rate. Use the highest your monitor supports.
“-tickrate 128” Makes offline servers 128 tick. Can be useful if you want to train your aim vs bots with 128 tick.
Additional launch options that can be useful for some:
“-nod3d9ex” Makes alt tab faster.
“-nojoy” Removes joystick support.
“+mat_queue_mode 2” Multi-threaded mode. For some people this can give a massive increase in fps and for some it can even lower their fps.
Launch options we recommend not to use:
“-threads X” where X is your amount of threads. Not your cores. Don’t use this anymore, it got patched a while ago. It can lower your fps if you use it.
“-high” Makes the game run in high priority. Don’t use this anymore. Even though it can give a slight fps increase, it will mess up your system more than it will help.
We have made an Autoexec tutorial with recommended settings here: https://www.esportsettings.com/csgo-autoexec-tutorial/ If you stutter and have fps lag, try adding r_dynamic 0 to your autoexec.
How to find, compare and add a config file here: https://www.esportsettings.com/csgo-config-tutorial/
4.4 Video Settings
“Global Shadow Quality” is set to “High” which makes it easier to spot shadows further away. If you have it on “Very Low” you will still see shadows but not that far though. If you feel like you don’t need to see shadows further away and instead prefer more fps, choose “Very Low”.
4.5 Audio Settings
Reasons for using this:
Update your Audio Drivers:
If you have really old audio drivers you should consider updating them. Some people with really old drivers have actually gotten a 100 – 200 fps increase by updating them.
5. More Tweaks
There are more tweaks you can do.
We hope this was helpful. Feel free to comment if you have any questions.
OP and credit: https://www.esportsettings.com/csgo-optimization-guide/
1. Opening Nvidia Control Panel
2. Select the right option
3. The Best 3D Settings
Change Your Settings to these:
Alright, Now you have got the best 3d settings for CS:GO, You can try these things mentioned below to get a little bit boost.
Only use these launch options:
One of the main components in Counter Strike:Global Offensive is your ability to aim (you know, it IS a first person shooter), but not everyone knows how to practice their aim effectively, if you do, great, you can just skip this page.
But if you don’t, read on and maybe the following will help you, remember, accuracy over speed, practicing correctly will embed good habits, but practicing poorly will embed back practice.Go for slow and accurate at first and you will start noticing how you get faster and faster.
This is one of the best aim training maps out there, simple to use and effective.
One sided, muscle memory
The first exercise is just to build up quick muscle memory, so you will only be using one side of the training map.
Once you have done that, you can move onto the next item.
360 Degree training
Here you will open up 360 degrees of the aim botz map, trying to go for headshots, remember, accuracy over speed, speed will come with practice.
You will do the same as before
Once you have done that, go to the next training map.
Map: Yprac aim arena
This map is slighly different, there are many different tools in this map to help your aim, tons, far too many to cover here, just go through the options and try them out, remember, accuracy over speed.The old saying is practice makes perfect, but thats only half true, perfect practice makes perfect.
Do this every day (if you can) and you will definitely improve.
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