Are you having troubles with your mouse? Do you feel like your mouse is unresponsive?
Well it might just be a simple graphics card setting that is ruining your gameplay experience!
Only follow this guide if you have capable hardware that can run CS:GO properly. Changing this setting may bring a small performance hit. On weaker PCs this may seem a large performance hit.
NVIDIA has this setting called ‘maximum pre-rendered frames’. If available, this option - previously known as 'Max Frames to Render Ahead' - controls the number of frames the CPU prepares in advanced of being rendered by the GPU. The default value is 3 - higher values tend to result in smoother but more laggy gameplay, while lower values can help reduce mouse and keyboard lag.
How do you change this setting when you have an NVIDIA card?pre-rendered frames nvidia
(I am aware this is a misleading picture, do NOT PUT VSYNC ON. VSYNC should be OFF.)
1. Open up the NVIDIA control panel and select Manage 3D settings.
2. Select the Program settings tab. We do not want to change the default value for every application, we only want to do this for CS:GO.
3. Choose Counter-Strike:Global Offensive in the dropdown list. (If CS:GO is not there, add it and search for the csgo.exe in your steam folder.)
4. Set Maximum pre-rendered frames 0 or 1. (Newer NVIDIA drivers do not have the 0 setting, don’t worry, just put it on 1.)
5. Play CS:GO and feel the difference.
How do you change this setting when you have an AMD card?
For some reason the AMD Catalyst developers decided to hide flip queue size in their control panel. You will need a separate program to change the setting. Programs such as RadeonPro or ATI Tray Tools are able to do this. I recommend RadeonPro as ATI tray tools is outdated and does not work well with the latest Catalyst drivers.
1. Download (radeonpro.info/downloading/
for windows 7 and 8)
= for windows XP) and run the setup.
2. Launch RadeonPro and open it.
3. Press the + icon (hltv.org/?pageid=154&galleryid=5620&pict..
) and look for csgo.exe in your steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive folder. find csgo.exe
4. Select the csgo.exe profile at left-hand side.
5. Go to the Advanced tab. Select Flip Queue Size and set it to 0. flip queue size
6. Go to the Launcher tab and select Steam/impulse/Origin. steam launcher
7. Press the settings icon (hltv.org/?pageid=154&galleryid=5620&pict..
) and tick 'Start with Windows'. Press close and close RadeonPro. RadeonPro is now running in the background.
8. Play CS:GO and feel the difference.
If you need any help or have any questions, feel free to PM me @ xentricator on HLTV.
@mods, the reason why I included the gallery links is because the images get a certain fixed width & height. It was kind of stupid to use the gallerypic= function to show an icon.