Nvidia Tweaks

Graphics Tweaks for Nvidia Cards

Pre-rendered Frames

If you have an Nvidia card, you can adjust the number of pre-rendered frames. Pre-rendered frames are the number of frames prepared by the CPU before being processed by the GPU. Higher pre-rendered frames can add a lot of output lag for games that have very high fps. The purpose of pre-rendered frames is to smooth out gameplay in low fps situations, but for older games, it makes little sense. I have set my pre-rendered frames down to 1 and seen much smoother gameplay than the default of 3.

Steps to Adjust

  1. Open the Nvidia Control Panel
  2. Manage 3D Settings
  3. Select the program to customize (R1Q2 or Quake 2)
  4. Find the Maximum pre-rendered frames setting and adjust that to your liking.
  5. Apply Settings
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