FPS Boost for Windows, Nvidia and AMD

Everyone have noticed that CS:GO has been getting slower and slower after updates. It’s time to stop! It’s time to get your FPS to the sky! I spend a few hours looking for multiple solutions for both NVIDIA and AMD users and I found plenty of them.

Windows 10 – Creators Update FPS Boost

The recent Win10 update called Creators Update introduced awesome feature – Game Mode. Unfortunately, it’s disabled by default, so if you want to use it you have to:

  1. Go into Windows settings.
  2. Go into Gaming (Xbox icon).
  3. Click on Game Mode and drag the slider to on.
  4. Click on Game bar.
  5. Drag the slider to turn on Game bar.

Game Mode is now enabled, but you still have to enable it for CS:GO. To do it, launch game and press WIN+G to open game bar. Go to Setting and check the box for enabling Game Mod. Now it’s done!

Nvidia FPS Shutter Fix

Default Nvidia settings are not really good for CS:GO, so it’s necessary to change them.

  1. Go into Nvidia control panel.
  2. Go into “Manage 3D settings”
  3. Select “Program Settings” and go to CS:GO
  4. Change those settings:
  • Maximum Pre-Rendered Frames: 1
  • Multi-Display/Mixed GPU Acceleration: Single Display
  • Performance Mode Power Management Mode: Prefer Maximum Performance
  • Shader Cache: Off
  • Vertical Sync: Off

If for some reason it’s simpler for you to see correct settings on the picture, here you are:



Unspark CPU Cores

Again maxim from BananaGaming channel did it quite well, so I’ll just post his video.

Faster CS:GO Launch

It’s a simple method to load CS:GO ~5 seconds faster.

  1. Open Steam and go to your Library.
  2. Right click Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in your games list.
  3. Select “Properties” from the menu.
  4. In the “General” tab of the Properties menu, click the “Set Launch Options” button.
  5. In the input field for launch options, add this: -novid -high -threads 4 -nojoy -nod3d9ex (change thread value if your processor support more or fewer threads)

For some players with HRTF enabled -thread 4 command can cause massive shuttering, so if it happens to you just remove it from Launch Options or disable HRTF.

There is a second trick that works on Windows 10, but yeah, it’s quite weird.

  1. Go into your csgo folder, should be here C:/Program Files (x86)/Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/ or wherever you installed CS:GO.
  2. Right click on the csgo.exe icon and select ”properties”
  3. Go into the ”Compatibility” tab and check the ”Compatibility mode – Run this program in compatibility mode for:” and select Windows 8 in the dropdown box.

Removing workshop maps from your CS:GO folder

This is the last method to boost your FPS and it was posted recently on CS:GO subreddit.

It works if you have/had a lot of workshop map subscribed.

You have to remove all workshop maps from those locations:

  1. C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo\maps
  2. C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo\maps\workshop
  3. C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo\maps\graphs\workshop

“C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\” is your CS:GO installation folder, so if it’s different or you don’t know where is it, you can go into your steam library -> Right click on CS:GO and click on properties. Next go to ”Local Files” and select ”Browse Local files”. Now you enter the csgo folder and then click on ”maps” and there is the workshop folder.

Make sure you unsubscribe from maps before you delete them otherwise, CS:GO will just download them again. You can do it in the Workshop tab, in your subscriptions.


I hope that this guide helped you see you soon in new tricks and tips 🙂




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