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How to squeeze the extra FPS out from GTA 5 (NVIDIA)


Starmix

First of all, make sure your system can run GTA 5 minimum and that your gpu has a good amount of memory (1GB/2GB VRAM)

Then, head to your desktop and right click.

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Now, click on the NVIDIA Control Panel

Then, when you have the control panel up, head to 3D Settings > manage 3D Settings.

This is what you should currently be seeing

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Now click on Program Settings, and then click on the bar to select a application, select GTA5.exe

When you are onto that, scroll down to the following.

Power Management Mode > Prefer Maximum Performance

If you have a Dual/Quad or more CPU - Threaded Optimisation > On

If you have 1GB to 2GB VRAM - Triple Buffering > On

Optional VSync:
High End Systems: Adaptive
Low End Systems: Adaptive (half refresh rate)

Then Apply the settings, screen may freeze for a second, this is normal.

Then close down NVIDIA Control Panel

Start up GTA V and watch the FPS difference (difference may vary between systems)

My Specs and FPS

Core 2 Quad Q8200 @ 2.33ghz

NVIDIA Geforce GT 740 2GB DDR3

6GB DDR2 333mhz

FPS Before - City 15/20fps. Countryside 25/30fps

FPS After - City 30-40fps. Countryside 50/60fps.

I hope I have helped many users with FPS issues to get their game to the speedy game they want!

Please leave a comment or PM if there is anything else in the NVIDIA Control Panel that I have missed!



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This improved my fps about 5 and it also got rid of the annoying choppy feeling when moving the camera. THANKS :smile:

AMD FX 6300 GTX 750ti 8gb 

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You sir are a fucking lifesaver.

Gone from an inconsistent 40-60 to well over 60 constantly smooth.

Thank-you.

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Best tutorial on this sight. It boosted my fps from being anywhere between 25-35 to now being anywhere between 50-60

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thanks man!! improved my fps from 55 to 60!!

Nvidia geforce GTX 660

I don't know how that is faster than mine, post your CPU and RAM, thats probably why, im curious now.

Thanks to everybody who has used this and liked the nice smooth game they paid for!

Update: Removed unnecessary steps and added a VSync section.

Edited by lcpdUnit22

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I'll definitely try this before buying a new computer specially for this mod, which is something i have been looking at.

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I'll definitely try this before buying a new computer specially for this mod, which is something i have been looking at.

Ragehook does seem to be quite demanding though, because of all of the AI with LSPDFR.

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One other way to ensure there's no random frame drops, which I used to experiance is to ALT + TAB to desktop once in game and then go back to the game.

Don't know why, but increases my performance.

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One other way to ensure there's no random frame drops, which I used to experiance is to ALT + TAB to desktop once in game and then go back to the game.

Don't know why, but increases my performance.

Hmm, that could make sense because Windows loads the desktop and everything back up and then the RAM GTA 5 used is 'refreshed'.

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I used to have to set customer paging files, and run a separate program to ensure GTA was priority and had the most resources. This fixed it, so yeah I imagine you're right with it being about the RAM.

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I have 8gb ram, 1tb, Nvidia Geforce GTX 970 4GB vram, Intel core i5-6500 3.2 Ghz Quaz core. i changed my settings in the Nvidia control panel and turned off vsync in game. I hope I can see a difference. from what I am seeing, this is really helping people

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