CS:GO optimization guide
Game Booster Removal:
I do not recommend installing any boosters or other optimizing programs. They just prioritize the game and close background processes running on your PC. I will do it manually. Moreover, boosters themselves use much memory.
The first thing to do to improve your PC performance for Counter Strike Global Offensive is to reinstall Windows. Extra processes running on your PC is the main problem slowing down its performance. The longer you work in the operating system, the more processes you generate. If you reinstalled Windows long ago, do it again to minimize processes running.
After reinstalling, your software will run faster and more dynamically. Graphics Card Drivers
After reinstalling Windows, you need to install the necessary drivers.
Download Nvidia drivers: http://www.geforce.com/drivers
Download AMD drivers: http://support.amd.com/en-us/download
Graphics Card Settings
Let’s take a look at the two most popular graphics cards, for which game settings in CS:GO and many other games can be applied.
Nvidia Card Settings
Launch Nvidia control panel on your desktop by right-clicking on the screen.
Choose 3D Settings - Adjust Image Settings. Click on Use my preference emphasizing and set Performance to maximum.
Go to Manage 3D Settings, switch off Antialiasing and set Texture Filtering - Quality to high performance.
For AMD Cards
Right click on the desktop and open AMD Radeon Settings. Go to Gaming and select Global Settings. Then adjust settings the same way you see on the screenshot.
Open STEAM Library, choose CS:GO, click on Properties, then Set launch options and write the following commands:
-novid - Removes the in-game introduction movie
-high - Starts the game in a high-priority mode
-freq x (60, 75, 120, 144, 240)Hz - Display refresh rate.
-high --Runs the game with high priority.
-threads <number of cores / threads> - The number of cores or threads (if your processor supports Hyper-threading [ru.wikipedia.org]) of the processor that the game can use.
-nod3d9ex - Allows you to eliminate the bug with a sharp decrease in FPS, which appears if the game is running for a long time - only working on DX8 graphics cards… you can look up, how old this „tip“ is then.
-noaafonts - Removes the smoothing of fonts.
-lv -Runs the game in reduced cruelty mode.
+exec autoexec -Runs a .cfg file with commands to boost FPS
CS:GO Graphics Settings
For maximum performance you should choose the following graphics settings:
I hope you enjoy this tutorial on how to improve FPS in CS:GO. I tried this on the Global version and worked fine for me.